Information regarding the EU regulation on labelling of tyres
From 1 November 2012, all tires offered in the EU for cars, SUVs, light trucks and trucks produced from 30 June 2012 must be marked in accordance with a single system.
The aim of this tire label is to increase the safety as well as the economic and ecological efficiency of individual mobility and transport. The new EU tire label sets a standard for three important quality criteria for a tire: rolling resistance coefficient, noise emission and wet grip.
The fuel dispenser symbol represents the fuel efficiency class that is determined by the rolling resistance coefficient. By reducing the rolling resistance fuel and thus CO₂ is saved. The rating is given in classes A (green) to G (red).
External rolling noise
The loudspeaker symbol stands for the noise emission (external rolling noise) of the tires. And that affects the overall volume of the vehicle and thus not only affects the ride comfort, but also the noise pollution for the environment. The more black bars the symbol shows, the louder the tire.
The rain cloud symbol represents the wet grip properties of the tires and is important for safety when driving. Here the performance is divided into classes A to G, where D and G are not occupied.
Below you will find an overview of all currently up-to-date Audi Genuine complete wheels as well as Audi new vehicle tires with the corresponding information according to the EU directive.
The actual fuel savings and road safety depend to a large extent on your own driving style, and especially of the following circumstances:
- The fuel consumption can be significantly reduced by environmentally friendly driving.
- To improve wet grip and fuel efficiency, tire pressure should be checked regularly.
- The safety distance corresponding to the stopping distance should always be adhered to.