2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview

Every year Auto Bild test over fifty tyres in wet and dry braking test to decide which twenty tyres make it through to the full summer tyre test. In 2018 they have used the popular 195/65 R15 summer touring tyre size.

The spread of dry braking results was higher than usual this year. The best dry braking tyre on test, the Hankook, stopped the car from 62mph in 34.5 metres, and the worse 42.4 metres. This 7.9 metre difference might not sound like a huge amount, but it is the difference of stopping or hitting an object at around 26 mph!

The spread in the wet was even larger. The Bridgestone was best in the wet, stopping the car from 50 mph in 34.3 metres, where as the worst tyre on test took a massive 17.6 metres further, totaling 51.9 metres. That's over 4 car lengths further and a huge residual speed at time of accident.

Below is the braking details of all 51 tyres tested. Be sure to visit Tyre Reviews next week for the full tyre test which covers dry and wet handling, aquaplaning, noise, comfort and fuel use of the top twenty tyres.

Results

Braking from 100km/h in the dry and 80km/h in the wet

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K1251st: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  1. Total: 69.7
  2. Dry: 34.5
  3. Wet: 35.2
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Bridgestone Turanza T0052nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005
  1. Total: 70
  2. Dry: 35.7
  3. Wet: 34.3
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Firestone RoadHawk3rd: Firestone RoadHawk
  1. Total: 71.7
  2. Dry: 35.2
  3. Wet: 36.5
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Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde4th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
  1. Total: 72.2
  2. Dry: 36.2
  3. Wet: 36
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Continental Premium Contact 55th: Continental Premium Contact 5
  1. Total: 72.4
  2. Dry: 36.4
  3. Wet: 36
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Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun6th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  1. Total: 72.6
  2. Dry: 36.7
  3. Wet: 35.9
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Uniroyal RainExpert 37th: Uniroyal RainExpert 3
  1. Total: 73.2
  2. Dry: 38.7
  3. Wet: 34.5
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Dunlop Sport BluResponse8th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  1. Total: 73.3
  2. Dry: 36
  3. Wet: 37.3
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Maxxis Premitra HP59th: Maxxis Premitra HP5
  1. Total: 73.7
  2. Dry: 35.6
  3. Wet: 38.1
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Vredestein Sportrac 510th: Vredestein Sportrac 5
  1. Total: 73.8
  2. Dry: 36.8
  3. Wet: 37
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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance11th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  1. Total: 75.1
  2. Dry: 37.5
  3. Wet: 37.6
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Infinity Ecosis12th: Infinity Ecosis
  1. Total: 75.1
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 37
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Cooper Zeon CS813th: Cooper Zeon CS8
  1. Total: 75.2
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 37.5
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Nokian Line14th: Nokian Line
  1. Total: 75.5
  2. Dry: 37.5
  3. Wet: 38
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Michelin Energy Saver Plus15th: Michelin Energy Saver+
  1. Total: 76.2
  2. Dry: 37.5
  3. Wet: 38.7
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Avon ZV716th: Avon ZV7
  1. Total: 76.5
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 38.2
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Fulda EcoControl HP17th: Fulda EcoControl HP
  1. Total: 76.6
  2. Dry: 37
  3. Wet: 39.6
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Kleber Dynaxer HP 318th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
  1. Total: 76.9
  2. Dry: 39.2
  3. Wet: 37.7
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Giti GitiSynergy E119th: Giti GitiSynergy E1
  1. Total: 77.1
  2. Dry: 37.9
  3. Wet: 39.2
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BFGoodrich gGrip20th: BFGoodrich gGrip
  1. Total: 77.4
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 39.1
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Barum Brillantis 221st: Barum Brillantis 2
  1. Total: 77.7
  2. Dry: 39.4
  3. Wet: 38.3
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Yokohama BluEarth AE5022nd: Yokohama BluEarth AE50
  1. Total: 77.9
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 40.2
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Matador MP 44 Elite 323rd: Matador MP 44 Elite 3
  1. Total: 78
  2. Dry: 39.1
  3. Wet: 38.9
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Minerva Radial 20924th: Minerva Radial 209
  1. Total: 78
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 39.9
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Debica Presto HP25th: Debica Presto HP
  1. Total: 78.1
  2. Dry: 37.4
  3. Wet: 40.7
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Sava intensa hp26th: Sava intensa hp
  1. Total: 78.2
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 40.5
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Toyo Proxes CF227th: Toyo Proxes CF2
  1. Total: 78.3
  2. Dry: 37.8
  3. Wet: 40.5
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Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH2728th: Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
  1. Total: 78.7
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 40.4
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Wanli Harmonic H22029th: Wanli Harmonic H220
  1. Total: 78.7
  2. Dry: 39.9
  3. Wet: 38.8
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GT Radial Champiro FE130th: GT Radial Champiro FE1
  1. Total: 78.8
  2. Dry: 38
  3. Wet: 40.8
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Nexen N Blue HD Plus31st: Nexen N Blue HD+
  1. Total: 78.9
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 40.6
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Viking CityTech II32nd: Viking CityTech II
  1. Total: 78.9
  2. Dry: 39.3
  3. Wet: 39.6
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Landsail LS388 AS33rd: Landsail LS388 AS
  1. Total: 79.4
  2. Dry: 38.9
  3. Wet: 40.5
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Gislaved Ultra Speed34th: Gislaved Ultra Speed
  1. Total: 79.5
  2. Dry: 41.1
  3. Wet: 38.4
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Semperit Comfort Life 235th: Semperit Comfort Life 2
  1. Total: 79.8
  2. Dry: 40
  3. Wet: 39.8
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Dayton Touring 237th: Dayton Touring 2
  1. Total: 81.3
  2. Dry: 38.4
  3. Wet: 42.9
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Aptany RP20338th: Aptany RP203
  1. Total: 81.4
  2. Dry: 40.5
  3. Wet: 40.9
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Imperial Ecodriver 439th: Imperial Ecodriver 4
  1. Total: 81.5
  2. Dry: 39.9
  3. Wet: 41.6
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Kormoran Road Performance40th: Kormoran Road Performance
  1. Total: 81.7
  2. Dry: 38.2
  3. Wet: 43.5
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Three A P30641st: Three A P306
  1. Total: 81.7
  2. Dry: 40.1
  3. Wet: 41.6
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Hifly HF20142nd: Hifly HF201
  1. Total: 81.8
  2. Dry: 38.9
  3. Wet: 42.9
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Evergreen DynaComfort EH22644th: Evergreen DynaComfort EH226
  1. Total: 84.1
  2. Dry: 39.9
  3. Wet: 44.2
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Goodride RP2845th: Goodride RP28
  1. Total: 84.3
  2. Dry: 38.4
  3. Wet: 45.9
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Insa Turbo Ecosaver Plus46th: Insa Turbo Ecosaver+
  1. Total: 85
  2. Dry: 42.4
  3. Wet: 42.6
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Tristar Ecopower347th: Tristar Ecopower3
  1. Total: 85.7
  2. Dry: 39.6
  3. Wet: 46.1
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Rotalla RH02 E Pace49th: Rotalla RH02 E Pace
  1. Total: 88.2
  2. Dry: 39.7
  3. Wet: 48.5
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Fortuna G74551st: Fortuna G745
  1. Total: 93.1
  2. Dry: 41.2
  3. Wet: 51.9
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