This year Autobild has published a second all season tyre test, this time in their sports car specific publication. The test uses a sporty Subaru BRZ to test eleven sets of 225/40 R18 all season tyres in the dry, wet and snow.
To help illustrate the differences between all season, summer and winter tyres the tester included a reference summer and winter tyre. Overall the tyres performed as you would expect, the summer tyre was by far the best in the dry and wet, but dangerously unusable in the snow and had the highest rolling resistance (which was a bit of a surprise), whereas the winter tyre was almost last in every dry and wet test, but performed much better in the snow (but not the best in snow braking or snow handling!)
Dry
Naturally the summer tyre had a significant advantage in dry braking, stopping the BRZ 2.5 meters ahead of the best all season tyre, which like in the Tyre Reviews all season tyre test, was the new Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF3. The Michelin CrossClimate 2, usually the dry braking master, could only finish in fourth place, behind the new Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 and the Nexen N Blue 4Season 2.
Dry Handling was again led by the summer tyre / Pirelli combination with the budget Doublecoin tyre really struggling around the lap.
Wet
The summer / Pirelli combination once again led in wet braking, with the budget Double Coin performing incredibly badly, stopping the Subaru over 10 meters further on when compared to the Pirelli!
Again, the summer / Pirelli combination was best in wet handling.
Highlighting its class leading wet performance, the Pirelli was also the best in straight and curved aquaplaning!
Snow
Surprisingly the budget Double Coin tyre had an excellent result in snow braking, which could imply this is a winter compound with an all season name on the sidewall. This is a trick often used by budget tyre manufactures to increase market reach without doing any extra development.
The winter tyre was back at the front for snow traction, with the Pirelli proving it really can do everything well, winning the snow traction test.
The Michelin was back at the front for the snow handling and snow slalom tests.
Comfort
The budget tyre was the quietest overall.
Value
Rounding out its near flawless test, the Pirelli also had the lowest rolling resistance, beating the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to second place.
Results

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: C/A/71
 Weight: 8.6kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  1st  36.9 M    100%  Dry Handling  1st  92 Km/H    100%  Wet Braking  1st  43.9 M    100%  Wet Handling  1st  75.4 Km/H    100%  Wet Circle  1st  14 s    100%  Straight Aqua  1st  83.3 Km/H    100%  Curved Aquaplaning  1st  2.56 m/sec2    100%  Snow Braking  6th  24.4 M  22.4 M  +2 M  91.8%  Snow Traction  1st  2797 N    100%  Snow Handling  4th  57 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  0.5 Km/H  99.13%  Snow Slalom  3rd  4.36 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.06 m/sec2  98.64%  Noise  4th  72.8 dB  71.2 dB  +1.6 dB  97.8%  Rolling Resistance  1st  7.84 kg / t    100%  New allseason tyre with convincing driving characteristics in all weather conditions, dynamic handling qualities, direct steering response, exemplary aquaplaning characteristics. None mentioned. Read Reviews Buy from £121.61 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: C/B/71
 Weight: 8.7kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  4th  38.4 M  36.9 M  +1.5 M  96.09%  Dry Handling  6th  90.1 Km/H  92 Km/H  1.9 Km/H  97.93%  Wet Braking  5th  46 M  43.9 M  +2.1 M  95.43%  Wet Handling  4th  73.3 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  2.1 Km/H  97.21%  Wet Circle  6th  14.6 s  14 s  +0.6 s  95.89%  Straight Aqua  2nd  78.4 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  4.9 Km/H  94.12%  Curved Aquaplaning  2nd  2.35 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.21 m/sec2  91.8%  Snow Braking  4th  23.9 M  22.4 M  +1.5 M  93.72%  Snow Traction  4th  2767 N  2797 N  30 N  98.93%  Snow Handling  1st  57.5 Km/H    100%  Snow Slalom  1st  4.42 m/sec2    100%  Noise  2nd  71.9 dB  71.2 dB  +0.7 dB  99.03%  Rolling Resistance  2nd  7.98 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.14 kg / t  98.25%  Winter expert with exemplary performance on snow and ice, good aquaplaning reserves, stable and secure wet and dry handling, pleasantly quiet rolling comfort, low rolling resistance. None mentioned. Read Reviews Buy from £116.02 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: C/B/72
 Weight: 9.2kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  7th  39.4 M  36.9 M  +2.5 M  93.65%  Dry Handling  3rd  91.3 Km/H  92 Km/H  0.7 Km/H  99.24%  Wet Braking  6th  46.4 M  43.9 M  +2.5 M  94.61%  Wet Handling  2nd  75.3 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  0.1 Km/H  99.87%  Wet Circle  2nd  14.1 s  14 s  +0.1 s  99.29%  Straight Aqua  5th  73.1 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  10.2 Km/H  87.76%  Curved Aquaplaning  4th  2.31 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.25 m/sec2  90.23%  Snow Braking  5th  24.1 M  22.4 M  +1.7 M  92.95%  Snow Traction  2nd  2794 N  2797 N  3 N  99.89%  Snow Handling  3rd  57.1 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  0.4 Km/H  99.3%  Snow Slalom  6th  4.2 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.22 m/sec2  95.02%  Noise  5th  72.9 dB  71.2 dB  +1.7 dB  97.67%  Rolling Resistance  8th  8.79 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.95 kg / t  89.19%  Allrounder with a wellbalanced high performance potential, very good traction on snow, dynamic driving qualities in all weather conditions, precise steering response, moderate price level. None mentioned. Read Reviews Buy from £109.45 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: C/B/72
 Weight: 9.1kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  2nd  37.4 M  36.9 M  +0.5 M  98.66%  Dry Handling  4th  90.8 Km/H  92 Km/H  1.2 Km/H  98.7%  Wet Braking  4th  45.9 M  43.9 M  +2 M  95.64%  Wet Handling  3rd  74.1 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  1.3 Km/H  98.28%  Wet Circle  3rd  14.3 s  14 s  +0.3 s  97.9%  Straight Aqua  3rd  74.4 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  8.9 Km/H  89.32%  Curved Aquaplaning  9th  2.05 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.51 m/sec2  80.08%  Snow Braking  7th  24.5 M  22.4 M  +2.1 M  91.43%  Snow Traction  7th  2688 N  2797 N  109 N  96.1%  Snow Handling  7th  55.8 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  1.7 Km/H  97.04%  Snow Slalom  5th  4.21 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.21 m/sec2  95.25%  Noise  8th  73.3 dB  71.2 dB  +2.1 dB  97.14%  Rolling Resistance  3rd  8.37 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.53 kg / t  93.67%  New allseason tyre with exemplary driving behavior in all weather conditions, dynamic wet and dry handling, good value for money. Moderate aquaplaning in curves. Read Reviews Buy from £109.26 

 225/40 R18 92V
 EU Label: D/B/69
 Weight: 9.9kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  5th  38.8 M  36.9 M  +1.9 M  95.1%  Dry Handling  10th  88.3 Km/H  92 Km/H  3.7 Km/H  95.98%  Wet Braking  7th  46.8 M  43.9 M  +2.9 M  93.8%  Wet Handling  7th  71.9 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  3.5 Km/H  95.36%  Wet Circle  4th  14.4 s  14 s  +0.4 s  97.22%  Straight Aqua  4th  74.3 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  9 Km/H  89.2%  Curved Aquaplaning  5th  2.22 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.34 m/sec2  86.72%  Snow Braking  2nd  23 M  22.4 M  +0.6 M  97.39%  Snow Traction  5th  2743 N  2797 N  54 N  98.07%  Snow Handling  2nd  57.3 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  0.2 Km/H  99.65%  Snow Slalom  2nd  4.37 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.05 m/sec2  98.87%  Noise  7th  73.2 dB  71.2 dB  +2 dB  97.27%  Rolling Resistance  4th  8.38 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.54 kg / t  93.56%  Allrounder with convincing driving characteristics on snow and ice, short dry braking distances, good comfort, affordable price. Tendency to understeer on dry roads. Read Reviews 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: D/A/72
 Weight: 9.6kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  3rd  37.9 M  36.9 M  +1 M  97.36%  Dry Handling  6th  90.1 Km/H  92 Km/H  1.9 Km/H  97.93%  Wet Braking  3rd  45.7 M  43.9 M  +1.8 M  96.06%  Wet Handling  6th  72 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  3.4 Km/H  95.49%  Wet Circle  6th  14.6 s  14 s  +0.6 s  95.89%  Straight Aqua  9th  67.8 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  15.5 Km/H  81.39%  Curved Aquaplaning  7th  2.13 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.43 m/sec2  83.2%  Snow Braking  10th  24.8 M  22.4 M  +2.4 M  90.32%  Snow Traction  10th  2534 N  2797 N  263 N  90.6%  Snow Handling  8th  55.4 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  2.1 Km/H  96.35%  Snow Slalom  8th  4.11 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.31 m/sec2  92.99%  Noise  9th  73.5 dB  71.2 dB  +2.3 dB  96.87%  Rolling Resistance  10th  9.23 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +1.39 kg / t  84.94%  Good traction and short braking distances on snow, stable and secure driving behavior in all weather conditions, affordable price. Only satisfactory aquaplaning characteristics. Read Reviews 

 225/40 R18 92V
 EU Label: C/B/72
 Weight: 9.4kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  11th  42.1 M  36.9 M  +5.2 M  87.65%  Dry Handling  9th  89.6 Km/H  92 Km/H  2.4 Km/H  97.39%  Wet Braking  2nd  45.3 M  43.9 M  +1.4 M  96.91%  Wet Handling  5th  73 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  2.4 Km/H  96.82%  Wet Circle  5th  14.5 s  14 s  +0.5 s  96.55%  Straight Aqua  6th  71.7 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  11.6 Km/H  86.07%  Curved Aquaplaning  8th  2.07 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.49 m/sec2  80.86%  Snow Braking  9th  24.6 M  22.4 M  +2.2 M  91.06%  Snow Traction  9th  2559 N  2797 N  238 N  91.49%  Snow Handling  6th  56.1 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  1.4 Km/H  97.57%  Snow Slalom  4th  4.31 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.11 m/sec2  97.51%  Noise  11th  74.4 dB  71.2 dB  +3.2 dB  95.7%  Rolling Resistance  6th  8.44 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.6 kg / t  92.89%  Good winter qualities, stable wet handling, short wet braking distances, low rolling resistance. Only satisfactory performance on dry surfaces, moderate aquaplaning qualities. Read Reviews Buy from £114.99 

 225/40 R18 92W
 EU Label: D/B/71
 Weight: 9.5kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  6th  39.1 M  36.9 M  +2.2 M  94.37%  Dry Handling  2nd  91.8 Km/H  92 Km/H  0.2 Km/H  99.78%  Wet Braking  8th  47.1 M  43.9 M  +3.2 M  93.21%  Wet Handling  10th  71.3 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  4.1 Km/H  94.56%  Wet Circle  8th  14.7 s  14 s  +0.7 s  95.24%  Straight Aqua  7th  71.4 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  11.9 Km/H  85.71%  Curved Aquaplaning  6th  2.15 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.41 m/sec2  83.98%  Snow Braking  7th  24.5 M  22.4 M  +2.1 M  91.43%  Snow Traction  8th  2584 N  2797 N  213 N  92.38%  Snow Handling  10th  53 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  4.5 Km/H  92.17%  Snow Slalom  11th  3.89 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.53 m/sec2  88.01%  Noise  5th  72.9 dB  71.2 dB  +1.7 dB  97.67%  Rolling Resistance  9th  9.06 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +1.22 kg / t  86.53%  Good traction and short braking distances on snow, dynamic dry handling. Understeering behavior on snowy and wet roads, moderate aquaplaning reserves. Read Reviews 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: D/B/71
 Weight: 10kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  9th  41.1 M  36.9 M  +4.2 M  89.78%  Dry Handling  5th  90.2 Km/H  92 Km/H  1.8 Km/H  98.04%  Wet Braking  9th  48.1 M  43.9 M  +4.2 M  91.27%  Wet Handling  8th  71.5 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  3.9 Km/H  94.83%  Wet Circle  10th  14.8 s  14 s  +0.8 s  94.59%  Straight Aqua  11th  66.4 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  16.9 Km/H  79.71%  Curved Aquaplaning  10th  2 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.56 m/sec2  78.13%  Snow Braking  3rd  23.4 M  22.4 M  +1 M  95.73%  Snow Traction  6th  2727 N  2797 N  70 N  97.5%  Snow Handling  5th  56.7 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  0.8 Km/H  98.61%  Snow Slalom  7th  4.13 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.29 m/sec2  93.44%  Noise  3rd  72.3 dB  71.2 dB  +1.1 dB  98.48%  Rolling Resistance  11th  9.64 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +1.8 kg / t  81.33%  Good winter qualities, stable driving behavior on snowy/dry roads. Only satisfactory wet grip, extended wet and dry braking distances, low aquaplaning reserves. Read Reviews Buy from £108.99 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: C/B/71
 Weight: 9.5kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  7th  39.4 M  36.9 M  +2.5 M  93.65%  Dry Handling  8th  90 Km/H  92 Km/H  2 Km/H  97.83%  Wet Braking  10th  48.4 M  43.9 M  +4.5 M  90.7%  Wet Handling  9th  71.4 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  4 Km/H  94.69%  Wet Circle  8th  14.7 s  14 s  +0.7 s  95.24%  Straight Aqua  8th  70 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  13.3 Km/H  84.03%  Curved Aquaplaning  3rd  2.34 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.22 m/sec2  91.41%  Snow Braking  11th  24.9 M  22.4 M  +2.5 M  89.96%  Snow Traction  11th  2386 N  2797 N  411 N  85.31%  Snow Handling  10th  53 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  4.5 Km/H  92.17%  Snow Slalom  10th  3.96 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.46 m/sec2  89.59%  Noise  10th  73.8 dB  71.2 dB  +2.6 dB  96.48%  Rolling Resistance  7th  8.5 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.66 kg / t  92.24%  Stable dry handling, short braking distances on snow, low rolling resistance. Only satisfactory winter qualities, understeering in snow/wet conditions, extended wet braking distances. Read Reviews 

 225/40 R18 92Y
 EU Label: C/C/71
 Weight: 10.1kgs
 3PMSF: yes

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  10th  41.9 M  36.9 M  +5 M  88.07%  Dry Handling  11th  87 Km/H  92 Km/H  5 Km/H  94.57%  Wet Braking  11th  54.3 M  43.9 M  +10.4 M  80.85%  Wet Handling  11th  69.8 Km/H  75.4 Km/H  5.6 Km/H  92.57%  Wet Circle  11th  15.2 s  14 s  +1.2 s  92.11%  Straight Aqua  10th  66.6 Km/H  83.3 Km/H  16.7 Km/H  79.95%  Curved Aquaplaning  11th  1.7 m/sec2  2.56 m/sec2  0.86 m/sec2  66.41%  Snow Braking  1st  22.4 M    100%  Snow Traction  3rd  2775 N  2797 N  22 N  99.21%  Snow Handling  9th  53.5 Km/H  57.5 Km/H  4 Km/H  93.04%  Snow Slalom  9th  4.07 m/sec2  4.42 m/sec2  0.35 m/sec2  92.08%  Noise  1st  71.2 dB    100%  Rolling Resistance  5th  8.43 kg / t  7.84 kg / t  +0.59 kg / t  93%  None mentioned. Asian budget tyre with dangerously extended wet braking distances, unbalanced understeering behavior on wet/dry roads, low aquaplaning reserves, spongy steering response. Read Reviews 