In the spring, Auto Bild looked at the wet and dry braking results from five of its most recent summer and all-season tyre tests. The motoring publication examined results for tyre brands that had participated in at least three tests and calculated an average percentage value for these. Based upon these values, Auto Bild named Michelin its ‘Manufacturer of the Year’. With winter fast approaching, Auto Bild has reached for its pocket calculator once more. This time, it has worked out which products are “the best tyres for the cold season”.
Auto Bild again examined five comparative evaluations. These winter and all-season tyre tests were published Auto Bild (issues 39/2019 & 40/2019), Auto Bild Allrad (issues 5/2019 and 11/2019) and Auto Bild Sportscars (issue 11/2019). It then calculated an average percentage value for all individual dry, wet and snow braking test results, with 100 per cent representing the average of all measurements.
Bridgestone topped the winter tyre table with 105.2 per cent, followed by Goodyear (104.7 per cent) and Michelin (104.2 per cent). Vredestein achieved the best all-season tyre braking result with 105.9 per cent, ahead of Goodyear (104.9 per cent) and Continental (104.7 per cent).