The 4x4 Road is the comfortable SUV tyre that offers you extra grip on the road.
Shorter braking distances
Comfortable drive because of low noise
A reliable SUV tyre that offers quiet comfort and extra grip
Shorter braking in the wet
Quiet, comfortable ride
Improved damage resistance
Shorter braking in the wet. Benefit from shorter braking distances on rainy days. The 4x4 Road features an advanced silica compound that is optimised to provide high levels of grip, especially in wet conditions.
Quiet, comfortable ride. Enjoy every journey in your SUV, thanks to a tyre designed to let you drive in peace and quiet. The 4x4 Road’s tread block arrangement reduces overall tyre noise.
Improved damage resistance. With its high-performance carcass construction, the 4x4 Road is more resistant to the knocks and impacts that can typically damage tyres.
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.