Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer tire test R19 2020

The new test performed by the German motoring publication involved sports summer tires with a 19-inch rim diameter. Yet another summer tire test by Germany’s Auto Bild Sportscars magazine was conducted on the testing track in Uvalde, Texas, USA, used for tire testing by motoring publications from all over the world. This time around, the test involved sports tires in two sizes — 245/35 R19 and 265/35 R19 — designed to be installed respectively on the front and rear axes of sports cars, such as Mercedes C63 AMG, which was used as a test car.

  1. Continental SportContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental SportContact 6
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Precise steering response. Good handling response and a short stopping distance on dry pavement. Excellent lateral stability in the wet. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Average riding comfort. High price.

    Lateral Stability   Steering Response   Hydroplaning Resistance   Dry Handling / Braking   Price  
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    80 49
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling in the wet and in the dry. Precise steering response, efficient braking, and excellent handling feedback. Good hydroplaning resistance. Low noise emission. The highest price among the tested tires.

    Dry Braking   Hydroplaning Resistance   Steering response   Wet / Dry Handling   Noise   Price  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    86 68
  3. Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent lateral stability and handling response on wet pavement. Precise steering response, and excellent braking performance. Smooth ride. High noise emission. Increased rolling resistance.

    Lateral Stability   Steering response   Dry / Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Noise  
    Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    72 43
  4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117 Recommended
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    Passenger · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Great handling in the wet and in the dry. Low noise emission. Low rolling resistance. Compelling price/quality ratio. Slightly delayed steering response.

    Rolling Resistance   Dry / Wet Handling   Price   Noise   Steering Response  
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    75 22
  5. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Recommended
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent lateral stability, precise steering response, and generally adequate handling response on wet pavement. Good handling response and a short stopping distance on dry pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Compelling price/quality ratio. Increased rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Hydroplaning Resistance   Steering Response   Price   Rolling Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    82 35
  6. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Precise steering response, and generally adequate handling response on wet pavement. Excellent braking efficiency. Great riding comfort. Low price. Prone to understeer on dry pavement. Increased rolling resistance.

    Dry / Wet Handling   Steering Response   Dry / Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    79 60
  7. Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105
    Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling in the wet and in the dry. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Long braking distance on wet pavement. Increased rolling resistance. Average ride. High price.

    Dry Braking   Dry / Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Price   Wet Braking  
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    75 26
  8. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Acceptable price. Average traction and prone to understeer in the wet and in the dry. Delayed steering response. Average riding comfort.

    Dry Braking   Price   Hydroplaning Resistance   Dry / Wet Traction   Steering Response   Comfort  
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    67 47
  9. Nankang NS-20
    Nankang NS-20
    Passenger · Summer · 2009 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Low price. Dangerously long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Poor handling and delayed steering response. High rolling resistance.

    Price   Hydroplaning Resistance   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Handling   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    74 24
  10. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
    Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response, precise steering response on dry pavement. Poor results on wet pavement. Poor hydroplaning resistance.

    Dry Braking   Steering Response   Dry Handling   Wet Performance   Hydroplaning Resistance  
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    68 38
Year
2020
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Tire Size
245/35R19
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
May 09, 2020
Date updated
May 14, 2020