For 40 years, the ADAC tire test. This year, Europe's largest automobile club has made 19 summer tire models of the dimension 185/60 R 15 for the partially grueling tests.
The tire label and its demands on the quality of the wet tires apparently contemporaneous effect. Many of the currently tested tires improve compared to the results of last year, their characteristics in the wet, sometimes significantly.
Nine tire models received the ADAC judgment "good". From this group is doing out of the Michelin Energy Saver + for its high mileage. To be consistent with the grade 2.0 in the lead, closely followed by the Continental Premium Contact 5 as well as with each other very similar models Dunlop Sport BluResponse and Goodyear Efficient Grip performance. The latter present themselves as the best in the wet criteria. Dunlop can also excel at the Braking on dry pavement.
Another good tire, the new models Vredestein Sportrac 5, Bridgestone Turanza 001 and Nokian Line. Their quality is the general balance.
The Fulda EcoControl HP and the Semperit Comfort-Life 2 still create the ADAC judgment "good".
With slight weaknesses on wet roads reached the Pirelli Cinturato P1, the judgment as "satisfactory". Also the Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco and the Firestone Firehawk TZ300a prevent weaknesses in wetness better judgment criterion as "satisfactory". When Barum Brillantis 2 there are weaknesses in dry conditions which prevent a "good."
The sentence "sufficient ', the Nexen N Blue HD mainly because of its poor wear characteristics. The same rated GT Radial Champiro 228 owes its performance primarily to poor wet performance.
As "poor" proved the glue Dynaxer HB 3, the Marangoni Verso, the F108 and the radial Rotalla Sailun Atrezzo SH402. All four models show especially pronounced weakness in the wet properties.
Besides the high balance of good tires, tires also show individual special qualities that make them ideal for unusual customer requests.
Who puts special emphasis on
good dry road performance should give priority to select the Dunlop Sport BluResponse. With smallest discounts on coming into question the Continental ContiPremiumContact 5, the Goodyear Efficient Grip performance and the Bridgestone Turanza 001
good wet-weather performance, go for the Goodyear Efficient Grip performance, the Dunlop Sport BluResponse or the Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
low fuel consumption should select the Goodyear Efficient Grip performance or the Dunlop Sport BluResponse. Almost equal to the Nokian line, the Michelin Energy Saver + and Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
hgood wear properties should select the Michelin Energy Saver +.wind noise should 001auswählen the Bridgestone Turanza.
With limitations, the test results can also be applied to "neighboring" dimensions. This applies to departures from +10 / -10 mm in the tire width, ie 175/60 R 15 H and 195/60 R 15 H. The test results further sizes from previous years, visit our tire test overview page.