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Auto Bild: Bridgestone & Vredestein the “best tyres for the cold season”

Auto Bild: Bridgestone & Vredestein the “best tyres for the cold season”

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In the spring, Auto Bild looked at the wet and dry braking results from five of its latest summer and all-season tyre tests. Tyre brands that had participated in at least three tests received an average percentage value for all braking tests results, and based on these values the motoring magazine named Michelin its ‘Manufacturer of the Year’. With winter now approaching, Auto Bild has reached for its pocket calculator again to work out which products are “the best tyres for the cold season”.

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Year-round all-rounders: Auto Bild tests its all-season tyre finalists

Year-round all-rounders: Auto Bild tests its all-season tyre finalists

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are like most UK motorists and want to drive year-round on the same set of tyres, then all-season tyres may well be the right choice for you. But is there such thing as a tyre that offers safe driving in every type of weather? After testing 31 all-season tyre models, Auto Bild believes there is.

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Going global together: Auto Express & Auto Bild announce licensing partnership

Going global together: Auto Express & Auto Bild announce licensing partnership

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The team at Tyrepress.com view independent tyre tests as an invaluable consumer purchasing tool. We will therefore follow the new licensing partnership between Auto Express and Auto Bild with interest, particularly in regards to how it influences both publications’ approach to tyre testing.

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Auto Bild: 10 finalists in 2019 all-season tyre test

Auto Bild: 10 finalists in 2019 all-season tyre test

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The tyre testers at Auto Bild are certainly earning their keep. The release of the magazine’s 2019 winter comparison is being tailgated by its 2019 size 225/45 R17 all-season tyre test. Auto Bild has now published details of the preliminary round. Starting with 31 tyres, it has whittled the field of contenders down to just […]

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Auto Bild announces its top winter tyres for 2019

Auto Bild announces its top winter tyres for 2019

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The results of this year’s Auto Bild winter tyre test are now out, and although the usual suspects have topped the table, the final scores offered a surprise or two. One tyre maker – Apollo Vredestein – has particular reason to be happy with this year’s results: Two of its products achieved the publication’s top ‘exemplary’ rating.

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Auto Bild selects finalists for 2019 winter tyre test

Auto Bild selects finalists for 2019 winter tyre test

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

This week’s tabloid headlines warn us that the Beast from the East will soon return to the UK. Best pay attention to this season’s winter tyre tests then. Auto Bild has got in early and published the results of its winter 2019 preliminary round.

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‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

As we reported in July, progress is being made at European and international levels towards deciding on a wet grip test for worn tyres. Michelin actively supports this development and claims that driving on tyres to the legal tread depth of 1.6mm can be completely safe. The tyre maker is therefore critical of a magazine test that suggests this isn’t the case at all.

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Original look, new technology – Auto Bild tests tyres for older sports cars

Original look, new technology – Auto Bild tests tyres for older sports cars

19th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest tyre test from Auto Bild Klassik sets out to determine whether “classic tyres with today’s technology can make the driving behaviour of yesterday’s sports cars even more dynamic and, most importantly, safer.” To do this, the German magazine’s test team fitted eight 185 R15 (today’s 185/80 R15) classic car tyre brands to a 1960s Austin Healy 3000.

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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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