240/45 17 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 240/45 17.
Falken Azenis FK510 (72) 91% 90% 85% 85% 78% 79% 87% 85% 651,171
Michelin CrossClimate Plus (58) 87% 89% 85% 77% 91% 89% 89% 85% 507,225
Continental Sport Contact 3 (241) 87% 80% 81% 77% 62% 74% 68% 76% 3,233,337

240/45 17 Tyre Review Highlights

Michelin CrossClimate Plus rated 97% while driving a Vauxhall Meriva
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
Just had these fitted and driven on snow and ice over the last couple of weeks. I have a very steep drive that normally causes loss of traction at the slightest sign of snow or ice. The CrossClimate plus felt like driving on a dry road and showed no sign of traction loss either up or down. So confident on them I had to keep reminding myself of the road conditions. In a word Fantastic!. Would highly recommend.
tyre reviewed on 2017-12-19 13:16:56
Falken Azenis FK510 rated 87% while driving a Mercedes Benz E Class Estate
Driving on a combination of roads for 20000 spirited miles
I fitted these to my 2003 E Class estate which has 306bhp and more torque. I regularly drive through Europe and on the autobahn at high speeds also. I tend to wear summer tyres from April thru November.

I have covered about 20,000 miles - in all conditions in many countries through Europe - including a stormy drive over the Col du Galibier at 2,642m(!) with them and I can confirm that they are excellent in all conditions. Surefooted, predictable and stable at speed. They are also comfortable, though perhaps they are a little noiser than the previous Continental Premium Contact MO spec that I had, but not to a significant degree.

My purchase was based on the tests from AutoBild and Autocar, which were on 17". These tyres are good value too and four tyres cost the same as the equivalent Michelin Pilot Sport 4s.
tyre reviewed on 2019-11-13 10:56:35
Continental Sport Contact 3 rated 71% while driving a Toyota Mark X
Driving on a combination of roads for 28000 spirited miles
Decent UHP tire but already old model and therefore comparatively not as good performance anymore compared to F1D5, F1A2, and CSC5. Dry & wet performance is not as good as those others I've used/am using now, but still pretty decent and still is a true UHP tire and better than many other tires in the lower performance categories or those cheapo brands, certainly still well beyond most normal drivers ability to push, and reasonably well controlled over the limit. Comfort wise, it's good ride quality, maybe a bit noisy only. Wear rate is the same as CSC5, so it wore out a bit faster, lasting over 40k km for my driving but with minimal chipping only, not as much as the F1D5.
tyre reviewed on 2017-11-14 09:14:55
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