Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18 2022

Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18

The new test performed by the German motoring publication involved sports summer tires with a 18-inch rim diameter. Upon the completion of their next test, the AB experts noted that they had rarely come across tires with such a bad performance.

  1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    82 69
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent dry handling. Precise steering response. Good handling on wet surfaces. Short braking distance on dry and wet surfaces. Low rolling resistance. High price.

    Steering Response   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   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 · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
  2. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+ Recommended
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+
    N/A 32
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good balance of characteristics. High grip on wet surfaces. Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling and short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces. Precise steering response. High rolling resistance.

    Steering Response   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Traction   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
  3. Falken Azenis FK510 Recommended
    Falken Azenis FK510
    80 65
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling and short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces. Good ride comfort. Increased price.

    Comfort   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Price  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  4. Toyo Proxes Sport A Recommended
    Toyo Proxes Sport A
    75 36
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling and short braking distances on dry and wet pavement. Good price. Increased rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  5. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
    Bridgestone Potenza Sport
    82 69
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling and short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces. Precise steering response. Good ride comfort. Increased rolling resistance. Increased noise.

    Steering Response   Comfort   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    80 58
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good balance of features. Good handling and short braking distances on dry and wet pavement. Low noise level. Low rolling resistance. Good price. Limited resistance to transverse aquaplaning.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Price   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · South Korea South Korea · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  7. Continental PremiumContact 6
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    88 74
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling and short braking distances on dry surfaces. Low rolling resistance. High level of comfort. Low resistance to aquaplaning. Slow steering response. Long braking distance on wet surfaces.

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
  8. Fulda SportControl 2
    Fulda SportControl 2
    75 34
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Acceptable handling on dry and wet surfaces. Good aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low rolling resistance. High level of comfort. Long braking distance on wet surfaces. Average lateral stability on dry pavement. Inaccurate steering response.

    Comfort   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Steering Response   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  9. Nexen N'Fera Sport
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    78 45
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low price. Lack of good handling on dry and wet surfaces. Weak lateral stability. Slow steering response. Increased rolling resistance.

    Price   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Steering Response   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  10. GT Radial SportActive 2
    GT Radial SportActive 2
    N/A 31
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low rolling resistance. Low grip, poor lateral stability, tendency to understeer and very long wet braking distances. Slow steering response. Average level of comfort.

    Dry Braking   Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Comfort   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability  
    Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/45R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 18, 2022
Date updated
Apr 23, 2022
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