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.
The Michelin Agilis Alpin is specially designed for all utility vehicles and vans.
The Agilis Alpin provides professional users with improved performance in all winter conditions, as well as being economical to run and more robust(1).
Even more safety and mobility
- Braking distances nearly 2m shorter(1) on icy and wet roads
- With 25% more traction* on snow
- 20% more mileage(1)
- More robust
Features and Benefits
- The Michelin Agilis Alpin features the same impact-resistant sidewalls as its predecessor, while also providing better protection from abrasion.
- A unique tread that features an open shoulder and widely spaced blocks to improve traction in the snow.
- Michelin Agilis Alpin features a larger, squarer contact patch which puts 27% more rubber(1) on the road, for better grip on ice.
- Michelin stabiligrip technology 16% sipes provide a claw like effect on the snow. With their three-dimensional design, these self-blocking, variable-geometry sipes give the tread blocks - and the tyre - greater stability.
- Thanks to Michelin "Durable Contact Patch" technology, which puts 27%* more rubber on the road, and the treads more wear resistant compounds, the Michelin Agilis Alpin lasts even longer
- 8 sidewall shield: As with the Michelin Agilis summer tyre lineup, the eight sidewall shields are positioned to provide the tyre with optimal protection in all situations. Combined with the dual-casing architecture, the shields enable motorists to benefit fully from the tyre's longer tread life.
(1) Compared to the previous-generation tyre. Internal test 2007 on 195/65 R 16 104 Q.