24/05/2011: Pirelli Tyres brings you greener motoring
Many motorists would like to be greener these days and Pirelli Tyres has responded to this wish in the development of its new Cinturato P1 tyre. Designed to be used on small to medium-sized vehicles it might just be the tyre for you, whether you have environmentalist leanings or whether you just want to have more miles per gallon and a quieter ride. Because according to Pirelli Tyres, the new Cinturato P1 tyre, which was recently launched in Italy, reflects a consolidation of the ‘green’ side of Pirelli Tyres and offers several improvements over its predecessor the Cinturato P4 also from Pirelli Tyres which has in itself been a notable success in a highly competitive marketplace.
Spelt out simply, Pirelli Tyres lists these improvements as offering quieter running and lower rolling resistance which might be exactly the kind of thing you are looking for. Of course, being a product from Pirelli Tyres, it also offers the outstanding, grip and performance levels for which the company has become something of a legend amongst sportingly inclined motorists. If this sounds to you like the ideal combination of qualities that you would want in a tyre, then you’ll be pleased to hear that you’re on the right track. Indeed, the Cinturato P1 reflects what Pirelli Tyres calls its ‘Green Performance’ strategy; a synthesis of eco-friendly experience and high performance technology.
Especially developed at Pirelli Tyres Research & Development Centre in Milan (where its Formula 1 tyre R&D department is based) the Cinturato P1 provides strikingly quiet running, with a noise reduction of around 30% or one decibel compared to its predecessor. Pirelli Tyres is also keen to point out that improved rolling resistance was also an important factor in the tyre’s development. In fact this is no small achievement as Pirelli Tyres can proudly claim a reduction of up to 25% in this area. The more technically-aware of you might also note that noise emission and rolling resistance are two of the three featured ratings in the mandatory EU tyre labelling regulations 2012.
It appears that Pirelli Tyres has targeted the Cinturato P1 at both the new equipment and the replacement tyres markets and indeed the new tyre has already been chosen by BMW for its 1 Series model; an accolade in itself for Pirelli Tyres, and is already creating interest in the aftermarket for replacement tyres where Pirelli Tyres believe it will find considerable success. In addition, the tyre is being made in a run-flat version that has been designed to provide 80km mileage at 80km/h when deflated. So if this sounds like the tyre for you, why not check it out online or at your local dealer?
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