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Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - AutoMotorSport 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Enviromental impact
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Test winner - highly recommended
9,6
9,1
8,7
8,0
A good and balanced performance on snow, very good in the wet, persuasive and sporotvní on dry asphalt
Negligible shortcomings in aquaplaning
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Recommended
8,9
8,5
8,9
7,3
Very safe braking on snow, on water balance properties
#VALUE!
£167
95 V + 2
3. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Recommended
7,2
7,6
9,9
8,6
Úctihodné best traction and braking performance on snow, wet and safe, acceptable performance on dry road
Does not exactly sporting characteristics
£116
95 V
4. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
Recommended
7,7
8,1
8,4
7,2
Quick response to control the snow, precise and balanced in the wet, surprisingly good dry
#VALUE!
£150
95 V + 2
5. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Recommended
6,8
7,3
9,5
7,9
Excellent traction and braking on snow, good, very good aquaplaning
Wet and dry rather mediocre, lacks dynamism
£117
95 V
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Still recommended
7,9
8,2
7,8
6,6
Good steering response and reserves on all surfaces
Wet and dry rather mediocre, lacks dynamism
7. Nokian WR A4
Still recommended
6,3
9,2
7,1
10
Excellent traction on dry, extremely low rolling resistance
Weak lateral guidance and control of the snow, a grip, small size and long stopping distance on wet
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Still recommended
6,8
8,3
8,1
7,3
Decent braking performance on snow, very stable and precise dry.
Weaknesses in the driving snow and braking on wet
£152
91 H + 1
9. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Still recommended
7,1
7,8
7,8
6,5
Short braking distances on snow and dry. Acceptable braking distance and the harmonic balance of wet
Slightly unstable rear axle when changing lanes and handling on dry, slightly noisier.
£98
95 V
10. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2
Conditionally recommended
6,8
7,1
6,9
5,9
Acceptable braking distance on dry, good traction on snow
Dry dull handling, small comfort, small reserves in the wet, high rolling resistance
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2017 225/45 R18 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a BMW 4 in 2017. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Enviromental impact, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Semperit Speed-Grip 3, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Nokian WR D4.

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. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
91% Premium £140 95 V + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £185 95 V + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £133 95 H + 1
4. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
91% Upper-middle £117 95 V
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £137 95 V
10
6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £139 95 V + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £147 95 V
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £129 95 V
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £114 91 H + 10
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £114 91 H + 4
3
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £112 95 V
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £120 95 V + 2
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £113 95 V
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £93 95 V
16. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
17. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £161 95 V + 4
12
18. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £130 95 V + 1
19. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £100 95 V
20. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £96 95 V + 1
21. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £100 95 V
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
23. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £93 95 V
24
24. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
25. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
26. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 95 V
27. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
28. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
29. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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