AUTO BILD: Summer Tire Test R18 2019

At the start line of this year's summer tire test , eleven summer tires in the popular 245/45 R18 have been lined up, including four brand new profiles from Bridgestone , Goodyear, Nokian and Pirelli .

  1. Pirelli P Zero PZ4 - Winner Recommended
    Verdict:

    Excellent handling qualities on wet and dry roads, good balance, precise steering response with exemplary feedback, short wet and dry braking distances, good safety reserves in aquaplaning.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Aquaplaning   Precise Steering  
    81 22
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 Recommended
    Verdict:

    Exemplary driving qualities on wet and dry slopes, sporty dynamic wet handling, good steering precision, short braking distances, good safety reserves in aquaplaning. Easy increased rolling resistance.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Aquaplaning   Precise Steering  
    92 30
  3. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Verdict:

    Convincing handling on wet and dry track, stable and safe wet and dry handling, precise steering on wet track, short wet and dry braking distances. Slightly increased rolling noise.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Precise Steering   Noise  
    91 44
  4. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Recommended
    Verdict:

    Premium sports tire with stable side guidance and safe handling in all weather conditions, best safety reserves with aquaplaning, good comfort. High Price level, only average cornering on a wet track.

    Dry Performance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Comfort   Wet Cornering   Price  
    82 42
  5. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Recommended
    Verdict:

    Very good value for money. Precise steering characteristics, dynamic handling characteristics and short braking distances on dry roads, pleasantly quiet ride comfort. Increased rolling resistance.

    Dry Performance   Precise Steering   Noise / Comfort   Value   Rolling Resistance  
    81 28
  6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    Verdict:

    Good safety reserves in aquaplaning, balanced wet and dry handling, short braking distances on dry roads. Slightly longer braking distances on a wet track.

    Dry Performance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    72 18
  7. Nokian Powerproof
    Verdict:

    Safe handling and short braking distances on dry track, fuel-saving rolling resistance. Only satisfactory grip with moderate side guidance and tendency to understeer in wet conditions, extended wet braking distances.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Wet Performance  
    79 37
  8. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning safety, short dry braking distances , pleasant comfort, low rolling resistance. Delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior, extended wet braking distances.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Comfort   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    82 53
  9. Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Verdict:

    Short dry braking distances , quiet rolling noise, low rolling resistance, low price. Moderate grip and extended braking distances in wet conditions, understeering driving behavior ,delayed steering response.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Price   Noise   Wet Braking  
    73 25
  10. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Verdict:

    Good safety reserves with aquaplaning, stable dry handling, quiet rolling noise, low price. Understeering driving behavior, extended braking distances in wet conditions, limited comfort, increased rolling resistance.

    Price   Noise   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    68 34
  11. Fulda SportControl 2
    Verdict:

    Cheaper brand tires with fuel-efficient rolling resistance and quiet rolling noise. Moderate grip level, delayed response to steering commands, slightly extended wet braking distances.

    Rolling Resistance   Price   Noise   Wet Braking  
    73 21
Year
2019
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Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 25, 2019
Date updated
Sep 22, 2019