2013 European Summer Touring Tyre Test

While this isn't as exciting as the 225/45 R17 sports tyre version of this test, 185/60 R15 is still an important tyre size and this test covers 19 of the top players.

The Results

Michelin Energy Saver Plus1st: Michelin Energy Saver+
Total: 39.4 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 10
Positive: Very balanced tire, top marks for wear, good in the wet

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Continental Premium Contact 52nd: Continental Premium Contact 5
Total: 38.6 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 7.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 8.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre, particularly strong on dry and wet roads, low fuel consumption

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Dunlop Sport BluResponse3rd: Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Total: 38.6 / Dry: 9.2 / Wet: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced, best scores on wet and dry roads, low fuel consumption

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Total: 38.2 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre, top marks in the wet, particularly strong on dry roads, low fuel consumption

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Vredestein Sportrac 55th: Vredestein Sportrac 5
Total: 36.8 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 7.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 8
Positive: Very balanced tyre, good on dry and wet roads, relatively low wear

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Bridgestone Turanza T0016th: Bridgestone Turanza T001
Total: 36.6 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre, especially good on dry roads

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Nokian Line7th: Nokian Line
Total: 36.6 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 7.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre, good in the wet, relatively low fuel consumption

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Fulda EcoControl HP8th: Fulda EcoControl HP
Total: 35.6 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre, strong in all safety-related disciplines

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Semperit Comfort Life 29th: Semperit Comfort Life 2
Total: 34.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre, quite good in the wet

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Pirelli CINTURATO P110th: Pirelli CINTURATO P1
Total: 36 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 8
Positive: Relatively low wear
Negative: Compared to the best a little weaker in the wet

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Barum Brillantis 211th: Barum Brillantis 2
Total: 33.4 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Good in the wet
Negative: Slight weakness on dry roads

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Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco12th: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
Total: 35 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Good on dry roads
Negative: Slight weakness in the wet

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Firestone TZ300A13th: Firestone TZ300A
Total: 35 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 6.8 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 8.4
Positive: Good on dry roads and low wear
Negative: High fuel consumption, average in the wet

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Nexen N Blue HD14th: Nexen N Blue HD
Total: 33.6 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 9 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 4.4
Positive: Top marks in fuel consumption
Negative: High wear

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GT Radial Champiro 22815th: GT Radial Champiro 228
Total: 33.4 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 4.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 6.4 / Wear: 10
Positive: Top marks for wear
Negative: Relatively weak, especially on wet and dry roads

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Kleber Dynaxer HP 316th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
Total: 29.8 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 2.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 7
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Very weak in the wet

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Marangoni Verso17th: Marangoni Verso
Total: 31.6 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 1 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 10
Positive: Top marks for wear
Negative: Very weak in the wet

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Rotalla F10818th: Rotalla F108
Total: 30.8 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 1 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 10
Positive: Good wear and fuel consumption
Negative: Very weak especially in wet

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Sailun Atrezzo SH40219th: Sailun Atrezzo SH402
Total: 26.2 / Dry: 4 / Wet: 1 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 7
Positive: Low fuel consumption
Negative: Very weak on dry and wet roads

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