The brand new Blizzak LM001 combines new innovations in tread and materials technology to deliver the safety and performance you need in today’s increasingly unpredictable world. Confidently hit the road in any winter weather: from sunny to snowy to everything in between.
BRAKING AND HANDLING ON SNOW 3D sipe application with new pattern design balance pattern stiffness without reducing sipe flexibility. High-volume slanted grooves create high snow-to-snow shear force for outstanding traction on snow-covered surfaces.
HANDLING, STABILITY AND CONTROL IN WET Rounded corner junctions improve flow of water and slush. Tapered horn lugs clear the patch area quickly, increasing road contact and control even further.
EXCELLENT WEAR RESISTANCE AND DURABLE PERFORMANCE NanoPro-Tech polymers assure an optimal silica distribution resulting in a flexible compound also in cold weather conditions, maintaining the best grip and contact with road over a wider range of temperatures.
Bridgestone Run-Flat Technology tyres let you keep on driving for more than 50 miles at 50 mph, in the event of a sudden loss of air pressure, as determined by vehicle test and/or ISO tests. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual for actual running distances for your vehicle.
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.