The RainSport 5 made for exceptional wet performance, enhanced mileage and superior steering control – it’s the sporty solution for compact-, middle- and upper-class vehicles including SUVs.
Be safe even on rainy days in summer. The further developed Shark Skin Technology and the wide in-block-grooves disperse water out of the tread pattern, effectively reducing the risk of aquaplaning. Moreover, the innovative Aqua-Twist Sipes channel the water out of the tyre, leading to increased grip on wet and slippery roads.
Enjoy a long journey with the new RainSport 5. A newly developed tread compound guarantees low abrasion and the stiffer shoulders ensure even treadwear. The optimised tread design provides even pressure distribution on the contact surface, which leads to a higher mileage and an outstanding noise performance.
Take pleasure in every ride at a new level of sportiveness on dry roads. Through the stiffer base, the specially designed wide center ribs and its reinforced outside shoulder, this tyre truly delivers top cornering stability, great steering response and control for maximum driving pleasure – come rain or shine.
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.