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The new Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 can optimally endure your car's engine's capacities on the street. Power and sportivity will be displayed with no compromise. Optimal power transmission Precise handling Outstanding adhesion Dynamic Contact over the entire bearing surface Maximal power transmission through a maximised contact area with the ground Adhesion in backwards driving and driving through curves and over the entire life span. Take Formula 1 as example. Outstanding wet and dry traction Prompt reactions with steering Shortened braking distance (-3%), from 80 to 10 km/h Asymmetrical profile.
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.
PILOT SPORT PS2 tyre review
Average based on 1,113 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
30.09.2015 from John ashton Really good gripping tyre well worth the extra pennies :)
09.08.2014 from AndyH Always a good idea to but the best tyres you can and these are great. Only downside is road noise which can get irritating at times
24.05.2013 from Roddie Much more traction offered from these tyres than previous 255/40 R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 2 or the Pilot Sport 1. No feeling of poorer ride quality despite lower profile. An unexpected big jump in overall performance and the traction control light barely appears at all now- compared to all the time out of junctions with sharp left turns.
Must be better compound and/or tyre carcass construction.
14.09.2012 from Michael Perfect tyres all round !!
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