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Matador MPS 520
Tyre dimensions225/60 R16C 101/99H
Speed indexH (max 210 km/h)
- EU Tyre Label:
A unique tire with an up-to-date design and directional tread pattern, developed especially for use by light trucks under winter conditions on city streets as well as highway-type roads.
Features of the MPS 520 Tires:
- Directional tread pattern designed to meet requirements of high reliability, maximum safety and excellent durability
- Improved mileage
- Increased adhesive qualities on wet surfaces
- New generation of eco-friendly silica tread compound
- New generation of space lamellas
- Low voluble resistance
- Enhanced traction on snowy and frozen surfaces
- High driving comfort
- Good stability at high speeds
- Plastic side of tire design
Description and Functionality of Tread Pattern Elements
- The MPS 520 – Nordicca Van Tread Pattern is a directional type tread pattern with an up-to-date design, especially developed for use by light trucks under winter conditions on city streets as well as highway-type roads
- The tread pattern is designed to meet requirements of high reliability, maximum safety and excellent durability.
Directional Configuration of Tread Pattern Blocks
- Directional Tread Pattern = ideal off-take of water and snow slip, remarkable aquaplaning characteristics, excellent traction on snowy and frozen surfaces
- Up-to-date tread pattern concept = comfortable and quiet driving
Computer-aided design of the tread pattern = minimum tire wear = enhanced tire mileage
- Flexible width of the tread pattern blocks = high driving comfort
Open Side-block Concept
- Robust, armed tread pattern side-blocks = very good tracking = high mileage, excellent curve stability, dynamic driving parameters, perfect handling
- Open side grooves = good traction and braking characteristics on snowy roads, excellent self-cleaning abilities
Lamella Tread Pattern System
- More than 1100 lamellas providing a large number of adhesive edges = good traction and braking characteristics on snowy and icy roads
- New generation of lamellas = enhanced traction on snow and ice, improved driving stability when transporting maximum loads on dry and wet surfaces
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
Choose from our large online selection or ask us for advice. Our experts are happy to help you choose the appropriate tyres from our extensive range of products.
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.