The new tires are Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 Ultra High Performance tire designed for cars in the premium segment. Pirelli Research Laboratories have developed an innovative compound thanks to the role polymers to improve the mechanical properties, thermal and dynamic condition - provide very high performance on wet and snow-covered roads.
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 were tested in the most rigorous conditions in Italy, Austria, Sweden, Finland and New Zealand, new tires in strict compliance with high quality standards imposed by Pirelli safety, mileage and performance.
The result of the development with prestige and premium OEMs. It is the tyre dedicated to high-end premium vehicles. The best winter performance in all winter conditions.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 tyre review
Average based on 14 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
20.02.2021fromMax E I would like to say that these tyres saved our bacon this winter. We had lots of snow and ice over January and February this year and the tyres never lost an ounce of grip. Even when others were stuck and lost in snow drifts, the Scout got through. I was concerned about the wear of the tyres (bring softer than summet tyres but there was little wear showing on the Winter Tyres). Highly recommended for high speed road driving or off-road snowdrifts!
02.04.2020fromJames Forsyth Winter tyres were probably quieter than my summer choice of Pirelli P ZeroNero GT's. Size is staggered, 235/40 18 and 254/35 18. I never had any qualms in standing water or winter conditions with these tyres.
05.06.2015fromJason Cummings Go anywhere in the snow. Protrude slightly to protect your alloys.