Tyre of the Month: Michelin Alpin 5
As we move ever closer to winter, we have chosen superior winter tyre Michelin Alpin 5 as our tyre of the month. Awarded ‘Best Performance’ on snow, wet and ice braking by ADAC in 2015, this tyre is a reliable choice for tackling cold weather conditions.
Enhanced Winter Traction
Constructed with an innovative tread pattern design which features sipes that are as deep as the tread, the Michelin Alpin 5 firmly bites to the surface of the road. This enables the tyre to provide excellent traction on snow and ice covered surfaces as well as efficient resistance against aquaplaning as it works to rapidly evacuate water from the tyre surface.
The Michelin Alpin 5 is designed with a specialist Helio Compound 4G which contains sunflower oil to keep the tyre supple in freezing temperatures. This enables the tyre to remain flexible, when some other tyres would stiffen, resulting in maximum gripping characteristics and excellent handling when temperatures drop. Furthermore, this enables the Michelin Alpin 5 to retain a good level of energy efficiency.
- Functional elastomers in the compound also work to enhance tyre grip
- Michelin’s StabliGrip technology delivers precise steering
- Innovative tread design provides excellent performance on all surfaces
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