Auto Motor und Sport: Winter Tire Test R17 2020

The best tires for the dynamic middle class.
Rear-wheel drive mid-range models such as the BMW 3 Series place high demands on tire safety and driving stability due to their balanced axle load distribution, especially in winter. This test shows which winter tire keeps the three best on wintry roads.

Auto Motor und Sport: Winter Tire Test R17
  1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 - Winner Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    92 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very safe all-rounder with the shortest braking distances in wet and snow.

    Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Aquaplaning   Comfort   Driving Stability   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    9.1
  2. BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2 Recommended
    BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    82 34
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Winter professional with good snow performance, weaknesses on wet roads.

    Dry Braking   Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Noise   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8.1
  3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro Recommended
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    79 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Resistant to corners on wet roads, powerful braking on dry roads, our price-performance tip.

    Wet Traction   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8
  4. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    84 57
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Mostly high-priced tires with good dry and wet, but limited winter performance.

    Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Noise   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8
  5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    88 57
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    The previous year's winner loses important points due to weaker wet grip.

    Snow Traction   Noise   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    7.9
  6. Nokian WR Snowproof
    Nokian WR Snowproof
    72 45
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Low rolling resistance means low fuel consumption - but also disadvantages on snow and wet conditions.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Traction   Snow Traction   Noise   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    7.1
  7. Toyo Observe S944
    Toyo Observe S944
    71 34
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    The dry dynamic among winter tires - unfortunately a bit slow to brake.

    Dry Handling   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Noise   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    6.9
  8. Giti GitiWinter W1
    Giti GitiWinter W1
    66 29
    Passenger · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    The cheapest product with a reduced performance level, but without serious defects.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Noise   Snow Braking   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    6.9
  9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    73 32
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    A balanced tire with somewhat limited reserves, but without serious defects.

    Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Noise  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    6.8
  10. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    75 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    With otherwise satisfactory performance, the Falken lacks driving stability and efficiency in particular.

    Dry Braking   Wet Traction   Snow Handling   Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Noise   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    6.8
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
225/50R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 17, 2020
Date updated
Oct 20, 2020