Hankook’s Icebear Performs in European Tyre Tests
Hankook’s winter tyres have impressed the German automobile press. The Icebear W440, for example, has received good results in “auto motor und sport” (Issue 21/2007; tested size: 205/55 R 16 H) winter tyre test. The Hankook winter tyre impressed with a low noise level prompting the “auto motor und sport” testers to give the Icebear W440 their recommendation: “…The Hankook Icebear W440 is proof that you do not always have to opt for the expensive premium tyre. The tyre’s balanced performance and attributes position the Icebear W440 right in the premium tyre segment…”.
The Icebear W440 has also received a recommendation in the big winter tyre comparison test conducted by the automobile clubs ADAC (Germany), OEAMTC (Austria) and TCS (Switzerland). The Hankook winter tyre was tested in the popular dimension 205/55 R 16 H on a front-wheel drive Opel Astra. As a result the testers gave a “recommendable” verdict. The W440 is available in the speed indexes Q (-160 km/h) to H (-210 km/h) in the dimensions 135/80 R 13 to 205/55 R 16, partially with Extra-Load specifications. Naturally the Hankook Icebear W440 bears, if you can excuse the pun, both M+S- and snowflake-markings.
In addition, „Gute Fahrt“ recommends the Hankook Icebear W300 as an ultra-high-performance winter tyre for several Audi and Volkswagen models. This asymmetric all-rounder with full Silica-compound has especially the ability to safely transfer the energy of powerful, sporty cars onto dry and wet roads.
The Hankook Icebear W300 is available in the speed indexes T (-190 km/h) to W (-270 km/h) in the dimensions 185/65 R 15 to 295/30 R 22 and partially with Extra-Load or Run-Flat specifications. The tyre is equipped with a rim protector.