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, 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.
Nexen N 8000 tyre review
Average based on 356 test results
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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.