winter tyre test 235/40 R18 - AutoMotorSport 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
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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
Very safe and reliable behavior with large reserves in the snow and dry.
Light deficits in traction on snow, totaling loud
£ 174
95 V
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
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
4. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
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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1. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
97% premium
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
87% premium
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle
5. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle
6. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% lowcost
69% premium £ 168 95 V
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost
11. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £ 100 95 W
12. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle
29% upper-middle
14. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
15. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
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