- Oct 16, 2015
- Reaction score
- Torrance, CA
- 991 C2S, AP2 S2000
I'm a little worried that they're some sort of low rolling resistance tire that Honda had to spec in order to hit the 42 mpg rating. I'm all for better fuel economy, but I'd happily sacrifice 1-2 MPG to get the performance of a ContiExtremeContact DWS 06 or Pilot Sport AS/3.Never heard of the tire either, but looked it up and all I could find is it's categorized as a "Grand Touring All-Season tire"
Grand Touring All-Season tires are for drivers who want a combination of a sophisticated appearance, competent handling and H-speed rated (or higher) durability, along with all-season traction, including in light snow. Grand Touring All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on sophisticated coupes and luxurious performance sedans.
O.E. Grand Touring All-Season tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle's original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires' performance category and specifications.