Hankook Kinergy GT (*). FEATURES AND BENEFITS: All weather traction Hydroplaning resistance Maintained uniformity Precise steering responsiveness Shorter braking distance Longer lasting tread life. OVERVIEW: The Hankook Kinergy GT (*) is a touring all season tire manufactured for passenger vehicles. This model is the original equipment tire of select BMW vehicles.The tire model has remarkable all weather traction thanks to the silica-based tire compound and the symmetric tread pattern that increases the all weather traction and road gripping ability. The tread patterns special lateral lugs, wider Kinergy circumferential grooves and step-wing shoulder design avoid hydroplaning and increase the wet weather traction by dispersing water from below the tire footprint. The tire is M+S rated for its great mud and snow traction. The winter weather traction is further improved with the lateral grooves and the equalized chamfer sipes that are capable of firmly gripping snow covered roads. This allows the tire to be safely used year round.The tire has excellent performing abilities. The optimal tire profile design, the stiff sidewalls and the internal structures jointless, full cover reinforced belt and strong, jointless belt wire all work together to stabilize the tire against the driving pressure. This stability increases the tires uniformity under high speed driving forces and the tire maintains its optimal shape. As the tire does not deform under the high speed driving pressure, it performs to its highest capability without issue.The model increased its steering responsiveness as well with the tread design and internal structure. The wider optimized tire footprint and the solid center rib maintain constant road contact, which allows the tire to be easily controlled by the driver. The steering responsiveness is quicker and more accurate as a result. The internal structure features a high stiffness bead filler that prevents deformation of the tires bead. The solid center rib and the wide steel belt inside the tire also enhance its braking ability. They create friction at the moment of braking and shorten the braking distance by stabilizing the tread area and maintaining road contact. These aspects ensure that the tire is easy to control and handle in all weather conditions.The Kinergy GT (*) offers a longer lasting tread life. The optimized tread block stiffness prevents the tread elements from shifting about during the drive. The internal wider steel belt maintains the optimal tire shape. These work together to prevent irregular tread wear patterns from forming across the tread area by evenly distributing the driving pressure. As the tread is forced to wear out evenly, the tire is usable for a longer period of time and it extends its tread life.