New Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain A/T002 tyre claims 40% better mileage The new Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain A/T002 offers 'improved adaptation and reaction over different types of terrain, excellent wet and dry grip, and improved mileage' based on internal benchmarks comparing the new tyre with its predecessor, the Dueler A/T001.
Aggresive tyre design
Excellent wet and dry grip
MODERN ALL-TERRAIN DESIGN Aggressive tyre design for optimal traction
Modern all-terrain design with hexagonal centre blocks shape & circumferential connection between shoulder and sidewall design.
HIGH SILICA COMPOUND AND Z-SHAPED SIPES For excellent wet and dry grip
High Silica content compound to deliver a superior adhesion during manoeuvres in the wet and Z-shaped Sipes to increase biting edges enhancing lateral and longitudinal grip.
OPTIMISED CONTACT PATCH & SKID DEPTH For improved mileage
Optimised contact patch to guarantee even stiffness and contact pressure distribution and increased skid depth to further boost mileage with no trade off in rolling resistance thanks to higher natural rubber content.
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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