Goodyear UltraGrip 8
The winter tyre that delivers outstanding snow traction
The UltraGrip 8 is the winter tyre that that delivers braking performance and grip when it matters most.
Winter is a challenging time for most drivers: plummeting temperatures and road conditions change suddenly – from snow to slush, from wet to ice, from dry to wet. Cold Weather tyres, combined with appropriate driving skills and behaviour during these unpr. The winter tire that delivers outstanding snow traction.
- Shorter braking distances on snow
- Extra grip on winter roads
- Improved handling
- High aquaplaning resistance
Shorter braking distances on snow. Benefit from shorter braking distances when it matters most, thanks to Goodyear’s 3D-BIS Technology®. This interlocking block system helps deliver braking distances on snow that are one meter shorter than the average performance of competitors’ winter tyres.*
Extra grip on winter roads. Enjoy confident grip in all cold-weather conditions. The winter tread compound maintains high grip levels at temperatures below 7 °C. The compound is long-wearing to give you extra mileage from your winter tyres.
Improved handling. Goodyear’s 3D BIS Technology® improves handling in unpredictable winter weather – from wet and dry roads, to ice, snow and slush. The optimized tyre shape puts more rubber in contact with the road, increasing control in slippery conditions. The UltraGrip 8 maintains handling performance even as the tire wears, thanks to a next generation V-tread design.
High aquaplaning resistance. The UltraGrip 8 reduces the risk of aquaplaning on slushy or wet roads. A double V-groove – one groove for evacuating water and one for gripping snow – ensures good control in wet and thawing conditions. When tested against competitors' tires, the UltraGrip 8 offered 16% better resistance to aquaplaning on curved roads.**
- First directional tyre using 3D-BIS (Block Interlocking System) TechnologyTM throughout the entire tread pattern
- Next generation winter tread compound
- Higher net contact area
- Next generation V-tread design
- More grip and shorter braking distance on snow and ice
- Improved handling and braking on dry and wet roads
- Excellent traction and handling on snow and ice
- Outstanding grip on wet and dry
Optimised mileage and improved fuel efficiency TUV Claims TÜV SÜD claims 55% shorter braking distance on snow* 41% more lateral grip on snow* 6% more resistance to aquaplaning on curved roads** *Compared to a Goodyear summer tyre. Braking distance on snow from 50 km/h to 5 km/h, measured by TÜV SÜD Automotive.
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.