MICHELIN Primacy 3 keeps the entire tread block surface area of the tyre in contact with the road due to a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes.
New Patented Compound
The new patented MICHELIN Primacy 3 compound, with its special tread pattern, optimises grip on wet and dry road surfaces to provide shorter braking distances.
Based on independent tests carried out by TÜV SÜD and IDIADA in 2011 on sizes 205/55 R 16 V and 225/45 R 17 W. 2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets. MICHELIN is the most widely recognised tyre brand by European consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets) for safety on wet roads and contribution to road safety.
Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Declared by consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets). Confirmed by tests carried out by the DEKRA Test Center in 2011 on the best-selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Calculated on the basis of rolling resistance tests carried out by TÜV SÜD in 2011 on the best selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time.
Source: Verkehrsunfallforschung (VUFO) and 'Technische Universität Dresden': 20,000 accidents analysed / 10 years. To ensure the quality and performance of your tyres please download our safety recommendations to learn more about about our safety and usage advice.
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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