Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

245/50 R18 100H
The Winter Sottozero 3 was Pirelli's flagship winter product for performance vehicles, before the brand opted to bring its P Zero UHP brand into the winter market with the P Zero Winter. The Sottozero 3 has nevertheless built a great reputation, having competed well in European tyre tests for many years. It features 3D sipes - slits in the tread blocks designed to grip snow while decreasing tread deformation - as well as wide grooves for improved water and slush dispersion.
C B 68 dB
Winter
6.75 / 10
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EU Tyre Label
Pirelli 594980 245/50 R18 H C1 C B 68 2020/740
TyreScore
6.75 out of 10

Beginning with the legally-required tyre label, we cross-reference with the results of third-party magazine tests. Next we look at OE fitments and corporate ESG scores. The result is a single mark out of 10. The higher the number, the better the TyreScore.

Full Tyre Description

The Winter Sottozero 3 was Pirelli's flagship winter product for performance vehicles, before the brand opted to bring its P Zero UHP brand into the winter market with the P Zero Winter. The Sottozero 3 has nevertheless built a great reputation, having competed well in European tyre tests for many years. It features 3D sipes - slits in the tread blocks designed to grip snow while decreasing tread deformation - as well as wide grooves for improved water and slush dispersion.

Test Results

AutoBild Sportscars - 08/10/2020

225/40 R18 H

Satisfactory

ADAC Motorwelt - 22/09/2020

235/55 R17 V

Satisfactory

AutoBild - 16/09/2020

245/45 R18 V

Satisfactory

Autozeitung - 02/10/2019

225/55 R17 V

Highly recommended

Auto Motor und Sport - 12/09/2019

215/55 R17 V

Satisfactory

Sportauto - 13/10/2017

225/40 R18 V

Recommended with reservations

AutoBilld Allrad - 05/10/2017

225/55 R17 V

Exemplary

ACE Lenkrad - 25/09/2017

235/55 R17 V

Recommended

AutoBild Allrad - 26/10/2009

235/55 R17 H

"Exemplary" - strengths: Balanced, braking on snow and on wet roads - Weaknesses: pass-by noise, only average ride comfort

AutoBild - 25/09/2008

225/45 R17 H

"Exemplary" - strengths: on snow-covered roads, athletic and dynamic - Weaknesses: dry braking

AutoBild Sportscars - 12/10/2007

205/55 R16 H

"Good" - strengths: snow on, ride comfort, rolling resistance - Weaknesses: in wet conditions, loft with aquaplaning

Sportauto - 16/11/2007

225/45 R17 V

"Highly recommended" - strengths: Balanced, love especially "good" on snow - Weaknesses: Only average steering precision on dry pavement

Auto Motor und Sport - 28/09/2007

205/55 R16 H

"Recommended" - strengths: driving behavior on snow, braking on snow and dry roads - Weaknesses: rolling resistance, snow traction, braking in the wet

Powercar - 05/10/2007

205/50 R17 V

"Ranked 7th among ten tested models" - strengths: on dry pavement - Weaknesses: snow and wet

ADAC Motorwelt - 26/09/2007

205/55 R16 H

"Recommended" - strengths: rolling resistance, noise - Weaknesses: on dry and wet roads, so but on ice

Autozeitung - 22/09/2006

205/55 R16 H

Under eleven tires tested to rank 5 - Strengths: in the snow and on dry roads - Weaknesses: When wet