Bridgestone’s Blizzak LM005 wins ADAC2020 winter tyre test
Bridgestone’s Blizzak LM005, the company’s winter tyre, won ADAC 2020 winter tyre test for offering exceptional control and safety in challenging conditions.
Experts from ADAC, the largest motoring association in Europe, gave the Blizzak LM005 an overall score of 2.0 – the best rating of all profiles in the test – and named it the winner in the classification of the 15 tested profiles.
The company said the Blizzak LM005 impressed in all winter road conditions with its balanced performance on dry and snow-covered roads, and handling in the wet.
The tyre is made of Bridgestone’s NanoTech compound, which contains high silica to to keep the tyre soft in cold temperatures for maximum traction and optimise performance in wet and snowy conditions.
It has also been designed with a unique, zig-zag groove pattern to enhance water evacuation and improve adhesion with the road. The synergy between these features has delivered excellent results, with the LM005 the first winter tyre to achieve an EU Label ‘A’-grade in wet grip for its full line-up.
With its low rolling resistance and fuel consumption, as well as its low tyre and road noise, the Blizzak LM005 is also a more sustainable choice for customers. The energy efficient tyre not only benefits the driver in terms of mileage and cost-savings, but also means fewer emissions are released. These environmentally-friendly features were recognised by the ADAC, who awarded the Blizzak LM005 excellent ratings for its low rolling resistance and fuel consumption.
The Blizzak LM005 is currently available in 171 dimensions for passenger cars and SUV/4x4s from 14 to 22 inches. Bridgestone’s innovative DriveGuard Run Flat technology has been integrated into 24 high-demand dimensions (16 to 18 inches) of the Blizzak LM005 to counteract sudden tyre damage, allowing vehicles to continue driving for up to 80 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h in the event of a puncture.