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Fiat500USA
01-31-2011, 12:19 PM
Here's a close up of the Pirelli P7 tire. The four Ecoimpact icons on the sidewall of the CinturatoP7 highlight its environmental compatibility.
ENERGY™ EFFICIENT: low rolling resistance for reduced
fuel consumption with consequent savings for the consumer
and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
CLEAN AIR: new tread compounds with no high aromatic oils
avoid the dispersion of substances potentially hazardous for
the environment through tyre wear.
HIGH MILEAGE: the higher mileage achievable brings
direct savings to the consumer. Making a tyre last longer
also means producing fewer tyres with numerous benefits
in terms of raw material, water and energy savings, lower
pollutant emissions and reduced impact of disposal.
LOW NOISE: the optimization of the tread design allows
Cinturato™ P7 to decrease the noise emission generated
by the tyre spin. For a relaxed and comfortable driving
experience.

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yTdGbLOFDrCBd2-Zu2CclQ?feat=directlink">Pirelli tire P7 larger picture</a>

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Vlad92
01-31-2011, 11:42 PM
Cool... How long do you think they will last and how much do they cost to replace?

Chris
01-31-2011, 11:57 PM
Low rolling resistance? <smiley image='anim_confused.gif'/> That explains the 131ft 60-0 braking. I'll be getting some sticky rubber asap!

ciddyguy
02-01-2011, 12:42 AM
<quote author="Fiat500USA">
Here's a close up of the Pirelli P7 tire. The four Ecoimpact icons on the sidewall of the CinturatoP7 highlight its environmental compatibility.
ENERGY™ EFFICIENT: low rolling resistance for reduced
fuel consumption with consequent savings for the consumer
and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
CLEAN AIR: new tread compounds with no high aromatic oils
avoid the dispersion of substances potentially hazardous for
the environment through tyre wear.
HIGH MILEAGE: the higher mileage achievable brings
direct savings to the consumer. Making a tyre last longer
also means producing fewer tyres with numerous benefits
in terms of raw material, water and energy savings, lower
pollutant emissions and reduced impact of disposal.
LOW NOISE: the optimization of the tread design allows
Cinturato™ P7 to decrease the noise emission generated
by the tyre spin. For a relaxed and comfortable driving
experience.

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yTdGbLOFDrCBd2-Zu2CclQ?feat=directlink">Pirelli tire P7 larger picture</a>

<img src="http://fiat-500-usa-forum.965414.n3.nabble.com/file/n2389868/Fiat500USA-Pirelli_Up_Close.jpg" border="0"/>


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That is interesti

Chris
02-01-2011, 01:07 AM
Not to be rude, but brakes are actually one of the least important factors in stopping distance. Big brakes are mainly useful for modulation and repeated heavy braking. Tires, suspension, weight and weight dist are essentially what affects a cars stopping distance. 131 ft is really bad considering how light this car is.

Fiat500USA
02-01-2011, 01:16 AM
You know, I thought they were all season because there are 4 pictures on the side wall. But they might not be. according to the description that might be environmental ratings. I think the Conti's might be all season. I thought I saw something that said A/S. I think my brain is maxed out on all these specs right now!

Jim McKenzie
02-01-2011, 08:35 AM
I think you are right, the Pirelli's are summer tires and the Conti's are the all-season. I am hopeful that when I order my car I can specify the Pirellis. I have always liked the brand (they are "grippier" then most tires, sya the Sumitom HTR 200's I use on my X1/9) even though they wear away fairly quickly.

ciddyguy
02-01-2011, 11:12 AM
<quote author="Fiat500USA">
You know, I thought they were all season because there are 4 pictures on the side wall. But they might not be. according to the description that might be environmental ratings. I think the Conti's might be all season. I thought I saw something that said A/S. I think my brain is maxed out on all these specs right now!
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Chris, magnify the image in Picasso and click and hold to scroll up, the sidewalls DO say All Season and yet are Pirelli's

So who knows? They DO say on the website that it's a high performance tire but not the highest performance rankings, and a quick look just now shows the Centurato P5 as the A/S tire.

I wonder if Pirelli has both sets mixed up?

Anyway, will be interesting to see what actually comes on the sport model.