The RainSport 5 is made for exceptional wet performance, enhanced mileage, and superior steering control – it’s the sporty solution for compact, middle and top of the range vehicles, including SUVs.
Be safe even on rainy days in summer. The further developed Shark Skin Technology and the wide in-block grooves disperse water out of the tread pattern, effectively reducing the risk of aquaplaning. Moreover, the innovative Aqua-Twist sipes channel water out of the tyre, leading to increased grip on wet and slippery roads.
Enjoy a long journey with the new RainSport 5. A newly developed tread compound guarantees low abrasion, and the stiffer shoulders ensure even tread wear. The overall optimised tread design provides even pressure distribution on the road, which leads to a higher mileage and a quieter ride.
Enjoy a distinctly sporty ride on dry roads. With a stiffer base, the specially designed wide centre ribs, and reinforced outside shoulder, the RainSport 5 truly delivers cornering stability, great steering response and control for maximum driving pleasure – come rain or shine.
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.