Michelin CrossClimate 185/65 R14 86 H
The process of designing and improving Michelin CrossClimate lasted as long as 3 years. 150 persons worked on the development of this tyre in total and it was subjected to 1,000 lab tests. Over those years, the model was road-tested in 7 European countries. During the tests, the tyre travelled 5 million kilometres. Its performance was tested in a wide range of temperatures (- 30°C to 40°C).
Compared to other all-season tyres, the model was designed using completely different technologies. It is these high-tech treatments that made the model feature the highest tyre labelling class (A) in terms of wet grip. The tyre achieved that class when tested according to the criteria for summer and winter tyres. What’s more, the tyre also received the highest tyre labelling rating in terms of noise.
Examples of differences between Michelin CrossClimate and other summer or all-season tyres:
- 5 m shorter braking distance on a dry surface compared to an all-season tyre (at 14°C),
- 7 m shorter braking distance on a dry surface compared to a winter tyre (at 14°C),
- 3 m shorter braking distance on a wet surface compared to a summer tyre (at 6°C).
The high performance of these tyres in all seasons has its roots in the modern tread. One of its most characteristic components are the 3D sipes. Their pattern is derived from summer tyres, but the geometry is taken from the tread of winter tyres. Thanks to this double characteristic, the sipes change their wideness depending on the road conditions. This makes the tyre bite into the pavement, ensures excellent traction and stability at bends. All this is regardless of the conditions (also on slippery surfaces).
A very important element of Michelin CrossClimate is its shoulder blocks with their bevelled edges. They maintain a high contact with the surface, ensuring short braking distances in both summer and winter.
The tyre design includes a flexible compound which also improves its performance on dry, wet and snowy roads. Moreover, such a solution ensures a lower rolling resistance, which saves on fuel. The silica used in the tyre material reduces heat emissions.
The tyre is manufactured in only 4 plants in Europe (two of them are located in Spain and two in Germany).
Michelin is one of the largest tyre manufacturers on the market. The company was founded in 1889 in France. It owns such brands as Kleber, Kormoran or BFGoodrich. Michelin offer includes the highest class products.
Michelin CrossClimate all season tyre is classified as premium tyre, which means that it provides modern technology and maximum performance.
Now, you are looking at the tyre with the size of 185/65 R14.
The tyre is currently available in sizes from 14 to 18 inches.
This tyre has a speed index of H - the maximum speed at which you can drive on this tyre is 210 km/h. The load index of this tyre is 86 - the maximum load that can be carried by the tyre is 530 kg.
The labelling of the tyre includes the following classes: C (rolling resistance), B (wet grip), 68 db (noise level).