winter tyre test 245/40 R18 - Sportscars 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
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wet
dry
snow
price
1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
2-
2
1-
£133
97 V + 2
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
exemplary
2
2
2
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
exemplary
2-
2-
1-
£122
97 V + 2
4. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
exemplary
2
2
2
£138
97 V
5. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
satisfactory
3+
2-
2+
£140
97 V + 2
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
satisfactory
3
2
2
£108
97 V + 1
7. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
conditionally recommended
3+
2-
3+
8. Accelera X-Grip
not recommended
4+
3+
3+
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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.
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1. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
97% premium £130 97 V + 2
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £133 97 V + 2
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
87% premium £140 97 V + 2
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% premium £122 97 V + 2
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £105 97 V
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle £112 97 V
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £104 97 V
8. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £100 97 V
9. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £104 97 V
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
69% premium £116 97 H + 3
11. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% lowcost £88 97 V + 2
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £125 93 V
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost £108 97 V
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle £108 97 V + 1
15. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £89 97 W
16. Barum Polaris 3
59% lowcost
17. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £107 97 V
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18. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £90 97 W
19. Yokohama W.drive V905
46% upper-middle
20. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £97 97 V
21. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
22% lowcost £75 97 V
22. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
23. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £81 97 V
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