2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test

Auto Bild tests are always amongst the best in the industry, and this year Auto Bild have taken things a step further. Not only did Auto Bild start with 25 all season tyres in the popular 195/55 R16 size and test them in dry and wet braking to get the best 15 for the full test below, they've also tested things Tyre Reviews was unable to test in the Tyre Reviews 2022 all season tyre test, including real world fuel use, the all important wear test, and new for this year, they tracked the abrasion of the tyres to see which tyre gives off the least particulates to the environment, which is separate from projected tyre life!

Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9 MNokian SeasonProof: 46.3 M
Dry HandlingDunlop Sport All Season: 93.7 Km/HNexen N Blue 4 Season: 91.2 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 44.4 MNexen N Blue 4 Season: 54.5 M
Wet HandlingVredestein Quatrac: 74.5 Km/HToyo Celsius AS2: 70.9 Km/H
Wet CircleBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 12.01 sToyo Celsius AS2: 12.60 s
Straight AquaGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 84.9 Km/HKumho Solus 4S HA32 Plus: 77.0 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.83 m/sec2Kumho Solus 4S HA32 Plus: 2.81 m/sec2
Snow BrakingNokian SeasonProof: 27.2 MBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 32.0 M
Snow TractionMichelin CrossClimate 2: 2574 NBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2068 N
Snow HandlingNokian SeasonProof: 58.0 Km/HBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 53.0 Km/H
Snow SlalomMichelin CrossClimate 2: 4.60 m/sec2Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3.64 m/sec2
NoiseNokian SeasonProof: 71.5 dBMaxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 72.9 dB
Tyre WeightContinental AllSeasonContact: 7518 KgFalken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 8935 Kg
WearNexen N Blue 4 Season: 71951 KmMaxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 40664 Km
ValueNexen N Blue 4 Season: 04.31 Price/1000Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.20 Price/1000
PriceNexen N Blue 4 Season: 310 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 535
Rolling ResistanceContinental AllSeasonContact: 7.13 kg / tFalken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 9.35 kg / t
Fuel ConsumptionContinental AllSeasonContact: 5.32 l/100kmFalken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 5.79 l/100km
AbrasionNexen N Blue 4 Season: 14.3 Gram/1000kmFirestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 23.5 Gram/1000km

Wear and Abrasion

Starting with wear and abrasion, there's a few surprises. Big surprises. 

Firstly, the top three. Goodyear performing well isn't unusual, but Nexen and Toyo having the best projected mileage is very impressive. But more shocking is that the  traditional kings of wear, Michelin, performed poorly, finishing third from last, and the Continental AllSeasonContact, which historically has done very well in wear tests, also performed badly.

Knowing the wear and price of the tyres allows us to calculate a value score, based on Euros per 1000km, and given Michelin and Continental are some of the most expensive tyres on test, this is an extremely poor result for both brands, and deranks them heavily in the final results.

The results of this wear test certainly doesn't align with previous tests. If true, it's a big shake up we've not seen before, but there's always a chance it might be specific to this size, or it might be an issue with how the wear tests was measured.

New for 2022 is the abrasion tests, which is measured by weighing the tyre before and after the wear test and seeing how much weight was lost. This doesn't track with wear because some tyres have more void ratio in the tread pattern, and some tyres have narrower profiles overall, both meaning less material in the tyre.

In this test, the Michelin did lose the least amount of weight, which is the best result for the environment. This also shows the Michelin compound is still performing well.

Surprising Real World Fuel Use Results

The other new interesting dataset in this test was the real world fuel use, which was measured during the wear test. When we compare this against the bench measured rolling resistance data, there's another surprising inversion with Michelin.

This is harder to explain. Theories in the comments please!

Best Tyres

Now we know Michelin and Continental have been deranked due to low value scores, this leaves the top few positions open to a surprise result. Sadly, we don't get one.

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 continues to be an outstanding all season tyre in nearly all conditions, the Vredestein Quatrac also does very well, and the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 rounds out the top three spots, all tyres which performed well in the 2022 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test. It's always nice to get parity amongst tests.


Fortunately for Michelin the dry braking of the CrossClimate 2 is still class leading, with the Kleber Quadraxer 3 (a Michelin tier 2 brand) placing second.

The Dunlop Sport All Season was the best around the dry handling lap, with the Goodyear and Hankook close behind.

In both dry tests the summer tyre was significantly better than any of the all season tyres, and the winter tyre was narrowly last place.


Bridgestone took the lead in wet braking with the WeatherControl A005 EVO being the only all season tyre able to get close to the summer tyre in braking performance.

Wet handling had the impressive Vredestein Quatrac be the fastest tyre around the lap, with the Goodyear and Dunlop once again performing well.

Goodyear had the best straight aquaplaning performance with the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3.


Snow braking was led by the winter tyre, but the margin was small with the best all season tyre, the Nokian SeasonProof less than a meter behind.

The CrossClimate 2 was the only all season tyre able to offer better snow traction than the dedicated winter tyre!

The winter tyre had an advantage during snow handling, with the Nokian and Hankook Kinergy 4S2 proving to be the best of the all season tyres.


The Nokian had the lowest external noise, but the whole group was spread by just 1.9dB.

The excellent wearing Nexen N Blue 4Season was not only the best wearing tyre on test, but also the cheapest, with the Continental and Michelin the most expensive. 


View Results as a single table and adjust the score weighting

1st: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/70
Dry Braking9th+4 M90.89%
Dry Handling2nd-0.1 Km/H99.89%
Wet Braking3rd+2.4 M94.87%
Wet Handling2nd-0.4 Km/H99.46%
Wet Circle6th+0.16 s98.69%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st100%
Snow Braking3rd+0.2 M99.27%
Snow Traction5th-87 N96.62%
Snow Handling3rd-0.7 Km/H98.79%
Snow Slalom3rd-0.19 m/sec295.87%
Noise7th+0.9 dB98.76%
Tyre Weight3rd+89 Kg98.83%
Wear3rd-9856 Km86.3%
Value6th+3.42 Price/100055.76%
Price13th+170 64.58%
Rolling Resistance12th+1.81 kg / t79.75%
Fuel Consumption12th+0.35 l/100km93.83%
Abrasion6th+2.3 Gram/1000km86.14%
Test winner with convincing driving characteristics in all weather conditions, dynamic wet and dry handling, precise steering behavior, low wear.
Elevated rolling resistance.

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2nd: Vredestein Quatrac

Vredestein Quatrac
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/70
Dry Braking4th+1.8 M95.68%
Dry Handling5th-0.6 Km/H99.36%
Wet Braking4th+2.7 M94.27%
Wet Handling1st100%
Wet Circle2nd+0.02 s99.83%
Straight Aqua6th-3.5 Km/H95.88%
Curved Aquaplaning10th-0.65 m/sec283.03%
Snow Braking8th+1.1 M96.11%
Snow Traction8th-174 N93.24%
Snow Handling8th-2.1 Km/H96.38%
Snow Slalom9th-0.48 m/sec289.57%
Noise5th+0.6 dB99.17%
Tyre Weight7th+302 Kg96.14%
Wear11th-25656 Km64.34%
Value10th+4.44 Price/100049.26%
Price5th+95 76.54%
Rolling Resistance8th+0.75 kg / t90.48%
Fuel Consumption6th+0.24 l/100km95.68%
Abrasion7th+3.1 Gram/1000km82.18%
All-season tires with a well-balanced performance profile, short wet and dry braking distances, agile handling, direct steering, low rolling resistance.
Average mileage.

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3rd: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  • 195/55 R16 91H
  • EU Label: C/B/69
Dry Braking5th+2.2 M94.77%
Dry Handling3rd-0.4 Km/H99.57%
Wet Braking5th+3.6 M92.5%
Wet Handling4th-1.8 Km/H97.58%
Wet Circle9th+0.22 s98.2%
Straight Aqua12th-6 Km/H92.93%
Curved Aquaplaning7th-0.54 m/sec285.9%
Snow Braking6th+0.5 M98.19%
Snow Traction4th-84 N96.74%
Snow Handling2nd-0.6 Km/H98.97%
Snow Slalom5th-0.29 m/sec293.7%
Noise2nd+0.1 dB99.86%
Tyre Weight12th+631 Kg92.26%
Wear12th-25732 Km64.24%
Value11th+4.45 Price/100049.2%
Price5th+95 76.54%
Rolling Resistance11th+1.27 kg / t84.88%
Fuel Consumption11th+0.33 l/100km94.16%
Abrasion14th+9.1 Gram/1000km61.11%
Winter pro with convincing driving characteristics on snow, short wet and dry braking distances, balanced comfort, well priced.
Average mileage and rolling resistance.

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4th: Kleber Quadraxer 3

Kleber Quadraxer 3
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
Dry Braking2nd+0.4 M99.01%
Dry Handling7th-1.4 Km/H98.51%
Wet Braking9th+5 M89.88%
Wet Handling14th-3.6 Km/H95.17%
Wet Circle9th+0.22 s98.2%
Straight Aqua2nd-1.3 Km/H98.47%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd-0.33 m/sec291.38%
Snow Braking5th+0.4 M98.55%
Snow Traction7th-152 N94.09%
Snow Handling7th-1.9 Km/H96.72%
Snow Slalom7th-0.36 m/sec292.17%
Noise4th+0.5 dB99.31%
Tyre Weight8th+418 Kg94.73%
Wear9th-20707 Km71.22%
Value12th+4.57 Price/100048.54%
Price12th+145 68.13%
Rolling Resistance6th+0.71 kg / t90.94%
Fuel Consumption12th+0.35 l/100km93.83%
Abrasion4th+1 Gram/1000km93.46%
Good driving performance on snowy and dry slopes, the best safety reserves in aquaplaning, short dry braking distances, good comfort.
Understeering handling on wet roads

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5th: Kumho Solus 4S HA32+

Kumho Solus 4S HA32 Plus
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: D/B/72
Dry Braking10th+4.5 M89.86%
Dry Handling9th-1.6 Km/H98.29%
Wet Braking12th+7.5 M85.55%
Wet Handling9th-2.5 Km/H96.64%
Wet Circle6th+0.16 s98.69%
Straight Aqua15th-7.9 Km/H90.69%
Curved Aquaplaning15th-1.02 m/sec273.37%
Snow Braking3rd+0.2 M99.27%
Snow Traction6th-144 N94.41%
Snow Handling6th-1.2 Km/H97.93%
Snow Slalom8th-0.44 m/sec290.43%
Noise8th+1 dB98.62%
Tyre Weight10th+454 Kg94.31%
Wear6th-14834 Km79.38%
Value3rd+1.38 Price/100075.75%
Price2nd+15 95.38%
Rolling Resistance10th+1.21 kg / t85.49%
Fuel Consumption2nd+0.16 l/100km97.08%
Abrasion9th+5.3 Gram/1000km72.96%
Stable handling, good traction and short braking distances on snow, high mileage, good economy.
Slightly longer wet/dry braking distances, moderate aquaplaning reserves.

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6th: Nokian SeasonProof

Nokian SeasonProof
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
Dry Braking15th+6.4 M86.18%
Dry Handling11th-1.9 Km/H97.97%
Wet Braking13th+8 M84.73%
Wet Handling8th-2.4 Km/H96.78%
Wet Circle11th+0.29 s97.64%
Straight Aqua8th-4.6 Km/H94.58%
Curved Aquaplaning8th-0.6 m/sec284.33%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Traction2nd-66 N97.44%
Snow Handling1st100%
Snow Slalom4th-0.27 m/sec294.13%
Tyre Weight5th+150 Kg98.04%
Wear7th-18469 Km74.33%
Value8th+4.1 Price/100051.25%
Price11th+140 68.89%
Rolling Resistance4th+0.59 kg / t92.36%
Fuel Consumption8th+0.29 l/100km94.83%
Abrasion11th+7.6 Gram/1000km65.3%
Convincing driving characteristics on ice and snow, good aquaplaning qualities, stable dry handling, quiet passing noise.
Extended braking distances on wet and dry roads.

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7th: Dunlop Sport All Season

Dunlop Sport All Season
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
Dry Braking12th+4.7 M89.46%
Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking2nd+2.2 M95.28%
Wet Handling3rd-1.2 Km/H98.39%
Wet Circle5th+0.07 s99.42%
Straight Aqua14th-6.7 Km/H92.11%
Curved Aquaplaning4th-0.38 m/sec290.08%
Snow Braking13th+2.6 M91.28%
Snow Traction11th-318 N87.65%
Snow Handling14th-3.8 Km/H93.45%
Snow Slalom14th-0.77 m/sec283.26%
Noise9th+1.1 dB98.48%
Tyre Weight4th+124 Kg98.38%
Wear8th-20172 Km71.96%
Value7th+3.8 Price/100053.14%
Price8th+110 73.81%
Rolling Resistance9th+1.08 kg / t86.85%
Fuel Consumption10th+0.31 l/100km94.49%
Abrasion3rd+0.4 Gram/1000km97.28%
All-rounder with dynamic handling in the wet, good safety reserves when aquaplaning in curves, best comfort.
Understeering snow handling, slightly longer dry braking distance.

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8th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: D/B/70
Dry Braking10th+4.5 M89.86%
Dry Handling7th-1.4 Km/H98.51%
Wet Braking10th+7.2 M86.05%
Wet Handling12th-3.1 Km/H95.84%
Wet Circle12th+0.3 s97.56%
Straight Aqua3rd-2.1 Km/H97.53%
Curved Aquaplaning8th-0.6 m/sec284.33%
Snow Braking12th+1.9 M93.47%
Snow Traction13th-332 N87.1%
Snow Handling12th-3 Km/H94.83%
Snow Slalom11th-0.62 m/sec286.52%
Noise9th+1.1 dB98.48%
Tyre Weight15th+1417 Kg84.14%
Wear4th-12752 Km82.28%
Value4th+2.62 Price/100062.19%
Price7th+100 75.61%
Rolling Resistance15th+2.22 kg / t76.26%
Fuel Consumption15th+0.47 l/100km91.88%
Abrasion5th+2 Gram/1000km87.73%
Good traction and short braking distances on snow, safe aquaplaning qualities, high mileage.
Slightly understeering snow and wet handling, increased rolling resistance, longer dry braking distance.

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9th: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Michelin CrossClimate 2
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling3rd-0.4 Km/H99.57%
Wet Braking8th+4.8 M90.24%
Wet Handling10th-2.7 Km/H96.38%
Wet Circle13th+0.38 s96.93%
Straight Aqua7th-4.4 Km/H94.82%
Curved Aquaplaning12th-0.82 m/sec278.59%
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M99.63%
Snow Traction1st100%
Snow Handling5th-1 Km/H98.28%
Snow Slalom1st100%
Noise2nd+0.1 dB99.86%
Tyre Weight9th+424 Kg94.66%
Wear13th-28111 Km60.93%
Value15th+7.89 Price/100035.33%
Price15th+225 57.94%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.11 kg / t98.48%
Fuel Consumption12th+0.35 l/100km93.83%
Very good snow properties, short dry braking distances, precise steering behavior, good ride comfort.
Moderate cornering in the wet, low mileage, low value.

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10th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season

Nexen N Blue 4 Season
  • 195/55 R16 91H
  • EU Label: D/C/70
Dry Braking8th+3.8 M91.3%
Dry Handling15th-2.5 Km/H97.33%
Wet Braking15th+10.1 M81.47%
Wet Handling11th-3 Km/H95.97%
Wet Circle14th+0.41 s96.7%
Straight Aqua10th-5.2 Km/H93.88%
Curved Aquaplaning13th-0.87 m/sec277.28%
Snow Braking9th+1.2 M95.77%
Snow Traction9th-209 N91.88%
Snow Handling8th-2.1 Km/H96.38%
Snow Slalom6th-0.34 m/sec292.61%
Noise6th+0.7 dB99.03%
Tyre Weight11th+499 Kg93.78%
Rolling Resistance14th+1.97 kg / t78.35%
Fuel Consumption8th+0.29 l/100km94.83%
Convincing winter qualities, exemplary mileage, cheap price level.
Understeering handling on wet and dry slopes, longer wet braking distances, increased rolling resistance.

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11th: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
Dry Braking14th+6 M86.93%
Dry Handling10th-1.8 Km/H98.08%
Wet Braking6th+4.5 M90.8%
Wet Handling7th-2.3 Km/H96.91%
Wet Circle6th+0.16 s98.69%
Straight Aqua8th-4.6 Km/H94.58%
Curved Aquaplaning14th-1.01 m/sec273.63%
Snow Braking10th+1.7 M94.12%
Snow Traction10th-305 N88.15%
Snow Handling10th-2.5 Km/H95.69%
Snow Slalom12th-0.68 m/sec285.22%
Noise12th+1.2 dB98.35%
Tyre Weight6th+151 Kg98.03%
Wear5th-14098 Km80.41%
Value5th+3.04 Price/100058.64%
Price9th+115 72.94%
Rolling Resistance7th+0.74 kg / t90.6%
Fuel Consumption5th+0.2 l/100km96.38%
Abrasion15th+9.2 Gram/1000km60.85%
Short snow and wet braking distances, high mileage, lower rolling resistance.
Moderate cornering on snow, low safety reserves in curved aquaplaning, extended dry braking distance.

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11th: Toyo Celsius AS2

Toyo Celsius AS2
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: D/B/71
Dry Braking7th+3.6 M91.72%
Dry Handling11th-1.9 Km/H97.97%
Wet Braking14th+8.8 M83.46%
Wet Handling14th-3.6 Km/H95.17%
Wet Circle15th+0.59 s95.32%
Straight Aqua4th-2.6 Km/H96.94%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd-0.13 m/sec296.61%
Snow Braking11th+1.8 M93.79%
Snow Traction12th-328 N87.26%
Snow Handling10th-2.5 Km/H95.69%
Snow Slalom9th-0.48 m/sec289.57%
Noise9th+1.1 dB98.48%
Tyre Weight14th+855 Kg89.79%
Wear2nd-9595 Km86.66%
Value2nd+1.22 Price/100077.94%
Price3rd+35 89.86%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.64 kg / t91.76%
Fuel Consumption7th+0.27 l/100km95.17%
Abrasion8th+4.1 Gram/1000km77.72%
High mileage, very good price-performance ratio, good aquaplaning reserves.
Understeering handling and delayed steering response on wet roads, extended wet braking distance.

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13th: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: B/B/72
Dry Braking13th+5.9 M87.12%
Dry Handling14th-2.2 Km/H97.65%
Wet Braking6th+4.5 M90.8%
Wet Handling5th-1.9 Km/H97.45%
Wet Circle2nd+0.02 s99.83%
Straight Aqua13th-6.5 Km/H92.34%
Curved Aquaplaning11th-0.75 m/sec280.42%
Snow Braking6th+0.5 M98.19%
Snow Traction3rd-72 N97.2%
Snow Handling3rd-0.7 Km/H98.79%
Snow Slalom2nd-0.1 m/sec297.83%
Noise12th+1.2 dB98.35%
Tyre Weight1st100%
Wear14th-30954 Km56.98%
Value14th+7.76 Price/100035.71%
Price14th+185 62.63%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
Fuel Consumption1st100%
Abrasion10th+7.1 Gram/1000km66.82%
Best winter qualities, stable wet handling, low rolling resistance.
Understeering handling and longer braking distances on dry roads, limited mileage and economy.

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14th: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/B/70
Dry Braking6th+3.2 M92.58%
Dry Handling13th-2 Km/H97.87%
Wet Braking11th+7.4 M85.71%
Wet Handling13th-3.2 Km/H95.7%
Wet Circle4th+0.04 s99.67%
Straight Aqua5th-2.8 Km/H96.7%
Curved Aquaplaning5th-0.43 m/sec288.77%
Snow Braking14th+4.6 M85.53%
Snow Traction14th-493 N80.85%
Snow Handling13th-3.3 Km/H94.31%
Snow Slalom13th-0.69 m/sec285%
Noise15th+1.4 dB98.08%
Tyre Weight13th+799 Kg90.39%
Wear15th-31287 Km56.52%
Value9th+4.42 Price/100049.37%
Price4th+45 87.32%
Rolling Resistance13th+1.84 kg / t79.49%
Fuel Consumption4th+0.18 l/100km96.73%
Abrasion13th+8.6 Gram/1000km62.45%
Very good aquaplaning qualities, low price.
Delayed steering response, understeering handling in all weather conditions, limited mileage and economy.
Conditionally recommended.

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15th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
  • 195/55 R16 91V
  • EU Label: C/A/71
Dry Braking3rd+1.5 M96.38%
Dry Handling5th-0.6 Km/H99.36%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling6th-2 Km/H97.32%
Wet Circle1st100%
Straight Aqua11th-5.8 Km/H93.17%
Curved Aquaplaning6th-0.52 m/sec286.42%
Snow Braking15th+4.8 M85%
Snow Traction15th-506 N80.34%
Snow Handling15th-5 Km/H91.38%
Snow Slalom15th-0.96 m/sec279.13%
Noise14th+1.3 dB98.21%
Tyre Weight2nd+45 Kg99.4%
Wear10th-23531 Km67.3%
Value13th+4.88 Price/100046.9%
Price10th+135 69.66%
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.23 kg / t96.88%
Fuel Consumption3rd+0.17 l/100km96.9%
Abrasion12th+7.7 Gram/1000km65%
Short wet braking distances, low rolling resistance.
Only satisfactory ride qualities on snow and ice, delayed steering response and understeering snow handling, average mileage.
Conditionally recommended.

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