Monday, April 25, 2016


Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tire Continues Eagle Tradition of Excellence

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is continuing to deliver on the Eagle’s strong legacy of premium performance with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.

Unveiled during this week’s Goodyear Dealer Conference, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is a premium, ultra-high performance summer tire that helps deliver commanding traction and precise handling in both wet and dry conditions.
“With an impressive OE fitment on the Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 offers powerful, ultra-high performance handling for exceptional driving confidence,” said Jay Robinson, general manager, brand marketing, Goodyear.
Features that enable the tire’s superior performance include:

An asymmetric tread pattern for powerful traction in turns, as well as enhanced traction on wet surfaces

A grip-boosting tread compound for increased road adhesion and superior traction

Advanced construction tuned for ultra-high performance suspension systems

A solid center rib to help provide quick response and an accurate, on-center feel

Goodyear is currently offering the tire in six sizes, and will continue to expand the size range throughout 2016 to offer 19 sizes, from 205/40R17 up through 285/35R22.

“High performance enthusiasts have chosen Goodyear Eagle tires for more than three decades,” said Robinson. “The new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 represents Goodyear’s continued commitment to this important set of customers.”

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mercedes-Benz E-Class come equipped with Goodyear rubber

The new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 will be fitted on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in a range of sizes from 17 to 20in rims, section width ranging from 225 to 275, and aspect ratio spanning from 30 to 55. Tires will feature Goodyear’s RunOnFlat technology in all fitments.

The new tire is said to deliver shorter braking distances, strong grip for high performance handling on wet and dry roads, cornering performance, and high levels of fuel efficiency.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Consumer Reports releases best tire picks for 2016

WASHINGTON—Most of the famous names in tire making, as well as a few more obscure companies, placed well in Consumer Reports' list of top tire picks for 2016.
The list appears on page 84 of CR's April 2016 issue, its annual automotive issue that lists the magazine's choices for top car brands and models for the year.
This year, CR put more than 150 tire models through a battery of tests, including braking, hydroplaning resistance, handling, winter traction, rolling resistance and tread life, the magazine said.
CR also evaluated tire life by driving each set of tires around the clock for up to 16,000 miles at its course in western Texas, the magazine said. “When shopping, you shouldn't buy solely by brand reputation,” CR said in the article. “Just as Nike sells running shoes of varying quality and durability at various prices, the same holds true for tire brands—even from big names like Michelin and Pirelli.”

Here are CR's top tire choices in six different categories:
ALL-SEASON: BEST: Michelin Defender, Continental True Contact. ALSO RECOMMENDED: General Altimax RT43, Pirelli P4 Four Seasons, Good-year Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Kumho Solus TA11, Cooper CS5 Grand Touring.
PERFORMANCE ALL-SEASON: BEST IN H- AND V-RATED: Continental PureContact, Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus, Michelin Premier A/S. ALSO RECOMMENDED: General Altimax RT43, Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (H-rated only).
ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE SUMMER: BEST: Pirelli P Zero, Michelin Pilot Super Sport. ALSO RECOMMENDED: Yokohama Advan Sport V105, Nokian zLine, Continental Extreme Contact DW, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, Hankook Ventus V12 evo2, Vredestein Ultrac Vorti.
 UHP ALL-SEASON: BEST: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season. ALSO RECOMMENDED: Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2, BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S, Pirelli P Zero Nero All-Season, Cooper Zeon RS3-A.
TRUCK/SUV ALL-SEASON: BEST: Michelin Latitude Tour, Michelin LTX MS/2, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season. ALSO RECOMMENDED: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus, Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus, Cooper Discoverer SRX.
UHP ALL-SEASON: BEST: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season. ALSO RECOMMENDED: Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2, BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S, Pirelli P Zero Nero All-Season, Cooper Zeon RS3-A.

TRUCK/SUV ALL-TERRAIN: BEST: Hankook Dynapro AT-M, Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar, Michelin LTX A/T2, Cooper Discoverer A/TW. ALSO RECOMMENDED: Falken WildPeak A/T01.

Monday, April 4, 2016

The new Continental WinterContact TS 860

New passenger car and light truck winter tire with even shorter braking distances and safe handling

The WinterContact TS 860 will be available in retail outlets from fall 2016

With the WinterContact TS 860, Continental is launching a new winter specialist for compact and mid-range models. On the safety front in particular the new tire brings real progress: When braking on wet wintry roads it performs five percent better than even its outstanding predecessor, the ContiWinterContact TS 850. Braking distances are four percent shorter on ice and there are improvements in snow handling, grip on snow and ride quality as well. Mileage and rolling resistance are on a par with the successful predecessor model.

Designed for use in Central and Western Europe, this premium winter tire will be available in retail outlets from fall 2016. Initially there will be 36 items in 21 sizes for 14 to 17-inch rims, with a further 20 models scheduled to join the range in 2017. On the EU Tire Label the new Continental winter tire scores a C rating for rolling resistance and a B rating for wet grip. So from next fall onward, this winter tire for compact and mid-range models will gradually replace the exceptionally successful ContiWinterContact TS 850. Over the past four years, the ContiWinterContact TS 850 has proved best-in-test in no fewer than 47 comparative tests run by the European trade press, automobile clubs and consumer organizations, making it the most successful Continental winter tire to date.