The ADAC summer tyre tests, published at the end of February 2011, evaluated 16 leading tyre brands including the Ecopia EP150 (size 195/65 R15 on a Skoda Octavia) for the first time since its European launch in 2010.
Ecopia EP150: “Very recommendable” writes ADAC “a very well balanced summer tyre; good in all safety-related criteria.”
Ecopia tyres are designed to reduce rolling resistance without compromising grip and wet safety. The Ecopia EP150 employs Bridgestone’s proprietary NanoPro-Tech™ compound and has a 15% improved rolling resistance compared to current Bridgestone tyres of the same dimensions, making it more fuel efficient with lower CO2 output.
The ADAC tests of 195/65 R15 also included the Firestone TZ300, which competes in the mid-priced tyre segment, awarding it the “recommendable” rating with “very good on dry”. Separate ADAC tests in a smaller size (175/65 R14T on a Ford Fiesta) included the Firestone Multihawk tyre which also received the “recommendable” rating.
ADAC Motorwelt is the official publication of ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club), Germany’s largest automobile club; with 18 million readers, it is the country’s most read magazine.
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Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.