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 testers evaluated how long it takes each of the 31 tyres to stop from 100km/h. This braking manoeuvre was performed on both wet and dry surfaces. The testers then combined each respective result to obtain an overall value.
Reporting the results, Auto Bild’s testers comment that the length between the best stopping distance in the wet and the worst one was “particularly crass”. A staggering 15.9 metres separates the sure-footed wet braking performance of the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 from that of the King Meiler All Season Tact AS1. Auto Bild recommends that motorists “stay away from all tyres” that have a combined braking distance of more than 100 metres in the two tests.