The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scores top marks on wet surfaces and achieves excellent results thanks to its balanced performance.
Bridgestone’s Best Winter Product, the Blizzak LM005, was the winner of the 2020 ADAC Winter Tire and Wet Handling Test.
Thanks to these characteristics, experts from ADAC, the largest automobile association in Europe, gave the Blizzak LM005 an overall score of 2.0, the best result among all profiles in the test, and determined it as the winner of the rating out of 15 tested profiles.
Advanced technology for reliable performance
The outstanding performance and performance of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is the result of state-of-the-art innovation in the tire industry.
The tire is made from a high silica Nano ProTech Bridge material that keeps the tire soft in cold temperatures for maximum grip and optimized performance in wet snow conditions. It is also designed with a unique zigzag tread pattern to improve water evacuation and improve traction. The synergy between these performances shows excellent results, as the LM005 is the first winter tire to receive the EU label of class “A” with wet grip for all sigma.
With low fuel consumption resistance as well as low tire and road noise, the Blizzak LM005 is also a greener choice for customers. Energy efficient tires not only help the driver in terms of mileage and cost savings, but also reduce emissions. These environmental performances were recognized by ADAC, which gave the Blizzak LM005 excellent marks for low drag and fuel consumption.
During the development of the Blizzak LM005, Bridgestone surveyed 20,000 drivers across Europe about their requirements for premium touring winter tires and the challenges they face in everyday use. strong indicators of snow and ice. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 meets all of these requirements, delivering excellent snow stopping performance on both dry and wet roads, and has already received several awards in independent tests in 2019.
Bridgestone’s Blizzak LM005 tire has been tested by ADAC on the VW Golf GTI 205/55 R16 found on many of the most popular car models on the market.
The Blizzak LM005 is currently available in 171 sizes for cars and SUVs/SUVs from 14″ to 22″. Bridgestone’s innovative DriveGuard RunFlat technology is integrated into 24 large sizes (16″ to 18″) Blizzak LM005 to counteract sudden tire failure, allowing vehicles to continue driving up to 80km with a top speed of 80km/h in the event of a flat tire.
Regarding the latest award for the Bridgestone Blizzark LM005, Stefano Parisi, Regional Managing Director and Vice President of Bridgestone EMIA South Region, said: “We are very pleased with the result, especially as it is a recognition of the work of our excellent R&D team. The overall result, and the particularly important wet road test result from a safety point of view, also highlights the very positive feedback we have already received from many trading partners and drivers for our flagship winter product.
“The LM005 is a high-performance, first-class product that reliably and effectively helps drivers overcome the everyday challenges of winter road traffic. The ADAC test solution reinforces our strategic focus on technology, innovation and sustainability in the continuous development of our core tires.”