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Our track test of the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

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    [May 15, 2013]
    A few weeks ago we tested the EfficientGrip Performance, the newest tyre in the EfficientGrip range from Goodyear.

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    Technology

    For the development of this tyre, Goodyear has improved the level of safety and lower fuel consumption, and as a result the tyre achieves excellent tyre labelling results (BA in most of the dimensions). Globally we find among others these major advances;

    - The WearControl technology ensures that tyre wear is even and regular. It helps maintain stable performances and a lower rolling resistance throughout the tyre’s life.

    - The ActiveBraking technology, characterised by the 3D block design, increases the contact area when braking.

    Our track test

    1st test; does EfficientGrip Performance deserve an A?

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    Goodyear invited us to its test track at Mireval, near Montpellier, to test the EfficientGrip Performance and compare it with some of its competitors on the wet. Remember that the A rating (or B for certain dimensions) is for wet grip. We drove a VW Golf VII for the wet driving test. First impression; The EfficientGrip Performance came out top handling wet roads with disconcerting ease. The tyre is safe, responsive and offers excellent grip balance between the front and rear. Result: Neutral handling, the car neither understeers (the front slides) nor oversteers (the rear slides).

    TÜV SÜD, the independent testing organization, conducted a test on the same track and it showed that the EfficientGrip Performance was an average of 2.5 seconds faster than its competitors

    2nd test; a good summer tyre?

    We changed car; Mercedes Class A 200 with 156 horsepower. Technical and twisty, the Mireval track is the ideal place to put the tyre through its paces. Result; Precision is manifest and the feeling of security is complete.

    Check out the video showing its precision

    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance track test - rezulteo - YouTube

    Dimensions, test, technology, price… => Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance: A touring tyre with a BA label rating - New tyres - rezulteo
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