The BLIZZAK LM-30 targets a wide range of compacts, mid-sized cars and family saloons up to T and H speed ratings. It offers them safe all-round winter driving with maximum control on snow and ice, and the reassurance of short braking distances on slush and wet.
Precision Response: Special features include new “3D Washboard and slit” siping on the centre rib for extra grip and block stiffness, high edge density in the centre area for maximum bite on hard-packed snow and ice, and continuous Z-shape lugs which enhance edge effect and snow shear force in all driving directions.
- Asymmetrical pattern with high central edge component for outstanding grip on snow and ice
- Optimized void and groove distribution balancing snow, wet and dry performance
- Silica-reinforced tread compound for reliable braking and grip across all winter conditions
- Robust, durable construction ensures consistent and comfortable handling
Bridgestone has also made the new BLIZZAK LM-30 more environment-friendly and economical, compared to the BLIZZAK LM-20 it replaces. By reducing rolling resistance by up to 16% through weight loss resulting from the optimization of the carcass shape and belt package, fuel consumption has been cut by up to 2.5% and CO2 emissions reduced by up to 4.5 g/km. The BLIZZAK LM-30 also reduces pass-by noise by more than 1dB and in-car noise by 2dB.
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.