The KMAX D tire offers high mileage potential, high traction performance and low noise emission thanks to optimized tire pressure distribution, the right number of pitches, the non-skid optimized block geometry and a higher wearable rubber volume compared to its predecessors. The KMAX D tire meets established winter requirements and carries both the M+S and the 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake symbol.
Up to 35% more mileage compared to its predecessor*. The KMAX D offers high mileage potential, high traction performance and low noise emission thanks to:
Optimised block geometries
Directional, V-shape tread pattern
3D waffle sipes
Long V-shape directional tread design Tread blocks gradually contact and leave the road surface -> limits the potential for block slipping.
S-shape 3D waffle sipes and raindrop channel Block parts interconnect as the tyre rolls into its footprint and raindrop channel generates new groove when tyre is 3/4 worn -> limits block movement and block slip -> excellent grip on slippery surface, even when worn.
Special connection bridges between the tread block Individual blocks are interconnected at different tread depths bridges stiffen the tread and -> limit tread movement and block slipping.
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.
* The list prices, if available, are a net calculation basis for determining sales prices between tire manufacturers and their dealers. In no case are the selling prices paid or usually paid.
**Prices include VAT and delivery within mainland UK (excl. Scottish Highlands).
***More than 90% of our orders reach the customer in the specified delivery time.