Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19 2021

Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19

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».

  1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    87 77
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent handling response and short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Low rolling resistance. High price.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Price  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
  2. Bridgestone Potenza Sport Recommended
    Bridgestone Potenza Sport
    93 48
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Crisp steering response and well-balanced performance in any conditions. Great handling on dry pavement. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Increased noise.

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Steering Response   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
  3. Continental SportContact 6 Recommended
    Continental SportContact 6
    84 59
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response and short braking distance in any conditions. Low noise emission. High price.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Noise   Wet Handling   Dry Handling   Price  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
  4. Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Recommended
    Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    76 59
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction, crisp steering response, and great handling performance on dry and wet pavement. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Increased rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia
  5. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    78 53
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet and in the dry. Excellent aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Fair price. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  6. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    81 38
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet. High lateral stability. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Good price/quality ratio. Increased rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Price   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  7. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    76 56
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet and in the dry. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    88 60
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Great handling response in the wet. Prone to understeer on dry pavement.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Oceania Oceania
  9. Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    75 45
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Great handling response in any weather conditions. Great riding comfort. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Comfort   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  10. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
    Kleber Dynaxer UHP
    59 36
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low rolling resistance. Low price. Average results on wet pavement. Prone to understeer on dry pavement.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  11. Toyo Proxes Sport A
    Toyo Proxes Sport A
    69 35
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Fair price. Dangerously long braking distance on wet pavement. Prone to understeer on dry pavement.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Price   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  12. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    78 48
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good lateral stability on wet pavement. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low price. Long braking distance on wet pavement. Extremely prone to understeer on dry and wet pavement.

    Dry Braking   Price   Lateral Stability   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
  13. Barum Bravuris 5HM
    Barum Bravuris 5HM
    67 41
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low rolling resistance. Low price. Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Poor grip and weak lateral stability on wet pavement. Fuzzy steering response.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Steering Response   Lateral Stability  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  14. Syron Premium Performance
    Syron Premium Performance
    N/A 25
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low rolling resistance. Low price. Weak grip and a long braking distance on wet pavement. Extremely prone to understeer. Fuzzy steering response. High noise emission.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Steering Response   Noise  
    Europe Europe
  15. Berlin Summer UHP 1
    Berlin Summer UHP 1
    N/A 28
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low noise emission. Poor handling performance and long braking distances on dry and wet pavement. Low aquaplaning resistance.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
235/35R19
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jun 14, 2021
Date updated
Jun 21, 2021

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