Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R19 2022

Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R19

The Auto Motor und Sport test involved nine summer tires in size 245/45 R19, designed for the aftermarket, as well as the Continental PremiumContact 6 tire bearing an AO sign, which indicates that this model was developed in collaboration with Audi as the original equipment for the cars of this German brand (AO stands for Audi Original). The test car was an Audi A6, which could create additional advantages for the Continental tire. Another tire that aroused much interest was the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 — the newcomer of the season that debuted in independent tests. In Germany, the tires selected for the test are priced from 130 to 209 Euro per tire.

  1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
    98 48
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction, short braking distance, optimum lateral stability, and smooth handling response on dry pavement. Good handling response and high safety level on wet pavement. Relatively low aquaplaning resistance. Exemplary.

    Comfort / Noise   Dry Handling   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Dry Handling (Subjective)   Steering Response   Dry Braking   Moose Test   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    9
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 65
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very short braking distance and all but outstanding results on wet pavement (minor gripes about aquaplaning resistance). Well-balanced performance on dry pavement. Relatively weak straight aquaplaning resistance. Very good.

    Wet Braking   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling (Subjective)   Steering Response   Moose Test  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.8
  3. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    80 58
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and good handling response on wet pavement. Poor aquaplaning resistance. Limited lateral stability and delayed steering response on dry pavement. Increased noise emission. Very good.

    Wet Braking   Moose Test   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Noise   Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · South Korea South Korea · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.1
  4. Continental PremiumContact 6
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    88 74
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response in the dry. Great riding comfort. Relatively weak results on wet pavement. Very good.

    Comfort   Lateral Aquaplaning   Steering Response   Moose Test   External Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8
  5. Nexen N'Fera Sport
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    78 45
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on wet pavement. Good aquaplaning resistance. Good handling response in the dry. Great riding comfort. Poor lateral stability on wet pavement. Good.

    Wet Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Straight Aquaplaning   External Noise   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.9
  6. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    82 69
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response in the dry. Poor riding comfort. Grip threshold on wet pavement achieved too soon. Good.

    Moose Test   Steering Response   Dry Handling (Subjective)   External Noise   Comfort  
    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
    Test Score:
    7.7
  7. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    76 48
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response in the dry. Poor aquaplaning resistance. Increased noise emission. Good.

    Moose Test   Dry Handling (Subjective)   Steering Response   Lateral Aquaplaning   Comfort / Noise  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.7
  8. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    80 65
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Acceptable braking performance on wet pavement. Good wet and dry traction. Poor aquaplaning resistance. Long braking distance on dry pavement. Good.

    Wet Braking   Wet Traction   Dry Traction   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.2
  9. Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    75 51
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet. Long braking distance on wet pavement (devalued the overall score). Inaccurate steering response on dry pavement. Low riding comfort. Satisfactory.

    Wet Handling (Subjective)   External Noise   Lateral Stability   Comfort / Noise   Wet Braking   Steering Response  
    Canada Canada · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    6.3
  10. GT Radial SportActive 2
    GT Radial SportActive 2
    N/A 31
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Good handling response in the dry. Very long braking distance on wet and dry pavement (devalued the overall score). Poor lateral stability on wet pavement. Possibly, will perform better on lighter and less powerful cars. Average.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Moose Test   Dry Handling   External Noise   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Dry Braking  
    Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    5.9
Year
2022
Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
245/45R19
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 14, 2022
Date updated
Apr 23, 2022
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