Auto Bild summer tyre test: 7 products gain top rating
In round one of its 2020 summer tyre test, Auto Bild kicked out more than half the 50 candidates as their braking distances weren’t competitive enough. The German motoring magazine scrutinised the 20 survivors more intensively and has now published the results of this comprehensive second test round.
Great all-rounder: Test win for Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
Several models of compact SUV are delivered from the factory on 215/50 R18 tyres, and German motoring magazine Gute Fahrt has chosen this size for its 2020 summer tyre test. It looked at eight premium and mid-range tyres, fitting these to a VW T-Roc for testing. The test team benchmarked the eight contenders against the T-Roc’s factory-fitted tyres.
Auto Bild Sportscars: 2nd test victory for Goodyear’s new winter tyre
Drivers of powerful cars should consider fitting winter tyres in the colder months, particularly if they enjoy exploring the limits of their vehicle’s performance. Auto Bild Sportscars has tested 11 winter tyres ahead of the coming cold season. The motoring magazine recommends several brands, but three tyres also proved a no-go for the test team.
ACE: All-season tyres a compromise, but still a year-round alternative
Independent tyre tests are helpful when deciding upon the right tyre, but the advice they give is sometimes conflicting. Whereas Auto Bild views all-season tyres as a safe solution for year-round motoring, ACE still believes these products represent a compromise.
Search for a true all-rounder: Auto Bild tests all-season tyres
If you are like most UK motorists and want to drive year-round on one set of tyres, then all-season tyres may well be right for you. But can one tyre offer safe driving in every type of weather? After testing 31 size 225/45 R17 all-season models, Auto Bild believes so.
Auto Bild: 10 all-season tyres survive knock-out round
The tyre testers at Auto Bild are certainly earning their keep. We’ve only just seen the results of the magazine’s 2019 winter comparison, and now a new test is on its way. Auto Bild has looked at all-season tyres in size 225/45 R17. Starting with 31 tyres, its test team has cut the field of contenders down to just ten.
Auto Bild’s top winter tyres for 2019/20
Auto Bild has published the results of its 2019 winter tyre test. As expected, premium brands dominate the victors’ podium. But that’s not to say the test didn’t deliver a surprise or two. Tyre maker Apollo Vredestein has particular reason to like this year’s results: Two of its products achieved the top ‘exemplary’ rating.
Closer scores in company car version of ams tyre test
You need money and expertise to perform a comparative tyre test. Magazines and motoring clubs therefore regularly collaborate with partners when testing. This is the case for German company car magazine Firmenauto, which bases its latest winter tyre test upon auto motor und sport’s recent evaluation. To give the test greater relevancy to its readers, Firmenauto added cost as a fifth test category.
Noise reducing technology: Not just for low profile tyres
Ride comfort is a known problem when fitting low profile tyres, but noise can be an issue too. Wide tyres can also contribute to excessive in-car noise. Some tyre makers combat this problem by fitting noise reducing materials within the tyre. But how effective are these solutions?