Tyre Test Results
2nd: Semperit Speed Grip 2
Total: 223 / Dry: 43 / Wet: 72 / Snow: 70 / Rolling Resistance: 20 / Noise: 9 / Misc: 9
Overall: Surprisingly strong in the wet and snow, the Semperit Speed Grip 2 is only slightly let down by its dry performance. As the cheapest tyre on test with the lowest rolling resistance it scores very well in the 'comfort' section.
1st: Goodyear UltraGrip 8
Total: 225 / Dry: 45 / Wet: 72 / Snow: 80 / Rolling Resistance: 14 / Noise: 9 / Misc: 5
Overall: Top scores in the snow, best dry braking and a good subjective feel means the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 wins overall.
5th: Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
Total: 215 / Dry: 45 / Wet: 67 / Snow: 72 / Rolling Resistance: 17 / Noise: 9 / Misc: 5
Overall: The new Pirelli Winter Snow Control Serie3 has a good all round performance, only slightly let down by its snow braking and price
4th: Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
Total: 215 / Dry: 45 / Wet: 66 / Snow: 77 / Rolling Resistance: 14 / Noise: 9 / Misc: 4
Overall: The new Dunlop Winter Sport 4D places a strong 4th, only slightly let down by its curved aquaplaning properties
3rd: Continental WinterContact TS830
Total: 218 / Dry: 47 / Wet: 75 / Snow: 68 / Rolling Resistance: 15 / Noise: 9 / Misc: 4
Overall: Slightly let down by its snow performance, the Continental Winter Contact TS830 wins the wet and dry tests by scoring top in each subjective test
6th: Nokian WR D3
Total: 205 / Dry: 46 / Wet: 56 / Snow: 68 / Rolling Resistance: 18 / Noise: 9 / Misc: 8
Overall: As with most Nokians aimed at the European market, the Nokian WR D3 scores well in the wet and dry tests but is a little let down by its snow handling. Top marks in subjective dry handling indicates this will be an excellent cold weather tyre for the less snowy areas
7th: Michelin Alpin A4
Total: 193 / Dry: 45 / Wet: 56 / Snow: 66 / Rolling Resistance: 15 / Noise: 8 / Misc: 3
Overall: While the Michelin Alpin A4 finished 7th, there was no single area the tyre was weak in. The position was more a reflection of how far the competition had come with their new patterns.
8th: Fulda Kristall Control HP
Total: 171 / Dry: 37 / Wet: 50 / Snow: 56 / Rolling Resistance: 13 / Noise: 8 / Misc: 7
Overall: Rounding out the test was the Fulda Kristall Control HP. The Fulda struggled with both wet and dry grip, and scored poorly subjectively in all tests.