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