Superb mileage and safety on snow and ice.
The optimised Nordic compound consists of silica, oil and carbon black to provide a higher overall performance level. The silica improves performance on wet surfaces, the added oil makes for better handling in winter conditions, while the carbon black facilitates a superb mileage. All in all, the tyre's new matrix is especially well optimised for Nordic roads.
The new VanContact™ Ice delivers powerful and safe traction under all wintry conditions. It also enables better handling and braking performance. The new Ramp Ice Reservoir catches loose ice from the street to keep it clear of the stud, thus allowing it to work perfectly under all wintry conditions.
The brand-new stud is made of special hardened steel and is seamlessly incorporated into the tyre's fabric compound to reduce stud loss over the service life. Both the tyre and the stud, wear down uniformly, thus ensuring a striking interaction between the stud and the pattern and a maximum level of performance at all times.
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tire and a class F tire can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.