Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
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.
Features and Benefits
- Energy Efficient: low rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption with consequent savings for the consumer and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
- Clean Air: new tread compounds with no high aromatic oils avoid the dispersion of substances potentially hazardous for the environment through tyre wear.
- High Mileage: the higher mileage achievable brings direct savings to the consumer. Making a tyre last longer also means producing fewer tyres with numerous benefits in terms of raw material, water and energy savings, lower pollutant emissions and reduced impact of disposal.
- Asymmetrical profile to increase grip on corners and provide astonishing road holding in both the wet and dry.
- Wider blocks on the outer shoulder to guarantee extreme stability on corners and smaller blocks on the inside to disperse water along with wide centre grooves to provide excellent water drainage.
- The Cinturato P4 is original equipment for leading manufactures such as Mercedes, Peugeot and Volkswagen.