Winter tyre test 235/40 R18 - AutoMotorSport 2016
- Winner: Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
- Tested tyres: 6
Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
|1.||Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P||Highly recommended|| |
Excellent grip on wet roads, agile and direct steering dry, safe in the snow
Light deficits in aquaplaning, less comfort
|2.||Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1||Recommended|| |
Very safe and reliable behavior with large reserves in the snow and dry.
Light deficits in traction on snow, totaling loud
| £120 |
|3.||Dunlop Winter Sport 5||Recommended|| |
Stopping distance, balanced sports handling on snow. Safe and easy to handle in the wet, very safe for the sudden change of direction.
Deficits in traction on snow and higher rolling resistance
| £132 |
95 V + 1
|4.||Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3||Recommended|| |
Best performance on snow - excellent traction and high reserves. Decent performance on both wet and dry.
Wet and dry conditions worse positioned above, but those lacking performance on snow.
|5.||GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP||Still recommended|| |
Good traction on snow, balanced dynamics in both wet and dry track, very quiet
Worse lateral guidance on snow. high rolling resistance
|6.||Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S||Conditionally recommended|| |
Safe braking and good traction on snow, drought very sporty speech against the competition
The big difference between traction and lateral guidance on snow. Too long stopping distances, unstable at higher cornering in the wet. Deficiencies in aquaplaning.
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Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2016 235/40 R18 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a in 2016. This test was performed in 235/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 6 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4.
Same size tyres not featured in the test
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