The Mercedes CLA is a saloon car based on the Mercedes A-class which, like the compact, has a sportier AMG version that produces 360hp. For this cavalry to take the road, Mercedes has chosen the tyre manufacturer, Dunlop.
Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama is replacing its low rolling resistance range of tyres with the BluEarth A AE50, designed to offer the best possible performance on wet roads and in terms of rolling resistance.
To launch its new Blizzak LM001 winter tyre, tyre manufacturer Bridgestone invited us to its Nordic test centre at Vidsel in Sweden: the Swedish Proving Ground. Through several workshops, we discovered this new high performance tyre that aims to become a benchmark in the winter tyres category.
The Alpin 4 is the best tyre in its segment and has always distinguished itself in tests and trials. Although still in its prime, Michelin is now marketing its successor: the Alpin 5.
Cooper Tire has certainly not forgotten the high performance tyre segment. The Zeon CS Sport is ready to battle it out at the top alongside the best products on the market.
At the end of our test to compare 10 high performance tyres, performance differences were observed from one tyre to another based on the driver’s feeling and the conditions in which tests were conducted. On the Focus ST, the favourite tyre was not necessarily what we thought.