December 08, 2019 |
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 win German car magazine awards
Whether it's rain, snow or ice, with the new Bridgestone Blizzak LM005, drivers are ideally equipped for the cold season. The latest winter tyre tests carried out by Auto Bild, auto motor und sport and firmenauto, which awarded the LM005 with top marks, confirmed this. On top of this, Bridgestone was awarded "Manufacturer of the Year" Winter Tyres 2019/20 by Auto Bild for "best braking performance on snowy, dry and wet roads".
Particularly in winter, it is important for drivers to be able to rely on their tyres in all weather conditions, after all, they’re the only part of the vehicle in contact with icy-wet roads. With the new Bridgestone Blizzak LM005, the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, has added another premium tyre to its range that stands for outstanding performance.
The Blizzak LM005 was recently rated "exemplary" in Auto Bild's major winter super test, and in the Auto Bild Allrad winter tyre test it was named "winter specialist with balanced good performance at the highest level". Auto Bild Allrad gave top marks for traction, braking and handling. The "high resistance to aquaplaning" and the "low rolling resistance" were also highlighted.
Additionally, the magazines, auto motor und sport and firmenauto awarded the LM005 with the overall rating "very good" in their 2019 winter tyre test, making it one of the best-rated tyres in the test. auto motor und sport praised the tyre in particular as “very precise on snow-covered and wet roads” and certified it with “the shortest braking distance on wet surfaces and snow”. firmenauto also highlighted the tyre’s wet performance and rewarded it with its highest score. With its low rolling resistance as well as its low tyre and road noise, the LM005 also scored an impressive 9.0 out of 10 possible points in the "environment" assessment, making it one of the two top performers in this category.
"We are very pleased with the positive assessment of the independent experts," said Christian Mühlhäuser, Managing Director, Bridgestone Central Europe. "These top ratings once again confirm that we are creating reliable trust with our high-performance premium products. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is the result of state-of-the-art tyre development to help drivers reach their destination more safely in all winter conditions".
The Blizzak LM005 is made from Bridgestone's high-silica NanoProTech™ compound, which provides strong performance on snow and wet surfaces. This silica content keeps the tyres soft even in very cold temperatures, allowing maximum traction. The completely redesigned tread pattern, with a higher number of lateral grooves in the shoulder area, improves both the grip level of the tyre on snow and ice and the braking behaviour. Currently the Blizzak LM005 is available in 118 dimensions from 14 to 21 inches. In 2020, 46 additional dimensions will follow, and the line-up will be extended to 22 inches.
Excellent alternative for the whole year: Bridgestone Weather Control A005
Bridgestone also offers an excellent tyre for drivers who want to use the same tyres all year round: The Weather Control A005. This all-season tyre has been specially developed for short distance drivers who mainly drive on flat or urban terrain and are looking for a comfortable and safer driving experience, regardless of sun and heat, rain or occasional snowfall. sport auto magazine has confirmed this and praised the A005 with not only the overall rating of "very good" but also with its "respectable braking performance" as the best tyre for both dry and wet braking.
The Bridgestone Weather Control A005 comes with the EU tyre label A for wet grip and, depending on the tyre size, the B or C label for rolling resistance. Thanks to its reliable performance on snow, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 also bears the statutory Alpine symbol (mountain pictogram with snowflake), which allows it to be used 365 days a year. With 71 different tyre sizes from 15 to 20 inches, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 can be fitted to over 90% of all passenger cars and SUVs.
 Based on 2018 tyre sales. Source: Tyre Business 2019 - Global Tyre Company Rankings.
 The winter super test was carried out with 225/45 R17 tyres, the all-wheel winter tyre test with 215/60 R17 tyres.
 The tests were carried out with 215/55 R17 tyres, the test vehicle was a VW T-Roc.
 The test was carried out with 235/40 R18 tyres and the test vehicle was a Honda Civic Type R.