ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE Tyre • Wide center block improves steering response. • Unidirectional lateral grooves deliver excellent drainage to help prevent hydroplaning. • Four wide circumferential straight grooves for improved hydroplaning. • Optimized unidirectional tread pattern offer top sport feeling.
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.
SN3970 tyre review
Average based on 1,961 test results
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11.09.2015 from Gavin Williamson I was very happy with these tyres.In the dry ,noise,looks,grip,comfort ,value all very good.As with most tyres a bit more caution advised in the wet. Don't drive like a fool, in the wet , and there a great tyres.
25.08.2015 from Kirk For a budget tyre it is very good highly recommend for the money
04.07.2015 from j t callan very good tyres for price had run flats on before these are a lot better than run flats
17.04.2015 from DAVE I just bought a second set. For the price, not so bad.Remember, they are summer tires and not for snow. When traveling in rain any tire can slip, use caution in bad conditions.