New Tread Pattern MICHELIN Primacy 3 keeps the entire tread block surface area of the tyre in contact with the road due to a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes. New Patented Compound The new patented MICHELIN Primacy 3 compound, with its special tread pattern, optimises grip on wet and dry road surfaces to provide shorter braking distances. Legal mentions (1) Based on independent tests carried out by TÜV SÜD and IDIADA in 2011 on sizes 205/55 R 16 V and 225/45 R 17 W. 2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets.
MICHELIN is the most widely recognised tyre brand by European consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets) for safety on wet roads and contribution to road safety. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Declared by consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets). Confirmed by tests carried out by the DEKRA Test Center in 2011 on the best-selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Calculated on the basis of rolling resistance tests carried out by TÜV SÜD in 2011 on the best selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time.
Source: Verkehrsunfallforschung (VUFO) and 'Technische Universität Dresden': 20,000 accidents analysed / 10 years. To ensure the quality and performance of your tyres please download our safety recommendations to learn more about about our safety and usage advice.
Lasts 12 350 km longer than its competitors in average (1)
(1) Tests results conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER at the request of Michelin, in 2014, gap between average kilometers for MICHELIN Primacy 3 vs BRIDGESTONE Turanza T001, CONTINENTAL ContiPremiumContact 5, DUNLOP Sport BluResponse, GOODYEAR EfficientGrip Performance, PIRELLI Cinturato P7 Ecoimpact.
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
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The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.