Cinturato Pirelli: environmental friendly performance

  • Reduction of fuel consupmtion by 5% impacting on lower CO2 emissions
  • Greater mileage
  • Reduction of pollutants: elimination of highly aromatic oils from the tread compounds in 2008
  • Noise abatement: reduced by an average of 27%
  • Enhanced safety and performance:stopping distance is reduced by 11%

Environmental friendliness, safety and performance are the key features of the new Pirelli Cinturato, whose innovative compounds, structure and tread patterns ensure lower consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, greater durability and improved safety characteristics in both wet and dry conditions.

In particular, the new Cinturato, available in tread sizes P1 (to be launched in spring 2011), P4, P6 and P7 (dedicated to the premium car segment) and featuring ECOIMPACT on the sidewall, can reduce rolling resistance by 20% and energy consumption by 4%, while increasing overall mileage by up to 30% in the case of the P4 Cinturato line.

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The key features of the product are described as follows.


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Lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: the new Cinturato cuts rolling resistance by 20%: this means a savings of 4% in terms of fuel consumption and polluting emissions. Rolling resistance depends on factors both independent of the tyre (vehicle speed and weight, type of road surface, air temperature and tyre pressure) and intrinsic to the tyre, such as structure, compounds and tread pattern. In designing the new Cinturato, Pirelli has made changes to these factors, introducing innovative solutions covered by patent.

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Greater mileage: The tread compound of has been reinforced with specific ingredients to extend the durability of the tyre without sacrificing grip characteristics.

 

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Reduction of pollutants: Pirelli eliminated highly aromatic oils from the tread compounds in 2008, before the applicable European Directive came into force. The impurities present in these types of oils consist of polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are potentially harmful to human health. Furthermore, the Group is actively working to replace these substances outside of Europe as well, even if the new regulatory restrictions mentioned above do not apply there.

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Noise abatement: one of the distinctive characteristics of the new car tyres is their significantly reduced acoustic impact. This simultaneously satisfies new European regulations that will come into force in 2012 and the expectations of car makers. Noise has been reduced by an average of 27% both inside and outside the vehicle. This reduction in noise has been one of the objectives shared by all new product lines.

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Enhanced safety and performance: this is achieved by improved braking on wet and dry surfaces. Safety, which along with high performance has always been the hallmark of Pirelli research, is the other key parameter according to which the new models have been designed. In particular, they offer improved road hold when cornering on wet surfaces and, most importantly, shorten braking distances. On wet surfaces, the stopping distance is reduced by 11%, while on dry surfaces the braking distance is also significantly reduced as compared with other tyres.