Asymmetric Tread Design: An outer tread zone for excellent handling inner tread zone for enhanced wet performance
Straight Center Rib: Helps directional driving stability at high speeds and excellent steering response
Organic Style Lateral Grooves: Help provide enhanced traction both wet and dry roads
Rigid Shoulder Block Design: Enhanced cornering and handling stability
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.
N 8000 tyre review
Average based on 419 test results
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21.06.2019 from Mark Probably the worst tyres I've owned.
I read a number of reviews before buying these and they all claimed the tyres were decent, especially for the price, but my account is not like this.
The grip in the wet or damp is shocking, the bald (and punctured as it turns out) runflat Bridgestones that they replaced genuinely had more grip.
Even after the tyres bedded in they didn't improve.
The width is poor, they almost look stretched and this leaves the rims exposed to any slight scuff immediately.
I won't be buying these again, infact they will be coming off next month and they've only been on 6 months and covered 2k miles.
If you want a tyre in this price range Do yourself a favour and buy Kumoho or Avon.
29.07.2018 from Sergejs Push the pedal down when needed. Sometimes agresive start to clean off old rubber. Nexen tyres in use for rear. Plenty of thread left. Will do another 13000k miles.
12.12.2014 from Kash Very quite tyre on my 2008 A8L! Much better ride than the Dunlop SP01's that came with the car. Only downside is no rim protection!
24.10.2014 from Kash Very quite tyre, only downside is there's no rim protection so I'm keening the tyres more. Previous tyres were Dunlop SP01 which were very noisy but had rim protection which saved keening my alloys.