Tag: Tyre tests

Test World open for indoor testing

Test World open for indoor testing

31st March 2020 | 0 Comments

Test World reports that it is remaining open to “operate and fulfill a busy schedule of indoor tyre and vehicle testing during the global COVID-19 pandemic”. Writing in an email to customers and contacts published 31 March 2020, company representatives said: “Operating within official health guidance to the strictest degree and treating the health and wellbeing of its staff as the utmost priority, Test World strives to minimise disruption to the industry in these unprecedented times.”

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Get a grip – Auto Bild Sportscar tests 10 tyres

Get a grip – Auto Bild Sportscar tests 10 tyres

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Tyre choice is a “decisive factor” determining a vehicle’s dynamic qualities, comments Auto Bild Sportscars in the preamble to its latest comparative test.The performance motoring magazine stresses that this is particularly the case when choosing the right rubber for performance cars. We see this in its 2020 summer tyre test, in which Auto Bild Sportscars looks at ten size 245/35 R19 (front axle) and 265/35 R 19 (rear) tyres that cover a range of prices and performance levels.

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‘Fast riding made easy’ – Tyre test win for Dunlop ScootSmart

‘Fast riding made easy’ – Tyre test win for Dunlop ScootSmart

13th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Dunlop is very happy with Scooter & Sport magazine’s decision to name its ScootSmart overall winner in its test of five tyre brands. In its January/February magazine (Issue 1/2020), the German publication fitted the size 120/70-15 front and 140/70-14 rear tyres to a Honda Forza 300 and evaluated them with a focus on dry and wet grip and handling.

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Auto Zeitung tyre test: Win for Continental, price-performance recommendation for Maxxis

Auto Zeitung tyre test: Win for Continental, price-performance recommendation for Maxxis

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Auto Zeitung’s 2020 summer tyre test is one of the largest it has ever published. The German motoring magazine has looked at 20 brands of size 225/50 R17 94/98 W/Y tyres in an evaluation that covers premium to budget. The cheapest of the tyres on test can be had for around 230 euros (£200) a set; the most expensive cost more than twice as much. As you’d expect, the winners’ podium was dominated by premium products priced well above the average. The fourth-placed tyre is a different story.

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7 ‘exemplary’ tyres in Auto Bild summer test

7 ‘exemplary’ tyres in Auto Bild summer test

5th March 2020 | 0 Comments

After eliminating 30 tyres from its 2020 summer tyre test in a preliminary wet and dry braking round, Auto Bild scrutinised the remaining 20 more closely. The findings are now out, and the motoring publication is very happy with more than a third of the tested candidates. First place in test was shared by two tyres.

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 top performer in Gute Fahrt tyre test

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 top performer in Gute Fahrt tyre test

25th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Eight premium and mid-range tyres are the subject of the latest summer tyre test from car magazine Gute Fahrt. The German publication chose to look at 215/50 R18, a popular size for smaller SUVs. Testing was performed using a VW T-Roc, and the Gute Fahrt team benchmarked the eight tyres against the T-Roc’s original equipment rubber.

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Zeetex yes, Pirelli no – Auto Bild announces finalists for 2020 summer tyre test

Zeetex yes, Pirelli no – Auto Bild announces finalists for 2020 summer tyre test

13th February 2020 | 0 Comments

As in previous years, Auto Bild’s 2020 summer tyre test has begun with a preliminary round in which the distance taken to stop in wet and dry conditions determines which tyres progress to the second, more extensive round of testing, and which don’t. The results of this first round are now available, and there’s one or two surprises to be seen.

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Goodyear: New EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre offers 20% more mileage than Michelin

Goodyear: New EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre offers 20% more mileage than Michelin

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2. According to the company, the new tyre can achieve 50 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and 20 per cent better mileage than Michelin. The claims are based on tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, which also found that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 had the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to leading competitors.

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Another test victory for Goodyear’s new winter tyre

Another test victory for Goodyear’s new winter tyre

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Drivers of powerful cars should consider fitting winter tyres when the mercury begins to drop, particularly if they enjoy exploring the limits of their vehicle’s performance. Auto Bild Sportscars tested 11 such tyres ahead of the coming cold season and recommends several brands. At the other end of the scale, three tyres proved a no-go […]

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Auto Bild Allrad: ‘top-class’ performance from Apollo in winter tyre test

Auto Bild Allrad: ‘top-class’ performance from Apollo in winter tyre test

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The team at Auto Bild Allrad faced a problem when it came to performing their annual winter tyre test – they couldn’t find enough snow. To get around this shortcoming, the testers travelled to Japan with their equipment and ten brands of European market winter tyres. They also took a set of summer tyres with them for comparison and to serve as a warning to anyone tempted to drive on them in the snow and ice.

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ACE: All-season tyres still a compromise, but nevertheless a year-round alternative

ACE: All-season tyres still a compromise, but nevertheless a year-round alternative

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Consumers benefit from independent tyre tests, but the advice given is sometimes conflicting. Whereas Auto Bild declares that all-season tyres can provide a safe solution for year-round motoring, ACE still believes motorists must live with a compromise when choosing these products.

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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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