UK consumer mag ‘shocked’ by wet braking discrepancy

ERJ staff report (BC)

London – Researchers for “Which” magazine tested 17 tire brands for braking performance under wet conditions, decelerating from 80 to 19 km/h. The tire size was 185/60 R15H, typical of the B class (supermini) segment including the Nissan Micra, Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen Polo.

Wet braking with Which’s best performing tire took 34.0m, and with the best performer 49.6m – a difference described in a news release as “shocking”, with “the disparity of 15.6m, or approximately 3.7 cars lengths, the sort of…

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