2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test

Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.3 MPetlas Snow Master W651: 43.1 M
Snow BrakingMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.3 MWestlake SW 608: 28 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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking1st30.3 M100%
Snow Braking2nd24.5 M24.3 M+0.2 M99.18%
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2nd: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking4th31.9 M30.3 M+1.6 M94.98%
Snow Braking1st24.3 M100%
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3rd: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking2nd30.8 M30.3 M+0.5 M98.38%
Snow Braking23rd26 M24.3 M+1.7 M93.46%
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4th: Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking3rd31.8 M30.3 M+1.5 M95.28%
Snow Braking16th25.2 M24.3 M+0.9 M96.43%
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5th: Hankook Winter i cept evo3

Hankook Winter i cept evo3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking5th32.3 M30.3 M+2 M93.81%
Snow Braking11th25 M24.3 M+0.7 M97.2%
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6th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking6th33.2 M30.3 M+2.9 M91.27%
Snow Braking9th24.9 M24.3 M+0.6 M97.59%
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7th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking7th34.1 M30.3 M+3.8 M88.86%
Snow Braking4th24.6 M24.3 M+0.3 M98.78%
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8th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking10th34.4 M30.3 M+4.1 M88.08%
Snow Braking4th24.6 M24.3 M+0.3 M98.78%
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9th: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking10th34.4 M30.3 M+4.1 M88.08%
Snow Braking7th24.8 M24.3 M+0.5 M97.98%
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10th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking8th34.2 M30.3 M+3.9 M88.6%
Snow Braking11th25 M24.3 M+0.7 M97.2%
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11th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking16th35.2 M30.3 M+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking9th24.9 M24.3 M+0.6 M97.59%
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12th: Nokian WR A4

Nokian WR A4
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking12th34.6 M30.3 M+4.3 M87.57%
Snow Braking20th25.5 M24.3 M+1.2 M95.29%
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13th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking16th35.2 M30.3 M+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking11th25 M24.3 M+0.7 M97.2%
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14th: Apollo Aspire XP Winter

Apollo Aspire XP Winter
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking15th35.1 M30.3 M+4.8 M86.32%
Snow Braking18th25.3 M24.3 M+1 M96.05%
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15th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking16th35.2 M30.3 M+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking19th25.4 M24.3 M+1.1 M95.67%
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16th: Cooper Weather Master SA2+

Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking12th34.6 M30.3 M+4.3 M87.57%
Snow Braking24th26.1 M24.3 M+1.8 M93.1%
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17th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking22nd36 M30.3 M+5.7 M84.17%
Snow Braking6th24.7 M24.3 M+0.4 M98.38%
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking24th36.3 M30.3 M+6 M83.47%
Snow Braking2nd24.5 M24.3 M+0.2 M99.18%
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19th: Laufenn I Fit+

Laufenn I Fit Plus
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking23rd36.2 M30.3 M+5.9 M83.7%
Snow Braking7th24.8 M24.3 M+0.5 M97.98%
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20th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking16th35.2 M30.3 M+4.9 M86.08%
Snow Braking21st25.8 M24.3 M+1.5 M94.19%
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21st: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking24th36.3 M30.3 M+6 M83.47%
Snow Braking14th25.1 M24.3 M+0.8 M96.81%
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22nd: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking20th35.4 M30.3 M+5.1 M85.59%
Snow Braking24th26.1 M24.3 M+1.8 M93.1%
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24th: Nexen WinGuard Sport 2

Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking26th36.5 M30.3 M+6.2 M83.01%
Snow Braking14th25.1 M24.3 M+0.8 M96.81%
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25th: Goodride Z507

Goodride Z507
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking14th34.7 M30.3 M+4.4 M87.32%
Snow Braking27th27 M24.3 M+2.7 M90%
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26th: Platin RP 60

Platin RP 60
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking28th37 M30.3 M+6.7 M81.89%
Snow Braking16th25.2 M24.3 M+0.9 M96.43%
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27th: Westlake SW 608

Westlake SW 608
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking8th34.2 M30.3 M+3.9 M88.6%
Snow Braking29th28 M24.3 M+3.7 M86.79%
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28th: Gislaved Euro Frost 6

Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking27th36.9 M30.3 M+6.6 M82.11%
Snow Braking21st25.8 M24.3 M+1.5 M94.19%
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29th: Kumho WinterCraft WS71

Kumho WinterCraft WS71
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking21st35.7 M30.3 M+5.4 M84.87%
Snow Braking29th28 M24.3 M+3.7 M86.79%
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30th: Toyo Snowprox S954

Toyo Snowprox S954
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking28th37 M30.3 M+6.7 M81.89%
Snow Braking26th26.9 M24.3 M+2.6 M90.33%
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31st: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking28th37 M30.3 M+6.7 M81.89%
Snow Braking27th27 M24.3 M+2.7 M90%
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32nd: Riken Riken Snow

Riken Riken Snow
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking31st37.1 M30.3 M+6.8 M81.67%
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33rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking32nd37.9 M30.3 M+7.6 M79.95%
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34th: GT Radial Winterpro HP

GT-Radial Winterpro HP
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking33rd38.3 M30.3 M+8 M79.11%
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35th: Fortuna Winter Max A1

Fortuna Winter Max A1
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking34th38.4 M30.3 M+8.1 M78.91%
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36th: Zeetex WH 1000

Zeetex WH 1000
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking35th38.7 M30.3 M+8.4 M78.29%
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37th: Infinity Ecozen

Infinity Ecozen
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking36th38.9 M30.3 M+8.6 M77.89%
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38th: Aeolus SnowACE2 HP

Aeolus SnowACE2 HP
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking37th39 M30.3 M+8.7 M77.69%
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39th: Tomket Snowroad Pro 3

Tomket Snowroad Pro 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking38th39.3 M30.3 M+9 M77.1%
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40th: Atlas Polarbear 2

Atlas Polarbear 2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking39th39.6 M30.3 M+9.3 M76.52%
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41st: Radar Dimax Alpine

Radar Dimax Alpine
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking40th40.5 M30.3 M+10.2 M74.81%
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42nd: Haida HD617

Haida HD617
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking41st40.6 M30.3 M+10.3 M74.63%
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44th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter

Duraturn Mozzo Winter
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking42nd40.7 M30.3 M+10.4 M74.45%
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45th: Nordexx Wintersafe

Nordexx Wintersafe
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking43rd41 M30.3 M+10.7 M73.9%
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47th: Imperial Snowdragon 3

Imperial Snowdragon 3
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking44th41.4 M30.3 M+11.1 M73.19%
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48th: Wanli Snowgrip S1083

Wanli Snowgrip S1083
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking44th41.4 M30.3 M+11.1 M73.19%
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49th: Momo North Pole W2

Momo North Pole W2
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking46th41.7 M30.3 M+11.4 M72.66%
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50th: Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850

Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking47th42.3 M30.3 M+12 M71.63%
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51st: Petlas Snow Master W651

Petlas Snow Master W651
  • 245/45 R18
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking48th43.1 M30.3 M+12.8 M70.3%
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