2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test

Test Summary
Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.3 M
Petlas Snow Master W651: 43.1 M
Snow BrakingMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.3 M
Kumho WinterCraft WS71: 28.0 M
Every year, the German publication Auto Bild selects a tyre size, finds as many winter tyres as possible in that size, and tests them all in wet braking. The top thirty tyres proceed to snow braking, then the top twenty overall to the full winter tyre test.

For the 2020 winter tyre test, Auto Bild rounded up fifty one winter tyres in the rather huge 245/45 R18 size, and a summer tyre as reference.

This is the best overview of the winter tyre market we will get all year, and make sure you come back to Tyre Reviews tomorrow for the full test, where the top 20 will be put through a full range of dry, wet, snow and ice testing.

To see the all season version of this market overview, click here, and be sure to check out the Auto Bild website.

Wet

Snow

Results

1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking1st100%
Snow Braking2nd+0.2 M99.18%
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2nd: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking4th+1.6 M94.98%
Snow Braking1st100%
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3rd: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking2nd+0.5 M98.38%
Snow Braking23rd+1.7 M93.46%
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4th: Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking3rd+1.5 M95.28%
Snow Braking16th+0.9 M96.43%
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5th: Hankook Winter i cept evo3

Hankook Winter i cept evo3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking5th+2 M93.81%
Snow Braking11th+0.7 M97.2%
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6th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking6th+2.9 M91.27%
Snow Braking9th+0.6 M97.59%
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7th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking7th+3.8 M88.86%
Snow Braking4th+0.3 M98.78%
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8th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking10th+4.1 M88.08%
Snow Braking4th+0.3 M98.78%
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9th: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking10th+4.1 M88.08%
Snow Braking7th+0.5 M97.98%
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10th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking8th+3.9 M88.6%
Snow Braking11th+0.7 M97.2%
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11th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking9th+0.6 M97.59%
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12th: Nokian WR A4

Nokian WR A4
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking12th+4.3 M87.57%
Snow Braking20th+1.2 M95.29%
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13th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking11th+0.7 M97.2%
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14th: Apollo Aspire XP Winter

Apollo Aspire XP Winter
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking15th+4.8 M86.32%
Snow Braking18th+1 M96.05%
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15th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking19th+1.1 M95.67%
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16th: Cooper Weather Master SA2+

Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking12th+4.3 M87.57%
Snow Braking24th+1.8 M93.1%
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17th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking22nd+5.7 M84.17%
Snow Braking6th+0.4 M98.38%
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking24th+6 M83.47%
Snow Braking2nd+0.2 M99.18%
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19th: Laufenn I Fit+

Laufenn I Fit Plus
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking23rd+5.9 M83.7%
Snow Braking7th+0.5 M97.98%
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20th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking21st+1.5 M94.19%
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21st: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking24th+6 M83.47%
Snow Braking14th+0.8 M96.81%
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22nd: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking20th+5.1 M85.59%
Snow Braking24th+1.8 M93.1%
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24th: Nexen WinGuard Sport 2

Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking26th+6.2 M83.01%
Snow Braking14th+0.8 M96.81%
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25th: Goodride Z507

Goodride Z507
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking14th+4.4 M87.32%
Snow Braking27th+2.7 M90%
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26th: Platin RP 60

Platin RP 60
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking28th+6.7 M81.89%
Snow Braking16th+0.9 M96.43%
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27th: Westlake SW 608

Westlake SW 608
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking8th+3.9 M88.6%
Snow Braking29th+3.7 M86.79%
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28th: Gislaved Euro Frost 6

Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking27th+6.6 M82.11%
Snow Braking21st+1.5 M94.19%
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29th: Kumho WinterCraft WS71

Kumho WinterCraft WS71
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking21st+5.4 M84.87%
Snow Braking29th+3.7 M86.79%
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30th: Toyo Snowprox S954

Toyo Snowprox S954
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking28th+6.7 M81.89%
Snow Braking26th+2.6 M90.33%
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31st: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking28th+6.7 M81.89%
Snow Braking27th+2.7 M90%
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32nd: Riken Riken Snow

Riken Riken Snow
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking31st+6.8 M81.67%
Snow Braking31st-24.3 M0%
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33rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking32nd+7.6 M79.95%
Snow Braking32nd-24.3 M0%
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34th: GT Radial Winterpro HP

GT Radial Winterpro HP
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking33rd+8 M79.11%
Snow Braking33rd-24.3 M0%
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35th: Fortuna Winter Max A1

Fortuna Winter Max A1
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking34th+8.1 M78.91%
Snow Braking34th-24.3 M0%
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36th: Zeetex WH 1000

Zeetex WH 1000
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking35th+8.4 M78.29%
Snow Braking35th-24.3 M0%
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37th: Infinity Ecozen

Infinity Ecozen
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking36th+8.6 M77.89%
Snow Braking36th-24.3 M0%
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38th: Aeolus SnowACE2 HP

Aeolus SnowACE2 HP
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking37th+8.7 M77.69%
Snow Braking37th-24.3 M0%
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39th: Tomket Snowroad Pro 3

Tomket Snowroad Pro 3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking38th+9 M77.1%
Snow Braking38th-24.3 M0%
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40th: Atlas Polarbear 2

Atlas Polarbear 2
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking39th+9.3 M76.52%
Snow Braking39th-24.3 M0%
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41st: Radar Dimax Alpine

Radar Dimax Alpine
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking40th+10.2 M74.81%
Snow Braking40th-24.3 M0%
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42nd: Haida HD617

Haida HD617
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking41st+10.3 M74.63%
Snow Braking41st-24.3 M0%
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44th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter

Duraturn Mozzo Winter
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking42nd+10.4 M74.45%
Snow Braking42nd-24.3 M0%
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45th: Nordexx Wintersafe

Nordexx Wintersafe
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking43rd+10.7 M73.9%
Snow Braking43rd-24.3 M0%
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47th: Imperial Snowdragon 3

Imperial Snowdragon 3
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking44th+11.1 M73.19%
Snow Braking44th-24.3 M0%
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48th: Wanli Snowgrip S1083

Wanli Snowgrip S1083
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking44th+11.1 M73.19%
Snow Braking44th-24.3 M0%
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49th: Momo North Pole W2

Momo North Pole W2
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking46th+11.4 M72.66%
Snow Braking46th-24.3 M0%
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50th: Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850

Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking47th+12 M71.63%
Snow Braking47th-24.3 M0%
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51st: Petlas Snow Master W651

Petlas Snow Master W651
  • 245/45 R18
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking48th+12.8 M70.3%
Snow Braking48th-24.3 M0%
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