|Dry Braking||▲Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 39.6 M|
▼BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 43.8 M
|Dry Handling||▲Bridgestone Weather Control A005: 122.3 Km/H|
▼BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 119.2 Km/H
|Wet Braking||▲Bridgestone Weather Control A005: 30.2 M|
▼Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 35.3 M
|Wet Handling||▲Vredestein Quatrac Pro: 72.3 Km/H|
▼Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 68.7 Km/H
|Straight Aqua||▲Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 97.2 Km/H|
▼Michelin CrossClimate Plus: 90.2 Km/H
|Snow Braking||▲BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 26.1 M|
▼Vredestein Quatrac Pro: 32.6 M
|Snow Handling||▲Continental AllSeasonContact: 45.7 Km/H|
▼Bridgestone Weather Control A005: 42.4 Km/H
|Noise||▲BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 70.8 dB|
▼Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 73 dB
|Rolling Resistance||▲Michelin CrossClimate Plus: 7.8 kg / t|
▼Vredestein Quatrac Pro: 9.3 kg / t
Most of the tyres on test were also included in the 2020 Tyre Reviews all season tyre test, however as Sport Auto used a different size and vehicle, this test still makes for interesting reading!
Sport Auto found the Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 to be an excellent tyre in the dry and wet, and even with its mid pack performance in the snow, crowned it best in test, a little ahead of the Michelin CrossClimate+, which performed better in the wet than it did in our test.
One interesting piece of information Sport Auto shared was the summer and winter reference tyres used. Usually these remain anonymous, but in this test it was the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005. This is especially interesting as the LM005 is winning most of the 2020 winter tests, so seeing how one of the best winter tyres compares to some of the best all season tyres is a great insight into the different balance between the all season and winter tyres.
It will be no surprise to regular readers of the site that the summer tyre had a significant advantage in the dry, stopping the BMW a full 3 meters ahead of the best all season tyre, which for a change wasn't the Michelin CrossClimate+!
The summer tyre retained its advantage in during dry handling tests, while the Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 jumped ahead of the rest of the all season tyres.
The Bridgestone all season again proved best in the wet braking test with a significant advantage, with the winter tyre performing well.
Surprisingly the winter tyre was best during the wet handling testing.
The summer tyre out performed all the all season tyres during straight aquaplaning testing.
During snow braking the BFGoodrich all season tyre surprisingly out performed the full winter tyre, with the Continental AllSeasonContact a close third.
Snow handling kept the Winter, Continental and BFGoodrich as the top three tyres, just this time in a different order.
As usual, the summer tyre proved to have the lowest rolling resistance.
While all tyres were relatively close on the external pass by noise test, the testers noted humming noises from a couple of the tyres on test (see notes below)
Score weighting - Dry 30%, Wet 40%, Snow 20%, Environment 10%
Very short braking distances and safe handling int he wet, easy controllable handling in the dry.
Limited snow performance for an all season tyre.
Limited on snow but safest tyre for cold and wet roads.
Good performance in the wet, strong in the dry.
Sensitive to slipping so not recommended for vehicles without ESP. Average aquaplaning protection. Humming noise when cornering.
The Michelin was well balanced under all conditions.
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Good cornering grip int he snow, neutral safe handling with high aquaplaning safety, stable under lane change.
Longer braking distances in the dry and wet with a slight oversteer balance in fast corners.
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Well balanced, good wet performance, good aquaplaning resistance.
Unbalanced snow grip, long wet braking distances, humming noise.
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Good grip in the dry and wet, good levels of comfort.
Strong understeer and low grip on snow.
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Very short braking distances and high levels of grip on snow.
Poor dry and wet braking.
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Acceptable performance on snow and dry roads.
Longer wet braking and poor wet handling with oversteer balance.
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