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Excellent traction and braking on snowy surfaces. High stability in lateral grip. With the generation of winter compounds used, it achieves excellent wet and snow performance. Moreover the innovative base compound and bead geometry improve handling and stability of the vehicle also in dry road conditions.
Made from eco-compatible materials that minimise environmental impact, both at the production stage and throughout the life of the tyre.
Already complies with the 2012 EU Directive on the reduction of noise, resulting in improved driving comfort.
The I.B.S. (Interactive Brickwork Siping) technology used for the sipe pattern improves performance on wet and dry surfaces. It gives a feeling of safety in extreme conditions and reduces braking distance.
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.
W 190 Snowcontrol Serie III tyre review
Average based on 306 test results
Grip in dry conditions
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Internal noise level
Kilometers driven 8,236
06.02.2015fromSteveT First time using winter tyres and what a marked difference in snow and ice from summer tyres. The Pirellis have been better than expected.
21.02.2014fromTrevor Cole Great in wet and dry and excellent on the one occasion I drove on snow and slush. A bit noisier than my summer tyres
21.02.2014fromTrevor Cole Excellent grip all round. Have only driven on snow once this winter but they gripped very well in the snow and slush. Excellent in the wet too. They are a bit noisier than my summer tyres though
29.03.2013fromfero Very good tyre, especially snow grip and braking is great. The comfort is very good. At 100km/h the slightly more noise than with Michelin Alpin A4 (same tyre size, age and car). But cheaper than Michelin, so I would definitely recommend the tyre.