Winter and sporty performance? They go hand-in-hand. After all, your
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Winter tires can be recognized through the markings on the tire sidewall. The abbreviation M+S (slush and snow) can be found in combination with the so-called ‘Alpine’ symbol, a three-pointed mountain pictogram with a snowflake in the middle. Any manufacturer can use the M+S emblem because tires with this designation do not require any wintry test criteria. Make sure that the tires are provided not only with the M+S emblem but also the Alpine symbol.
Winter tires should already be fitted before snow falls because winter conditions for summer tires begin at temperatures below around +7°C. Below this point, the tire compound begins to harden – driving characteristics are worsened and braking distances increased. We therefore recommend that you fit winter tires during the colder months of the year.
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The warm-up for winter begins with the tires. Because they transfer the high performance of a
Winter for a summer tire begins long before the snow falls. Even at a temperature of approx. +7°C, its rubber compounds start to harden. The driving characteristics worsen, braking distances increase. With winter tires, the braking distance in wet conditions is reduced by up to 12% and in snow by up to 19%. In addition, the vehicle can be better controlled.
That's why our engineers leave nothing to chance when developing the
From the first second onwards in the development of our wheels with winter tires, one principle applies: utmost quality. Which is why laps on the Nürburgring form the basis for our tests. The values observed there are used as input parameters for the subsequent testing of our wheels. Not least the endurance test on the ‘biaxial wheel test’ (ZWARP) which simulates the long-term strain associated with extreme driving styles. The result: safe, high-performance wheels. Engineered in Weissach.
An important quality factor. In the toughest conditions, among other qualities, performance, rolling resistance and rolling noise are checked on the test track in Weissach. The route to the ‘N’ designation – for tires recommended by
This results in wheels with winter tires which ensure perfect performance, even in wintry conditions. And which offer you all manner of options. Whether, sporty, classic, slender or striking. In 18, 19, 20 or 21-inch. Painted in satin platinum or black (high-gloss). With a striking multi-spoke or sporty dual-arm design. Find all wheels with winter tires available for your
Whichever option you choose: wheels with winter tires from
Winter comes and goes. Performance stays. After all, your
While others have to shift down a gear, with
What do rubber compounds, siped tread arrangement and tread depth actually have to do with driving pleasure and driving safety in winter? Everything, actually. Because to be able to produce full power output even under extreme conditions, you need the right tires. With the right conditions for the demanded performance. Because it’s worthwhile looking more precisely at the important details. After all, your winter tires are the key players on the ground.
The rubber compounds of the winter tires clearly differ from those of the summer tires. Thanks to the high proportion of natural rubber, they are noticeably softer. And they harden less in the cold. This means tires can be adapted optimally to the road surface.
The tread is the basis for the safe grip on wintry roads. It drains water and provides good lateral stability. In addition, snow can settle in the wide grooves which causes improved performance through friction.
The siped tread has a lot to do in winter. After all, it provides the perfect grip on snow-covered, frozen and wet surfaces. The fine incisions of the siped tread create many gripping edges which snag when driving in snow. In addition, snow can be lodged in the siped tread, providing good frictional resistance, as snow sticks to snow.