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to place sixteenth, ahead of some stiff competition, and Toyo finishing dead last, but with a tyre which has since been replaced by the Proxes CF2.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

1st: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 61.8
  2. Dry: 34.8
  3. Wet: 27
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2nd: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 62.5
  2. Dry: 34.6
  3. Wet: 27.9
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3rd: Semperit SpeedLife 2

Semperit SpeedLife 2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 64.1
  2. Dry: 35.7
  3. Wet: 28.4
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4th: Uniroyal RainSport 3

Uniroyal RainSport 3
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 64.6
  2. Dry: 35.9
  3. Wet: 28.7
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5th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 64.9
  2. Dry: 36.1
  3. Wet: 28.8
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6th: Fulda EcoControl HP

Fulda EcoControl HP
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 65.2
  2. Dry: 36.4
  3. Wet: 28.8
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6th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 65.2
  2. Dry: 35.7
  3. Wet: 29.5
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8th: Bridgestone Turanza T001

Bridgestone Turanza T001
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 65.3
  2. Dry: 36.6
  3. Wet: 28.7
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8th: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 65.3
  2. Dry: 34.7
  3. Wet: 30.6
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10th: Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin Primacy 3
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 66.1
  2. Dry: 36.8
  3. Wet: 29.3
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11th: Vredestein Sportrac 5

Vredestein Sportrac 5
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 66.7
  2. Dry: 37.1
  3. Wet: 29.6
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12th: Nexen N Blue HD+

Nexen N Blue HD Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 66.8
  2. Dry: 35.7
  3. Wet: 31.1
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13th: Yokohama BluEarth AE50

Yokohama BluEarth AE50
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 66.9
  2. Dry: 36.4
  3. Wet: 30.5
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14th: Nokian Line

Nokian Line
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 67
  2. Dry: 37.9
  3. Wet: 29.1
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15th: Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 67.2
  2. Dry: 37.4
  3. Wet: 29.8
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16th: Debica Presto

Debica Presto
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 67.7
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 29.6
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17th: Kumho Ecsta HS51

Kumho Ecsta HS51
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 68
  2. Dry: 38.6
  3. Wet: 29.4
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18th: BFGoodrich gGrip

BFGoodrich gGrip
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 68.1
  2. Dry: 37.8
  3. Wet: 30.3
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19th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3

Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 68.9
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 31.2
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20th: Viking ProTech HP

Viking ProTech HP
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69
  2. Dry: 37.2
  3. Wet: 31.8
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20th: Roadstone CP661 Classe Premiere

Roadstone CP661 Classe Premiere
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 30.9
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20th: Matador MP 44 Elite 3

Matador MP 44 Elite 3
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 30.9
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20th: Gislaved Ultra Speed

Gislaved Ultra Speed
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 30.7
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20th: Barum Bravuris 3HM

Barum Bravuris 3HM
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69
  2. Dry: 39
  3. Wet: 30
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25th: Firestone TZ300A

Firestone TZ300A
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69.5
  2. Dry: 39.3
  3. Wet: 30.2
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26th: Nankang Green Sport Eco 2+

Nankang Green Sport Eco 2 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69.5
  2. Dry: 36.6
  3. Wet: 32.9
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27th: Riken Maystorm 2 B 2

Riken Maystorm 2 B 2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 69.6
  2. Dry: 35.1
  3. Wet: 34.5
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28th: Wanli S1063

Wanli S1063
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 70.8
  2. Dry: 38.8
  3. Wet: 32
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28th: Apollo Alnac 4g

Apollo Alnac 4g
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 70.8
  2. Dry: 38.6
  3. Wet: 32.2
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30th: Dayton D320 Evo

Dayton D320 Evo
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 70.9
  2. Dry: 37.9
  3. Wet: 33
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31st: Hifly HF201

Hifly HF201
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.1
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 33.4
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32nd: Aeolus PRECISIONACE AH01

Aeolus PRECISIONACE AH01
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.2
  2. Dry: 38.6
  3. Wet: 32.6
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33rd: Formula Formula Energy

Formula Formula Energy
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.3
  2. Dry: 38.6
  3. Wet: 32.7
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34th: General Altimax Sport

General Altimax Sport
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.4
  2. Dry: 39
  3. Wet: 32.4
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34th: Zenises Ztyre Three

Zenises Ztyre Three
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.4
  2. Dry: 37.8
  3. Wet: 33.6
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36th: Fortuna F2000

Fortuna F2000
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.5
  2. Dry: 39.2
  3. Wet: 32.3
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37th: Zeetex ZT1000

Zeetex ZT1000
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.7
  2. Dry: 37.8
  3. Wet: 33.9
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38th: Sunny SN3630

Sunny SN3630
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 71.9
  2. Dry: 38.9
  3. Wet: 33
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39th: Sailun Atrezzo SH402

Sailun Atrezzo SH402
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 72.2
  2. Dry: 38.9
  3. Wet: 33.3
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40th: Evergreen EH23

Evergreen EH23
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 73.4
  2. Dry: 39.7
  3. Wet: 33.7
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41st: Kormoran Gamma B2

Kormoran Gamma B2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 73.9
  2. Dry: 36.6
  3. Wet: 37.3
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41st: Tristar Ecopower 2

Tristar Ecopower 2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 73.9
  2. Dry: 39.3
  3. Wet: 34.6
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43rd: Minerva minerva F109

Minerva minerva F109
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 74.6
  2. Dry: 39.4
  3. Wet: 35.2
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43rd: Constancy LY688

Constancy LY688
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 74.6
  2. Dry: 39.4
  3. Wet: 35.2
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45th: Taurus 401 HighPerformance

Taurus 401 HighPerformance
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 75.2
  2. Dry: 38.8
  3. Wet: 36.4
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46th: Goodride R VH680

Goodride R VH680
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 75.4
  2. Dry: 38
  3. Wet: 37.4
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47th: Infinity INF 040

Infinity INF 040
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 76.9
  2. Dry: 38.2
  3. Wet: 38.7
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48th: Goform G745

Goform G745
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 77.8
  2. Dry: 39.5
  3. Wet: 38.3
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49th: Multirac Mul Comfort

Multirac Mul Comfort
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 78.3
  2. Dry: 38.6
  3. Wet: 39.7
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50th: Toyo NanoEnergy 2

Toyo NanoEnergy 2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 79.7
  2. Dry: 38.7
  3. Wet: 41
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