Key Comparative Tests in Germany: Pirelli Summer Tyres on the Top

Milan, 15 March 2006 - The most important summer tyre comparative tests carried out recently in Germany saw Pirelli surpass all other competitors many times and achieve outstanding ratings. This despite the severity of the tests, conducted by the top car magazines as well as ADAC, the country's motoring organisation that plays a leading role in all the provinces of the Federal Republic of Germany. These extremely favourable test results once again confirm the high standards of quality of the Italian manufacturer's tyres, which shone in the various test categories, and repeated the excellent results achieved in recent months by Pirelli's winter tyre ranges. The specialist magazine "ADAC Motorwelt" attributed a "highly recommended" rating to P Zero Nero in size 225/45 R17Y and to the Pirelli P6 in 185/60 R14H. Another prestigious publication, "Auto, Motor und Sport", exalted the Pirelli Eufori@ Run Flat tyre in 225/45 R17W (a size largely destined for BMW) and the Pirelli P7, that achieved a positive result in size 215/55R16W. "Auto Zeitung" rated the Pirelli P6 as "highly recommended" after the tests to which it subjected the tyre in 185/60 R14H, while "Gute Fahrt" magazine tested the Pirelli P7, which resulted in the tyre - in size 205/55 R 16V - being rated "very good" and winning the classification of the test published by this German magazine. The magazine "Auto Bild Alles Allrad" tested the Scorpion Zero in dimension 235/65 R17V. The Pirelli tyre is the clear winner of the test with the result "very recommendable". "Auto Bild" tested the Pirelli P6 in the dimension 195/65 R 15 H, with the final rating "recommendable". "Auto Bild Sportscars" tested the PZero Nero; in the dimension 235/35 R19Y, this Pirelli UHP tyre achieved another positive result ("recommendable"). So Pirelli is able to offer customers a range of summer tyres that ensures first class global performance, which are at the top both from the technical and yield standpoints. It is for these reasons that Pirelli summer and winter tyres are continually rated among the best in many of these comparative tests carried out each year by official and independent organisations, automobile clubs and specialist publications throughout Europe.