Nankang AS2

The Nankang AS2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 24,600 miles driven, and 1 tests with an average result of 8th.

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 75%
Wear 78%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 70%

The AS2 is ranked 45th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus.

Tests Included

1

Best Result

8th

Worst Result

8th

Average Result

8th

Latest Tyre Test Results

2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
8th of 11 tyres
  • Best resistance to aquaplaning, good comfort, acceptable in the dry.
  • Long braking distances and poor handling in the wet, very high rolling resistance.
  • Conditionally recommended.
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2018 Tyre Tests

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Top 3 Nankang AS2 Reviews

Given 80% while driving a BMW 520d (275/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
I drive a BMW 5 Series (17 plate) & rear runflats are expensive as I have 19'' wheels. Tried Falkens and was very happy with them but my local garage said try these.....and so far so good. These are big tyres being 275 wide - cost wise £170 each fitted which is very good for Runflats of this size 19''. Drive seems fine / noise, no issues / wet handling not really tested so far but roads were wet this morning and had no problems, they are A Rated for wet so should be ok....wear only time will tell but as I'm retired my days of pounding motorways are over but I still enjoy driving my car and tyres are very very important.......yes you get what you pay for generally but you can also get good value and to date these Nankang's seem good value for money.
Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2022
Given 96% while driving a BMW 320d XDrive saloon (265/35 R20) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
My first experience of Nankang tyres and I have to say I am really pleased. Would normally buy a premium brand but these came on the car and have pleasantly surprised me. If anything the car is “over” tyred as not standard rims but wet or dry it is predictable and sure footed even spirited driving through local lanes which I do regularly as well as many motorway miles. I’m replacing like for Like as the price is incredibly good and I need nothing else from my tyres.
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on May 21, 2022
Given 67% while driving a BMW X5 (275/40 R20) on mostly motorways for 5,000 spirited miles
feels good everywhere with high speed over 220 kmh the straightrun is not good enough, and i suspect it is because of the (soft) tyres
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on February 23, 2022
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Latest Nankang AS2 Reviews

Given 73% while driving a BMW 640d (275/30 R20) on mostly motorways for 3,000 easy going miles
Fitted to a 640d.

Don't push my car to limit in corners, had no issues from them in wet or dry.

They do struggle under initial load when launching in wet and dry though, which is understandable in a high-torque RWD vehicle.

Unsure on wear yet, 3k miles in and still looks new.
Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on July 3, 2024
Given 60% while driving a Ford Focus ST 225 (2003 2007) (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
Incredibly unstable due to the large water channels in the threads - making the rubber inbetween quite thin/small, and it flex. Very noticeable in high speed atleast and during hard braking, car squirms like a snake. And if road is uneven you have to countersteer for each lean the car makes. (by a small amount of course but noticeable)
Maybe not so noticeable on cars that already have this character due to soft suspension and high profiled tyres etc.
Helpful 99 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2015
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Given 89% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Bought these at half the price of the main brands (my tyre size was coming in around £200 each for most makes).
To be honest, I've notice no difference in handling, grip or stopping ability at all compared to the 2 previous big brands I had.
And so far they've lasted twice as long on the front compared to the last pair.
Noise levels not bad either.
Helpful 61 - tyre reviewed on February 10, 2015