Premium performance with sure handling, luxury comfort
Nano BLEND compound
Fuel Saving Under Tread
Aero Dimple Shoulder
High Pitch Noise Control Design
Light weight design
Lightning grooves provide a sense of reassurance on rainy days
Employs big and small lightning type grooves. YOKOHAMA has expanded the groove volume while increasing block rigidity to enable safe and secure driving on rainy days.
Quietness for a more comfortable ride
Innovative, new 'noise-controlled pitch' ensure a consistently quiet ride.
While continuing to ensure that noise is dispersed by varying the pitch, BluEarth-A tyres suppress the incidence of uneven wear and maintain quietness as the tyres wear by making the pitch variation smaller. New BluEarth-A tyres also boast an enhanced level of quietness by increasing the number of pitches to 84.
BluEarth-A AE-50 compound
BluEarth-A AE-50 special compound that elicits exceptional maneuverability.
YOKOHAMA employs technologies and manufacturing methods in order to realize the best balance of fuel efficiency, wet grip and wear resistance. The use of double silica and orange oil improve grip performance on wet roads.
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.