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The A001 has been developed for specific European regions with moderate climates and wet, light winters such as the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, northern France, western Germany and Denmark.
The new Bridgestone A001 is designed to give drivers in these regions a confident, safe driving experience all year round. The tyre is dynamic and easy to drive thanks to excellent front-rear balance, stable cornering and strong traction in both wet and dry.
On wet roads, the specially designed lens-shaped blocks ensure smooth water evacuation with low water turbulence, reducing the risk of hydroplaning. With the A001 drivers don’t have to worry if winter does strike. The pattern’s high-density siping has plenty of edge effect, for confident handling and braking on cold, frozen and snowy roads.
Where summer tyres fail to perform, the A001 takes motorists safely into cold and more challenging winter conditions. Bridgestone has also tuned the tread pattern for low noise and optimum road contact in all surface conditions.
All-weather Silica compound ensures dynamic, confident handling all year round, while balancing dry performance and tyre life.
Specially designed lens shape water evacuation blocks for reduced risk of hydroplaning.
High-grip sipes provide superior braking response even on cold and frozen roads.
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.
A001 tyre review
Average based on 78 test results
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01.02.2015fromlee geldard Good all round performance. Good feel on the road can tell what the front end is doing.
02.06.2014fromivan My favorite brand.Excellent tyres for all kind of weather.
30.05.2014fromMark Taylor This tyre has very noticeably better grip on icy surfaces than the normal (non-all-weather tyres from leading manufacturers).
06.02.2014fromAndrew Baines Great tyre, and after 15,000 miles still looking like new. Fuel consumption really took a noticable hit with these - was getting ~50mpg with Michelin Alpin tyres, now ~46mpg. You can really hear these tyres when cornering! That aside, their grip in adverse conditions is really something else, rain, mud, snow, they out perform any other tyres I've had. It is obviously not as good as the top performing summer tyres in the dry, but it is certainly up there.