Laborious mounting with numb fingers in the cold – that’s how it once was. Modern snow chains can be easily fitted and often do not require retensioning. That also goes for the two new snow chains which Mercedes-Benz carries in the accessories range for the B and M-Class models launched just recently:
For the B-Class the easy2go model of chain world market leader RUD is available. Its patented mounting device with permanent tensioning effect (PTD = Permanent Tensioning Device) makes manual retensioning of the chain unnecessary. To protect easy2go during transport or storage it is contained in a high-quality textile bag which is resistant to moisture and insensitive to dirt and at the same time saves space. Other advantages are simple fitting and removal while the car is at a standstill, and integrated wheel protection.
The high-quality RUD-matic comfort bow-type snow chain for the new M-Class offers perfect protection for light-alloy wheels and wheel trim with its tough plastic ring (Disc). Since the fastener is on the front side of the wheel, the chain is quickly fitted and removed. The chrome-manganese-alloyed micrograin stainless steel is visually adapted to the light-alloy wheels and meets highest standards also for appearance. Available for tyre sizes 255/50 R19 (8J x 19) and 255/55 R18 (8J x 18).
Source: Daimler AG