2016 Market Overview - Braking Test

One VW Golf wearing 205/55 R16 tyres, 50 different tyre patterns, and a lot of wet and dry braking tests gives us a good overview of the market in 2016. The dry test was braking from 62 mph, and the wet from 50 mph.

Pirelli win the test with what must be an updated Cinturato P7 Blue, beating the next best tyre with a huge margin under wet braking. Hankook take second, narrowly beating the Pirelli in the dry and Semerit score a strong third, with Uniroyal once again proving it is an excellent tyre in the wet to take fourth place.

Other notable results are Bridgestone tying with Continental in eighth, Nexen having a solid price VS performance ratio and finishing twelfth, Debica managing to place sixteenth, ahead of some stiff competition, and Toyo finishing dead last, but with a tyre which has since been replaced by the Proxes CF2.

The bottom ten tyres were deemed unsafe by AutoBild, and not recommended for use. The top fifteen scoring tyres go through to the full Auto Bild summer tyre test, which we will have the results of shortly.

Update: The full test of the top 15 tyres can be found here.

Results

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue1st: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue
Total: 61.8 / Dry: 34.8 / Wet: 27
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Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K1252nd: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
Total: 62.5 / Dry: 34.6 / Wet: 27.9
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Semperit SpeedLife 23rd: Semperit SpeedLife 2
Total: 64.1 / Dry: 35.7 / Wet: 28.4
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Uniroyal Rainsport 34th: Uniroyal Rainsport 3
Total: 64.6 / Dry: 35.9 / Wet: 28.7
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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance5th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Total: 64.9 / Dry: 36.1 / Wet: 28.8
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Fulda EcoControl HP6th: Fulda EcoControl HP
Total: 65.2 / Dry: 36.4 / Wet: 28.8
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Dunlop Sport BluResponse6th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Total: 65.2 / Dry: 35.7 / Wet: 29.5
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Bridgestone Turanza T0018th: Bridgestone Turanza T001
Total: 65.3 / Dry: 36.6 / Wet: 28.7
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Continental Premium Contact 58th: Continental Premium Contact 5
Total: 65.3 / Dry: 34.7 / Wet: 30.6
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Michelin Primacy 310th: Michelin Primacy 3
Total: 66.1 / Dry: 36.8 / Wet: 29.3
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Vredestein Sportrac 511th: Vredestein Sportrac 5
Total: 66.7 / Dry: 37.1 / Wet: 29.6
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Nexen N Blue HD Plus12th: Nexen N Blue HD Plus
Total: 66.8 / Dry: 35.7 / Wet: 31.1
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Yokohama BluEarth AE5013th: Yokohama BluEarth AE50
Total: 66.9 / Dry: 36.4 / Wet: 30.5
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Nokian Line14th: Nokian Line
Total: 67 / Dry: 37.9 / Wet: 29.1
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Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun15th: Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun
Total: 67.2 / Dry: 37.4 / Wet: 29.8
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Debica Presto16th: Debica Presto
Total: 67.7 / Dry: 38.1 / Wet: 29.6
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Kumho Ecsta HS5117th: Kumho Ecsta HS51
Total: 68 / Dry: 38.6 / Wet: 29.4
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BFGoodrich gGrip18th: BFGoodrich gGrip
Total: 68.1 / Dry: 37.8 / Wet: 30.3
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Kleber Dynaxer HP 319th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
Total: 68.9 / Dry: 37.7 / Wet: 31.2
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Viking ProTech HP20th: Viking ProTech HP
Total: 69 / Dry: 37.2 / Wet: 31.8
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Roadstone CP661 Classe Premiere20th: Roadstone CP661 Classe Premiere
Total: 69 / Dry: 38.1 / Wet: 30.9
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Matador MP 44 Elite 320th: Matador MP 44 Elite 3
Total: 69 / Dry: 38.1 / Wet: 30.9
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Gislaved Ultra Speed20th: Gislaved Ultra Speed
Total: 69 / Dry: 38.3 / Wet: 30.7
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Barum Bravuris 3HM20th: Barum Bravuris 3HM
Total: 69 / Dry: 39 / Wet: 30
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Firestone TZ300A25th: Firestone TZ300A
Total: 69.5 / Dry: 39.3 / Wet: 30.2
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Nankang Green Sport Eco 2 Plus26th: Nankang Green Sport Eco 2 Plus
Total: 69.5 / Dry: 36.6 / Wet: 32.9
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Riken Maystorm 2 B 227th: Riken Maystorm 2 B 2
Total: 69.6 / Dry: 35.1 / Wet: 34.5
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Wanli S106328th: Wanli S1063
Total: 70.8 / Dry: 38.8 / Wet: 32
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Apollo Alnac 4g28th: Apollo Alnac 4g
Total: 70.8 / Dry: 38.6 / Wet: 32.2
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Dayton D320 Evo30th: Dayton D320 Evo
Total: 70.9 / Dry: 37.9 / Wet: 33
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Hifly HF20131st: Hifly HF201
Total: 71.1 / Dry: 37.7 / Wet: 33.4
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Aeolus PRECISIONACE AH0132nd: Aeolus PRECISIONACE AH01
Total: 71.2 / Dry: 38.6 / Wet: 32.6
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Formula Formula Energy33rd: Formula Formula Energy
Total: 71.3 / Dry: 38.6 / Wet: 32.7
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General Altimax Sport34th: General Altimax Sport
Total: 71.4 / Dry: 39 / Wet: 32.4
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Zenises Ztyre Three34th: Zenises Ztyre Three
Total: 71.4 / Dry: 37.8 / Wet: 33.6
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Fortuna F200036th: Fortuna F2000
Total: 71.5 / Dry: 39.2 / Wet: 32.3
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Zeetex ZT100037th: Zeetex ZT1000
Total: 71.7 / Dry: 37.8 / Wet: 33.9
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Sunny SN363038th: Sunny SN3630
Total: 71.9 / Dry: 38.9 / Wet: 33
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Sailun Atrezzo SH40239th: Sailun Atrezzo SH402
Total: 72.2 / Dry: 38.9 / Wet: 33.3
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Evergreen EH2340th: Evergreen EH23
Total: 73.4 / Dry: 39.7 / Wet: 33.7
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Kormoran Gamma B241st: Kormoran Gamma B2
Total: 73.9 / Dry: 36.6 / Wet: 37.3
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Tristar Ecopower 241st: Tristar Ecopower 2
Total: 73.9 / Dry: 39.3 / Wet: 34.6
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Minerva minerva F10943rd: Minerva minerva F109
Total: 74.6 / Dry: 39.4 / Wet: 35.2
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Constancy LY68843rd: Constancy LY688
Total: 74.6 / Dry: 39.4 / Wet: 35.2
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Taurus 401 HighPerformance45th: Taurus 401 HighPerformance
Total: 75.2 / Dry: 38.8 / Wet: 36.4
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Goodride R VH68046th: Goodride R VH680
Total: 75.4 / Dry: 38 / Wet: 37.4
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Infinity INF 04047th: Infinity INF 040
Total: 76.9 / Dry: 38.2 / Wet: 38.7
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Goform G74548th: Goform G745
Total: 77.8 / Dry: 39.5 / Wet: 38.3
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Multirac Mul Comfort49th: Multirac Mul Comfort
Total: 78.3 / Dry: 38.6 / Wet: 39.7
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Toyo NanoEnergy 250th: Toyo NanoEnergy 2
Total: 79.7 / Dry: 38.7 / Wet: 41
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