BRUSSELS—Bridgestone's flagship winter tire the Blizzak LM005 has received the highest rating in the ADAC 2020 winter tire test.
ADAC, the largest motoring association in Europe, gave the tire the best rating of all profiles in the test, the Sept. 24 press statement said.
In addition, the tire was named the winner in the classification of the 15 tested profiles, according to Bridgestone. The Blizzak LM005, it added, scored highly in terms of balanced performance on dry and snow-covered roads and handling in the wet.
The tire is molded from Bridgestone's Nano ProTech compound, which has a high silica-content compound, designed to keep rubber soft at low temperatures.
The formulation, according to the tire maker, provides "maximum traction and optimizes performance in wet and snowy conditions."
The tire has been designed with a zig-zag groove pattern to enhance water evacuation and improve adhesion with the road.
"The synergy between these features has delivered excellent results, with the LM005 the first winter tire to achieve an EU Label 'A'-grade in wet grip for its full lineup," Bridgestone stated.
Bridgestone said the tire is a more sustainable choice compared to other competitors, as it has low rolling-resistance and low noise levels.