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Autobild summer tire test (205/55R16; 03.2016)


ArticlesSummer tyres testsAutobild summer tire test (205/55R16; 03.2016)

Autobild Auto Bild, (03.2016)

The German magazine AutoBild has published in their March issue the "Summer Tire Super Test 2016". The tested tire size was 205/55 R16, test vehicle a VW Golf VII.

This test is a special test with 50 participating products. The evaluation consists of 2 parts:
Part 1: dry and wet braking test, selection of the 15 best products, called "Finalists".

Brand Model Braking distance, m Total, m
wet* dry**
1 Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue 27,0 34,8 61,8
2 Hankook Ventus Prime³ 27,9 34,6 62,5
3 Semperit Speed-Life 2 28,4 35,7 64,1
4 Uniroyal RainSport 3 28,7 35,9 64,6
5 Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 28,8 36,1 64,9
6 Dunlop Sport BluResponse 29,5 35,7 65,2
7 Fulda EcoControl HP 28,8 36,4 65,2
8 Bridgestone Turanza T001 28,7 36,6 65,3
9 Continental PremiumContact 5 30,6 34,7 65,3
10 Michelin Primacy 3 29,3 36,8 66,1
11 Vredestein Sportrac 5 29,6 37,1 66,7
12 Nexen N'Blue HD Plus 31,1 35,7 66,8
13 Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50 30,5 36,4 66,9
14 Nokian Line 29,1 37,9 67,0
15 Falken Ziex ZE914 Ecorun 29,8 37,4 67,2
16 Debica Presto 29,6 38,1 67,7
17 Kumho Ecsta HS51 29,4 38,6 68,0
18 BF Goodrich g-Grip 30,3 37,8 68,1
19 Kleber Dynaxer HP3 31,2 37,7 68,9
20 Barum Bravuris 3HM 30,0 39,0 69,0
21 Gislaved Ultrta*Speed 30,7 38,3 69,0
22 Matador MP44 30,9 38,1 69,0
23 Roadstone CP 661 30,9 38,1 69,0
24 Viking City Tech II 31,8 37,2 69,0
25 Firestone TZ300 alpha 30,2 39,3 69,5
26 Nankang Green Sport Eco-2+ 32,9 36,6 69,5
27 Riken Maystorm 2b² 34,5 35,1 69,6
29 Apollo Alnac 4G 32,2 38,6 70,8
30 Dayton D320 33,0 37,9 70,9
31 Hi Fly HF201 33,4 37,7 71,1
32 Aeolus PrecisionAce AH 01 32,6 38,6 71,2
33 Formula Energy 32,7 38,6 71,3
34 General Altimax Sport 32,4 39,0 71,4
35 Zenises Three 33,6 37,8 71,4
36 Fortuna Sport F2000 32,3 39,2 71,5
37 Zeetex ZT1000 33,9 37,8 71,7
38 Sunny SN3630 33,0 38,9 71,9
39 Sailun Atrezzo SH402 33,3 38,9 72,2
40 Evergreen EH23 33,7 39,7 73,4
41 Kormoran Gamma b2 37,3 36,6 73,9
42 Tristar F109 Ecopower 34,6 39,3 73,9
43 Constancy LY 688 35,2 39,4 74,6
44 Minerva F109 35,2 39,4 74,6
45 Taurus HP 401 36,4 38,8 75,2
46 Goodride R-VH680 37,4 38,0 75,4
47 Infinity INF-040 38,7 38,2 76,9
48 Goform G745 38,3 39,5 77,8
49 Multirac Mul Comfor 39,7 38,6 78,3
50 Toyo*** Nanoenergy 2 41,0 38,7 79,7

* - from 80 km/h;
** - from 100 km/h;
*** - was changed to Toyo Proxes CF2;


Part 2: complete test of the finalists only, including mileage and pricing evaluation.

Note: No comparison of test results between "Finalists" and "Non-finalists" is possible due to the very different scope of test procedure for "Finalists" and "Non-finalists".

The test was conducted by Auto Bild in cooperation with Hankook (wet and dry testing, Idiada, Spain) and Michelin (wear testing done by DEKRA, test center Narbonne, France).

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Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue
Continental Premium Contact 5
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Fulda EcoControl HP
Michelin Primacy 3
Vredestein Sportrac 5
Bridgestone Turanza T001
Semperit Speed-Life 2
Uniroyal RainSport 3
Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50
Nexen NBlue HD Plus
Falken Ziex ZE914 Ecorun
Nokian Line
UnitImportance
Wet road
Aquaplaning longitudinallykm/h15% 70,7 73,3 71,2 72,5 73,9 70,9 72,1 71,1 80,2 78,2 78,4 68,3 70,9 74,9 72,6
Aquaplaning in cornersm/s²5% 2,83 3,43 3,04 3,49 3,44 3,09 2,96 3,06 3,58 4,02 4,37 2,69 3,42 3,70 3,49
Handlingkm/h35% 74,4 74,9 73,4 74,0 73,8 73,4 73,1 73,3 74,1 74,3 74,5 72,6 72,5 73,2 73,1
Time on Circles10% 11,98 11,96 12,37 12,17 12,20 12,55 12,37 12,45 12,25 12,07 12,03 12,81 12,93 12,44 12,41
Braking Distancem35% 27,9 27,0 30,6 28,8 29,5 28,8 29,3 29,6 28,7 28,4 28,7 30,5 31,1 29,8 29,1
Average scorepoints 2+ 1- 2- 2+ 2 2 2- 2- 2+ 1- 1- 3+ 3+ 2- 2-
Dry road
Handlingkm/h35% 114,0 114,3 113,6 113,0 113,8 112,7 113,0 112,4 112,5 112,1 112,0 112,8 112,3 112,5 112,5
Braking Distancem35% 34,6 34,8 34,7 36,1 35,7 36,4 36,8 37,1 36,6 35,7 35,9 36,4 35,7 37,4 37,9
Driving comfortpoints15% 2+ 2 1- 2 2 2 2 2- 2- 1- 2+ 2+ 1- 2 2-
NoisedB15% 68,6/71,8 69,8/73,1 69,5/73,2 69,5/73,5 69,0/72,0 68,6/72,4 68,5/72,2 67,6/72,7 70,0/73,2 68,0/73,3 68,4/72,2 67,6/71,7 68,4/72,6 68,2/72,6 68,8/72,5
Average scorepoints 1- 1- 1- 2 2+ 2 2 2- 2- 2 2- 2 2 2- 2-
Economy and comfort
Meeleagekm40% 36844 28208 31098 27685 26426 29658 40981 30465 26029 24139 22988 42660 31214 24670 24983
Price/Qualitypoints40% 1 3+ 2 3+ 3+ 2+ 1- 2+ 3+ 3+ 3 1+ 1- 3+ 3
Rolling Resistancekg/t20% 9,06 8,92 8,36 8,04 7,90 8,68 9,02 9,57 9,49 9,10 8,48 9,62 9,10 8,73 9,78
Average notepoints 1- 2- 2 2 2- 2 1- 2 3+ 3+ 3 1 2 3+ 3
Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Conclusion AutoBild excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent well well well satisfactory satisfactory satisfactory satisfactory satisfactory satisfactory satisfactory

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