The tyre with improved grip and shorter braking distances on wet roads
United Kingdom, 2014
Vehicle: Volkswagen Golf; Test Size: 205/55 R16 V
United Kingdom, 2014
Vehicle: Volkswagen Golf; Test Size: 195/65 R15 V
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Vehicle: Peugeot 308; Test Size: 205/55R16; Test Track: Goodyear-Mireval;
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- Strengths: "Convincing premium tire with shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads, pleasant steering performance, sporty stable driving performance, best rolling comfort, low rolling resistance."
Size: 225/50 R 17 94W
Size: 235/55 R 17
"Well balanced premium tyre with fuel efficiency. Best handling qualities on wet surfaces. Short braking distances on wet and dry, good steering precision."
Size: 205/55R16 91V
Sporty behaviour, high grip level, extremely low rolling resistance, good braking performance
Size: 215/55R16 93V
Very high safety and short braking distances
Size: 185/60 R15
- 8% shorter braking distance on wet roadsA,B
- 3% shorter braking on dry roadsB,C
- 18% lower rolling resistance (compared to Goodyear EfficientGrip predecessor)B,D
Compared to the average braking distance of four leading competitors (braking on high μ very wet surface 80-20 km/h).
B Tested by TÜV SÜD Automotive in September 2012 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Tyre Size: 205/55 R16 91V; Test Car: VW Golf;
Test Locations: Mireval (FR), Papenburg (D) and Garching (D); Report No. 76249743.
C Compared to the average braking distance of four leading competitors (braking on dry from 100 - 0 km/h).
D Compared to the predecessor Goodyear EfficientGrip.
Rated A1 for wet grip performance, the highest rating awarded under EU regulations.
ActiveBraking Technology increases contact between the tyre and the road surface for shorter braking distances – up to two metres (8%) shorter on wet roads2 and 3% shorter in the dry3.
WearControl Technology ensures an optimal balance between wet grip and low rolling resistance for the life of the tyre.
We use FuelSaving Technology to create a new base compound that reduces the tyre's energy dissipation. Rolling resistance is reduced by 18%4 meaning improved fuel efficiency and lower driving costs for you.
Grade A wet grip rating awarded for majority of tyre sizes under Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009, but grading may vary for certain sizes.
2 Compared to the average braking distance of four leading competitors (braking on high μ very wet surface at 80–20 km/h). Tested by TÜV SÜD Automotive in September 2012 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Tyre size: 205/55 R16 91V; test car: VW Golf; test locations: Mireval (FR), Papenburg (D) and Garching (D); report no. 76249743
3 Compared to the average braking distance of four leading competitors (braking on dry from 100–0 km/h)
4 Compared to its predecessor, Goodyear EfficientGrip.
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