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The new high performance tyre for tough winter conditions
Excellent Control on Snow
Strong Dry Performance on Winter Roads
Snow Catcher Technology Excellent Control on Snow. The centre grooves of the tyre work together to form an interlocking network that catches the snow as you drive, keeping you moving even in severe snow conditions.
3D Bubble Blades Strong Dry Performance on Winter Roads. Straight sipes on the top of the tread surface allow the presence of more rubber volume. This combined with the 3D bubble blades feature provides stronger blocks for better control on dry roads.
Winter Polymer Blend & Multiple AquaFlow grooves Excellent control on wet winter raods. Water is absorbed and dispersed in an efficient way.
Flat and Wide (Schwartz, Breit, Stark) cavity High Mileage. Allows an optimized footprint shape with uniform pressure distribution which results in an even wear.
Engineered Compound Technology and low weight construction Reduced fuel consumption.
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.
Kristall Control HP2 tyre review
Average based on 229 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
19.09.2021 from Allan Fulton Excellent in wet superb handling and breaking
05.09.2019 from Peter Although a "Winter" tyre they are a good all rounder mud & snow. Tyre wear is obviously not as good "summer" tyres and other tyres may be better for high speed autoroute driving.