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 Primacy 3 is specially designed for high performance saloons offering perfect handling on dry surfaces and a comfortable and quiet ride together with an excellent tread life.
The Primacy 3 offer safety in the power of 3 elements
- Excellence in Dry Braking(1)
- Excellence in Wet Braking(1)
- Excellence in Wet Cornering(1)
Features and Benefits
- New Tread Pattern: Michelin Primacy 3 keeps the entire tread block surface area of the tyre in contact with the road due to a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes.
- New Patented Compound: The new patented Michelin Primacy 3 compound, with its special tread pattern, optimises grip on wet and dry road surfaces to provide shorter braking distances.
- Optimised Tread Design: Large contact area designed to evenly spread pressure over the contact area leading to even tread wear, maximum safety and a longer lifespan.
- Excellent Braking: Braking distance is therefore significantly shorter providing improved handling characteristics on wet roads.
(1) Based on independent tests carried out by TÜV SÜD and IDIADA in 2011 on sizes 205/55 R 16 V and 225/45 R 17 W.