When it comes to tyre testing, the Germans are in a class of their own. During the last few months, the country’s magazines and motoring clubs (together with their Austrian & Swiss counterparts) have put a total of 197 winter and all-season tyres through their paces. As many of the tested products are available here in Blighty, UK drivers also benefit from this methodical approach to finding the right tyre.
Almost two-thirds of the tested tyres – 128 to be exact – performed very or quite well in their respective tests. And while premium tyre brands often dominated the winners’ podium, this wasn’t always the case. At the other end of the scale, testers deemed 33 tyres to be deficient or not recommendable. They declared a further 36 only adequate or conditionally recommendable.
- Our new WhatTyre ranking shows you who performed well in this year’s crop of winter and all-season tyre tests, and who didn’t. The PDF of the 2020 ‘Winners & Losers’ is available here.