The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption. A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G. The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance. To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
- ActiveBraking Technology: under braking conditions, each block is under higher load and the contact surface to the road increases
- Tread compound using a unique blend of high molecular weight polymers together with a combination of "Race" traction resins
- FuelSaving Technology: less material in the tyre & less heat generation
- New "high surface" silica (in tread compound) reduces heat generation
Advantages and Benefit
- Shorter braking distance on dry road
- Crossed plies carcass structure
- Shorter braking distance on wet roads
- Improved steering precision, handling and dry grip