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.
Changes to EU Tyre Labelling
Tyre labelling changes will be taking place from the 1st May 2021 in Europe, including in Northern Ireland. To find out more about these changes, click here.
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV has been designed to offer fantastic handling and a comfortable driving experience.
Fantastic grip and safety in both wet and dry conditions:
Asymmetric tread pattern – inner section of tread for wet and outer section of tread for dry conditions
New groove profile for a stiffer tread and grip under lateral forces
New compound for excellent grip and braking
Long lasting performance:
Rigid blocks have been designed to offer longevity
A double casing for improved tyre robustness
Rim protector to help prevent damaging alloy wheels