Designed for medium to high mileage drivers of compacts, mid-sized cars and family saloons (60 to 65 aspect ratio, up to a speed rating of T). High-level balanced performance with a quiet ride.
The new BLIZZAK LM-20 tread pattern is designed with snow simulation technology that measures shearing force distribution to the nearest millimetre. Combined with a new high-silica compound and stiff pattern construction, it gives a well-balanced all round performance on snow, ice, wet and dry.
More control in snow due to a new tread pattern designed by the precision of snow simulation technology,
Safer in slush and wet with a high silica content and siping designed by edge pressure simulation,
Resistant to irregular wear due to flatter contact area distribution,
Very low noise gives a comfortable ride in all conditions.
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.
Blizzak LM-20 tyre review
Average based on 902 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
Kilometers driven 10,851
11.05.2012fromScott Curtis My car's performance in snow and ice was utterly transformed by these tyres,and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
04.12.2011fromDanijel Miler That is my 3rd set of LM20. This tire is so much better than Dunlop SP Winter Response, "winner" of many tests.
14.04.2011fromStuart Stunning performance in this winters snow and ice. Slight road noise but less than old worn Michelin tyres, so not major. Good value and a pleasing buy for first departure from Michelin in 20 years.
17.12.2010fromRoy boy Totally changed the car in a good way,so surprised at the grip they achieve.fitted on a set of steel wheels 5" from mytyres.£412 for 4. Would look for these now as they are excellent.
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