Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19 2021
The German magazine Auto Bild published the results of a second test of sports summer tires this season. This time around the test involved tires designed for compact cars, such as Volkswagen Golf GTI, Cupra Leon, Audi S3, etc.
The experts tested tires in the size of 235/35 R19, and, since this size covers all the market segments from economy to premium, the differences in performance were quite substantial — so much so that when bringing the car to a standstill from 100 km/h on wet pavement, the braking distance of the cheap Syron and Berlin tires was a whopping 16 meters longer than that of Michelin. The remaining speed in this case will be 50 km/h, and both budget tires earned a verdict «highly not recommended».