2016 AutoBild Winter UHP Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Hankook Winter i cept evo2
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 850 P
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Best tyre for snowGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Unfortunately details are currently limited for the 2016 Auto Bild Performance car tyre test.

Using a BMW 3 Series wearing 245/40 R18 tyres, Auto Bild placed eight ultra high performance winter tyre patterns to the test.

Below are the initial results, we will update the article as soon as full details are available.

Results

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 11st: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Total: 19 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 5 / Snow: 8
Positive: Excellent balanced winter tyre. Safe handling on snow and wet roads, lowest rolling resistance.
Negative: None mentioned.
Overall: Test winner.

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Continental WinterContact TS 850 P2nd: Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
Total: 18 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 6
Positive: Excellent balanced winter tyre, short braking distances in the wet and snow and excellent steering response.
Negative: Slight weakness in the dry.
Overall: Exemplary.

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Dunlop Winter Sport 53rd: Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Total: 18 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 5 / Snow: 8
Positive: Excellent in the wet, high aquaplaning resistance, good comfort.
Negative: None mentioned.
Overall: Exemplary.

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Pirelli Winter Sottozero 34th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Total: 18 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 6
Positive: Convincing all rounder with good winter characteristics, stable handling and good steering.
Negative: Slight weakness in the dry.
Overall: Exemplary.

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Michelin Pilot Alpin 45th: Michelin Pilot Alpin 4
Total: 16 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 4 / Snow: 7
Positive: Sharp handling with precise and stable dry grip.
Negative: Slight weakness under dry braking.
Overall: Good.

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Hankook Winter i cept evo26th: Hankook Winter i cept evo2
Total: 15 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 3 / Snow: 6
Positive: Strong in the snow and on dry roads.
Negative: Understeer and long braking in the wet.
Overall: Good.

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Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S7th: Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S
Total: 13 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 4 / Snow: 4
Positive: Good snow braking and low noise.
Negative: Long wet braking, high rolling resistance and poor cornering in all conditions.
Overall: Conditionally recommended.

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Accelera X Grip8th: Accelera X Grip
Total: 9 / Dry: 4 / Wet: 1 / Snow: 4
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Very little performance on snow, long braking distances in all conditions, poor balance.
Overall: Not recommended.

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