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Mercedes-Benz dealers to sell approved ‘MO’ winter tyres

Published 19 November 2013

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its retailers are stocking approved ‘MO’ winter tyres. The manufacturer has worked with a number of the major tyre suppliers – Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli – to improve tyre performance and ride comfort. 

All cold weather tyres sold by Mercedes-Benz retailers will be Mercedes Original and feature the ‘MO’ logo on the sidewall to denote the tyres have been approved for use.

Winter tyre and wheel packages start at £950.00 (including VAT) and the approved scheme will ensure compatibility with each car in question. 

Effective as soon as the temperature falls below seven degrees Celsius, winter tyres feature a better rubber compound, which remain supple at low temperatures to provide better grip and handling on wet, icy and snow-covered roads. The tyres also have wide grooves, which provide extra grip when accelerating and braking, reducing the chances of skidding.

Mercedes-Benz claims its approved winter tyres can improve braking distances by up to 50 per cent on snow-covered roads and by four metres on wet and cold roads. They are also 20 per cent more durable than standard warm weather tyres at low temperatures.


lauralouise90    on 29 November 2013

Interesting - I think we'd need to see a side by side comparison of the MO tyres, Continental Tyres & Michelin Winter Tyres though... just to see if they're any good.

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