Avon boasts superior performance with the brand new ZV5 premium tyre

March 2008

Avon Tyres is launching the latest in its performance car range, the versatile new ZV5. The Avon Tyres brand is manufactured by one of the world's largest tyre manufacturers, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

Catering for a wide range of vehicles, from small hatchbacks to large saloons, as well as MPVs and sportscars, the new Avon ZV5 boasts significant improvements in handling, fuel efficiency and road noise, thanks to the use of the latest silica compounds and computer-aided design techniques.


Designed to offer premium performance in a variety of conditions, the new Avon ZV5 has been developed using advanced tyre technology combined with Avon’s 100 years’-plus experience of producing tyres.


Asymmetric tread pattern


The asymmetric tread pattern has been enhanced with wide, open slots on the shoulders improving handling in dry weather, while bold, open circumferential grooves help reduce the chances of aquaplaning in deep water. The tread blocks and siping have been designed to cut through thin films of water to further enhance braking performance. Meanwhile, the ‘Tri-Arc’ tread profile creates more uniform pressure contact with the road, and a stiffer lower sidewall layer sharpens steering response. All of which means better grip, improved resistance to aquaplaning in deep puddles, shorter braking distance and an increased feeling of confidence for the driver.


Responsive and quiet


Tested to extremes on a wide range of cars on real road conditions throughout Europe, as well as some of Europe’s premier proving grounds, the ZV5 provides outstanding performance on dry roads.


Use of the latest computer design software has also allowed the optimisation of the tread block formation to produce less resistance, cutting down on road noise. In addition, specially shaped shoulder blocks have been incorporated to improve handling stability, while the internal construction of the tyre is designed to provide excellent steering response.

“Everyone involved in the design of the ZV5 has done a fantastic job,” said Julian Baldwin, Managing Director of Cooper Tire Europe. “The ZV3 was a great base to build from, but with new technologies coming through we’re able to move up to a new level with this tyre.”



The new Avon ZV5 with its fourth generation silica rubber compound not only benefits wet weather performance; it contributes to this outstanding tyre’s excellent wear characteristics. Large rim flange protectors on all sizes help guard against kerbing damage on alloy rims.



Key Points of the Avon ZV5


  • Outstanding grip in the wet and the dry
  • Progressive, predictable handling
  • Excellent braking performance, wet and dry
  • Quiet running
  • Extensive range of 40 sizes from 15 to 18-inch rims
  • Available in V, W and Y speed ratings

Typical Fitments

Opel Corsa, Peugeot 207

Ford Focus, VW Golf, Audi A3

Audi A4, Ford Mondeo, VW Passat

BMW 5 Series, Audi A6

Mercedes C and E Class

Audi TT (07 model), BMW Z4