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Top Summer Tyres 2017

Summer Tyre Test Results

 

With mild weather approaching, it did not take long for Germans to start testing summer tyres. Earlier this month, AMS (Auto Motor und Sport) has taken 3 Series BMW to the tracks, to find the best summer tyre in ultra high performance (UHP) range.

Here’s our overview of overall winners and losers, as well as breakdown results of various tests performed.

Overall Results

 

1st: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 – Overall Score: 53.7 points.

Dry Handling: 9.8/10, Wet 9.5/10, Comfort 9/10, Rolling Resistance 6/10, Noise 10/10, Overall Performance 9.4.

 

2nd: Pirelli P Zero – Overall Score: 51 points.

Dry Handling: 9.9/10, Wet 8.3/10, Comfort 10/10, Rolling Resistance 7/10, Noise 7/10, Overall Performance 8.8.

 

3rd: Continental Premium Contact 6 – Overall Score: 51.3

Dry Handling: 8.8/10, Wet 8.1/10, Comfort 9/10, Rolling Resistance 10/10, Noise 7/10, Overall Performance 8.4.

 

 

4th: Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 – Overall Score: 49.1 points.

Dry Handling: 8.5/10, Wet 8.4/10, Comfort 9/10, Rolling Resistance 5/10, Noise 10/10, Overall Performance 8.2.

 

 

5th: Falken Azenis FK510 – Overall Score: 47.4 points.

Dry Handling: 7.7/10, Wet 8.7/10, Comfort 8/10, Rolling Resistance 5/10, Noise 10/10, Overall Performance 8.

 

 

6th: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 – Overall Score: 49 points.

Dry Handling: 9/10, Wet 7.1/10, Comfort 8/10, Rolling Resistance 7/10, Noise 10/10, Overall Performance 7.9.

 

 

7th: Toyo Proxes Sport – Overall Score: 47.6 points

Dry Handling: 8.4/10, Wet 7.4/10, Comfort 8/10, Rolling Resistance 6/10, Noise 10/10, Overall Performance 7.8.

 

8th: Vredestein Ultrac Satin – Overall Score: 44.3 points.

Dry Handling: 7.9/10, Wet 7.7/10, Comfort 7/10, Rolling Resistance 7/10, Noise 7/10, Overall Performance 7.7.

 

 

9th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT2 – Overall Score: 43.5 points.

Dry Handling: 8.4/10, Wet 7.1/10, Comfort 7/10, Rolling Resistance 7/10, Noise 7/10, Overall Performance 7.

 

 

10th: Maxxis Premitra HP5 – Overall Score: 40 points

Dry Handling: 7.4/10, Wet 6.7/10, Comfort 6/10, Rolling Resistance 6/10, Noise 7/10, Overall Performance 6.9.

 

Auto Motor und Sport weight the scores 50% wet, 40% dry and 10% rolling resistance/noise.

Tyre size used for this test – 245 45 r18.

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