These winter tires fail the ADAC test
The ADAC tested winter tires in 18 test categories
Source: ISP Wolfgang Grube
The cold season is slowly approaching. Time to make the car suitable for winter. The ADAC has again tested winter tires and judged which rollers are bad and which are good.
L.not all winter tires cope with every situation without difficulty. However, the tires have less problems with snow and ice, but mainly with moisture.
Due to significant weaknesses on wet roads, the ADAC advises against buying the Kormoran Snowpro b2, the Maragoni 4 Winter E +, the Interstate Winter IWT-2 and the Sailun Ice Blazer WSL-2. Consumers still have a large choice: ADAC and Stiftung Warentest examined a total of 32 models – eleven tires received a “good” rating and are therefore recommended.
There are seven good tire models in the small size with the size 185/60 R15T (for example for Audi A1, Citroën C3, Fiat Punto Renault Clio, VW Polo). The test winner with top marks on wet roads as well as on snow and ice is the Continental ContiWinterContact TS850.
EU tire label too imprecise
The newly developed Dunlop Winter Response-2 convinced the testers particularly on wet roads, on snow and in terms of fuel consumption. The Semperit Speed-Grip 2 is also economical. The Michelin Alpin A4 shines when it comes to wear and the Nokian WR D3 impresses on dry roads. You can find all results here.
With the larger tires (225/45 R17H e.g. for Audi A 3, Mercedes C-Class, Opel Astra, Skoda Oktavia) four products scored "good". According to the testers, three models set special accents: the Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 with the top rating on snow, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S with the top rating on wet and the Michelin Alpin A4 with the least wear. You can find all results here.
The ADAC winter tire test tested a total of 18 test categories. Among other things, a practical test on a snow-covered mountain pass, extensive braking and evasive tests on wet, snow and ice as well as tests on wear and fuel consumption are carried out.
In contrast, the EU tire label only provides information on rolling resistance, wet braking and exterior road noise – it does not show how suitable a tire is for winter.
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