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Laufenn: new car tires in the pipeline

The new Laufenn-Plus generation offers higher performance and greater stability on both wet and dry roads thanks to its optimised tread compound. This means that the new range of Laufenn summer tires, which will be available on the European market from spring 2020, will meet the requirements of consumers who value both performance and safety. The new HP Laufenn S FIT EQ+ is equipped with an advanced Hydro-Flow tread block pattern which, together with its four straight main grooves and streamlined tread block arrangement, effectively reduces aquaplaning. Furthermore, the use of an improved second-generation silica compound has led to a significant reduction in braking distance, especially on wet roads. Furthermore, the S FIT EQ+ delivers excellent performance and good stability even at higher speeds thanks to reinforced tread bars which ensure greater block stiffness. Designed specifically for the touring segment, the new Laufenn G FIT EQ+, like its predecessor, comes with a four-rib tread pattern that provides smooth ride in a wide range of road conditions. The variable depth tread grooves allow quick water run-off, while the sipes on the inner shoulder improve wet grip. In addition, the Laufenn G FIT EQ+ received a new tread compound for better grip on wet roads. A special base rubber layer below the tread helps reduce rolling resistance and increases fuel efficiency. The optimised contour of the tire prevents irregular wear by distributing the weight evenly across the entire tread width. Tread blocks with different stiffness, depending on the position, minimise vibration and noise levels for an altogether comfortable ride.

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