The efficiency class label evaluated based on customer preferences.
Delticom centralized survey results from more than 40.000 customers from 15 European countries and created this index.
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Falken Eurowinter HS449
Falken - The high performance brand from the Japanese tyre producer
1 x Falken Eurowinter HS449 235/45 R17 97V XL =108.50 £1 x DeltiGrip Deltigrip eco - Quality Snow Chain for your car =26.69 £
Falken Eurowinter HS449
Today’s winter tyres are expected to fulfil an ever-growing range of requirements. Safety in all weather and road conditions is still paramount. We took up the challenge and came up with the EUROWINTER HS449 – an all-round winner of a winter tyre, with superlative grip and extra-safe braking characteristics.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Innovative high-silica compounds
- Improved polymers
- 5-phase shifted tread bars minimise drive-by noise
- New close-set three-dimensional sipes deliver performance and improve traction on ice and snow
Intelligent tread design with 3D sipe technology
Maximum contact with snow, which increases snow traction.
Two wide circumferential grooves and high-volume lateral grooves
Excellent wet performance & high levels of aquaplaning resistance.
Winter-optimised silica compound
Optimal grip in winter temperatures and conditions.
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.
Always at the top of our game. Always at the head of the pack. That’s what FALKEN is all about – on and off the racetrack. We offer a full range of tyres for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, as OEM and throughout the European aftermarket. Developed and tested in the world’s most challenging racing series, FALKEN guarantees ultimate high performance and maximum driving pleasure. FALKEN Tyre Europe GmbH, with headquarters in Offenbach am Main, Germany, is the European subsidiary of Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI), the sixth largest tyre producer in the world with around 33,000 employees.