The winter tyre that delivers outstanding snow traction
The UltraGrip 8 is the winter tyre that that delivers braking performance and grip when it matters most.
Winter is a challenging time for most drivers: plummeting temperatures and road conditions change suddenly – from snow to slush, from wet to ice, from dry to wet. Cold Weather tyres, combined with appropriate driving skills and behaviour during these unpr. The winter tire that delivers outstanding snow traction.
Shorter braking distances on snow
Extra grip on winter roads
High aquaplaning resistance
Shorter braking distances on snow. Benefit from shorter braking distances when it matters most, thanks to Goodyear’s 3D-BIS Technology®. This interlocking block system helps deliver braking distances on snow that are one meter shorter than the average performance of competitors’ winter tyres.*
Extra grip on winter roads. Enjoy confident grip in all cold-weather conditions. The winter tread compound maintains high grip levels at temperatures below 7 °C. The compound is long-wearing to give you extra mileage from your winter tyres.
Improved handling. Goodyear’s 3D BIS Technology® improves handling in unpredictable winter weather – from wet and dry roads, to ice, snow and slush. The optimized tyre shape puts more rubber in contact with the road, increasing control in slippery conditions. The UltraGrip 8 maintains handling performance even as the tire wears, thanks to a next generation V-tread design.
High aquaplaning resistance. The UltraGrip 8 reduces the risk of aquaplaning on slushy or wet roads. A double V-groove – one groove for evacuating water and one for gripping snow – ensures good control in wet and thawing conditions. When tested against competitors' tires, the UltraGrip 8 offered 16% better resistance to aquaplaning on curved roads.**
First directional tyre using 3D-BIS (Block Interlocking System) TechnologyTM throughout the entire tread pattern
Next generation winter tread compound
Higher net contact area
Next generation V-tread design
More grip and shorter braking distance on snow and ice
Improved handling and braking on dry and wet roads
Excellent traction and handling on snow and ice
Outstanding grip on wet and dry
Optimised mileage and improved fuel efficiency TUV Claims TÜV SÜD claims 55% shorter braking distance on snow* 41% more lateral grip on snow* 6% more resistance to aquaplaning on curved roads** *Compared to a Goodyear summer tyre. Braking distance on snow from 50 km/h to 5 km/h, measured by TÜV SÜD Automotive.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
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Recommendable + sehr ausgewogener Reifen+ gut in allen sicherheits-relevanten Disziplinen+ Bestnote auf nasser Fahrbahn
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Highly recommended Mit ausgewogenem Fahrverhalten rollt der Goodyear UG8 auf Rang 3
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Highly recommended sehr ausgewogener Reifenbester bei Nässegut auf trockener Fahrbahngut auf Schnee
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Highly recommended Der neue UltraGrip 8 überzeugt in jederHinsicht und gewinnt den Test souverän
*Prices include VAT and delivery within mainland UK (excl. Scottish Highlands).