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Excellent on dry and wet roads. For compact-class and medium-class vehicles. Great handling characteristics and aquaplaning protection.
Matador brand with long tradition, wide portfolio and reliable performance
Excellent cornering characteristics
Fits perfectly for example to Skoda Rapid, VW Golf and Peugeot 308
Excellent cornering characteristics. The asymmetric tread pattern with a compact, closed shoulder withstands even more extreme lateral forces. This results in excellent cornering stability.
Excellent handling performance. Rigid ribs running around the tyre increase tread stability and deliver excellent handling.
Effective protection against aquaplaning. Wide grooves running around the circumference and an open inner shoulder displace water quickly, providing effective protection against aquaplaning.
Innovative design of asymmetrical, nondirectional tread pattern with 3D grooves
Stiff pattern design
Modern rolling resistance-optimised silica tread compound
More wear-resistant compound
Precise handling and high driving stability
Outstanding braking performance in both wet and dry surface
High mileage and low fuel consumption
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
MP 44 Elite 3 tyre review
Average based on 71 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
03.12.2013fromGreg excellent comfort in city driving(low speed) tyres are pleasly soft, worse in motorway,in higher speed the are kind of unstable.