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HankookVentus Prime 3 K125 205/50 R17 93W XL SBL
Hankook manufactures premium high-performance tyres for a wide range of vehicle categories from cars to trucks as well as for motorsport. Much of the development and production takes place in Europe for the European market, including original equipment for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and VW.
Wide 4 channel grooves: provides superior wet performance through rapid drainage.
Optimised design for specific grooves by position: All groove depths are designed by their position for optimized stiffness.
Enhanced tread block stiffness: by applying an optimized design technology the actual contact area ratio is increased and stiffness improved.
Optimised new profile: The optimized profile ensure the best tyre performance in high-speed driving conditions.
Groove chamfer: The contact are is widened instantaneously when braking by groove chamfer.
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.
Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyre review
Average based on 686 test results
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10.10.2021 from Mark Superb grip and feedback from tyre extremely safe handling . Quite
02.12.2020 from Rafal I changed tyres from Conti Premium and I am preete happy with Hankook. It is also a premium tyre.
22.05.2020 from Pieter The biggest problem with these tyres ar that they do not have rip protection. I have been using Hancooks on my previous car, so when looking for tyres for my current car, Hancooks came to mind. I had a better driving experience with the tyres that I replaced.
06.12.2019 from White These tyres give a superb quiet ride. I also have these tyres fitted to the front of my vehicle, which have now completed 45,000 km and the wear is every bit as good as the Michelin tyres they replaced. Although I do not drive in an aggressive manner I have not noticed any detriment in road holding or fuel consumption.
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