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- EU Tyre Label:
- Precise and stable in rapidly changing weather conditions
- Unique grip and safety for wet roads
- Comfort and economy
The high-performance Nokian Line summer tyre masterfully handles the rapidly changing road conditions in the summer.
The new innovations, the Cross-block Sipes and Swoop Grooves, enable the Nokian Line to steer precisely and provide excellent grip, even on roads made slippery by rain.
This new tyre, designed especially for high-powered cars and with a good, precise driving feel, offers uncompromisingly safe and comfortable travel from the first moments of spring until long into the autumn.
New innovations maximise wet grip
The unique Cross-block Sipes on the centre ribs of the tyre work in two ways. Near the outer shoulder, the Cross Sipes combine with the firmer rib to provide driving stability.
The more heavily articulated Cross Sipe on the rib next to the inner shoulder ensures soft road contact, while reducing rolling resistance and noise levels.
To prevent aquaplaning, separate Swoop Grooves were also shaped in the transversal main grooves on the outer shoulder.
These elliptical slots store more water as the volume of the transversal grooves increases. The shape ensures that the firm tyre has excellent wet grip, even when worn.
Stable and precise, even at higher speeds
The typical inside-outside tread design of the test-winning Nokian summer tyre range adds to driving comfort and makes the tyre easy to steer. The larger, bound pattern blocks on the outer shoulder make the tyre firmer.
The strong centre rib supports the mid-section, where a more rigid rubber compound has been lifted below the surface. This ensures safe drivability even at higher speeds and in extreme situations.
The precise driving feel is also accentuated by the Double Block Support on the outer shoulder. The shoulder areas are also supported by the 20-degree slants on the groove walls, this provides excellent driving comfort during cornering, lane changes, and evasion.
Eco-friendly, comfortable ride
The new tread compound, the Nokian Intelligent Silica, is especially developed for higher speeds. The rubber compound represents the latest in technological developments: it works in an exemplary manner in a wide range of temperatures, maximising wet grip. At the same time, it reduces heat generation while driving, thereby improving wear resistance.
Thanks to the new rubber compound, tread model and innovations, this new product from Nokian Tyres has exceptionally low rolling resistance. The Nokian Line tolerates varying roads well, rolls lightly, consumes less fuel, and minimises harmful CO2 emissions.
New groove depth indicator and info area
This wet road champion has a new type of Driving Safety Indicator (DSI), patented by Nokian Tyres, on its tread surface. The new introduction is that the DSI has been made easier to use than ever before. The numbers indicating groove depth and the water drop symbol indicating a risk of aquaplaning have been rotated to be immediately visible to a driver inspecting the tyres installed on a vehicle.
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.