A unique tire with an up-to-date design and directional tread pattern, developed especially for use by light trucks under winter conditions on city streets as well as highway-type roads.
Features of the MPS 520 Tires:
Directional tread pattern designed to meet requirements of high reliability, maximum safety and excellent durability
Increased adhesive qualities on wet surfaces
New generation of eco-friendly silica tread compound
New generation of space lamellas
Low voluble resistance
Enhanced traction on snowy and frozen surfaces
High driving comfort
Good stability at high speeds
Plastic side of tire design
Description and Functionality of Tread Pattern Elements
The MPS 520 – Nordicca Van Tread Pattern is a directional type tread pattern with an up-to-date design, especially developed for use by light trucks under winter conditions on city streets as well as highway-type roads
The tread pattern is designed to meet requirements of high reliability, maximum safety and excellent durability.
Directional Configuration of Tread Pattern Blocks
Directional Tread Pattern = ideal off-take of water and snow slip, remarkable aquaplaning characteristics, excellent traction on snowy and frozen surfaces
Up-to-date tread pattern concept = comfortable and quiet driving Computer-aided design of the tread pattern = minimum tire wear = enhanced tire mileage
Flexible width of the tread pattern blocks = high driving comfort
Open Side-block Concept
Robust, armed tread pattern side-blocks = very good tracking = high mileage, excellent curve stability, dynamic driving parameters, perfect handling
Open side grooves = good traction and braking characteristics on snowy roads, excellent self-cleaning abilities
Lamella Tread Pattern System
More than 1100 lamellas providing a large number of adhesive edges = good traction and braking characteristics on snowy and icy roads
New generation of lamellas = enhanced traction on snow and ice, improved driving stability when transporting maximum loads on dry and wet surfaces
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.
205/60 R16C 100/98T
With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
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