2012 European Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16

Below are the 205/55 R16 results from the European ADAC tyre test.

As usual with ADAC tests, the results are based on pure data with no subjective scoring included. The tests are weighted in favour of wet performance, which is awarded 40% of the overall score. 20% of the overall result is given to the dry weather tests, 10% of the weighting is based on how noisy / comfortable the tyres are, a further 10% is based on the rolling resistance of the tyre and 20% of the overall result is based on the wear. Please note this can affect our totalling, so it's best to study the individual category scores to help you chose a tyre based on performance qualities you find important.

The Results

Continental Premium Contact 51st: Continental Premium Contact 5
  1. Total: 27.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Comfort: 3
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6.2
  6. Wear: 5.4
Positive: Very well balanced tire, particularly strong in the wet, low fuel consumption.

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Goodyear OptiGrip2nd: Goodyear OptiGrip
  1. Total: 28.6
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Comfort: 3.2
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5.8
  6. Wear: 8.4
Positive: Very well balanced tyre, very low wear

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Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response3rd: Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response
  1. Total: 28.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Comfort: 3.4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7
Positive: Very well balanced tyre, low fuel consumption, low wear.

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Bridgestone Turanza T0014th: Bridgestone Turanza T001
  1. Total: 27.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Comfort: 4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6
  6. Wear: 5
Positive: Very well balanced tyre, strong in the wet.

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Semperit Speed Life5th: Semperit Speed Life
  1. Total: 26.6
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Comfort: 4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5.8
  6. Wear: 5
Positive: Very well balanced tyre, strong in all safety related disciplines.

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Pirelli CINTURATO P76th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7
  1. Total: 30.2
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Comfort: 4.4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6.6
  6. Wear: 8
Positive: Top marks for fuel consumption, low wear.
Negative: A little weak in the wet.

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Yokohama C Drive27th: Yokohama C Drive2
  1. Total: 27.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Comfort: 4.4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5
  6. Wear: 4
Positive: Top marks in the wet.
Negative: Relatively high wear.

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Uniroyal RainExpert9th: Uniroyal RainExpert
  1. Total: 25.2
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Comfort: 3
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5.6
  6. Wear: 4
Positive: Strong in the wet.
Negative: Relatively high wear.

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Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco10th: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
  1. Total: 26.8
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Comfort: 4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6.6
  6. Wear: 5
Positive: Top marks for fuel efficiency.
Negative: A little weak in the wet.

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Maloya Lugano11th: Maloya Lugano
  1. Total: 25.4
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 4.8
  4. Comfort: 3.2
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5.8
  6. Wear: 5.4
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet.

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Fulda EcoControl HP12th: Fulda EcoControl HP
  1. Total: 27
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 3.6
  4. Comfort: 4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6.2
  6. Wear: 6
Positive: Low fuel consumpion.
Negative: Weak in the wet.

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Nokian V13th: Nokian V
  1. Total: 25
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Comfort: 3.8
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5.2
  6. Wear: 4
Negative: Relatively high wear.

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Nexen N800014th: Nexen N8000
  1. Total: 23.4
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Comfort: 4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 4.4
  6. Wear: 3
Positive: Good in the wet.
Negative: High fuel consumption, highest wear.

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Kumho Ecsta HM KH3115th: Kumho Ecsta HM KH31
  1. Total: 24.6
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Comfort: 3.6
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5.4
  6. Wear: 4
Negative: Somewhat weak in the wet, high wear.

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Note: The "Formula C" tyre finished in 8th place with the best marks for wear and a low fuel consumption, but a weakness in the wet. Unfortunately at time of writing we couldn't find enough information to include it in our database.

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