The new and improved studless winter performance tire
The optimized directional pattern design of the Winter i*cept iZ2 ensures maximum studless safety on wet and icy roads. The improved Winter i*cept iZ2 features zigzag traction for improved snow traction with excellent braking and handling on ice allowing you to drive with confidence in extreme winter conditions.
Increased pitch numbers Bites into the snow improving the traction performance of the tires.
Handling performance Reinforced center block provides better handling performance (reinforcement of rib block stiffness).
‘Z’ grip shoulder block The ‘Z’ grip shoulder block disperses pressure equally on the shoulders edges. Z Grip: Z shape 3D structure equally distributes the pressure, making the ideal contact shape. The robust block edge enhances the handling performance on the snow.
Zigzag traction Improves snow traction and provides excellent braking and handling performance on ice.
Increased groove edge length Maximizes the effect of the sipe edge Lateral groove edge length: 15% increased Longitudinal groove edge length: 23% increased
Wet performance V-shape offers better drainage.
3D sipes The 3D sipe block provides superior control stability and minimizes block movement in all driving conditions.
High grip silica compound Improved snow / wet traction and lowered rolling resistance.
Jointless full cover reinforced belt Ideal tread strength.
Wide steel belt layer Ensures optimal tread stiffness and improves handling performance.
Equilibrium polyester carcass line Enhanced sidewall stiffness and durability.
Adoption of high-hardness bead filler Improves handling and steering response.
Ultra high strength bead wire Improves uniformity and durability of the bead position.
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.
Winter i*cept iZ2 W616
195/60 R16 93T XL, Nordic Compound
Tyre load index
With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
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