BMW shows the differences between different types of tires in racingOctober 12, 2019
For tests, three copies of the high-performance BMW M3 sedan were used, each of which received its own type of tire – winter, summer and all-weather. The results were predictable.
Why is it important to have the right tires for different road conditions? The guys from the Bavarian brand BMW presented a video that clearly shows what can happen when the right tires are used for a specific weather situation and when you have the wrong tires.
The BMW video shows why the type of tire on your car matters. Tires are certainly not the most important part of a car, but nonetheless they are one of the most important when it comes to performance and safety.
Tires are usually divided into three main categories: summer, winter and all-weather. I must say that the latter are not particularly good in general – yes, you can use them all year round, but the machine will not be able to get optimal performance. Summer tires are designed for driving on dry pavement in warm weather – this is where the car can achieve maximum speed results. Winter tires, with their intricate tread patterns, are designed to provide good grip on slippery roads at lower temperatures. They are designed to help the car show everything that it is capable of while ensuring the necessary safety.
Summer and winter tires are focused on the highest possible performance in certain conditions, so when they are not used for their season, the results of the race change very much. In the test run hosted by the BMW team, you can see how efficient the winter tire is in cold snow conditions. Deep grooves and broken tread patterns are great for “hooking” in deep snow, but on a slalom track or in straight races, the lack of grip means that you do not allow your car to work at the maximum level.
Summer tires are great for unleashing the potential of your car on the pavement, but as soon as the snow begins, their use quickly becomes dangerous.
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