Auto Bild Sportscars winter test: 3 exemplary performers
Performance car magazine Auto Bild Sportscars has evaluated a dozen brands in its 2021 winter tyre test and also looked at an all-season tyre and a summer tyre for comparative purposes. It chose the front axle size 225/45 R18 and rear size 245/40 R18, testing these on a Mercedes C-Class for performance in dry, wet and snowy conditions.
Drives like a conventional tyre: Thumbs-up for Michelin Uptis
Everyone who tested Uptis at this month’s IAA Mobility 2021 “unanimously approved” the prototype airless tyres, says Michelin. This is a lofty claim and hard to verify, but Michelin does provide some evidence in a short video featuring automotive influencer Mr JWW and enigmatic car enthusiast Gercollector.
Michelin launches CrossClimate2 in Europe
Demand for all-season tyres has shot up since Michelin launched its initial CrossClimate in 2015. 27 million all-season car and SUV tyres were sold in Europe in 2020, up from 11.2 million in 2015. As demand has grown, so the product has evolved. For example, the new CrossClimate 2 offers a 10 per cent reduction in rolling resistance when compared to its best-selling predecessor thanks to a Cool Running Sidewall designed to improve fuel efficiency or electric vehicle battery range...” amongst other enhancements.
Ferrari 296 GTB equipped with Michelin tyres
Everyone loves a sports car, especially a Ferrari. But when the new Ferrari 296 GTB came out on Thursday 24 June 2021, we were asking what tyres were responsible for carrying the Italian super sports car to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds?
Michelin is the world’s largest tyremaker 2021
Want to know which tyre manufacturer is the largest in the world? If you count the number of tyres produced it is Lego. But seriously, when it comes to real-life tyres, according to the latest research published by industry magazine Tyres & Accessories, Michelin is the new number one.
Performance tyres for compact cars – Auto Bild test
While anyone who thinks ride comfort the be-all and end-all should steer clear of low profile, higher rim diameter tyres, motorists wanting a more dynamic driving experience will benefit from a couple of extra inches and a flatter sidewall. Auto Bild can help decide what tyre to buy, too. It has tested size 235/35 R19 tyres suitable for sporty compact cars such as the VW Golf GTI, Audi S3 and Seat Leon Cupra.
Maxxis Premitra HP5 beats premium opposition in summer tyre shoot-out
The Maxxis Premitra HP5 has beaten summer tyres from Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli and Michelin to win a 2021 summer tyre test. Conducted by Swedish motoring magazine Vi Bilägare, testers compared eight tyres designed for everyday driving across brand tiers in the size 225/45 R17. Maxxis is the global flagship brand of Taiwanese manufacturer Cheng Shin. The result saw the tyre narrowly beat quality premium brand products like the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, the Continental PremiumContact 6, the Michelin Primacy 4, and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.
WhatTyre Awards 2021: Summer car tyre nominations
We’re creeping towards the end of lockdown and a year of minimal driving, and more than a few people will want a new set of tyres before hitting the road this summer. While the cheapest products out there may dazzle with their rock-bottom prices, it can be much more economical in the long term – not to mention safer – to look at your options. The inaugural WhatTyre awards search the market for the best-performing, safest and most efficient tyres to fit in spring and summer 2021.
WhatTyre Awards 2021: SUV tyre nominations
This March we are introducing the inaugural WhatTyre Tyre of the Year Awards – an authoritative ranking of the best tyres out there. This starts with publishing our nominations of the highest-performing tyres across six key categories, namely: summer, winter, all-season, UHP, SUV and electric vehicle-orientated tyres. The length of each list differs in each category because of the range of tyre manufacturers and products in each segment, but every list has been scrutinised just as closely. The long-lists will be followed by our recommended short-lists as well as, of course, category winners. The coverage begins here with our nominations of which tyres to consider when it is time to change the treads on your Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).