ALL-ROUNDER TO STRETCH YOUR DOL­LAR

THE NEW BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP300 DE­LIV­ERS HIGHER FUEL EF­FI­CIENCY, SU­PE­RIOR GRIP AND GREATER DURA­BIL­ITY.

Torque (Singapore) - - BRIDGESTONE SPECIAL -

Driv­ers have al­ways wanted a tyre that helps re­duce their run­ning costs. But many ecofriendly tyres that can ac­com­plish this usu­ally do so at the ex­pense of road­hold­ing and wet weather grip.

Bridgestone’s lat­est ECOPIA EP300 tyre, how­ever, de­liv­ers ev­ery­thing that mo­torists want – with­out any com­pro­mises. At the core of the ECOPIA EP300 is Bridgestone’s cut­ting-edge com­pound, NanoPro-TechTM, which not only im­proves wet grip, but low­ers rolling re­sis­tance as well.

How ex­actly did Bridgestone de­liver all th­ese ad­van­tages? Let’s take a closer look at the ECOPIA EP300 and find out.

HIGHER EF­FI­CIENCY

En­ergy loss in a tyre causes it to have a higher rolling re­sis­tance. This means that it takes more power to turn the driven wheels, which in turn causes your en­gine to work harder and use more fuel. To min­imise en­ergy losses, Bridgestone added high-dis­pers­ing sil­ica to the ECOPIA EP300’s nat­u­ral-syn­thetic com­pound, thereby in­creas­ing the con­tact area be­tween the sil­ica and poly­mer. The re­sult? The Bridgestone ECOPIA EP300 helps you save up to two litres of petrol for ev­ery tank­ful of fuel*.

SU­PE­RIOR WET GRIP

Fre­quent thun­der­storms are some­thing that lo­cal mo­torists have to deal with. And we all know that wet roads mean less trac­tion and longer brak­ing dis­tances. To deal with th­ese is­sues, the ECOPIA EP300 has an op­ti­mised crown shape so that the treads have more even con­tact pres­sure with the road. The rounded rib edges also en­hance stiff­ness to bet­ter re­sist lat­eral forces, thereby fur­ther im­prov­ing han­dling. In a brak­ing test from 80km/h, the stop­ping dis­tance on a car equipped with Bridgestone’s new ECOPIA EP300 tyres was 1.27m shorter com­pared to the same car with Bridgestone ECOPIA EP200 tyres*.

Now, 1.27m might not seem like a lot on pa­per. But in the real world, 1.27m could mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween a fender ben­der and a more se­ri­ous col­li­sion.

GO­ING THE DIS­TANCE

The longer a tyre’s ser­vice life, the more value you get for your money.

For added dura­bil­ity, the Bridgestone ECOPIA EP300 has an op­ti­mised and more sym­met­ri­cal tread pat­tern. It has a deeper lug depth, too. The newly de­signed tread pat­tern also gives the Bridgestone ECOPIA EP300 a more uni­form wear rate. Even as the tyre reaches the fi­nal stages of its ser­vice life, you can be as­sured that it will con­tinue to per­form un­til it is fi­nally re­placed.

So, when it’s time to change your tyres, the smart money is on the Bridgestone ECOPIA EP300. It of­fers re­as­sur­ing grip and su­pe­rior brak­ing per­for­mance, es­pe­cially on wet roads. Best of all, the ECOPIA EP300 is able to de­liver th­ese im­prove­ments with­out com­pro­mis­ing ride com­fort or caus­ing higher noise lev­els, mak­ing it the per­fect tyre for to­day’s driv­ers who want it all. The Bridgestone ECOPIA EP300 is avail­able in 21 dif­fer­ent sizes, from 15-inches to 17-inches. Each tyre is priced from $120 to $188. Con­tact your au­tho­rised Bridgestone dealer for more de­tails.

*Th­ese tests were con­ducted us­ing a Toy­ota Camry 2.0 with 215/60 R16 tyre sizes.

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