2013 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 225/45 R17

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsNokian WR D3
Best tyre for wet roadsBridgestone Blizzak LM32 S
Best tyre for snowContinental WinterContact TS 850
The lowest fuel useSemperit Speed Grip 2
The best tyre for iceSailun Ice Blazer WSL 2
Semperit Speed Grip 2
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin A4
The quietest tyreContinental WinterContact TS 850
Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 S
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
ESA Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7 Plus HP 210
This year ADAC have tested 15 different winter tyres on a VW Golf in the popular size of 225/45 R17.

Continental WinterContact TS 8501st: Continental WinterContact TS 850
  1. Total: 54.2
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 8.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 8.4
Positive: Very balanced, Top marks on snow, Especially good on dry and wet roads, Low wear
Overall: Good

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 S2nd: Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 S
  1. Total: 52.6
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced, Top marks in the wet, Especially good on dry road, Low fuel consumption
Overall: Good

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Michelin Alpin A43rd: Michelin Alpin A4
  1. Total: 53.4
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 11
Positive: Very balanced Top marks in wear, Especially good on dry road,
Overall: Good

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Uniroyal MS Plus 774th: Uniroyal MS+ 77
  1. Total: 49.8
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced Especially good on snow, Low fuel consumption,
Overall: Good

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Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance5th: Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance
  1. Total: 49.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Especially good on snow Low fuel consumption
Negative: Somewhat weaker in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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Nokian WR D36th: Nokian WR D3
  1. Total: 49.4
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks on dry pavement
Negative: Somewhat weaker in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D7th: Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
  1. Total: 50
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Good on dry and wet roads as well as on snow
Negative: Relatively weak on ice
Overall: Satisfactory

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Fulda Kristall Control HP8th: Fulda Kristall Control HP
  1. Total: 48
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Quite well on snow and ice
Negative: Relatively weak on dry and wet roads
Overall: Satisfactory

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Semperit Speed Grip 29th: Semperit Speed Grip 2
  1. Total: 52.2
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 8.4
Positive: Top marks for fuel consumption and ice, Good on snow, Low wear
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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ESA Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7 Plus HP 21010th: ESA Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7+ HP 210
  1. Total: 48.4
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 6.4
Positive: Quite well on snow and ice
Negative: Somewhat weaker in the wet, Relatively high wear
Overall: Satisfactory

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Pirelli Winter Sottozero 311th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  1. Total: 48.8
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 6.4
Positive: Good in the wet
Negative: Relatively high wear
Overall: Satisfactory

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Hankook Winter i cept RS12th: Hankook Winter i cept RS
  1. Total: 48.4
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Good on dry pavement, Low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet
Overall: Satisfactory

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Toyo Snowprox S95313th: Toyo Snowprox S953
  1. Total: 43.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 6.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4.2
  8. Wear: 6.4
Positive: Quite well on dry pavement
Negative: Weak in the wet, snow and ice, Relatively high wear
Overall: Satisfactory

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Interstate Winter IWT 2 EVO14th: Interstate Winter IWT 2 EVO
  1. Total: 40
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 1.8
  4. Snow: 4.6
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 7.4
Negative: Very weak in the wet and snow, Slightly weaker on dry and icy roads
Overall: Deficient

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Sailun Ice Blazer WSL 215th: Sailun Ice Blazer WSL 2
  1. Total: 42.6
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 8.4
Positive: Especially good on snow and ice, Low wear
Negative: Very weak in the wet
Overall: Deficient

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