German engineered performance for every winter situation.
Peace of mind while driving along a snowy road is not a coincidence: it’s more likely because of our S-GRIP pattern, designed for enhanced snow traction to keep you in control.
There are many reasons to stay at home in winter and two reasons to go wherever you want: On one hand: “PrecisionPlus” guarantees optimized handling on snowy ground. And on the other: “PowerSipes” is built to provide outstanding dry handling.
Equipped with our superior technologies, this tire takes you safely wherever you want to go and helps you stop immediately whenever you have to.
The German magazine Auto Bild has published in issue 38/2020 their Winter Tire Super Test 2020.
The tested tire size was 245/45 R18 100 V, test vehicle was a BMW 5-series.
This test is a special test with 51 participating products. The evaluation consists of 3 parts:
Part 1: Wet braking test: selection of the best 30 products
Part 2: Snow braking test of these 30 products: selection of the best 20 Products, the so called "finalists".
Part 3: Complete test of only the finalists including wear performance and price.
The test was conducted by Auto Bild on following proving grounds:
+ Specialist on wet surface with sporty and dynamic handling properties at all weather conditions
+ Precise steering behavior
+ Very good wear performance
- Longer dry braking distance
- higher price level
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.