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X-Ice 3: The new reference in Michelin’s Nordic range

New tyres Published the 18/10/2012 by Charlotte

Officially presented at the Moscow International Automobile Salon, the X-Ice 3 is the new flagship of Michelin’s Nordic tyre range. The X-Ice 3 offers greater safety and superior traction than its predecessor on snow and ice. A silica-based rubber compound, 3D sipes, micro-pumps: The third generation Winter Grip Technology features some interesting innovations.

Michelin X-Ice 3 Copyright © : rezulteo

Launched just over four years ago, the Michelin X-Ice 2 is now a benchmark in the highly competitive segment of unstudded Nordic tyres on the French market and in other countries such as Russia and Sweden. It has forged its reputation through the excellent results obtained in numerous tests.

According to Michelin, the X-Ice 3, designed for compact vehicles and saloon cars, offers shorter braking distances and superior ice traction. Better on snow, better on ice Tests conducted by Michelin have shown the progress made by the X-Ice 3 when compared with its predecessor. Braking: The X-Ice 3 stops up to 7% shorter on ice and up to 3% shorter on snow. Tests conducted on a deceleration from 12 to 3 mph with the tyre size 205/55R16.

Michelin X-Ice 3 braking distance compared to Michelin X-Ice 2Copyright © : Michelin

Traction: The X-Ice 3 delivers 17% stronger grip on ice and 6% more traction on snow. Tests conducted for an acceleration from 3 to 12 mph and a deceleration from 12 to 3 mph with the tyre size 205/55R16.

 

Michelin X-Ice 3’s acceleration and traction abilityCopyright © : Michelin

Michelin ensure that these improvements have not been achieved at the expense of the tyre’s balance of performance. The X-Ice 3 remains a versatile tyre that can deal with all situations normally encountered in winter: Snow, ice, rain, low temperatures…

It continues to offer a high level of energy efficiency thanks to a low rolling resistance as well as a longer tread life.

 

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