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Michelin named tyre manufacturer of the year by Auto Bild after performance tests

Auto Bild has named Michelin “Manufacturer of the year – Summer 2019” for the consistency of its braking results in the last 5 summer tyre tests.

Auto Bild has crowned Michelin best manufacturer of the year for summer tyres based on the last five braking tests

Auto Bild has crowned Michelin best manufacturer of the year for summer tyres based on the last five braking tests © rezulteo

Michelin, best braking in all summer conditions

Always ready to conduct tests, Auto Bild reviews its latest tests of summer tyres. The German magazine has combined the results of its last five tests of summer and all season tyres to determine the brand whose tyres have the shortest braking distances on all surfaces. And it is Michelin who is crowned tyre manufacturer of the year 2019. SUV, sports, city and passenger cars: tyres from the French brand have performed consistently in Auto Bild tests. Close behind, the Pirelli and Goodyear tyres which have relatively short wet and dry braking distances in summer conditions.

In Auto Bild’s 2018 all season tyre tests for SUVs, the Michelin CrossClimate SUV has the shortest braking distance of all the tyres tested, whether for wet or dry braking, ahead of the Vredestein Quatrac 5 and the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-2.

In the 2018 all season tyre tests for city cars, only the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 has shorter wet and dry braking distance than the Michelin CrossClimate + which is second ahead of the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2.

In its 2019 comparison tests of summer tyres for passenger cars, it is the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 which dominates braking tests in wet and dry conditions, a few centimeters behind the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 and the Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3.

In the 2019 test of summer tyres for SUVs, Michelin was not selected since the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyre was not yet launched. It is the Continental Premium Contact 6 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres, exactly equal in combined dry and wet tests, which have the shortest braking distances. They are followed by the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125.

In the latest Auto Bild 2019 test of UHP sports tyres, it is the Pirelli P Zero PZ4 which has the shortest braking distance ahead of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and the Continental Premium Contact 6.


L’Argus reveals the best winter tyre in its latest 2019 test

When winter approaches, with snow or not, drivers decide to fit winter tyres when temperatures drop. And to choose the right tyre, there is nothing better than reading the results of tyre comparison tests! L’Argus has published its test of leading winter tyres available on the market, in the size 205/55 R16 91H, fitted on the Golf VII. So, what is the best tyre for winter?

2019 ACE Comparison test of 4 season tyres for passenger cars and MPVs

Auto Club Europa (ACE) has compared a summer tyre and a winter tyre against eight all season tyres in the size 205/60 R16. The aim? Find out if all season tyres are a good compromise now that winters are becoming milder. Tested in Finland then near Vienna in Austria, the test showed that buying 4 season tyres requires making a choice in expected performances.

What are the best winter tyres according to Autobild?

The German car magazine Autobild has published its first major comparison test of winter tyres for 2019. It concerns 53 winter tyres tested in one of the most popular sizes, i.e. 225/45 R17, for compact and medium-sized cars. Whether a saloon or a MPV, each vehicle can find the right tyre for its needs.

What are the best winter tyres for vans? The TCS and ADAC comparison test

The Swiss Touring Club (TCS) and ADAC have conducted other tests of winter tyres in different sizes. The one that interests us is the test of the tyre size: 205/65 R16C 107/105T. This comparison test reveals the best winter tyres for vans, utility vehicles and light commercial vehicles.