According to the producer’s information Michelin Alpin A4 205/60 R15 91 H has the following parameters:
According to WE Directive no. 1222/2009, from November 2012, all tyres will display a new tyre label ticket. Manufacturers of tyres for cars, light and heavy trucks must specify fuel consumption, wet grip and noise classification of the product by means of a sticker or a label.
Fuel efficiency (rolling resistance)
Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a color-coded scale.
A class (green) stands for the highest fuel efficiency rating (=the lowest rolling resistance).
G class (red) marks the lowest fuel efficiency rating (= the highest rolling resistance). Rolling resistance influences fuel consumption and fumes emission, thus the higher the resistance, the lower fuel consumption and exhaust fumes emission.
Wet grip’ is the tyre’s ability to adhere to the road in wet conditions. The EU rating focuses only on one aspect of wet grip – the wet braking performance of the tyre. Wet grip is rated from A to F:
A class stands for the best braking performance, whereas G class stands for the worst breaking performance. It is one of the crucial parameters influencing the road safety.
Tyres contribute to the amount of pass-by noise a vehicle generates. It is reflected by means of wave symbols: 1 black wave stands for quiet tyres, whereas 3 waves signify that the tyre is noisy. The EU rating measures the external noise emissions of the tyre in decibels (dB). Choosing a tyre with a good noise rating will lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment.