The new model has an asymmetrical design, with bands of union 3D path in the central hinterland oriented wet and been developed to adapt to modern vehicles.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Firestone Firehawk SZ 90 tyre review
Average based on 9 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
24.06.2015 from Sebastian Staicut Very good grip, stability and wear. Noisy and uncomfortable.
07.12.2014 from C Ellis I would not hesitate if these were the best value when i go to buy again. The grip in the dry is top level. The pattern is very nice and distinctive.i purchased 4 as at the time they stood out in terms of price and they were a great tyre. I has uniroyal rs2 tyres before and found they had a very thin sidewall and were prone to sidewall punctures. The firestones have a very thick sidewall and curbing bead. This gives a very positive feel when changing direction but also can make the tyres loud. Overall though they were great. Very grippy right down to 2mm. Even wear rate and never screamed or slipped ever.
20.10.2010 from Leon Lux Extreme tyre wear, after 11.000 km's the rear tires had to be replaced (normal driving, no "burnouts ")