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The BLIZZAK LM-30 targets a wide range of compacts, mid-sized cars and family saloons up to T and H speed ratings. It offers them safe all-round winter driving with maximum control on snow and ice, and the reassurance of short braking distances on slush and wet.
Precision Response: Special features include new “3D Washboard and slit” siping on the centre rib for extra grip and block stiffness, high edge density in the centre area for maximum bite on hard-packed snow and ice, and continuous Z-shape lugs which enhance edge effect and snow shear force in all driving directions.
Asymmetrical pattern with high central edge component for outstanding grip on snow and ice
Optimized void and groove distribution balancing snow, wet and dry performance
Silica-reinforced tread compound for reliable braking and grip across all winter conditions
Robust, durable construction ensures consistent and comfortable handling
Bridgestone has also made the new BLIZZAK LM-30 more environment-friendly and economical, compared to the BLIZZAK LM-20 it replaces. By reducing rolling resistance by up to 16% through weight loss resulting from the optimization of the carcass shape and belt package, fuel consumption has been cut by up to 2.5% and CO2 emissions reduced by up to 4.5 g/km. The BLIZZAK LM-30 also reduces pass-by noise by more than 1dB and in-car noise by 2dB.
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.
Blizzak LM-30 tyre review
Average based on 818 test results
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30.05.2015fromScott Fantastic snow tyre. I work in Buxton and never got stuck with this tyre for 3 winters travelling into Buxton 5 days per week. Transformed my 1.5 DCi Clio into a controllable snow machine capable of passing stranded 4x4's. I will be purchasing the same tyre for my A4 Quattro this winter
20.04.2013fromGraham A very worthwhile purchase.
30.11.2011fromKeith Farrow Bit of extra noise, but top grip in the wet and snow.
11.07.2010fromPaul James superb value tyre gave the driver confidence in snowy conditions