In comparison with MP15 are markedly shifted the border properties in the area of security and comfort
Low noise is a positive comfort and configuration achieved higher lifetime
Profile of the reason is good for properties in the outdoor and the internal part
The role of part pattern is the maximum transmission during acceleration
For small- and compact-class vehicles
Matador brand with long tradition, wide portfolio and reliable performance
Outstanding cornering characteristics
Fits perfectly for example to Skoda Fabia, VW Polo and Fiat 500
Outstanding cornering characteristics. The closed outer shoulder of the tyre enables it to withstand more extreme lateral forces. This results in outstanding handling and good cornering stability.
Excellent protection against aquaplaning. An open inner shoulder and wide grooves running around the circumference displace water rapidly in rain. This protects against aquaplaning.
Visual wear indicator. A tread-depth indicator responds to tread wear and visually alerts the user in good time when the tyre has to be replaced.
New summer tyre tread, expanding the offer of tyres for lower and medium class cars, with an asymmetric pattern of a timeless design, reflecting the latest trends and knowledge in the tyre treads development. Compared to the previous MP15 tyre, the boundaries in the area of safety and comfort have been significantly shifted. The decreased level of noise positively influences comfort, while the new shape, mixture and configuration mean a higher lifetime.
Due to different properties, the pattern is divided into the inside and outside parts. The task of the outside part is the maximum transfer of forces during acceleration, deceleration and drive direction changes. For this reason, the outside part is composed of more massive pattern blocks with a higher share of the material in the area of the tyre trace. The inside part is composed of blocks of smaller widths with larger grooves that provide for water drainage from the central zone, which improves the road contact on wet surfaces, thus allowing a safe transfer of propelling and brake forces.
The tyre tread uses a new technology - VOC FREE – of the preparation of an ecological silicone tread mixture with a low rolling resistance and a high adhesion to both dry and wet roads. The mixture includes an applied silanisation activator of a new generation, which ensures lower VOC (volatile organic compounds, e.g. alcohols) emissions compliant with EU standards, an ecological RAE-type plasticiser, and it also uses a new high-efficient processing admixture, which in combination with the silanisation activator significantly lowers the rolling resistance of the tyres.
Noisiness is decreased using a different layout of pattern inserts of the outside and inside parts and due to the shape of pattern blocks, designed taking into account the comfort and rigidity of the tyre tread. The design of the sidewall is made in a plastic way in a combination of soft shapes, allowing the characteristic features and the group of information elements to come out, which offer the customer information about the lifetime development and the position of the tyre tread on a vehicle. The in-pattern indicator informs about the remaining status of the pattern depth.
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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