2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test

Dry BrakingMichelin Pilot Sport 4: 32.1 MKing-Meiler Sport 3 KM: 41 M
Wet BrakingBridgestone Potenza S001: 28.7 MKing-Meiler Sport 3 KM: 43.2 M
Every year the German publication Auto Bild performs the industries most comprehensive tyre test by putting a huge number of tyres through wet and dry braking, to find the best twenty tyres to progress through to a full tyre test.

For the 2020 summer season, Auto Bild have tested fifty tyres in 245/45 R18, which gives us an excellent overview of the UHP market for 2020.

While the results are mostly as expected, there are a few small surprises below worth noting. Nokian performs very well in wet and dry braking, finishing second overall, but more surprisingly the Bridgestone Potenza S001 wins the wet braking test, which is an area the Bridgestone has struggled with in the past. This indicates Bridgestone have put through a pretty major update to the tyre, it will be interesting to see how it performs in the full test.

It's also nice to see Kumho back near the top after struggling for a number of years, and the budget brand Zeetex upsets some of the more premium rivals, including Pirelli, to finish in eighteenth place.

Full results below, come back to the site in about a month when there will be the more in depth test of the top twenty tyres available.

Dry Braking

Wet Braking

Results

1st: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st32.1 M100%
Wet Braking4th29.8 M28.7 M+1.1 M96.31%
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2nd: Nokian PowerProof

Nokian PowerProof
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd32.9 M32.1 M+0.8 M97.57%
Wet Braking3rd29.1 M28.7 M+0.4 M98.63%
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3rd: Bridgestone Potenza S001

Bridgestone Potenza S001
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th33.5 M32.1 M+1.4 M95.82%
Wet Braking1st28.7 M100%
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4th: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd33.2 M32.1 M+1.1 M96.69%
Wet Braking5th30.2 M28.7 M+1.5 M95.03%
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5th: Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking18th34.9 M32.1 M+2.8 M91.98%
Wet Braking2nd29 M28.7 M+0.3 M98.97%
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6th: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd33.2 M32.1 M+1.1 M96.69%
Wet Braking9th30.8 M28.7 M+2.1 M93.18%
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7th: Nexen N Fera Sport SU2

Nexen N Fera Sport SU2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd33.2 M32.1 M+1.1 M96.69%
Wet Braking11th30.9 M28.7 M+2.2 M92.88%
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8th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th33.4 M32.1 M+1.3 M96.11%
Wet Braking12th31.3 M28.7 M+2.6 M91.69%
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9th: Apollo Aspire XP

Apollo Aspire XP
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th34.7 M32.1 M+2.6 M92.51%
Wet Braking6th30.3 M28.7 M+1.6 M94.72%
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10th: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th34.7 M32.1 M+2.6 M92.51%
Wet Braking6th30.3 M28.7 M+1.6 M94.72%
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11th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th34.3 M32.1 M+2.2 M93.59%
Wet Braking9th30.8 M28.7 M+2.1 M93.18%
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12th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th34.2 M32.1 M+2.1 M93.86%
Wet Braking14th31.7 M28.7 M+3 M90.54%
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13th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP

Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th34.1 M32.1 M+2 M94.13%
Wet Braking16th32.2 M28.7 M+3.5 M89.13%
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14th: Laufenn S Fit EQ+

Laufenn S Fit EQ Plus
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th34 M32.1 M+1.9 M94.41%
Wet Braking19th32.6 M28.7 M+3.9 M88.04%
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15th: Falken Azenis FK510

Falken Azenis FK510
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th36 M32.1 M+3.9 M89.17%
Wet Braking8th30.7 M28.7 M+2 M93.49%
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16th: Toyo Proxes Sport

Toyo Proxes Sport
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking21st35.4 M32.1 M+3.3 M90.68%
Wet Braking13th31.5 M28.7 M+2.8 M91.11%
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17th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th34.3 M32.1 M+2.2 M93.59%
Wet Braking23rd33 M28.7 M+4.3 M86.97%
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18th: Zeetex HP2000 vfm

Zeetex HP2000 vfm
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th36 M32.1 M+3.9 M89.17%
Wet Braking15th31.8 M28.7 M+3.1 M90.25%
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19th: Uniroyal RainSport 3

Uniroyal RainSport 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking24th35.7 M32.1 M+3.6 M89.92%
Wet Braking18th32.4 M28.7 M+3.7 M88.58%
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20th: Maxxis Victra Sport 5

Maxxis Victra Sport 5
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th34.8 M32.1 M+2.7 M92.24%
Wet Braking24th33.4 M28.7 M+4.7 M85.93%
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21st: Infinity Ecomax

Infinity Ecomax
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking24th35.7 M32.1 M+3.6 M89.92%
Wet Braking19th32.6 M28.7 M+3.9 M88.04%
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22nd: Giti GitiSport S1

GiTi GitiSport S1
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking23rd35.5 M32.1 M+3.4 M90.42%
Wet Braking22nd32.9 M28.7 M+4.2 M87.23%
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23rd: Semperit SpeedLife 2

Semperit SpeedLife 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking32nd36.2 M32.1 M+4.1 M88.67%
Wet Braking16th32.2 M28.7 M+3.5 M89.13%
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24th: Debica Presto UHP2

Debica Presto UHP2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking31st36.1 M32.1 M+4 M88.92%
Wet Braking21st32.8 M28.7 M+4.1 M87.5%
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25th: Pirelli P Zero

Pirelli P Zero
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th34.8 M32.1 M+2.7 M92.24%
Wet Braking28th34.6 M28.7 M+5.9 M82.95%
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26th: Yokohama Advan Sport V105

Yokohama Advan Sport V105
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th35.3 M32.1 M+3.2 M90.93%
Wet Braking29th34.7 M28.7 M+6 M82.71%
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27th: Mabor Sport Jet 3

Mabor Sport Jet 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking26th35.9 M32.1 M+3.8 M89.42%
Wet Braking26th34.3 M28.7 M+5.6 M83.67%
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28th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th34.7 M32.1 M+2.6 M92.51%
Wet Braking34th35.5 M28.7 M+6.8 M80.85%
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29th: Cooper Zeon Sport

Cooper Zeon Sport
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th36 M32.1 M+3.9 M89.17%
Wet Braking27th34.5 M28.7 M+5.8 M83.19%
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30th: Avon ZZS

Avon ZZS
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking32nd36.2 M32.1 M+4.1 M88.67%
Wet Braking31st35.2 M28.7 M+6.5 M81.53%
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31st: Gislaved Ultra Speed

Gislaved Ultra Speed
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking47th37.5 M32.1 M+5.4 M85.6%
Wet Braking25th33.9 M28.7 M+5.2 M84.66%
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33rd: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th36 M32.1 M+3.9 M89.17%
Wet Braking35th35.7 M28.7 M+7 M80.39%
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34th: General Altimax One S

General Altimax One S
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking21st35.4 M32.1 M+3.3 M90.68%
Wet Braking32nd35.4 M28.7 M+6.7 M81.07%
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35th: Radar Dimax R8

Radar Dimax R8
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th36.7 M32.1 M+4.6 M87.47%
Wet Braking39th36.7 M28.7 M+8 M78.2%
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36th: Viking ProTech HP

Viking ProTech HP
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking44th37.3 M32.1 M+5.2 M86.06%
Wet Braking30th34.8 M28.7 M+6.1 M82.47%
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37th: Tracmax X Privilo TX3

Tracmax X Privilo TX3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking41st37 M32.1 M+4.9 M86.76%
Wet Braking32nd35.4 M28.7 M+6.7 M81.07%
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38th: Minerva Radial F 205

Minerva Radial F 205
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking40th36.9 M32.1 M+4.8 M86.99%
Wet Braking37th36 M28.7 M+7.3 M79.72%
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39th: Rotalla RU01 S Pace

Rotalla RU01 S Pace
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking43rd37.2 M32.1 M+5.1 M86.29%
Wet Braking35th35.7 M28.7 M+7 M80.39%
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40th: Tristar Sportpower 2

Tristar Sportpower 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th36.5 M32.1 M+4.4 M87.95%
Wet Braking40th37 M28.7 M+8.3 M77.57%
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41st: Dayton Touring 2

Dayton Touring 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking34th36.4 M32.1 M+4.3 M88.19%
Wet Braking42nd37.2 M28.7 M+8.5 M77.15%
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42nd: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking48th37.7 M32.1 M+5.6 M85.15%
Wet Braking38th36.1 M28.7 M+7.4 M79.5%
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43rd: Marshal MU12

Marshal MU12
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking37th36.6 M32.1 M+4.5 M87.7%
Wet Braking43rd37.4 M28.7 M+8.7 M76.74%
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44th: Seiberling Seiberling Touring 2

Seiberling Seiberling Touring 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking41st37 M32.1 M+4.9 M86.76%
Wet Braking40th37 M28.7 M+8.3 M77.57%
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45th: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th35.3 M32.1 M+3.2 M90.93%
Wet Braking47th39.4 M28.7 M+10.7 M72.84%
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46th: Nankang NS2

Nankang NS2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th36.5 M32.1 M+4.4 M87.95%
Wet Braking44th38.2 M28.7 M+9.5 M75.13%
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47th: GT Radial SportActive

GT-Radial SportActive
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking39th36.8 M32.1 M+4.7 M87.23%
Wet Braking46th39.1 M28.7 M+10.4 M73.4%
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48th: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking44th37.3 M32.1 M+5.2 M86.06%
Wet Braking45th38.7 M28.7 M+10 M74.16%
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49th: Accelera PHI R

Accelera PHI R
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking46th37.4 M32.1 M+5.3 M85.83%
Wet Braking48th40.5 M28.7 M+11.8 M70.86%
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50th: King Meiler Sport 3 KM

King-Meiler Sport 3 KM
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking49th41 M32.1 M+8.9 M78.29%
Wet Braking49th43.2 M28.7 M+14.5 M66.44%
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