Owing to its, optimal profile Designs developed by computer simulation this tire offers optimal running properties and high travelling comfort. The optimized profile Design with straight grooves provides for high aquaplaning. Thesilicatread compound guarantees optimal brake behavior on dry and wet underground. Silica (silicic acid) provides as a component of the rubber mixture for a better wet adhesion of the tire. Beyond that this material affects run achievement and rolling friction positively.
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.
OPTIMO K715 tyre review
Average based on 475 test results
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14.12.2018 from John Johnston Given the limited road noise, and obvious good roadholding in wet and dry conditions, the car driver feels safe and complete confidence in the tyres performance. I intend to use the services of this company again in the near future. Thank you for an excellent service from the ordering of the tyres to their delivery. John.
11.03.2012 from Keith Cockrill Not only would I perchase this tyre again, I have brought two tyres to replace those getting low. These tyres on the i10 work well in the snow when driven with consideration for the conditions . However in wet and dry could do with better traction when pulling away but good at all other times.
19.08.2010 from PAUL BREWER THEY ARE A VERY GOOD TYRE FAR BETTER THAN THE STANDARD FITMENT MICHELINS WHICH ARE A SUMMER TYRE. VERY GOOD GRIP IN THE DRY AND THE WET THEY INSPIRE CONFIDENSE I WILL BACK FOR THE SAME AGAIN WHEN THEY WEAR OUT