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Firestone Winterhawk 4



Manufacturer's description

Make the most out of winter with the Firestone Winterhawk 4. This new generation winter tyre provides optimal control and handling in cold and unpredictable conditions. Designed for a safe and cost-efficient ride, the Winterhawk 4 will keep you in control on winter roads. The tread pattern relies on unique sipes, grooves and angular edges to attain traction on snow, while the innovative compound and tread design help the tyre stop 4% faster on wet roads than its predecessor.

Live winter to the fullest:

  • Excellent wet braking (Improved snow traction);
  • Outstanding performance on snow (Shorter stopping distance vs predecessor).

Notable Features

Firestone Winterhawk 4 is a directional friction tire designed to be installed on passenger cars and city SUVs. Coming at an attractive price, this tire model offers great performance for typical weather conditions of the Central Europe.

Before the company set out to design a new flagship model of this Bridgestone subsidiary, it conducted a poll of more than 20,000 European motorists. The interviewed motorists shared about the driving problems that they are confronted with on a daily basis, as well as about their need for winter tires that would perform equally well on snow and on wet pavement alike, which allowed the Firestone engineers to create a model fully matching the needs of the end consumers: the Firestone Winterhawk 4, which came to replace the Winterhawk 3, is all about ensuring optimum control and the best possible handling response in unpredictable conditions. Firestone Winterhawk 4 The new model provides better control on snow and ice due to the new optimized tread pattern that has kept its symmetry and direction. Due to an increase in the number of grooves in the shoulder areas of the Winterhawk 4, the engineers were able to improve the tire’s traction on slippery surfaces and to optimize the contact pressure for more efficient winter braking. The wide drainage grooves not only help to quickly evacuate water and melted snow from the contact area – their zigzag shape creates an edge effect, which results in better overall traction. Shoulder Blocks The combination of these constructive features ensures good performance of the Firestone Winterhawk 4 on snow and short stopping distances on wet pavement. The in-company tests conducted by Bridgestone in March 2020 at the indoor test facility Arctic Falls in Sweden showed that the traction delivered by the fourth-generation Winterhawk tires (225/45 R17) on snow exceeds the results of the predecessor model by 7%: to accelerate from 10km/h to 35 km/h, the Winterhawk 4 needs 2.72 seconds versus the 2.92 seconds shown by the Winterhawk 3.

In March 2020, yet another presales test of the Winterhawk 4 was performed. At Bridgestone’s request, it was conducted by the TÜV SÜD expert team on the ATP Papenburg test facility in Germany. The test experts recorded a 4% reduction of the Winterhawk 4 braking distance while braking from 80 km/h to 20 km/h on wet pavement: whilst the Winterhawk 3 needed 29.4 meters, the new tire demonstrated a 28.3 stopping distance (report #713183177). In both cases, the test car was VW Golf.

In addition, the tire maker mentions better fuel efficiency of the new 2020/2021 model.


Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Firestone / Winterhawk 4
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
Width
155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 275 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Firestone / Winterhawk 4 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Tread width Approved rim width Tread depth Static loaded radius Revs per mile Max inflation pressure Load range Section width Overall width Sidewall styling Overall diameter Price
R14 155/65 R14 79T XL 155/65 R14 79T XL
From 44.6
R14 165/65 R14 79T 165/65 R14 79T
From 94.4
R14 165/65 R14 165/65 R14
R14 165/70 R14 85T XL 165/70 R14 85T XL
From 44.1
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
From 52.3
R14 175/65 R14 86T XL 175/65 R14 86T XL
From 74.9
R14 175/70 R14 88T XL 175/70 R14 88T XL
From 55.4
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T
From 65.7
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
From 54.0
R15 165/60 R15 81T XL 165/60 R15 81T XL
R15 165/65 R15 81T 165/65 R15 81T
From 50.6
R15 175/65 R15 84T 175/65 R15 84T
From 47.2
R15 185/55 R15 86T XL 185/55 R15 86T XL
From 64.9
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T
From 47.7
R15 185/60 R15 88T XL 185/60 R15 88T XL
From 58.1
R15 185/60 R15 185/60 R15
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
From 45.0
R15 185/65 R15 92T XL 185/65 R15 92T XL
From 58.8
R15 185/65 R15 185/65 R15
R15 195/50 R15 86H XL 195/50 R15 86H XL
From 58.3
R15 195/55 R15 85H 195/55 R15 85H
From 65.4
R15 195/55 R15 195/55 R15
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
From 53.0
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
From 53.5
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
From 46.9
R15 195/65 R15 95T XL 195/65 R15 95T XL
From 58.7
R15 195/65 R15 195/65 R15
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T
From 64.4
R16 195/45 R16 84H XL 195/45 R16 84H XL
From 100.8
R16 195/50 R16 88H XL 195/50 R16 88H XL
From 85.2
R16 195/55 R16 87H 195/55 R16 87H
From 71.4
R16 195/55 R16 91H XL 195/55 R16 91H XL
From 142.7
R16 195/60 R16 89H 195/60 R16 89H
From 76.4
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
From 63.7
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
From 64.2
R16 205/55 R16 94H XL 205/55 R16 94H XL
From 74.7
R16 205/55 R16 94V XL 205/55 R16 94V XL
From 88.3
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H
From 65.9
R16 205/60 R16 96H XL 205/60 R16 96H XL
From 70.3
R16 215/55 R16 93H 215/55 R16 93H
From 84.9
R16 215/55 R16 97H XL 215/55 R16 97H XL
From 91.5
R16 215/60 R16 99H 215/60 R16 99H
From 75.5
R16 215/60 R16 99H XL 215/60 R16 99H XL
From 79.2
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H
From 75.0
R16 215/65 R16 102H XL 215/65 R16 102H XL
From 84.5
R16 215/70 R16 100H 215/70 R16 100H
From 73.8
R16 225/55 R16 99H XL 225/55 R16 99H XL
From 87.8
R17 205/45 R17 88V XL 205/45 R17 88V XL
R17 205/50 R17 93V XL 205/50 R17 93V XL
From 85.0
R17 205/55 R17 95V XL 205/55 R17 95V XL
From 108.4
R17 205/60 R17 93H 205/60 R17 93H
From 128.3
R17 215/45 R17 91V XL 215/45 R17 91V XL
From 96.1
R17 215/50 R17 95V XL 215/50 R17 95V XL
From 92.0
R17 215/50 R17 215/50 R17
R17 215/55 R17 98V XL 215/55 R17 98V XL
From 104.4
R17 215/55 R17 215/55 R17
R17 215/60 R17 96H 215/60 R17 96H
From 113.6
R17 215/65 R17 103H XL 215/65 R17 103H XL
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
From 82.5
R17 225/45 R17 94V XL 225/45 R17 94V XL
From 91.4
R17 225/45 R17 225/45 R17
R17 225/50 R17 98H XL 225/50 R17 98H XL
From 100.4
R17 225/50 R17 98V XL 225/50 R17 98V XL
From 109.7
R17 225/55 R17 101V XL 225/55 R17 101V XL
From 107.0
R17 225/60 R17 99H 225/60 R17 99H
From 108.9
R17 225/65 R17 106H XL 225/65 R17 106H XL
From 102.0
R17 235/45 R17 97V XL 235/45 R17 97V XL
From 119.2
R17 235/55 R17 103V XL 235/55 R17 103V XL
From 174.6
R17 235/65 R17 108V XL 235/65 R17 108V XL
From 109.0
R17 245/45 R17 99V XL 245/45 R17 99V XL
From 110.1
R18 215/50 R18 92V 215/50 R18 92V
R18 215/55 R18 99V XL 215/55 R18 99V XL
From 105.8
R18 225/40 R18 92V XL 225/40 R18 92V XL
From 88.3
R18 225/45 R18 95V XL 225/45 R18 95V XL
From 112.5
R18 225/50 R18 99V XL 225/50 R18 99V XL
R18 225/55 R18 102V XL 225/55 R18 102V XL
R18 225/55 R18 225/55 R18
R18 225/60 R18 104V XL 225/60 R18 104V XL
From 100.5
R18 235/40 R18 95V XL 235/40 R18 95V XL
From 110.6
R18 235/45 R18 98V XL 235/45 R18 98V XL
From 120.6
R18 235/50 R18 101V XL 235/50 R18 101V XL
From 119.7
R18 235/55 R18 104H XL 235/55 R18 104H XL
From 128.8
R18 235/60 R18 107H XL 235/60 R18 107H XL
From 118.2
R18 245/40 R18 97V XL 245/40 R18 97V XL
From 114.7
R18 245/45 R18 100V XL 245/45 R18 100V XL
From 111.4
R18 255/55 R18 109V XL 255/55 R18 109V XL
From 108.3
R18 255/60 R18 112V XL 255/60 R18 112V XL
From 128.3
R19 225/45 R19 96V XL 225/45 R19 96V XL
From 145.2
R19 225/55 R19 99V 225/55 R19 99V
From 135.5
R19 235/35 R19 91W XL 235/35 R19 91W XL
From 151.6
R19 235/40 R19 96V XL 235/40 R19 96V XL
From 162.2
R19 235/45 R19 99V XL 235/45 R19 99V XL
From 135.2
R19 235/55 R19 105V XL 235/55 R19 105V XL
From 127.2
R19 245/40 R19 98V XL 245/40 R19 98V XL
From 148.0
R19 245/45 R19 102V XL 245/45 R19 102V XL
From 140.5
R19 255/35 R19 96V XL 255/35 R19 96V XL
From 136.2
R19 255/40 R19 100V XL 255/40 R19 100V XL
From 135.0
R19 255/50 R19 107V XL 255/50 R19 107V XL
From 132.7
R19 255/55 R19 111V XL 255/55 R19 111V XL
From 123.5
R20 195/55 R20 95H XL 195/55 R20 95H XL
From 105.4
R20 255/45 R20 105V XL 255/45 R20 105V XL
From 156.5
R20 275/45 R20 110V XL 275/45 R20 110V XL
From 176.1

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