SOURCE: Goodyear Dunlop
Goodyear offers quieter winter drive with SoundComfort winter line-up
Goodyear SoundComfort technology reduces interior car noise levels by up to 50% (- 4 dbA) on average.
Brussels, August 2017 - Goodyear introduces its new winter tire line-up with SoundComfort technology. After successfully implementing the noise-reduction technology in its summer range, Goodyear now offers consumers the possibility to choose winter tires with its SoundComfort technology.
A quieter ride is a more comfortable ride. There are however many elements that create noise in a car’s interior: wind, driving speed, road conditions, engine and structure noises, as well as tires. When trying to reduce cabin noise, tires can offer the most effective contribution (both in cost and weight) compared to other engineered solutions such as the suspension system.
One of the main sources of tire noise is the tire air cavity resonance, produced by air vibration inside the tire and transmitted to the vehicle’s structure. Goodyear’s SoundComfort technology works directly to reduce the tire air cavity resonance.
Goodyear applies an open-cell polyurethane foam element to the inner surface of the tire. The advanced foam layer inside the tire reduces air vibrations creating a relaxed atmosphere for drivers and passengers, allowing music or a good conversation to be even better enjoyed whilst driving. Without compromising driving performance, SoundComfort technology makes the vehicle cabin half as quiet, compared to regular tires. 
The foam is light enough to avoid impact on mileage, rolling resistance or speed capability.
“For over 100 years, Goodyear has been on a mission to push tire innovation forward. Our SoundComfort technology is a key example. We increase the comfort of driving with a quieter ride. And when the driver can focus more on the road the ride can become safer“, said Martijn de Jonge, Brand Director Consumer PBU EMEA.
The following sizes are now equiped with SoundComfort technology:
|Season||Inch||Pattern||Tire size||Popular fitments (including but not limited to)|
|Summer||16"||EfficientGrip Performance||215/55 R16 97W XL||Ford Mondeo, Volvo S60/V60|
|Summer||16"||EfficientGrip Performance||225/55 R16 95W||Audi A6, Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW 3-series|
|Summer||17"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||225/55 R17 97Y||BMW 5er G5L, Mercedes E Class|
|Summer||17"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||225/50 R17 98Y XL||Jaguar XE, Audi A4|
|Summer||17"||EfficientGrip SUV||235/55 R17 99V||Ford Kuga, VW Tiguan, Volvo V70|
|Summer||18"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||235/50 R18 101Y XL||Audi A8, VW Phaeton|
|Summer||18"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||255/45 R18 103Y XL||Audi A6, Mercedes S Class|
|Summer||19"||Eagle Touring||245/45 R19 98W||Tesla Model S|
|Summer||19"||EfficientGrip||245/45 R19 102Y XL ROF||Mercedes S Class Maybach|
|Summer||19"||EfficientGrip||275/40 R19 101Y ROF||Mercedes S Class Maybach|
|Summer||19"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV||255/50 R19 107Y XL||BMW X5, Range Rover Sport|
|Summer||19"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric||255/45 R19 104Y XL||Audi A8 (D4)|
|Summer||20"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2||245/40 R20 99Y XL ROF||Mercedes S Class Maybach|
|Summer||20"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2||275/35 R20 102Y XL ROF||Mercedes S Class Maybach|
|Summer||20"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||265/40 R20 104Y XL||Audi A8|
|Summer||20"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric||265/40 R20 104Y XL||Audi A8|
|Summer||20"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV||275/45 R20 110W XL||Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne|
|Summer||22"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||265/35 R22 102W XL||Tesla Model X|
|Summer||22"||Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3||285/35 R22 106W XL||Tesla Model X|
|Winter||16“||UltraGrip Performance Gen-1||215/55 R16 97H XL||Ford Mondeo, VW Sharan, Audi A4|
|Winter||16“||UltraGrip Performance Gen-1||225/55 R16 95H||Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW 3-series|
|Winter||16“||UltraGrip Performance Gen-1||225/55 R16 99H XL||Audi A6, Mercedes E Class|
|Winter||17"||UltraGrip Performance Gen-1||225/55 R17 101V XL||Jaguar XF, Mini Countryman|
|Winter||17"||UltraGrip Performance Gen-1||235/55 R17 103V XL||VW Tuguan, Ford S-Max|
|Winter||18"||UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1||255/55 R18 109H XL||Audi Q7, VW Touareg|
|Winter||18"||UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1||255/55 R18 109V XL||BMW X5|
|Winter||19"||UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1||255/50 R19 107V XL||Mercedes GLE 166, Porsche Cayenne|
|Winter||20"||UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1||275/45 R20 110V XL||Mercedes G Class, Audi Q7|
 Based on internal vehicle road measurements. Tested in October 2010; Tire size: 245/40R18; Test Car: Audi A8; Location: GIC*L Noise lanes test track.