2015 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsYokohama W drive V905
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 850
Michelin Alpin 5
Best tyre for snowContinental WinterContact TS 850
Kumho Winter Craft WP51
Michelin Alpin 5
Barum Polaris 3
Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Nokian WR D3
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 850
The lowest fuel useGoodyear UltraGrip 9
The best tyre for iceViking Snow Tech II
Vredestein Snowtrac 5
The lowest wearContinental WinterContact TS 850
BFGoodrich gForce Winter
Kleber Krisalp HP2
The quietest tyreGoodyear UltraGrip 9
The European standard ADAC tyre test has this year tested 205/55 R16 and 165/70 R14.

Here are the results from the 205/55 R16 test, you can read the results from the 165/70 R14 test here.

Result

Continental WinterContact TS 8501st: Continental WinterContact TS 850
Total: 63 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 8
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Yokohama W drive V9052nd: Yokohama W drive V905
Total: 57 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 7.2
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Goodyear UltraGrip 93rd: Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Total: 59 / Dry: 6.6 / Wet: 7.8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 7 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.6
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Nokian WR D34th: Nokian WR D3
Total: 56.2 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.2
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Bridgestone Blizzak LM0015th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
Total: 56.6 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6
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Falken Eurowinter HS4496th: Falken Eurowinter HS449
Total: 53 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 6.8 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 6.8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 6
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Vredestein Snowtrac 57th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Total: 56.8 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 6.6 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 6
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Firestone Winterhawk 38th: Firestone Winterhawk 3
Total: 54.6 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 5.8 / Snow: 6.8 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
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Fulda Kristall Control HP9th: Fulda Kristall Control HP
Total: 53 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 5.8 / Snow: 7.2 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
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Barum Polaris 310th: Barum Polaris 3
Total: 54.4 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 6.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.6
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BFGoodrich gForce Winter11th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter
Total: 55.2 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 5.6 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 5.6
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Michelin Alpin 512th: Michelin Alpin 5
Total: 53.8 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.6
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Sava eskimo hp13th: Sava eskimo hp
Total: 53 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 5.6 / Snow: 7.4 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.6
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Semperit Speed Grip 214th: Semperit Speed Grip 2
Total: 52 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.6
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Kumho Winter Craft WP5115th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51
Total: 54.2 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.4
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Viking Snow Tech II16th: Viking Snow Tech II
Total: 52.4 / Dry: 5.4 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.4
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Kleber Krisalp HP217th: Kleber Krisalp HP2
Total: 52.2 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 5.2 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 5.2
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Toyo Snowprox S95318th: Toyo Snowprox S953
Total: 48.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 5 / Snow: 6.2 / Ice: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5
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Avon Ice Touring ST19th: Avon Ice Touring ST
Total: 42.6 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 2.4 / Snow: 5.6 / Ice: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 2.4
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