while driving a
BMW E91 325i
(/45 R17) on
a combination of roads
I am not driving that spirited, especially on winter tyres - thus take my grip specifics with a grain of salt. In the grip category i don't see reason to complain. Sometimes i am in the mood to take an on-ramp near the limit of grip - behaviour here seems normal to me, the car tends to understeer. The previous winter tyres i bought the car with were 8 year old Marangoni Meteo HP and those sometimes tended to oversteer and had quite bad wet grip, so i replaced them with these.
After one winter season the front tyres are severely more worn than the rears, i dont expect more than two seasons, so ca. 20000km out of these. On the inside of the car the tyre sounds fairly loud with a repeating growling which feels a bit like a outgoing wheelbearing is described. My eagle f1 asymmetric 5 summer tyres are far better in noise and comfort, which is important to me.
The tyres performed very well in the heavy snow we had this year. My car is lowered a bit and even with loose snow around the 10 cm mark i didn't get stuck while having a short donut session in a parking lot. I suspect with the immense wear now on the rear tyres i would have more trouble in a similar situation.
All in all i do not like these tyres a lot but they are not horrible - for my next set of tyres i will try another model in hopes of improving wear and noise.