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Bridgestone ‘Enliten Technology’ now available on new Golf

Bridgestone’s ‘Enliten Technology’ is available on the Turanza Eco tyres specifically designed for the new Volkswagen Golf.

The custom-designed Turanza Eco tyres with Enliten Technology have been designed to enhance the new Golf’s upgraded driving dynamics, the tyre maker says.

Bridgestone’s Enliten Technology was first brought to the roads on the Volkswagen ID.3.

While developing its new Golf, Volkswagen required a tyre that offered a super low rolling resistance without comprising other performance areas.

Bridgestone, Volkswagen’s long-term partner, answered that brief with custom-developed Turanza Eco tyres with Enliten Technology, which achieve a best-in-class EU label A-grade in rolling resistance, and much more.

The tyre maker says one of the standout features of this custom-engineered tyre is the improved vehicle handling it enables. This is thanks to the synergy between the unique materials used to create Enliten Technology and a new mixing process that has enhanced the technology’s compound wear performance, without compromising on grip.

Combined with a cavity and full 3D pattern design that maximises wet and wear performance, this ensures that the Turanza Eco tyres with Enliten Technology provide a wet grip performance that achieves an EU label B-grade with no compromise on wear performance. These design and development considerations unite to enhance the new Golf’s handling.

Alongside enhanced driving dynamics due to a lower rotating mass, Bridgestone says its new innovative lightweight tyre technology sets a new standard in reduced material use and rolling resistance to deliver significant environmental benefits. Tyres with Enliten Technology demonstrate a rolling resistance that is up to 30 per cent lower than a Bridgestone premium conventional summer tyre.

This contributes to a reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In addition, tyres with Enliten Technology enable further fuel conservation by being reduced in weight by up to 20 per cent from equivalent Bridgestone premium conventional summer tyres.

This equates to up to two kilos fewer raw material resources required to produce every tyre, another environmental benefit from both a resources and final end-of-life stage management standpoint.

Developed at Bridgestone EMIA’s R&D Centre in Rome and produced in Spain, the new 205/55R16 91H Turanza Eco tyre with Enliten Technology is now available in the European market.