2022 AutoBild 19 Inch Summer UHP Tyre Test

For AutoBild's third summer tyre test for 2022, the German publication tested ten sets of 245/40 R19 tyres using a BMW 5 Series.

As this is the first test with both the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 AND Continental SportContact 7, it makes for a very interesting test!

The new Goodyear wins overall thanks to excelling in nearly every test, other than aquaplaning (though strangely Auto Bild still said the tyre has good aquaplaning reserves, we're not sure why.)

The SportContact 7 was the fastest tyre in the dry and had the best dry braking, however it couldn't match the stellar wet performance we found in the Tyre Reviews 2022 UUHP Tyre Test.

Dry BrakingContinental SportContact 7: 33.6 MStar-Performer UHP 3: 38.7 M
Dry HandlingContinental SportContact 7: 119.4 Km/HNexen N Fera Sport SU2: 115.2 Km/H
Wet BrakingHankook Ventus S1 evo 3: 49.4 MStar-Performer UHP 3: 70.5 M
Wet HandlingGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 75.1 Km/HStar-Performer UHP 3: 64.6 Km/H
Wet CircleGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 11.34 sStar-Performer UHP 3: 12.37 s
Straight AquaMichelin Pilot Sport 4: 94.7 Km/HGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 91.3 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningMichelin Pilot Sport 4: 2.96 m/sec2Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3: 2.5 m/sec2
NoiseGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 70.6 dBBridgestone Potenza Sport: 73.6 dB
PriceStar-Performer UHP 3: 355 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 800
Rolling ResistanceGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 7.86 kg / tVredestein Ultrac Vorti Plus: 9.51 kg / t

Why the difference in wet? 

There's no official statement, but looking at the lower than usual wet performance of the Bridgestone, and the photos from the test looking quite overcast and cool, we would guess that like the Bridgestone the new Continental SportContact 7 needs a little temperature to work at its very best in the wet. Something to keep in mind.

Other notes from the test was the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo3 continuing its ridiculous wet braking performance, and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 still holding its own, even though it has now been replaced by the Pilot Sport 5.

As mentioned, the Bridgestone Potenza Sport could only place sixth due to an average wet performance, not something we're used to from the Potenza Sport, finishing behind a Maxxis tyre. This, like the Continentals result, is possibly due to the cool test conditions, and something to keep in mind for tyre purchase decisions as wet driving is usually at cooler temperatures.

Dry

On a dry road, the differences in emergency braking from 100 km/h are within 3meters. Only the Star Performer UHP-3 goes one step further, but remains within the acceptable range.

AutoBild reported that the new SportContact 7 from Continental is in its element on dry roads, with precise steering and outstanding grip, it clearly sets itself apart from its pursuers Bridgestone and Goodyear.

Wet

Hankook lead again in wet braking, with outstanding stopping performance 1.6 meters better than second placed Goodyear. The Star Performer needed an extra 21 meters to stop the car.

In the wet Vredestein, Hankook and Goodyear are fighting for the top spot, all having the highest levels of grip. Bridgestone and Continental are missing a little something, and the BMW 5 Series is a drift machine on the budget tyres.

As always, Michelin performed extremely well in the aquaplaning tests

Environment

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was the quietest tyre on test.

The new Asymmetric 6 also had the lowest rolling resistance on test.

The most expensive tyres in the test were also the best.

Results

1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: C/A/70
  • Weight: 10.24kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd33.9 M33.6 M+0.3 M99.12%
Dry Handling3rd117.8 Km/H119.4 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.66%
Wet Braking2nd52 M49.4 M+2.6 M95%
Wet Handling1st75.1 Km/H100%
Wet Circle1st11.34 s100%
Straight Aqua10th91.3 Km/H94.7 Km/H-3.4 Km/H96.41%
Curved Aquaplaning9th2.59 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.37 m/sec287.5%
Noise1st70.6 dB100%
Price9th745 355 +390 47.65%
Rolling Resistance1st7.86 kg / t100%
Excellent tyres with balance performance at the highest level, short braking distances, precise handling behavior, low rolling resistance, good aquaplaning reserves.
High price.

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2nd: Continental SportContact 7

Continental SportContact 7
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: C/A/70
  • Weight: 10.60kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st33.6 M100%
Dry Handling1st119.4 Km/H100%
Wet Braking3rd52.8 M49.4 M+3.4 M93.56%
Wet Handling5th72.9 Km/H75.1 Km/H-2.2 Km/H97.07%
Wet Circle3rd11.36 s11.34 s+0.02 s99.82%
Straight Aqua4th93 Km/H94.7 Km/H-1.7 Km/H98.2%
Curved Aquaplaning5th2.74 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.22 m/sec292.57%
Noise4th71.6 dB70.6 dB+1 dB98.6%
Price8th725 355 +370 48.97%
Rolling Resistance3rd8.48 kg / t7.86 kg / t+0.62 kg / t92.69%
New sports tyres with the best handling properties in the dry, good aquaplaning reserves, short braking distances, safe driving behavior in the wet.
Average ride comfort.

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2nd: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • Weight: 12kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd34 M33.6 M+0.4 M98.82%
Dry Handling7th116.5 Km/H119.4 Km/H-2.9 Km/H97.57%
Wet Braking1st49.4 M100%
Wet Handling3rd74.9 Km/H75.1 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.73%
Wet Circle7th11.71 s11.34 s+0.37 s96.84%
Straight Aqua9th91.4 Km/H94.7 Km/H-3.3 Km/H96.52%
Curved Aquaplaning10th2.5 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.46 m/sec284.46%
Noise2nd70.7 dB70.6 dB+0.1 dB99.86%
Price6th600 355 +245 59.17%
Rolling Resistance4th8.59 kg / t7.86 kg / t+0.73 kg / t91.5%
Sport profile with outstanding driving characteristics in the wet, safe dry handling, short we and dry braking distances.
Average ride comfort.

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4th: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: C/A/71
  • Weight: 11.34kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th34.9 M33.6 M+1.3 M96.28%
Dry Handling4th117.6 Km/H119.4 Km/H-1.8 Km/H98.49%
Wet Braking4th53.1 M49.4 M+3.7 M93.03%
Wet Handling6th72.6 Km/H75.1 Km/H-2.5 Km/H96.67%
Wet Circle5th11.63 s11.34 s+0.29 s97.51%
Straight Aqua1st94.7 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st2.96 m/sec2100%
Noise5th71.7 dB70.6 dB+1.1 dB98.47%
Price10th800 355 +445 44.38%
Rolling Resistance2nd8.29 kg / t7.86 kg / t+0.43 kg / t94.81%
Sports tyres with balanced performance potential, dynamic dry handling, optimal aquaplaning reserves, precise steering behavior, low rolling resistance.
High price.

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5th: Maxxis Victra Sport 5

Maxxis Victra Sport 5
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: D/A/72
  • Weight: 11.67kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th35.4 M33.6 M+1.8 M94.92%
Dry Handling6th116.6 Km/H119.4 Km/H-2.8 Km/H97.65%
Wet Braking6th55.5 M49.4 M+6.1 M89.01%
Wet Handling8th72.2 Km/H75.1 Km/H-2.9 Km/H96.14%
Wet Circle4th11.58 s11.34 s+0.24 s97.93%
Straight Aqua7th92.3 Km/H94.7 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.47%
Curved Aquaplaning7th2.68 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.28 m/sec290.54%
Noise5th71.7 dB70.6 dB+1.1 dB98.47%
Price2nd475 355 +120 74.74%
Rolling Resistance5th8.64 kg / t7.86 kg / t+0.78 kg / t90.97%
Balance performance in the dry and wet, good aquaplaning properties, fair price.
Delayed steering response in the dry.

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6th: Bridgestone Potenza Sport

Bridgestone Potenza Sport
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: D/A/72
  • Weight: 11.13kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th35.6 M33.6 M+2 M94.38%
Dry Handling2nd118.2 Km/H119.4 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.99%
Wet Braking7th56.2 M49.4 M+6.8 M87.9%
Wet Handling4th73.3 Km/H75.1 Km/H-1.8 Km/H97.6%
Wet Circle2nd11.35 s11.34 s+0.01 s99.91%
Straight Aqua5th92.6 Km/H94.7 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.78%
Curved Aquaplaning6th2.73 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.23 m/sec292.23%
Noise10th73.6 dB70.6 dB+3 dB95.92%
Price7th710 355 +355 50%
Rolling Resistance8th9.04 kg / t7.86 kg / t+1.18 kg / t86.95%
Convincing sports tyres with good security reserves, dynamic handling, direct steering.
SLightly longer wet braking distances.

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7th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Plus
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: D/B/70
  • Weight: 13.17kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th36.3 M33.6 M+2.7 M92.56%
Dry Handling5th117.5 Km/H119.4 Km/H-1.9 Km/H98.41%
Wet Braking8th56.4 M49.4 M+7 M87.59%
Wet Handling1st75.1 Km/H100%
Wet Circle6th11.66 s11.34 s+0.32 s97.26%
Straight Aqua6th92.4 Km/H94.7 Km/H-2.3 Km/H97.57%
Curved Aquaplaning8th2.63 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.33 m/sec288.85%
Noise7th72 dB70.6 dB+1.4 dB98.06%
Price4th560 355 +205 63.39%
Rolling Resistance10th9.51 kg / t7.86 kg / t+1.65 kg / t82.65%
Balanced sports tyres with dynamic handling in the wet, good aquaplaning reserves, good comfort, fair price.
Longer wet braking distances.

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8th: Nexen N Fera Sport SU2

Nexen N Fera Sport SU2
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: C/A/69
  • Weight: 12.12kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th35.5 M33.6 M+1.9 M94.65%
Dry Handling10th115.2 Km/H119.4 Km/H-4.2 Km/H96.48%
Wet Braking5th53.4 M49.4 M+4 M92.51%
Wet Handling7th72.3 Km/H75.1 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.27%
Wet Circle8th11.91 s11.34 s+0.57 s95.21%
Straight Aqua2nd93.8 Km/H94.7 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.05%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd2.77 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.19 m/sec293.58%
Noise3rd70.8 dB70.6 dB+0.2 dB99.72%
Price3rd550 355 +195 64.55%
Rolling Resistance7th9.01 kg / t7.86 kg / t+1.15 kg / t87.24%
Good aquaplaning reserves and short dry braking distances, low noise.
Oversteer balance in the dry.

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9th: Falken Azenis FK510

Falken Azenis FK510
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: D/A/69
  • Weight: 12.05kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th36.6 M33.6 M+3 M91.8%
Dry Handling8th116.2 Km/H119.4 Km/H-3.2 Km/H97.32%
Wet Braking9th56.6 M49.4 M+7.2 M87.28%
Wet Handling9th70.8 Km/H75.1 Km/H-4.3 Km/H94.27%
Wet Circle9th12.01 s11.34 s+0.67 s94.42%
Straight Aqua3rd93.2 Km/H94.7 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.42%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd2.95 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.01 m/sec299.66%
Noise9th72.9 dB70.6 dB+2.3 dB96.84%
Price5th585 355 +230 60.68%
Rolling Resistance9th9.28 kg / t7.86 kg / t+1.42 kg / t84.7%
Moderately dynamic summer tyre with good aquaplaning reserves, good comfort.
Weak grip and long braking in the wet, oversteer balance.

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10th: Star Performer UHP 3

Star-Performer UHP 3
  • 245/40 R19 98Y
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • Weight: 11.3kgs
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th38.7 M33.6 M+5.1 M86.82%
Dry Handling9th115.6 Km/H119.4 Km/H-3.8 Km/H96.82%
Wet Braking10th70.5 M49.4 M+21.1 M70.07%
Wet Handling10th64.6 Km/H75.1 Km/H-10.5 Km/H86.02%
Wet Circle10th12.37 s11.34 s+1.03 s91.67%
Straight Aqua8th92.2 Km/H94.7 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.36%
Curved Aquaplaning4th2.75 m/sec22.96 m/sec2-0.21 m/sec292.91%
Noise8th72.8 dB70.6 dB+2.2 dB96.98%
Price1st355 100%
Rolling Resistance6th8.69 kg / t7.86 kg / t+0.83 kg / t90.45%
Good aquaplaning reserves, low price, low rolling resistance.
Dangerously long wet braking distances, very low grip in wet handling, slow steering with spongy driving behavior.

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