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Stuttgart, Germany − Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its retailers are stocking approved ‘MO’ winter tires. The manufacturer has worked with a number of the major tire suppliers – Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli – to improve tire performance and ride comfort, reported HonestJohn.co.uk.
All cold weather tires sold by Mercedes-Benz retailers will be Mercedes Original and feature the ‘MO’ logo on the sidewall to denote the tires have been approved for use.
Winter tire and wheel packages start at £950, including VAT, (€1,134) and the approved scheme will ensure compatibility with each car in question.
Effective as soon as the temperature falls below seven degrees Celsius, winter tires feature a better rubber compound, which remain supple at low temperatures to provide better grip and handling on wet, icy and snow-covered roads. The tires also have wide grooves, which provide extra grip when accelerating and braking, reducing the chances of skidding.
Mercedes-Benz claims its approved winter tires can improve braking distances by up to 50 percent on snow-covered roads and by four metres on wet and cold roads. They are also 20 percent more durable than standard warm weather tires at low temperatures.
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