High dispersion silica tread: Provides improved wet performance as well as excellent traction in dry conditions.
Wear Square™ visual indicator: Allows a quick check on approximate tread life remaining on the tyre and indicates any potential wheel alignment issues with the vehicle.
Noise damping structures: Reduces airborne noise generated by the tyre/road interaction – passing all known future EU ‘pass by noise’ legislation.
Functional rim flange protectors: In all sizes help protect alloys against kerb damage.
Wide range of fitments: Available in 15” to 18” rim diameters with V, W and Y speed ratings.
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.
Cooper Zeon CS8 tyre review
Average based on 2 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
04.07.2020fromStewart Dalzell Just a brilliant all round tyre for the price point, been using them on my VW and parents cars for a good few years, mileage out them is not great if you drive on the limit all the time, but they inspire that as they grip very will in the dry and the wet, as per usual Cooper tyres have always been good on british roast with typical british weather - Also part of the Avon tyre lot, associated Chinese brands are Superia, Austone, Fortune etc, if it's B or A rated for wet you can almost guarantee it to be the case these days.
24.08.2018fromSh Good grip, comfortable drive but noticable increase in fuel consumption