Kormoran UHP

The Kormoran UHP is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 72%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 77%
Wear 81%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 76%

Tyre review data from 29 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 174,409 miles driven.

The UHP is ranked 41st of 201 Summer High Performance tyres.

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    Top 3 Kormoran Kormoran UHP Reviews

    Given 90% while driving a Skoda Superb MK3 (2015 Present) (235/40 R18) on mostly town for 15,000 average miles
    Used during one summer, ca 15000km, very good for its value of 240€ (235/40/19). Very good drip on dry and wet surfaces even upto 0 C° mid Nov.
    Helpful 212 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2018
    Given 68% while driving a BMW (225/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 1,000 average miles
    Bought a full set of these for my 2009 135i. For the money they are fantastic, especially coming from the runflats that had previously been fitted. The ride quality is vastly improved and grip is impressive considering the price but don’t expect these to be as good as premium tires such as ps4. Due to the compliance in the sidewall of the tires themselves they almost have a steering delay/twitch at higher speeds but it may be the suspension set up of the car which is done to compensate for the firmness of rft. This would not put me off from buying them again. Road noise is decent but not particularly quiet. Overall a great tire for the price.
    Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2023
    Given 60% while driving a Audi A4 Quattro 1.9 TDI Avant (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
    First year ok, second year in rain are not so good.! After 2 season have to change it because too dangerous.
    Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2023
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    Given 61% while driving a BMW 316d (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
    2 years and 15000 miles in, my tyres are cracked between the tread blocks, still have 3-4mm tread on them, this is really disappointing, won't recommend anyone to buy them
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2024
    Given 97% while driving a Volvo V40 rdesign (225/40 R18) on for 0 miles
    Replaced a front pair of Bridgestones, with these budget radials. Shocked at how much of an improvement these Kormoran UHP tyres are. Excellent feedback, noticeably quieter ride and great grip. Too early to review wear rate, after a month but looking good so far.
    Highly recommend
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on April 6, 2024
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    Given 100% while driving a Mercedes Benz (245/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 200 spirited miles
    I purchased 2 tyres after reading the reviews on here and all I can say is what a great tyre. I can't comment on wear yet because I've only driven around 200 miles.. They replaced my Michelin Primacy 3, which I found to be very stiff and noisy.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on July 19, 2023
    Given 69% while driving a Citroën C4 (205/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 22,000 average miles
    TL;DR: Overall the tires were fine for a couple of years (~20-25000km).

    I drive on the roads of Greece in and out of the city, mainly in a calm pace for gas preservation. I changed from a set of overused Semperit to Kormoran UHP at 5/2020. I scored the tires based on the overall impression and not at how they feel now at the end of their life. At the beginning the tires felt amazing! I used to receive good road feedback and I they gripped very well. I remember noticing that it felt grippier in the wet than in the dry. So for the first year (mid2020-21/0-7000km) the tires were adequate and I was happy about choosing them. The second year (2021->22/7000-19000km) the tires still felt ok, I remember checking for tread wear and I didn't find any observable degradation. In that year I tested for aquaplaning at different speeds and no concerns were raised. In the third year I performed back-to-front tire change. The mechanic didn't observe any excessive wear patterns. However at the end of that year, I noticed I was oversteering at the motorways (2022->23/19000-31000km). Now at ~33500km the tires feel really bad to the point I am very conscious when driving at cruising speeds on roads with consecutive turns. Although they are not completely worn out (the arrow indicator is fully present) some cracks can be observed on the treads as well. To this day the consumption of the car remains at the manufacturer levels, so the tires have not been degraded on this regard. I can't tell about the noise in the cabin b/c my exhaust dampens all other sounds. Also I haven't decided what tires should I fit next.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2023
    Given 100% while driving a Alfa Romeo GTV (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    had them on my alfa gtv for a couple of years fantastic in all weathers great tyre
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2022
    Given 86% while driving a Vauxhall Vectra SRI 1.9 (150) (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
    Not bad at all, driving a heavily modified diesel with a massive hybrid turbo and a boat load of torque. Likes to spin up tyres no matter what the brand. These tyres are great.
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on August 3, 2022
    Given 57% while driving a Nissan LEAF Tekna (215/50 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 easy going miles
    Cheap...medium quality...
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on January 25, 2022
    Given 69% while driving a BMW M140i (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
    Fantastic value for money. Took a punt on these when I had two tyres punctured at once, as the tyres I wanted were on back order. Wet grip is not great, but no where near as bad as I had been led to believe. The rear of my car can break away under power anyway, and I was expecting these to be dicey in heavy rain, and they aren't - but just because they aren't dangerous in the wet doesn't mean they're particularly good either. in the wet you will need to watch corner exit speed in a RWD car and braking before a corner in a FWD car. And let's face it, driving hard in the rain is a bit silly anyway. Dry grip and handling are good for a premium tyre, let alone a budget. Very impressive grip, progressive understeer and decent feedback. The side wall of these tyres is fairly soft, which aids comfort but does mean you have to take a little flobbery-ness into account on turn in. Load them up with some smooth assertive steering and you'll do fine. Wear is average. My rears will need replacing in around 3000 miles, and they've been on for 7000. Comfort and noise are acceptable, although they can drone on some surfaces. Overall, I think these are the best bang for buck performance tyres I've driven on. Recommended.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2021
    Given 87% while driving a Alfa Romeo GTV (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
    Had these on the back of My alfa GTV 2.0 twinspark .no rocket ship but handles very well in the corners.To be honest I cant fault them rain or shine ware seems good a lot better than the Avon XV7s on the front of the car that have worn in a strange way and have cracks in the tread. I and now thinking of replacing the avons with a set of these on the front for around a £100 a pair there very good
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on June 19, 2021
    Given 83% while driving a Nissan LEAF Tekna (215/50 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,500 spirited miles
    So these replaced other budget tyres (P609) after a bulge developed, and I can honestly say that they are far more grippy. They are easily twice as good in the wet and far less tyre squeak in the dry on pull-away. Braking is noticeably more stable and uniform. I would say they are excellent, given they are far better than comparatively priced budget tyres. I have no way to know if they are better or as good as anything premium, as I have not been able to compare them like for like on the same car. But I would certainly purchase them again and for other cars given these last 1500 miles and wintry conditions.
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2021
    Given 92% while driving a SEAT Leon Cupra 290 (235/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    After having Continental 5p tyres brand new on the car and only lasting me 6000 miles was very disappointed. I needed to replace my Continentals but wanted to try another tyre and local tyre garage had suggested the Kormoran UHP. I was very sceptical at first. Had them fitted at £280 for 4 tyres bargain of you ask me. Done roughly 1000 miles now and absolutely love them. Doesnt spin when I launch it even in the wet. My continental always you to spin up all the time when putting my foot down. Continental prices at £160 Each and the Kormorans at £70 each was a no brainer to try these tyres out. I looked at reviews on here and was unsure whether to get them but I got a Seal Leon Cupra 290 and these tyres are amazing. Would recommend to anyone that doesnt want to spend a fortune on premium brand tyres. These should be categorised as Mid range to premium not Budgets.
    Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on January 18, 2021
    Given 45% while driving a Ford Focus Zetec S Ecoboost 180 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    I bought these due to the "good" reviews they had received online - great value for money, not budget, more mid-range apparently. The "Ultra High Performance" tag should be removed, the sidewalls feel like they are made of paper. It feels like the car has 4 flat tyres at the correct pressure for the car. They flex so much in turns, and make the car handle very badly. Changing lanes on a dual carriageway / motorway really feels dangerous. I replaced them after 6 weeks and bought some Goodyear Eagle AS5 - the difference is night and day, don't take the risk for an extra £40 a tyre...
    Helpful 51 - tyre reviewed on December 23, 2020