tyre test

The best summer tyres of 2022

14 Apr 2022
In recent months almost 200 models and sizes of car and SUV tyre have been tested to see how they stop and handle, and how much efficiency and comfort they offer in the process. The results reflect the broad choice presently available to tyre buyers, with the test experts rating 41 of the products – including some affordably-priced models – as very good or even outstanding tyres. At the other end of the scale, they declined to recommend 16 tyres altogether.
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No bad tyres in ‘cheap & cheerful’ 195/55 R16 test

30 Mar 2022
Safe, efficient motoring shouldn’t be the preserve of the rich, and anyone looking for excellent value can find a small car that is both affordable and drives well. This rule also applies to the tyres that these cars wear. To help drivers find this balance between frugality and performance, European motoring associations ACE and ARBÖ, together with vehicle monitoring organisation GTÜ, looked at the popular small car tyre size 195/55 R16.
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Tyre testers ‘eagerly await’ Linglong Sport Master

23 Mar 2022
Sharing the results of both its main summer 2022 test of 50 tyres and the performance-oriented Auto Bild Sportscars tyre test, European publication Auto Bild wrote that the days of Chinese-made tyres failing such tests due to outdated technology are well and truly behind us. The magazine’s tyre testers were particularly impressed about one product from China and look forward to pitting it against the competition at a later date.
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From top to flop – Auto Bild Sportscars tests summer tyres

23 Mar 2022
Auto Bild Sportscars has marked the arrival of spring driving weather by testing 15 tyre combinations. The publication examined 11 brands in the all-round size 225/45 R18 and four as a mixed 225/45 (front) and 255/40 R18 (rear) fitment, taking each set “to the limit and a bit beyond” with a series of performance tests on wet and dry surfaces. The goal was to identify the “tops and flops” available for purchase this season.
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ams tyre test – Goodyear’s new UHP tyre is phenomenal

18 Mar 2022
Auto motor und sport (ams) now uses the adjective ‘phenomenal’ to describe the tyres that impress its testers the most, and the first product to gain this new top rating is a recent release from Goodyear. During testing for its 2022 summer test, ams found the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 to be a tyre that delivers a balanced spectrum of performance. The ams testers particularly praised its precise and easily controllable handling on dry roads. “Goodyear’s newcomer convinces with much safety and top dynamics,” states the German motoring publication.
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10 Mar 2022
Each of the 21 tyres participating in round two of the Auto Bild summer tyre test has already proven its ability to stop without fuss on wet and dry roads. Auto Bild's testers now turn their attention to separating the great from the good and just okay. The publication honoured three of the size 215/55 R17 tyres with its top rating of exemplary. It rated a further seven tyres good and ten satisfactory. The last-placed tyre gains just a conditional recommendation.
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Vredestein Ultrac increases 17-18” sizes

8 Mar 2022
Drivers of cars with 17- and 18-inch rims now have more options within the Vredestein Ultrac range. The introduction of 18 new dimension for these rim diameters boosts the Ultrac portfolio to a total of 63 sizes for 15- to 18-inch rims.
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Test win for Bridgestone’s ‘new recipe’ Turanza T005

2 Mar 2022
Just as chefs tweak their recipes to improve flavour, manufacturers update tyres during the production cycle to gain better performance. Such a tweak has helped Bridgestone: When motoring magazine Autozeitung tested the Turanza T005 in 2020 it found the tyre imperfect on wet roads. Bridgestone adjusted the tread rubber compound last year, and the result is a safer “wet specialist” – and an Autozeitung test win for the T005.
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Motoring association recommendations: 16-inch tyres

1 Mar 2022
The 2022 summer tyre tests performed by motoring organisations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland evaluated a total of 34 tyres, in 185/65 R15 88H as well as the 215/60 R16 99V size for compact SUVs that we’re looking at here. In its reportage, German association ADAC shares that recent progress in tyre development was evident in the test candidates, and it is thus in the happy position of recommending almost all of the tyres.
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