Winter and sporty performance go hand in hand. After all, your
NB: Further information on fuel efficiency class, wet grip class and rolling noise can be found in our
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Winter tyres can be recognised from the markings on the tyre wall. 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 tyres with this designation do not require any wintry test criteria. Make sure that the tyres are provided not only with the M+S emblem but also the Alpine symbol.
Winter tyres should already be fitted before snow falls because winter conditions for summer tyres begin at temperatures below around +7°C. Below this point, the tyre compound begins to harden – driving characteristics are worsened and braking distances increased. We therefore recommend that you fit winter tyres during the colder months of the year.
All tyres recognised by
Preparation for winter begins with tyres, they transfer the high performance of a
Winter for a summer tyre begins long before the snow falls. Even at temperatures of approx. +7°C, its rubber compounds start to harden, causing driving characteristics to worsen and braking distances to increase. With winter tyres, the braking distance in wet conditions is reduced by up to 12% and in snow by up to 19%, meaning the vehicle can be better controlled.
That’s why our engineers leave nothing to chance when developing the Tequipment’s wheels with winter tyres. Even in the toughest conditions, all winter tyres must prove their
During the development of our winter tyres, the main principle that applies is utmost quality. This is why laps on the Nürburgring form the basis for our tests. The values that are observed are used as parameters for the subsequent testing of our wheels. For example, the endurance test in the ‘biaxial wheel test’ (ZWARP) which stimulates the long-term strain associated with extreme driving styles. The result is safe, high performance wheels that are engineered in Weissach.
Among other qualities, performance, rolling resistance and rolling noise are tested on the race track in Weissach. The route to the “N” designation – for tyres recommended by
This results in wheels with winter tyres which ensure perfect performance, even in winter conditions. Whether sporty, classic, slender or striking. In either 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 tyres available for your
Whichever option you choose,
Winter comes and goes, performance stays. After all, your
While others shift down a gear,
What do rubber compounds, siped tread arrangement and tread depth actually have to do with driving pleasure and driving safety in Winter? Everything actually. To be able to produce full power output under extreme conditions, you need the right tyres with the right conditions for the demanded performance. It is worthwhile looking more precisely at the important details. After all, your winter tyres are the key players on the ground.
The rubber compounds of the winter tyres clearly differ from those of the summer tyres. Thanks to the high proportion of natural rubber, they are noticeably softer. And they harden less in the cold. This means tyres 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.
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* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 01 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From 01 September 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 01 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.