Higher blade density improves traction on snow, ice, mud, and wet surfaces
Forward-facing shoulder grooves and V-notches improve braking performance; backward-facing center groove enhances traction
Meets current and future EU guidelines regarding traction in wet conditions and clean oil as well as rolling resistance
Bears the snowflake symbol
Sizes available for popular high-performance vehicles
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
WV7 Snow tyre review
Average based on 13 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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13.04.2021 from Adrian Herbert Great British tyre that has performed excellently over this, albeit milder, winter
16.06.2020 from Paul I have used the tyres in the winter for the last 3 winters not a lot of snow to deal with but some icey mornings and they been a good buy
05.05.2020 from Aidan I haven't pushed the tyres any where near their limit as I drive very conservatively as an experienced driver, in a rural location, only travelling when required and choosing to drive at quiet times, and then came along Covid19. Wheel alignment was done when tyres were fitted so no abnormal wear, and last winter was only really wet and mild. So I gave them 4, they may well be 5s but I can't say.
16.04.2020 from Andy Moore The tyres performed well. I’ve not had opportunity to drive in snow, but they grip well in the cold