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+
  1. Total: 39.4
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. 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
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. 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
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 9.2
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 5.6
  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
  1. Total: 38.2
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. 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
  1. Total: 36.8
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. 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
  1. Total: 36.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre, especially good on dry roads

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Nokian Line7th: Nokian Line
  1. Total: 36.6
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre, good in the wet, relatively low fuel consumption

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Fulda EcoControl HP8th: Fulda EcoControl HP
  1. Total: 35.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. 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
  1. Total: 34.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre, quite good in the wet

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Pirelli CINTURATO P110th: Pirelli CINTURATO P1
  1. Total: 36
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 6
  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
  1. Total: 33.4
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. 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
  1. Total: 35
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 7.4
Positive: Good on dry roads
Negative: Slight weakness in the wet

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Firestone TZ300A13th: Firestone TZ300A
  1. Total: 35
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  5. Noise: 6
  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
  1. Total: 33.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 4.4
Positive: Top marks in fuel consumption
Negative: High wear

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GT Radial Champiro 22815th: GT Radial Champiro 228
  1. Total: 33.4
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 4.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. 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
  1. Total: 29.8
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 2.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 7
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Very weak in the wet

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Marangoni Verso17th: Marangoni Verso
  1. Total: 31.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 10
Positive: Top marks for wear
Negative: Very weak in the wet

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

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

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