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2016 AutoBild Winter Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roads Continental WinterContact TS 860
Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Mabor Winter Jet 2
Fulda Kristall Control HP
Hankook Winter i cept RS2
Semperit Speed Grip 2
Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Michelin Alpin 5
Best tyre for wet roads Continental WinterContact TS 860
Best tyre for snow Michelin Alpin 5
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Uniroyal MS Plus 77
The lowest fuel use Continental WinterContact TS 860
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
The most comfortable General Altimax Winter Plus
The lowest wear Continental WinterContact TS 860
The quietest tyre Continental WinterContact TS 860
Michelin Alpin 5
BFGoodrich gForce Winter
Falken Eurowinter HS449
Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Hankook Winter i cept RS2
The best value tyre Kleber Krisalp HP2
General Altimax Winter Plus
Mabor Winter Jet 2
Falken Eurowinter HS449
Barum Polaris 3

Each year, the German automotive publication Autobild trump all the other European magazines by putting out a huge winter tyre test, and this year is no different.

Starting out with fifty tyre patterns, Autobild tested all the tyres wet braking performance. Once the wet braking order was set, Autobild took the twenty seven patterns which stopped the car within 20% of the best through to snow braking, then the top twenty wet and snow braking results combined to this, the full tyre test.

The top twenty tyres 205/55 R16 tyres were tested over a number of days using a VW Golf, and went through the usual dry, wet, snow, comfort, noise and fuel economy tests. Autobild also tested wear, which means this winter tyre test is one of the few yearly tests to give you the complete picture of a winter tyres performance.

The Top Three

If you followed the dominance of the TS850, it will come as no surprise that the new Continental WinterContact TS860 aces the test. It’s amongst the best, or the best in the dry, wet and snow testing, has a low rolling resistance and a good level of comfort. The real surprise of the test was wear, with the TS860 proving to be the best wearing tyre on test, something Continental have historically struggled with. As a premium winter tyre, there’s no beating the TS860.

The run of good performances for the updated Michelin Alpin A5 continues, with the French manufacturer taking second place overall. The A5 is the strongest tyre on snow and ice, has an excellent wet handling and braking performance, and is strong in the dry. The only the initial purchase price drew criticism, Michelins are often the most expensive tyres on the market.

Rounding out the top three is the Goodyear UltraGrip 9. It matched the Michelin in the dry and wet, only losing out in a little snow performance when compared to the best on test.