Michelin at the Solutrans show - The new MICHELIN X® LINE™ ENERGY™ tires approved by MERCEDES-BENZ

MICHELIN X® LINE™ ENERGY AAA-class for energy efficiency, fact and figures


The new MICHELIN X® LINETM ENERGYTM FRONT and MICHELIN X® LINETM ENERGYTM D2 tires presented at the IAA 2014 international exhibition have been approved by Mercedes-Benz for its new Actros truck dedicated to long-distance haulage.

These MICHELIN X® LINETM ENERGYTM Front (385/55R22.5) and Drive (315/70R22.5) tires are available at customer request for the new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to be shipped as from January 2016.

Designed for the steering axle, the drive axle and the trailer axles, the MICHELIN X® LINETM ENERGYTM Front, D2 and Trailer tire range constitutes the first entire rig fitment to obtain the A-rating for energy efficiency in line with European labeling standards.

With more than 700,000 tires sold since January 2013[1], the new MICHELIN X® LINETM ENERGYTM range is proving its worth by enabling long-distance haulers to make significant fuel savings.

This means that haulage companies will be able to choose the first fitments on the market with a triple-A rating for rolling resistance on every vehicle axle. These fitments will enable them to save 1 liter of fuel every 100 km (for 2.66 kg fewer CO2 emissions over the same distance), compared to MICHELIN X® LINETM ENERGYTM BBA-rated tires.

This represents an average saving of €1610 in fuel and 3724 kg in CO2 emissions over the initial life of the tires (i.e.: before any regrooving or retreading). These gains are obtained while maintaining the other Michelin performance standards, such as safety and high mileage.

[1] Sizes 315/70 R 22.5 Z and D, and 385/55 R 22.5 T