2013 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/60 R15

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsNokian WR D3
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 850
Dunlop Winter Response 2
Best tyre for snowContinental WinterContact TS 850
Dunlop Winter Response 2
Vredestein Snowtrac 3
The lowest fuel useSemperit Speed Grip 2
Dunlop Winter Response 2
The best tyre for iceContinental WinterContact TS 850
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin A4
The quietest tyreContinental WinterContact TS 850
Firestone Winterhawk 3
This year ADAC have tested 17 different winter tyres on a VW Golf in the popular size of 185/60 R15.

Continental WinterContact TS 8501st: Continental WinterContact TS 850
  1. Total: 55.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 8.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 6.4
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Very balanced, Best scores on wet, snow and ice, Low fuel consumption and wear
Overall: Good

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Dunlop Winter Response 22nd: Dunlop Winter Response 2
  1. Total: 53
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 9
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced, Best scores on wet, snow and also in terms of fuel consumption, Good on ice
Overall: Good

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Firestone Winterhawk 33rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3
  1. Total: 53.8
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 6.4
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Very balanced, Especially good on dry and wet roads, Good on ice, Low wear
Overall: Good

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Michelin Alpin A44th: Michelin Alpin A4
  1. Total: 54.8
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 11
Positive: Very balanced, Top marks in wear, Good on snow and ice, Low fuel consumption
Overall: Good

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Nokian WR D35th: Nokian WR D3
  1. Total: 51.4
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced, Top marks on dry pavement, Good in the wet and snow
Overall: Good

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Goodyear UltraGrip 86th: Goodyear UltraGrip 8
  1. Total: 49.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced, Good on wet and snow-covered roads
Overall: Good

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Semperit Speed Grip 27th: Semperit Speed Grip 2
  1. Total: 50.4
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 9
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced, Good on dry pavement, Top marks in fuel consumption
Overall: Good

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Vredestein Snowtrac 38th: Vredestein Snowtrac 3
  1. Total: 50
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Top marks on snow
Negative: Compared to the best little weaker in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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Barum Polaris 39th: Barum Polaris 3
  1. Total: 48
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Good on snow
Negative: Slightly weaker on dry and wet roads
Overall: Satisfactory

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Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 310th: Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
  1. Total: 48.2
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Especially good on snow, Good on dry pavement
Negative: Somewhat weaker in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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GT Radial Champiro Winterpro11th: GT Radial Champiro Winterpro
  1. Total: 44.6
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Snow: 5.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7.4
Negative: Relatively weak on dry and wet roads as well as on snow
Overall: Satisfactory

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Hankook Winter i cept RS12th: Hankook Winter i cept RS
  1. Total: 48.6
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Good on dry pavement
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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Falken Eurowinter HS44913th: Falken Eurowinter HS449
  1. Total: 47
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 5
Positive: Good on dry pavement as well as on snow and ice
Negative: High wear
Overall: Satisfactory

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Kleber Krisalp HP214th: Kleber Krisalp HP2
  1. Total: 48.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Low fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Weak in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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Nexen Eurowin 60015th: Nexen Eurowin 600
  1. Total: 46
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 4.8
  5. Ice: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Particularly well on dry pavement
Negative: Weak on snow
Overall: Satisfactory

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Kormoran Snowpro B216th: Kormoran Snowpro B2
  1. Total: 43.2
  2. Dry: 5.4
  3. Wet: 1.6
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak on dry pavement, Very weak in the wet
Overall: Deficient

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Marangoni 4 Winter E Plus17th: Marangoni 4 Winter E+
  1. Total: 39
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 4.2
  5. Ice: 6.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6.4
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Low wear
Negative: Very weak in the wet, snow and ice, Higher fuel consumption
Overall: Deficient

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