With average British winter temperatures dipping below 7°C, MINI customers can now equip their cars with specially developed winter tyres. With more natural rubber in their compound to give extra grip at lower temperatures, winter tyres are the perfect way to stay safe in the ice, snow and rain. And, with MINI's winter wheel and tyre packages, style conscious drivers don't have to compromise; both steel and alloy rim design combinations are available across the entire range.
Winter Tyres - The FactsStop Quicker
Winter tyres stop up to 20% quicker when driving in cold weather conditions compared to summer tyres.
Special rubber and silica compounds offer increased levels of grip when outside temperatures drop below 7°C.
Sophisticated tread patterns and an increased number of sipes provide increased levels of safety and mobility.
Braking Distance At 60mph On Wet Road Under 7°C
Winter tyres - 65.7m
Summer tyres - 70.5m
Braking Distance On An Icy Road From 20mph
Winter tyres - 57m
Summer tyres - 68mPublished 9 December 2010