(The rim on the picture is for illustrative purposes only.)
Tyre dimensions215/40 R17 87V XL , with rim protection ridge (FSL)
Speed indexV (max 240 km/h)
- EU Tyre Label:
Michelin Alpin 5 – Outstanding security due to the innovative tehnology
A high level of safety is in focus: When developing the new MICHELIN Alpin 5, the objective was reaching a high level of safety under all winter.
Two core technologies for optimum winter performance
The new resdesignedtread pattern ensures special features:
The 'teeth effect', allows the tyre to 'bite' in the snow and so to better resist aquaplaning
The new premium tire has a directional tread, an arrow-shaped profile, as well as specially designed tread blocks with high negative proportion. This makes the tyre to press in the snow, causing a sort of 'teeth effect'. Thanks to the realignment of the side channels, the water is efficiently derived aside, reducing the risk of aquaplaning significantly.
Claw effect for more traction on snow
The slats act like thousands of tiny claws that snag on the ground and produce traction. This effect is all the more effective when the tire has a high number of slats. MICHELIN Alpin 5 has, compared to its predecessor in size 205/55 R16 over more that 12% tread pattern and 16% more slats. Also the tread's negative proportion is increased by 17%.
Contact surface effect for a better steering precision
The 'StabiliGrip' tehnology ensures a special tread which allows
higher steering precision. The larger the contact area on the ground, the better the grip.
Because the tyre deforms at each wheel rotation, the Michelin engineers have specifically designed the tread pattern so that the sipes in the tread block block themselves. Efect: the tread block remains stable despite its sipes, which ensures a high steering precision.
The new rubber compound also has excellent properties on dry and wet surfaces and on snow:
The high silica content in the rubber compound ensures better grip on dry and wet roads. For the first time in the production of a winter tyre, Michelin utilised the inovative 'Tread Compound Technology' and included functional elastomers (synthetic rubber) in the material compund.
These functional elastomers allow a very homogeneous rubber mixture with a higher silica content and thus provide better grip on wet and snowy roads, without compromising the energy efficiency of the tire.
In addition, the new rubber compound also includes Michelin's fourth generation of 'Helio Compound Technology'. Through the use of sunflower oil, the tyre performance is optimized even at very low temperatures.
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.