Audi A6 Avant LeMans 2.0 TDi 170 Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Audi A6 Avant LeMans 2.0 TDi 170
Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme (63) 83% 86% 82% 77% 87% 86% 90% 77% 725,444
Pirelli PZero Rosso (108) 81% 66% 70% 68% 59% 62% 54% 66% 1,298,806

Audi A6 Avant LeMans 2.0 TDi 170 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme given 90% (255-35-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 spirited miles
Replaced summer pirelli zero rosso with these after getting sick of going nowhere in the snow. They are a revelation. I have to say I didn't really notice this first 100miles "running in" thing that others have noted, maybe got lucky. Drove around a snowy/icy Kent and the hills in Derbyshire with 6 inches of snow and it handled as if in the dry, when I couldn't even get out of the drive previously. Great in the wet, no aquaplaning to speak of, got me to Austria and back with not even a thought of needing chains and with better fuel economy. Just have to be careful not to get carried away because you often forget how bad conditions are with these things. Seems to cope fine in the dry and in 15c we had recently..so far, so good. Wear is phenomenal, can barely register a measurement after 4,000 miles, still close on the full 8 mm (and this after a spirited run on the autobahns). Am seriously considering leaving them on in the summer to see how they cope. Having to choose between a summer tyre that's crap in winter over a winter that's not so great in summer, it's a no brainer this climate. March and its snowing again, bring it on!
tyre reviewed on 2013-03-11 21:10:40
Writing about the Pirelli PZero Rosso given 54% (225-35-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 12 spirited miles
P Zero's original fit- absolutely shocking wear managed a few more miles thatn the chap above- 12,500 before needing replacements on the front. Rears faired better covered 41,000 on those. Fronts have been replaced by Bridgestone RE050a's which are better all round- save your money!
tyre reviewed on 2011-06-20 17:12:24
Writing about the Pirelli PZero Rosso given 39% (255-35-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 spirited miles
Not a bad tyres as it started off as the factory fitted option, however the fronts have quickly degraded and now require replacing after 8000 miles.

The wet grip on this particular tyre I have found to be iffy at best, and prone to aquaplaning, and in the snow and ice the grip was non existant, I believe it was more the weight over the front wheels which helped here other than the tyre.

Now changing back to the Audi recommended tyre (so why don't they fit it as standard!), a pair of Continental Sport Contract 3's which I trust especially when having the family in the car.
tyre reviewed on 2011-01-12 11:33:54
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