Tag: Auto Bild Allrad

‘A compromise of the compromise’ – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test

‘A compromise of the compromise’ – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test

10th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Past tyre tests have on occasion presented all-season tyres as a compromise solution, a jack of all trades but master of none. But is this always the case? German car magazine Auto Bild Allrad doesn’t think so – in its current test of seven size 235/55 R19 SUV tyres, the publication opines that all-season products are no longer a “lazy compromise”. While noting that a single tyre that can do everything well at all times of year still doesn’t exist, Auto Bild Allrad found one that came close.

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From exemplary to not recommended – Auto Bild Allrad tests SUV tyres

From exemplary to not recommended – Auto Bild Allrad tests SUV tyres

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Look at recent tyre test results from Auto Bild and Gute Fahrt and you might assume there’s no such thing as a bad tyre these days, but you’d be wrong. Auto Bild Allrad has evaluated ten SUV tyres, and while six were awarded the top ‘exemplary’ rating, one certainly wasn’t recommended and another hesitantly so. The upshot is that it still pays to do your homework when buying replacement tyres.

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Auto Bild Allrad tests winter SUV tyres

Auto Bild Allrad tests winter SUV tyres

16th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Ten winter SUV tyres – from premium brands to a so-called “budget tyre from the Far East” – were put to the test in this year’s comparative evaluation from Auto Bild Allrad. The German 4x4/SUV publication examined size 235/60 R18 107H/V products, fitting the tyres to an Audi Q5 for testing in wet, dry and snow disciplines. Happily, the testers found no truly dreadful tyres within the candidates’ ranks.

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Performance at an ‘astonishing level’ – Auto Bild Allrad tests all-season SUV tyres

Performance at an ‘astonishing level’ – Auto Bild Allrad tests all-season SUV tyres

18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a victory for Goodyear in the all-season SUV tyre test published by Auto Bild Allrad this month. The publication voted the Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-2 the winner of its six-tyre comparative evaluation, honouring the Goodyear rubber with the only ‘exemplary’ rating of the test.

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Goodyear: Tyre test recommendations exceed 80%

Goodyear: Tyre test recommendations exceed 80%

15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The outcomes of comparative tests published by car magazines and motoring associations influence many drivers’ purchasing decisions. Tyre tests are no exception here, and therefore the pride Goodyear shows in its tyres’ test performance is understandable. The tyre maker reports that, in 208 magazine tyre tests carried out by 37 well-known European publications and organisations over the past five years – including Auto Express, ADAC, Auto Bild, Auto Bild Allrad, Auto Zeitung, Gute Fahrt, Auto Moto and ACE/GTÜ – Goodyear tyres were recommended in more than 80 per cent of them. Goodyear was named test winner in 43 of these tests.

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Year-long happiness: Eight all-season tyres put to the test

Year-long happiness: Eight all-season tyres put to the test

7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The concluding comments in the tyre test published in the latest issue of Auto Bild Allrad offer food for thought to anyone considering their tyre options for the coming winter. All-season tyres, posit the three-man team behind the German magazine’s evaluation of eight SUV tyres, can be “a fully-fledged alternative to seasonal tyre changes – provided they are as good as our test winners.” Tyre buyers shouldn’t hesitate to place their trust in the best all-season rubber, they add, even if dedicated summer and winter tyres still can’t be beat in specific performance areas.

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Goodyear, Hankook joint winners of Auto Bild Allrad SUV tyre test

Goodyear, Hankook joint winners of Auto Bild Allrad SUV tyre test

7th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Its EfficientGrip SUV scored a victory in the recent ADAC summer tyre test, and now Goodyear has racked up another win with its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. The tyre, together with the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo² SUV, is joint winner of the test of ten tyres published in the most recent issue of German SUV magazine Auto Bild Allrad.

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From exemplary to not recommended – more Auto Bild winter tyre tests

From exemplary to not recommended – more Auto Bild winter tyre tests

14th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Anyone browsing the results of two of the latest Auto Bild group tyre tests would be forgiven for suspecting a copy/paste malfunction, as the ranking tables for both the Auto Bild Sportcars and Auto Bild Allrad winter tyre tests bear more than a passing resemblance to each other.

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SUV all-season tyre test shows broad array of performance

SUV all-season tyre test shows broad array of performance

7th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The 7/2016 issue of German 4x4 and SUV magazine Auto Bild Allrad contains a test of seven size 215/60 R16H/V all-season SUV tyres. The tyres were fitted to a Skoda Yeti for evaluation purposes and rated for on-road performance in the snow, wet and dry as well as for environmental and comfort characteristics. Off-road performance was not tested.

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Hankook comments on positive tyre test results

1st April 2016 | 0 Comments

The results of a number of comparative tyre tests have been published in various magazines during the last month or so, including in several Auto Bild titles. Hankook Tire has commented on the victory of its Ventus Prime³ in Auto Bild’s annual test of 50 size 205/55R16V summer tyres, and on the second place attained by the Hankook Ventus S1 evo² in the 20-inch (255/35R20 front and 295/30R20 rear) tyre test published in Auto Bild Sportscars.

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No nasty surprises in Auto Bild Allrad’s SUV tyre test

No nasty surprises in Auto Bild Allrad’s SUV tyre test

11th March 2016 | 0 Comments

SUV and 4x4 specialist magazine Auto Bild Allrad has tested seven summer tyres that, given their ‘W’ and ‘Y’ speed ratings, probably won’t spend a lot of time away from the tarmac. The on-road emphasis of these size 235/55 R19 (front) and 255/50 R19 (rear) tyres was underlined by the choice of Porsche Cayenne as test main vehicle, while a Toyota pick-up was used to shed light on their off-road capabilities.

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Dunlop squeezes ahead of Apollo to win 4×4 winter tyre test

Dunlop squeezes ahead of Apollo to win 4×4 winter tyre test

20th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Our temporary and unplanned hiatus in tyre test reportage is over, and it’s time to work through the small backlog of results made public during the past couple of months. We’re starting with the test of eight SUV winter tyres carried out by Germany’s Auto Bild allrad.

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Apollo comments on Alnac 4G All Season Auto Bild tyre test result

Apollo comments on Alnac 4G All Season Auto Bild tyre test result

28th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Apollo has commented on the recent positive results achieved by its Alnac 4G All Season tyre in the recent Auto Bild Allrad test. The tyre was ranked first in the mass premium category (second overall), offering superior performance and value for money.

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Test victory a ‘testimony’ to Vredestein tyre development

Test victory a ‘testimony’ to Vredestein tyre development

15th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres says the Vredestein Quatrac 5’s victory in the all-season tyre test published by Auto Bild Allrad this month shows the level of research and testing it puts into the development of its products. In its test of six size 215/65 R15 SUV tyres, the German motoring magazine described the Vredestein Quatrac 5 as “outstanding in the snow” while demonstrating “respectable grip on dry and wet roads” and “very low rolling resistance”. With a score of 2618 N (Newton) traction on snow, the Vredestein all-season product was judged to be “virtually on par with genuine winter tyres.”

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Manufacturers taking ‘various directions’ in all-season tyre development

Manufacturers taking ‘various directions’ in all-season tyre development

9th July 2015 | 0 Comments

All-season tyres are presented as an alternative to the fitment of separate summer and winter tyres, and this product segment is gaining popularity with British motorists who don’t consider a dedicated winter solution necessary but nevertheless like the idea of extra security when the mercury drops. Yet, as is the case with many things in life, the situation with all-season tyres isn’t as straightforward as it appears at first glance.

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