Optimised tread design with large contact area gives better road grip. This results in better cornering stability and reliable braking performance in dry conditions.
The improved pattern with water dispersion ability holds the road surface better in wet conditions. This offers best possible grip and shorter braking distance on wet roads.
The tyre achieves longer tyre durability and eco-friendly performance thanks to a new generation of tread compound with low abrasion and optimised rolling behaviour.
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.