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Best in braking: Michelin crowned Auto Bild’s ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

Best in braking: Michelin crowned Auto Bild’s ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Although tyre tests cover everything from handling to comfort and fuel consumption, the value of a tyre's role in bringing a vehicle to a safe stop can’t be underestimated. Auto Bild agrees - it's the criterion the motoring magazine uses to determine which tyres to further examine in its tyre tests, and which it should eliminate.

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Win for Michelin, 6 ‘exemplary’ tyres in Auto Bild test

Win for Michelin, 6 ‘exemplary’ tyres in Auto Bild test

28th February 2019 | 0 Comments

As expected, this year’s Auto Bild size 225/45 R17 summer tyre test delivered no nasty surprises. With more than half of the original field of 53 already eliminated in a preliminary round of wet and dry braking tests, the remaining 20 candidates all gave a good account of themselves. Six of their number were even declared ‘exemplary’ tyres.

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Auto Bild summer tyre test: Elimination round

Auto Bild summer tyre test: Elimination round

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

Shortlisting has taken place for the Auto Bild 2019 summer tyre test, with a starting field of 53 candidates reduced to 20 finalists in the initial round. The size 225/45 R17 91/94 W/Y tyres selected for further testing mainly come from the premium and mid-range segments, while the budget segment was well-represented in the group of 33 tyres eliminated from proceedings. Disappointingly, the group also included two tyre brands belonging to leading manufacturers – both delivered ‘bottom ten’ results.

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“A safe and cost-effective alternative” – Auto Bild tests all-season tyres

“A safe and cost-effective alternative” – Auto Bild tests all-season tyres

27th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Those who know their tyres are increasingly warming to all-season solutions. Although dismissed as a compromise on numerous occasions, most recently in this month’s GTÜ 2018 winter tyre test, an experienced and respected tester recently commented off the record that “the future belongs” to the segment. This is an impression that may also be gained from perusing the freshly minted all-season tyre test from Auto Bild.

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Auto Bild winter tyre test: Premiums, mid-brands share top rating

Auto Bild winter tyre test: Premiums, mid-brands share top rating

24th September 2018 | 0 Comments

After narrowing the starting grid of 51 protagonists down to 20 in a preliminary knockout round, the team at Auto Bild got busy subjecting the survivors to a battery of tests in various conditions. The results of this second, decisive round of winter tyre tests have been announced, and it is a win for Dunlop. Sharing the podium were joint runners-up from Continental and – having delivered a more convincing result than its flagship-brand sibling – Kleber.

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The usual suspects and others – Auto Bild winter tyre test knockout round

The usual suspects and others – Auto Bild winter tyre test knockout round

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Whereas most publications and organisations typically include no more than ten contenders in their tyre tests, Germany’s Auto Bild prefers to line up dozens of products and then eliminate all but the most promising in a knockout round. The latest Auto Bild winter tyre test is no exception – no less than 51 tyres were subject to wet and snow braking tests to determine which would stay in the running to be evaluated in greater detail. The results of this initial round have now been published.

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Hankook bringing world premières and smart tyre solutions to The Tire Cologne

Hankook bringing world premières and smart tyre solutions to The Tire Cologne

19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

With 400 metres of exhibition space at The Tire Cologne, the team at Hankook Tire has plenty of room to stretch out. Or to present a broad range of products, including its new all-weather car tyre. The world première of this tyre – Hankook is keeping mum about its name – will take place at Stand A050, in Hall 6.1.

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Liqui Moly tops German best brand polls

29th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A total of 7.2 million readers in Germany have been asked to name the best oil brand, with Auto Bild, Auto Motor und Sport, Auto Zeitung and Motor Klassik all receiving Liqui Moly as the answer. “This clear vote is an award and an obligation at the same time,” says Ernst Prost, CEO of the company.

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Auto Bild names 20 finalists for its 2018 summer tyre test

Auto Bild names 20 finalists for its 2018 summer tyre test

21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

It may be early in the year, but thanks to Auto Bild the first summer tyre test results from Europe are already with us. The German car magazine has stuck with its jumbo-sized format and evaluated a wide field of contenders for its 2018 summer test, with lower-performing tyres eliminated in a qualification round. Results from this initial round have now been released.

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The ‘obvious choice’: Michelin on its CrossClimate + and entire lifetime performance

14th December 2017 | 0 Comments

For its 2017 all-season tyre test, Auto Bild decided to do something different. Throwing out the standard format of pitting a number of factory-fresh tyres against each other, the German car magazine decided to additionally evaluate how the tyres performed when half and almost completely worn. Test results were published in issue 47/2017 of Auto Bild, and were very good news for Michelin.

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All-season tyre test puts ‘seemingly outrageous’ 4mm tread recommendation under the spotlight

30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

With the introduction of the CrossClimate + earlier this year, Michelin made the claim that the snow traction its tyre delivered with a tread depth of only 1.6mm was equivalent to that provided by competitor tyres with tread depths of 4mm. Furthermore, Michelin stressed that its tyres are made to be used down to the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. And why not? Changing earlier is simply throwing away good tread rubber.

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Auto Bild names Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 all-season tyre test winner

29th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 all-season tyre has won German magazine Auto Bild’s latest tyre test. According to the magazine, the tyre demonstrated the best driving performance in all weather conditions, especially in wet and snow conditions.

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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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Winners and losers: Goodyear overall victor in the 2017 summer tyre test season

Winners and losers: Goodyear overall victor in the 2017 summer tyre test season

18th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 summer tyre test season is over and the winners and losers have been determined. While the winter tyre tests last autumn were dominated by a handful of premium manufacturers, most notably Continental, during the current test season the products from many more tyre makers gave convincing results. Falken, Fulda, Toyo and Vredestein are […]

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Auto Bild sport tyre test: A surprisingly modest result for Continental

3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental’s had a good run of it in the spate of tyre tests published in time for summer 2017. From victory in the main Auto Bild summer tyre test to wins in those conducted by Auto Bild Sportscars, GTÜ and Gute Fahrt, the Continental Premium Contact 6 and SportContact 6 were deemed amongst the best that money can buy. It thus came as a surprise to see a Conti tyre sitting near the tail end of the newest Auto Bild test table.

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