Thanks to a high net-to gross ratio in combination to low tread depth the FUELMAX D tire leads to lower rolling resistance and improved mileage. The Flexomatic blades are raindrop-shaped to improve mileage and traction, and semi-open shoulders keep noise levels low with enhanced handling. Directional tread design offers better traction and low noise.
Up to 10% improved rolling resistance compared to its predecessor*. Thanks to a high-net-to gross ratio in combination to low tread depth the new FUELMAX D tyre leads to lower rolling resistance and improved mileage. The new FUELMAX D also features the M+S and 3 Peak Mountain snow flake resulting in:
High Net-to-Gross ratio
Extra wide tread width
Reduced Non-skid depth
Directional tread design
Rain drop, flexomatic blades
Low rolling resistance Wavy shape flexomatic sipes The S-shape sipes close when rolling through the footprint allowing the Blocks to interlock. This stabilises the ribs, stiffening the tread. Innovative rib type design Continuous ribs are better for rolling resistance as opposed to a classical block design. Ribs are stiffer then blocks.
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.
* The list prices, if available, are a net calculation basis for determining sales prices between tire manufacturers and their dealers. In no case are the selling prices paid or usually paid.
**Prices include VAT and delivery within Ireland.
***More than 90% of our orders reach the customer in the specified delivery time.