Cooper Tire recently announced that Daimler AG has chosen its Discoverer SRX tire as original equipment (OE) for the new Mercedes-Benz GLE that will be introduced in the market this year.
The Discoverer SRX is one of Cooper’s premium all-season SUV and CUV tires. The new Mercedes model will be fitted with the all-season tire’s following versions: the 255/50R19XL and 275/50R20.
The Cooper Discoverer SRX is known for its innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship. The tire has been equipped with an advanced performance construction to help deliver optimum steering response, stability in handling maneuvers and a smooth, comfortable ride. The tread technology used on the tire facilitates better vehicle control through better traction in different weather conditions and increases fuel efficiency.
Its profile shape includes a finely tuned footprint that enables the tire to interact with the road for better vehicle control. It also features Micro-Gauge Siping as well as Aqua Vac Channels for increased stability and vehicle handling. These are wide grooves present in the tread to make the tire more resistant to hydroplaning and provide it with better control and grip in heavy rain.
“The Mercedes-Benz GLE ranks among the world’s best luxury SUVs, and Cooper is proud that Daimler AG has selected our award-winning Cooper Discoverer SRX for these vehicles,” says Glenn Arbaugh, Executive Director, Global Light Vehicle OE Business & Strategy. “We are excited to be producing these tires at our Tupelo, Miss. manufacturing facility, where the entire team is dedicated to the type of excellence it takes to be awarded OE production for vehicles of this calibre. Our selection for the Mercedes-Benz GLE speaks volumes about our product quality and ability to meet the needs of even the most discerning customers,” he adds.