The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 is a non-studdable winter tire for cars.
The new reference for Bridgestone winter tire!
The brand new Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 was developed for drivers of coupes, sedans and crossovers seeking control and driving confidence when overcoming winter driving conditions. With a multitude of features that provide reliable grip in all winter conditions, this tire is a credit to the reputation of Blizzak as "Official Winter Tire".
A new tread compound standing stall before icy roads
Among the many techniques used by Bridgestone to ensure that its newborn bw up to the company's reputation as for impeccable performance in winter conditions, the Blizzak WS80 has a new multi-hydrophilic coating compound which pumps water away from the contact patch which is very useful on ice since the ice’s top layer that is the most slippery is always in a liquid state. This special compound sucks surface water and stabilizes the car’s trajectory for increased hydroplaning resistance. The special compound also has the ability to remain flexible in cold conditions which results in an incredible stopping power on ice.
More biting traction to dominate the whims of nature!
The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80’s multicellular compound is molded into a directional tread which comprises 20% more biting edges on blocks than its predecessor did (WS70), which provides greater maneuverability in the snow, slush and ice. The circumferential and lateral grooves in turn, help to remove water, snow and slush from the tire’s surface so as to gain a better control on dry, wet and icy surfaces.
To optimize the adhesion of its Blizzak WS 80, Bridgestone uses advanced 3D zigzag sipes that create biting edges by adding microscopic spikes promoting better acceleration and confident braking in all winter conditions. The Blizzak WS80’s lateral grip also contributes to stability in curves.
Also, noteworthy in terms of stopping power: with this cutting edge technology, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 eclipse its main competitor on stopping distances by 13% shorter.
Smart design for uniform pressure and long life
Finally, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 has an optimized footprint shape that distributes proportionately and effectively the pressure from the ground over the entire surface of the tire in contact with the road, which improves stability and offers a maximum control on dry and wet surfaces and icy and snowy weathers. This particular design also provides a more uniform wear for a greater durability.
The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 winter tire complies with Quebec's Bill 42.
The PMCtire’s evaluations places the Blizzak WS-80 in the Top 5 best tires of theWinter Tires - Passenger / Touring category. This tire is an excellent choice for drivers looking flawless traction on ice and very good grip in the snow. It also offers a comfortable ride with a significant reduction of road noise.
|Tire Qualities||Extra Load (XL), Winter Tire|
|Speed Rating||H = 130mph / 210km/h|
|Winter designed Tire||Yes|
|Load Index||97 = 1609lbs / 730kg|
|Lower Load Index||N/A|
|Mesuring Rim Width||8.9 on 7.0|
|Rim Width Approved||6.0 - 7.5|
|Green Tire Technology||No|
|Runflat Tire Technology||No|
|Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG)||N/A|