The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.
Type: winter tyre
Class: premium - a guarantee of top product quality
Intended use: passenger cars
Tread: symmetric - provided with dense sipes, ensuring an excellent grip when driving in winter conditions
Sizes: 15” to 18”
Blizzak WS 80 is the latest and the most advanced model of winter tyres intended for passenger cars. This new proposal by Bridgestone is enriched with certain improvements already at the level of its rubber compound. With this, the tyre does not lose its flexibility, even at extremely low temperatures and this translates into an increased comfort of driving. The structure is optimised in such a way that the tyre optimally sticks to the road while driving and adapts to the dynamics and the current type of surface. This ensures an even wear and excellent performance throughout the model’s life.
Blizzak WS 80 is supplied by the engineers with small protruding sticks that are to act as needles - they stick into a snowy and icy surface, which allows for even safer driving in winter conditions. The combination of the micro-sticks with the modern tread pattern and wide notches, ensures excellent traction control in winter conditions. The layout of grooves and sipes is designed in such a way to efficiently drain water and slush from under the crown ply, which reduces the risk of aquaplaning. Compared to the previous model (Blizzak WS70), the side section of the tyre is strong enough so that the vehicle will not skid when braking hard.
Information on the manufacturer: Bridgestone was founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi, whose name can be translated as Stone Bridge. This is where the company name comes from. Bridgestone is the largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products in the world. The company owns 140 factories in over 20 countries worldwide. Two of them are located in Poznań and Stargard in Poland and Stargard. For 14 years, Bridgestone supplied tyres for Formula 1 and for several years it was the exclusive supplier of tyres for Moto GP. Now it actively participates in Super GP races. The brand is closely associated with motor sports. Bridgestone efforts were recognised by being awarded with the title of Tyre Manufacturer of the Year in different categories. Bridgestone's product range includes tyres intended for passenger cars, light trucks, 4x4 vehicles, motorcycles, sports cars, lorries, agricultural machines and others. The company is also involved in the production of car components and even sports equipment for some disciplines.