With its Winter Performance Resins and a high silica fill rate in the Traction Silica Compound, the new AllSeasonContact™ always stays flexible. This adaptability ensures excellent performance on snow-covered and wet winter roads.
As a trusted companion, the new AllSeasonContact™ is convincing in any summer condition thanks to the combination of open shoulders - for high aquaplaning performance - and a stiff pattern with minimum sipes, which provide better handling and braking on dry roads.
The impressive reduction in rolling resistance is based on optimised sidewall geometry and optimal pattern depth, leading to a significant decrease in fuel consumption – without compromising on safety.
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.