Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has earned its second original equipment fitment on a Mercedes-Benz AG vehicle. This time, the Cooper tire will appear on the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the automaker's full-size SUV.
The tire of choice is the Cooper Discoverer SRXLE in sizes 275/50R20 and 275/55R19.
The performance construction of the Cooper Discoverer SRXLE is designed to deliver maximum steering response, stability in handling maneuvers, and a smooth, comfortable ride. Cooper says the SRXLE also provides confidence in vehicle control with traction in all weather conditions, plus fuel efficiency. For added stability and vehicle handling, the SRXLE has Micro-Gauge Siping as well as Aqua Vac Channels, which are wide grooves in the tread that improve resistance to hydroplaning and provide more control and grip in heavy rain.
Additionally, the 275/55R19 Cooper Discoverer SRXLE bears the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMS) mark.
“This is the second Mercedes-Benz vehicle announced within the past 18 months to feature Cooper tires as original equipment,” said Glenn Arbaugh, executive director of global light vehicle OE business and strategy for Cooper. “We are already OE on the Mercedes-Benz GLE, and are excited about this next opportunity on the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Of course, Mercedes-Benz is world renowned for luxury, high performance vehicles, and Cooper is proud that Mercedes-Benz AG has selected our award-winning Cooper Discoverer SRXLE tires, which are made in the United States at our Tupelo, Miss. facility, for these vehicles.”