2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview

Test Summary
Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.2 M
Laufenn I FIT: 39.4 M
Snow BrakingKleber Krisalp HP3: 24 M
Imperial Snowdragon 3: 31.7 M
Following on from the All Season tyre market overview, Auto Bild have published their winter version of the shootout style braking test.

For the winter test, Auto Bild have tested 53 winter tyres in 225/45 R17 in wet and snow braking. The two braking distances are combined, and the top twenty tyres go through to a full test covering all aspects of a tyres performance.

Notable Performances

Not for the first time this year, a Bridgestone tyre tops the wet braking test, and wins the overall combined braking distance to finish in the top spot. We're not yet sure what Bridgestone have changed recently, but they've made a massive step forward in the wet, and it will be interesting to see if they can hold onto this performance in the full test.

The "best of the rest" during wet braking testing went to three of the newest tyres on test, the Michelin Alpin 6, Goodyear Ultragrip Performance+ and the Vredestein Wintrac Pro. The Goodyear and Michelin managed to match the performance in the snow, finishing second and third overall.

As always, the tyres at the cheaper end of the spectrum could manage either a reasonable result in the wet, or the snow, but not both, with the worst tyre during wet braking taking a huge ten meters further to stop than the best.

Wet

 

Snow

 

Results

Bridgestone Blizzak LM0051st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  1. Wet Braking: 1st (+0M)
  2. Snow Braking: 10th (+0.6M)
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Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus2nd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
  1. Wet Braking: 3rd (+1.4M)
  2. Snow Braking: 5th (+0.3M)
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Michelin Alpin 63rd: Michelin Alpin 6
  1. Wet Braking: 2nd (+1.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 13th (+0.7M)
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Semperit Speed Grip 34th: Semperit Speed Grip 3
  1. Wet Braking: 9th (+2.4M)
  2. Snow Braking: 5th (+0.3M)
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Continental WinterContact TS 8605th: Continental WinterContact TS 860
  1. Wet Braking: 7th (+2.3M)
  2. Snow Braking: 9th (+0.5M)
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Vredestein Wintrac Pro6th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+1.6M)
  2. Snow Braking: 20th (+1.2M)
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BFGoodrich gForce Winter 27th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  1. Wet Braking: 11th (+2.8M)
  2. Snow Braking: 4th (+0.2M)
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Kleber Krisalp HP38th: Kleber Krisalp HP3
  1. Wet Braking: 13th (+3M)
  2. Snow Braking: 1st (+0M)
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Apollo Aspire XP Winter9th: Apollo Aspire XP Winter
  1. Wet Braking: 5th (+2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 19th (+1.1M)
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Kumho WinterCraft WP7110th: Kumho WinterCraft WP71
  1. Wet Braking: 7th (+2.3M)
  2. Snow Braking: 15th (+0.8M)
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Nokian WR Snowproof11th: Nokian WR Snowproof
  1. Wet Braking: 13th (+3M)
  2. Snow Braking: 10th (+0.6M)
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Hankook Winter i cept RS212th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  1. Wet Braking: 11th (+2.8M)
  2. Snow Braking: 17th (+0.9M)
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Dunlop Winter Sport 513th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  1. Wet Braking: 18th (+3.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 5th (+0.3M)
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Uniroyal MS Plus 7714th: Uniroyal MS+ 77
  1. Wet Braking: 17th (+3.6M)
  2. Snow Braking: 10th (+0.6M)
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Nexen WinGuard Sport 215th: Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
  1. Wet Braking: 19th (+3.8M)
  2. Snow Braking: 13th (+0.7M)
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Pirelli Winter Sottozero 316th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  1. Wet Braking: 6th (+2.1M)
  2. Snow Braking: 24th (+2.4M)
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Sava Eskimo HP217th: Sava Eskimo HP2
  1. Wet Braking: 22nd (+4.4M)
  2. Snow Braking: 2nd (+0.1M)
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Fulda Kristall Control HP218th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  1. Wet Braking: 21st (+4.3M)
  2. Snow Braking: 5th (+0.3M)
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Debica Frigo HP219th: Debica Frigo HP2
  1. Wet Braking: 27th (+5M)
  2. Snow Braking: 2nd (+0.1M)
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Yokohama BluEarth Winter V90520th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
  1. Wet Braking: 16th (+3.3M)
  2. Snow Braking: 22nd (+2M)
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Barum Polaris 521st: Barum Polaris 5
  1. Wet Braking: 23rd (+4.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 18th (+1M)
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Maxxis Arctictrekker WP0522nd: Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05
  1. Wet Braking: 27th (+5M)
  2. Snow Braking: 15th (+0.8M)
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Avon WV723rd: Avon WV7
  1. Wet Braking: 15th (+3.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 26th (+3M)
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Firestone Winterhawk 324th: Firestone Winterhawk 3
  1. Wet Braking: 27th (+5M)
  2. Snow Braking: 21st (+1.5M)
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Falken Eurowinter HS0125th: Falken Eurowinter HS01
  1. Wet Braking: 23rd (+4.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 23rd (+2.1M)
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Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus26th: Cooper Weather Master SA2+
  1. Wet Braking: 10th (+2.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 28th (+4.3M)
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Toyo Snowprox S95427th: Toyo Snowprox S954
  1. Wet Braking: 26th (+4.8M)
  2. Snow Braking: 25th (+2.7M)
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Seiberling Seilberling Winter28th: Seiberling Seilberling Winter
  1. Wet Braking: 30th (+5.1M)
  2. Snow Braking: 27th (+3.3M)
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Dayton DW 510 Evo29th: Dayton DW 510 Evo
  1. Wet Braking: 20th (+4.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 29th (+4.7M)
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Imperial Snowdragon 330th: Imperial Snowdragon 3
  1. Wet Braking: 23rd (+4.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 30th (+7.7M)
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Mabor  Winter Jet 332nd: Mabor Winter Jet 3
  1. Wet Braking: 31st (+5.5M)
  2. Snow Braking: 31st (+-24M)
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Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow33rd: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
  1. Wet Braking: 32nd (+5.6M)
  2. Snow Braking: 32nd (+-24M)
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Tyfoon Eurosnow II34th: Tyfoon Eurosnow II
  1. Wet Braking: 32nd (+5.6M)
  2. Snow Braking: 32nd (+-24M)
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General Altimax Winter 335th: General Altimax Winter 3
  1. Wet Braking: 34th (+5.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 34th (+-24M)
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Gislaved Euro Frost 636th: Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  1. Wet Braking: 35th (+5.9M)
  2. Snow Braking: 35th (+-24M)
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Linglong Green Max Winter UHP37th: Linglong Green Max Winter UHP
  1. Wet Braking: 35th (+-29.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 35th (+-24M)
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Linglong Green Max Winter UHP37th: Linglong Green Max Winter UHP
  1. Wet Braking: 35th (+-29.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 35th (+-24M)
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Kenda Wintergen 2 KR50138th: Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501
  1. Wet Braking: 36th (+6.1M)
  2. Snow Braking: 36th (+-24M)
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Giti GitiWinterW139th: Giti GitiWinterW1
  1. Wet Braking: 37th (+6.4M)
  2. Snow Braking: 37th (+-24M)
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Viking Wintech41st: Viking Wintech
  1. Wet Braking: 38th (+6.6M)
  2. Snow Braking: 38th (+-24M)
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Blacklion Snow Pioneer BW5642nd: Blacklion Snow Pioneer BW56
  1. Wet Braking: 39th (+7.5M)
  2. Snow Braking: 39th (+-24M)
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Fortuna Winter Max A143rd: Fortuna Winter Max A1
  1. Wet Braking: 41st (+7.7M)
  2. Snow Braking: 41st (+-24M)
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Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo44th: Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo
  1. Wet Braking: 40th (+7.6M)
  2. Snow Braking: 40th (+-24M)
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King Meiler Winter Tact WT84 45th: King Meiler Winter Tact WT84
  1. Wet Braking: 42nd (+8.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 42nd (+-24M)
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Duraturn Mozzo Winter46th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter
  1. Wet Braking: 43rd (+8.4M)
  2. Snow Braking: 43rd (+-24M)
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Duraturn Mozzo Winter46th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter
  1. Wet Braking: 43rd (+8.4M)
  2. Snow Braking: 43rd (+-24M)
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Laufenn I FIT53rd: Laufenn I FIT
  1. Wet Braking: 44th (+10.2M)
  2. Snow Braking: 44th (+-24M)
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