N Blue Eco is an eco-friendly performance tire with excellent wet handling and braking performance providing outstanding driving stability on wet roads. Optimized tread contact patch provides uniform distribution of contact pressure, resulting in a longer tread life. Well positioned grooves and extra-thin sipes reduce braking distances and secure high braking performance on wet roads. Continuous 3 center ribs with optimal block distribution help directional driving stability at high speed. Various shapes of sipe provide a comfort driving by absorbing the vibration from various road surfaces.
N Blue Eco’s green technologies give more functional value to tire performance.
Excellent energy saving
NBlue Eco combines green technologies including LRR full silica compound and construction design to reduce the tire's rolling resistance resulting in good energy efficiency.
Improved wet performance
The application of highly dispersible silica compound maximizes wet grip performance.
Low noise for high comfort
Computer optimized asymmetric tread pattern and random variable pitch blocks reduce noise generation, resulting in a quiet and comfortable ride.
Reduced Rolling Resistance
Low rolling resistance silica compound and cavity profile provide lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions improving fuel efficiency to create energy savings.
Enhanced Wet Performance
Optimized four wide grooves help realize outstanding water removal while the asymmetric pattern delivers improved hydroplaning and excellent grip performance on wet road surfaces.
3D sipe provides excellent edge performance on dry, snowy or icy roads, while maintaining block stiffness to deliver improved handling and braking performance.
V-Shaped Lateral Groove Design. V-shaped groove enables improved drainage performance on wet roads (connected grooves).
Performance Enhancing Compounds Improve Driving in Wet and Snow Conditions. Tread performance improved in wet and snow through the nano dispersion of functionalized polymers and silica.
Blocks Increased by 20%. Grip performance on snowy road improved thanks to 20% increase in the number of blocks to deliver better traction performance.
As of the autumn, the conditions of circulation are degraded, and the motorists must face various conditions of road: dryness, rain, snow or glaze. To face these varied conditions, YOKOHAMA proposes an extraordinary range of tires winter. With its 3 profiles, the range winter of continuous YOKOHAMA to develop and presents a new tire top-of-the-range winter: W.drive.
The design of the asymmetrical tread to high-rigidity gets high performances balanced on dryness, the rain or the roads snow-covered. The 3 right grooves (or 4 according to dimensions') support the drainage of water or snow, even molten, and push back the limits of aquaplaning. The paving stones have different rigidities according to their provision on the tread. More rigid on the outside of the profile, they support adherence in the turns on dryness, whereas on the interior, their flexibility take part in adherence on snow.
One of the major innovations of W.driveTM resides in the plates “3D “with a surface in polyhedron allowing of great performances on dryness, under the rain or on the snow-covered roads. The single design of the plates makes it possible the blocks of gum to be based the ones on the others, thus preserving the rigidity of the paving stones on a broader surface of contact. In parallel, this technology makes it possible to increase the density of the plates on the surface of the tread, thus multiplying the effect of blade on the snow-covered or icy roads.
The mixture of gum with its “flexible polymers “makes it possible to maintain the flexibility and flexibility thus adherence at low temperature. By integrating “micro silica “in the mixture, one improves rigidity at higher temperature. This very specific association is effective only if integration is homogeneous.
Thanks to extraordinary technology ZERUMATM, exclusive patent of YOKOHAMA, whose secrecy lies in the optimal dispersion of silica in the mixture of gum, the integration of the “micro silica “is optimal, which makes it possible to improve the behavior, motricity and braking some are the conditions of rolling and temperature.
With a broad range of 70 references of the 14 “to 19 “and series 65 to 40, W.drive makes it possible to equip the unit with the automobile park. The indices speed go T (190 km/h) with V (240 km/h) and from many dimensions profit from reinforced indices of load and/or edge of protection of rim. With W.driveTM, to face the winter season and its traps is not any more one concern. Some are the conditions of road, each driver can consider each way in a serene way.
3 Wide Grooves - 3 wide straight grooves have been applied to enhace wet traction and anti-hydroplaning performance.
Round Blocks Fluid lines were applied to differentiate from the standard Winter, and the block edge was minimized to improve noise and wear performance.
Variable Pitch Design 5 - random pitch variations have been applied for achiving quieter pattern design to provide improved driving comfort.
A completely new developed tyre with an outstanding comfort and a high safety potential. Because of the superior handling and behaviour in the curves at a low tyre noise, coupled with an extremely comfortable unreeling behaviour, the KH15 is best for high performance cars.