Superior Wear Life Optimized carcass construction with regular footprint shape. Optimized contact pressure distribution.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 tyre review
Average based on 16 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
13.04.2020 from Paul Watters My previous tyre did not have a great hold in the wet, particularity around roundabouts. The difference with these tyres is unreal, and the grip is brilliant.
13.03.2020 from M D Chapman Excellent all round performance especially on wet and icy roads. Only complaint is that tyres do tend to tramline on ridges on wet roads but not a major problem.
20.10.2019 from Mike Very good on flooded roads
Tyres fitted on AWD vehicle
Wear rate on front axle O.210mm/1000km was a bit surprising v back axle 0.110mm/1000km however not sure if a relatively dry summer influenced this
12.06.2019 from stuart makin 50 ,yrs experience in all conditions all over Europe .