Absolute grip and excellent handling in all winter conditions
Stable and easy to control even at high speeds
Rolls lightly, saving the environment and fuel
The Nokian WR A3 is optimised for efficient cars with a special emphasis placed on the tyre's precise and sensitive driving at higher speeds. This environmentally friendly premium product feature nanotechnology, canola oil and the solid winter expertise of Nokian Tyres, which guarantee reliable functionality in the typically varying winter conditions of Central Europe.
Nanobase for optimal stability The sporty Nokian WR A3 has an asymmetrical inside-outside tread pattern that enables reliable grip without compromising high-speed driving properties. The inner shoulder design enhances the removal of water and slush. The Nanobase structure enabled by nanotechnology improves the tyre's steering properties and control when driving in corners, changing lanes and dodging. The tyre has exemplary control properties in extreme situations on both slippery surfaces and roads offering a firm grip. The tread rubber compound, the Cryogenic Canola Compound, is a novel combination of natural rubber, silica and canola oil that optimises winter grip, wet grip and wear resistance in varying temperatures.
The golfball-like Silent Groove Design for a more pleasant response and higher mileage The semi-round cavities on the sides of the longitudinal ribs, resembling a golf ball pattern, cool the Nokian WR A3 by minimizing the heat emission and make it more durable and safe even at high speeds. This innovation, called Silent Groove Design, also reduces drag and ensures better mileage thanks to lower fuel consumption. Moreover, it successfully minimises the inside and pass-by noise of the vehicle. The Silent Sidewall Technology increases driving comfort. Distinct zone in the sidewall filters the noise and vibration emitted from the road surface through the tyre tread and relays it to the bead area to reduce the noise heard inside the vehicle.
Winter Safety Indicator for added safety and comfort Flawless winter driving is possible only if the tyres are in good condition. Nokian WR A3 is equipped with the comfort-adding Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator. Patented by Nokian Tyres, this standard element located on the tyre's tread blocks indicates the depth of the main grooves in millimetres. The snowflake symbol remains visible until the groove depth is four millimetres. The tyre sidewalls have the familiar info area for tyre pressure recommendations. The right tyre pressure makes steering more accurate, reduces tyre damage and lowers fuel costs.
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.
WR A3 tyre review
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05.08.2015 from Sandy Monteath Completely transformed the cars driving dynamics for the better.
10.07.2015 from Callum robin Great tyre, used Pirelli before and is noticeably quieter, difficult to realise it's a winter tyre, also not as bad on the mpg as previous winter tyres used, will defo use again.
10.06.2015 from Nick Had these tyres fitted before driving to the French Alps. They performed extremely well in heavy snow - better than snow chains!
24.05.2015 from Chris Excellent winter tyre. More comfortable than the summer Continental ContiSport 5 I use and make the car feel more stable. Thoroughly recommended.