A premium passenger tyre designed for outstanding braking performance and exceptionally quiet running – the next-generation MA-P3 raises the bar for passenger tyres with exceptional braking and wet road traction, precise handling, very quiet running, and a comfortable ride.
Safer wet road performance – four circumferential grooves along with multiple tread grooves and sipes drain water quickly for excellent wet road traction and braking performance.
Maximum driving control – solid centre rib increases handling and ride stability and ensures a precise steering response.
Quiet, comfortable ride – closed shoulder tread grooves block road noise for quiet and refined running.
Economical running – low rolling resistance for efficient fuel usage.
Long life – spiral jointless nylon cap ply for longer tread life and more stable handling.
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.
MA-P3 tyre review
Average based on 5 test results
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17.08.2019 from Michael Bowden The tyres seem to be well made. My only concern is, as they are white wall tyres, once the blue protective coat had been removed from the "white wall" there were Brown stains on the whitewall. I have used special cleaners and "Brillo" pads but cannot remove them. It is as though the stain is right through the white rubber embossed surface. My STRONG advice would be, upon receipt remove the protective coating and check them. I didn't therefore I felt it wrong to attempt to claim a replacement. Learn by my experience!