winter tyre test 245/45 R18 - Autobild 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#namerating
wet
dry
snow
running costs
price
1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
exemplary
2+
1-
2+
1-
£151
100 V
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
exemplary
2+
2+
1-
2
£126
100 V
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
exemplary
2
2+
1-
2
£124
100 V
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
exemplary
2
2
2+
2+
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
exemplary
2
2
2+
2+
£108
100 V
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
exemplary
2+
2
2
2
£107
100 V
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
good +
1-
2
2
2+
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
good +
2
2
2+
2+
£136
100 V + 2
9. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
good +
2
2+
2
2
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
good +
2+
2
2-
2+
£108
100 V
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
good +
2-
2-
2+
2+
£108
100 V
12. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
good +
2
2
2
2-
13. Giti GitiWinter W1
good +
2-
2-
2
2+
14. Uniroyal MS plus 77
good +
2-
2
2+
3+
£110
100 V
15. Barum Polaris 5
good +
2-
2
2
2-
£95
100 V
16. Laufenn I FIT Plus
satisfactory
3+
2-
2
2+
17. Nokian WR A4
satisfactory
2-
2
2-
2
£142
100 V + 1
18. General Altimax Winter 3
satisfactory
3
2-
2+
2
£92
100 V
19. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
satisfactory
3+
2
2-
2
20. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
conditionally recommended
2
3+
3+
3
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Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2020 245/45 R18 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 5 in 2020. This test was performed in 245/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (wet, dry, snow, running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4.

same size tyres not featured in the test

tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#nameour ratingsegmentprice
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
94% premium £126 100 V
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
93% premium £124 100 V
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% premium £154 96 V + 3
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% premium £151 100 V
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% premium £136 100 V + 2
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6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% premium £122 100 V
7. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
88% upper-middle £107 100 V
8. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% premium £158 100 V + 3
9. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% upper-middle
10. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% upper-middle £108 100 V
11. Nokian WR D4
86% upper-middle £151 100 V + 1
3
12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% premium £146 96 V + 3
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% premium £109 100 V
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% upper-middle
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% lowcost £108 100 V
16. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% upper-middle £97 100 V + 1
17. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% upper-middle £120 100 V
3
18. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% lowcost £108 100 V
19. Barum Polaris 3
77% lowcost
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% upper-middle £96 100 V + 1
21. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% upper-middle £110 100 V
22. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% lowcost £88 100 V
23. Nokian WR A4
63% upper-middle £142 100 V + 1
20
24. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% upper-middle £117 100 V + 1
25. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% upper-middle £102 100 V
26. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% upper-middle £107 100 V
27. Barum Polaris 5
61% lowcost £95 100 V
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% lowcost £89 100 V + 1
29. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% lowcost £82 100 V
9
30. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% lowcost
31. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £56 100 V
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