The Cooper Zeon CS2 benefits from the latest “pitch sequencing technology,” which enables Cooper to produce tyres that cause less energy to be wasted through surface noise, while still maintaining a strong hold on the road.
A broad outer shoulder enhances the tyre provides strong handling in the dry, while deep grooves enhance safety by ensuring that drivers are less likely to aquaplane in the wet.
Advances in technology also mean that the CS2 will last longer than previous models, while improvements in production ensure that this is one of the new wave of “greener tyres” made using more environmentally-friendly methods.
Available now, the CS2 has fitments between 13 and 15-inch diameters for a wide range of small to medium sized family cars, such as the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Citroen C4 and BMW 3 Series.
Actually, these new "energy saving" tires are kind of a hype. It's just a lightweight tire, with a little less tread rubber, using a hard compound and a pattern that is uncomplicated . (which is exactly what an re92 is).I did some calculating, and contrary to what I first thought, it pays to stick with the Bridgestone RE92's. Case in point: Let's say you buy a set of Michelin Defenders with a 90k mileage warranty for your Insight, one size up, 175/65R14 which will cost you around $400. If you get the stated 90k miles, they would cost you $.004 per mile (less than half a cent). If you spent the same money on a set of RE92's, which cost about the same, and got 40k miles, they would cost you a penny a mile. So the difference is about half a cent per mile. If you got 65 mpg on your insight with the RE92's, at $4 per gallon, it costs you 6 cents a mile in fuel. If you took a 10 mpg hit for using the Michelins instead of the RE92's and got only 55 mpg, it would cost you 7 cents per mile. a difference of a penny per mile. So the hit in mpg is not worth the longer lasting tires. A lot of ifs. It should be noted that the Michelins are very smooth and quiet, and that should be worth something.
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Rolling Resistance: Better fuel economy than its equivalent predecessor due to an average 7% lower rolling resistance / Tread Wear: Longer tyre life due to a new tread compound, a new tread design and structural enhancements (resulting in a 10% improvement over its predecessor) / Tread pattern: Asymmetric tread design with computer-designed pitch sequence for a quieter ride / Broad solid outer shoulder for enhanced handling performance / Environmentally friendly: using zero polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) conforming to EU directive 2005/69 / Legislation: Conforms to all the applicable EU legislation for noise and wet grip / T-Speed Rated: In popular European sizes to fit a range of small family cars /