Semperit Speed-Life 3 to be Available for the Summer Season 2020

Continental AG is actively preparing for the upcoming summer season. Following the rain tire Uniroyal Rainsport 5, in 2020 the company is going to launch the new high-performance model Semperit Speed-Life 3, which, thanks to its wide assortment range, can be fitted on both compact passenger cars and deluxe SUVs.

The new summer model is coming to replace Semperit Speed-Life 2. The engineers endowed it with an asymmetric tread design, which allegedly is meant to increase the tire’s performance in any weather conditions. However,, Speed-Life 3 was essentially made with a focus on higher mileage (+10%), which came with a penalty in dry braking (-2%) and hydroplaning resistance (-5%).

The tread pattern of Semperit Speed-Life 3
The tread pattern of Semperit Speed-Life 3

At the same time, together with the mileage, the engineers were able to improve the tire’s handling response by 3%, reduce the noise emission by 2%, as well as reduce the wet braking distance by 3%. The environmental performance of Semperit Speed-Life 3 remained at the level of its predecessor.

Tire performance

It is noted that Semperit Speed-Life 3 will come in 70 fitments with fitting diameters ranging from 15 to 20 inches, and in two versions of tread design — with three and four circumferential drainage grooves. The three-groove version will be virtually in all of the 15-inch tires, for the exception of only two sizes — 195/55 R 15 85V and 195/50 R 15 82V.

The size range of Semperit Speed-Life 3
The size range of Semperit Speed-Life 3

In accordance with the European system of tire labeling, all the sizes of Semperit Speed-Life 3 refer to Class B in terms of their wet traction, while their environmental performance puts them in Class C, again, for the sole exception of two fitments: 245/35 R 18 92Y XL FR and 255/30 R 19 91Y XL FR, which are referred to Class E.