The Wintrac 4 xtreme is the first high performance SUV winter tyre to carry the signature of a top designer. Giugiaro’s innovative design and sleek lines give the W-shaped tread a powerful appearance. The tyre reflects the latest developments, offering you the very best in design, safety and comfort. The Wintrac 4 xtreme has excellent on-road properties, but also features a number of important all-terrain characteristics. For instance, the tread has good self-cleaning properties, resulting in an excellent performance on wintry and unpaved 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.
Wintrac 4 xtreme tyre review
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24.05.2015fromAndy MacDonald A good solid tyre that seems to wear well. It gets hot in the warmer weather, so really for winter/cold use only I think. Fuel consumption and noise wasn't as bad as I had expected, so that was great !
29.01.2015fromAntony Tomas I have had three sets of these tyres leave them on summer winter very good tyre wear fantastic in Austrian snow. Can be slippery on wet oily summer roads just after it has rained. Better ride than original tyres and much cheape
10.05.2014fromAidan These tyres do exactly what they say they do great in the snow and wet but seem to be wearing quick but the xc90 is renowned for its heavy car tyre eating! I bought these prior to winter last year and although they'll legally do another I'll buy new for winter and run these again next summer (we don't get much of a summer up north)
07.06.2013fromT Robertson A good general purpose winter tyre