AUTOBILD: 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 .
Pirelli P Zero PZ4
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.
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
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.
Continental PremiumContact 6
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.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
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.
Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
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.
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
Good safety reserves in aquaplaning, balanced wet and dry handling, short braking distances on dry roads. Slightly longer braking distances on a wet track.
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.
Bridgestone Turanza T005
Good aquaplaning safety, short dry braking distances , pleasant comfort, low rolling resistance. Delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior, extended wet braking distances.
Maxxis Premitra HP5
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.
Toyo Proxes Sport
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.
Fulda SportControl 2
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.
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