MINI Cooper S Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Hankook Ventus Prime 4 (36) 93% 91% 88% 90% 84% 87%
Cooper Zeon CS Sport (8) 93% 96% 86% 76% 80% 93%
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (237) 91% 88% 87% 85% 79% 85%
Nexen N Fera SU4 (70) 91% 88% 84% 79% 80% 88%
Zeetex HP2000 vfm (7) 96% 92% 88% 72% 68% 90%
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R (43) 95% 73% 91% 93% 72% 70%
Bridgestone Potenza RE070 (16) 96% 71% 94% 89% 79% 66%
Falken ZE914 (99) 89% 81% 84% 80% 82% 81%
Sumitomo HTR Z III (12) 86% 80% 85% 78% 82% 87%
Bridgestone Potenza Sport (90) 93% 88% 90% 92% 64% 74%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (314) 90% 88% 81% 84% 73% 78%
Falken Azenis FK510 (144) 89% 88% 82% 82% 72% 77%
Nexen N Blue 4 Season (22) 77% 83% 75% 78% 78% 84%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 (108) 90% 82% 82% 80% 77% 77%
Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51 (29) 89% 80% 78% 80% 79% 83%
Continental Premium Contact 6 (117) 89% 84% 83% 85% 74% 78%
Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun (99) 87% 83% 81% 80% 77% 79%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (286) 84% 92% 79% 78% 64% 83%
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 (6) 90% 73% 77% 83% 77% 80%
Vredestein Quatrac 5 (37) 82% 79% 80% 82% 82% 85%
Uniroyal RainExpert 3 (36) 83% 93% 78% 75% 66% 81%
Lassa DriveWays Sport (11) 88% 85% 84% 77% 86% 62%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT (175) 88% 84% 83% 82% 60% 82%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (90) 84% 78% 78% 77% 76% 80%
Kumho Ecsta KU31 (165) 83% 75% 77% 76% 72% 74%
Michelin Primacy 3 (191) 85% 79% 76% 77% 69% 80%
Continental Sport Contact 3 (244) 88% 80% 81% 77% 62% 74%
Avon ZZ3 (115) 84% 75% 78% 75% 70% 74%
Yokohama Parada Spec 2 (118) 92% 59% 80% 80% 69% 71%
Maxxis MA Z1 Victra (64) 88% 77% 73% 77% 71% 66%
Nankang NS2R (59) 89% 66% 82% 84% 72% 55%
Hankook Kinergy 4S2 (33) 80% 80% 69% 72% 78% 78%
Falken ZE912 (200) 82% 74% 75% 70% 71% 79%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo (44) 81% 73% 76% 73% 75% 72%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (80) 84% 76% 76% 79% 67% 72%
Federal 595RSR (51) 86% 66% 76% 80% 72% 57%
Momo Outrun M3 (20) 81% 68% 71% 75% 70% 81%
Bridgestone Turanza T005 (143) 82% 80% 73% 73% 66% 73%
Pirelli CINTURATO P7 (181) 83% 73% 73% 75% 70% 74%
Davanti DX640 (94) 79% 71% 75% 73% 65% 78%
Toyo T1R (288) 83% 69% 75% 75% 63% 70%
Toyo R888 (37) 90% 63% 80% 78% 59% 55%
Avon ZV7 (130) 83% 78% 73% 72% 59% 79%
Goodyear Excellence (125) 79% 70% 72% 71% 72% 73%
Toyo Proxes 4 (45) 80% 63% 72% 66% 77% 74%
Continental Sport Contact 3 SSR Run flat (27) 83% 73% 72% 74% 71% 57%
Yokohama Advan Sport ZPS (3) 83% 73% 70% 73% 70% 57%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 (159) 83% 69% 74% 74% 67% 61%
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08RS (31) 73% 64% 73% 72% 79% 68%
Pirelli PZero Nero (140) 83% 66% 71% 71% 67% 64%
Toyo Proxes Sport (20) 75% 65% 71% 67% 69% 72%
Firestone Firehawk SZ90 (25) 77% 68% 74% 71% 70% 60%
Goodride SV308 (32) 75% 64% 64% 63% 77% 69%
Pirelli P Zero (160) 84% 68% 75% 71% 58% 64%
Wanli S1063 (80) 74% 58% 63% 61% 77% 65%
Pirelli P5000 (10) 70% 73% 59% 66% 70% 57%
Nankang NS2 (211) 76% 58% 65% 62% 73% 62%
Maxxis MA Z4S Victra (18) 89% 77% 79% 78% 80% 78%
Autogrip P308 Plus (4) 73% 60% 58% 58% 73% 73%
Accelera PHI R (27) 76% 52% 68% 68% 64% 73%
Dunlop SP Sport 9000 (60) 75% 64% 64% 61% 65% 62%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT (60) 73% 59% 67% 66% 73% 49%
Tomket Sport Series 1 (6) 68% 62% 64% 68% 55% 68%
Landsail LS988 (37) 76% 52% 59% 54% 72% 66%
Yokohama ADVAN Sport (35) 76% 66% 64% 65% 47% 50%
Pirelli Eufori (10) 79% 59% 68% 66% 54% 39%
Compasal Smacher (5) 65% 53% 53% 55% 60% 80%
Kenda KAISER KR20 (64) 66% 46% 55% 54% 71% 55%
Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL (136) 70% 47% 57% 55% 69% 48%
Dunlop SP Sport 01 ROF (9) 71% 60% 60% 57% 49% 46%
Wanli S1086 (6) 58% 47% 53% 62% 72% 45%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat (143) 72% 54% 55% 48% 55% 32%
RoadX RXMOTION U11 (31) 62% 36% 45% 39% 75% 53%
Forceum HEXA (11) 60% 40% 51% 40% 40% 39%
Autogrip F107 (127) 58% 27% 44% 36% 60% 50%
Mohawk M112 (28) 59% 34% 44% 40% 53% 46%

MINI Cooper S Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 given 97% (215-40-18-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2500 average miles
Fitted to a R56 Cooper S to replace 4x chinese ditch finders that were on the car wen I purchased it. Much much quieter, less crashy, sublime feel and appear equally good in wet and dry conditions. Wear I'm sure will be top notch. I've had 3 x Porsches, S2000 and a couple of MX 5's and this car with these tyres if just fab... I drive it everywhere :-)
tyre reviewed on 2024-07-21 15:32:49
Writing about the Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun given 84% (205-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 7000 spirited miles
Overall great tyre in every sort of weather condition, apart from snow obviously. Really good long lasting trend wear for a sub 200 hp hatchback that’s driving spiritedly.
tyre reviewed on 2024-06-09 16:59:08
Writing about the Autogrip P308 Plus given 64% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 spirited miles
For the price of this tyre they are an overall great tyre, they have performed much better than expected. No they aren’t a proper performance tyre but that being said they have enough traction on a 200bhp Mini Cooper s that they don’t get wheel spin in any gear apart from 1st even in the wet. I have pushed them reasonably hard over the last few years and they have still got about 1.5mm of usable tread left but have started to perish around the edges of the tyre. They are very quiet for cruising compared to previous tyres Ive had on the car, and the comfort is decent too.
Would I buy these again, if it wasn’t going on a performance car, then yes I definitely would.
tyre reviewed on 2024-01-27 04:46:29
Writing about the Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51 given 47% (205-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 9000 spirited miles
Four Tyres fitted to a mini cooper s to replace Goodyear eagle 3. Really disappointed. Not that great in the dry, and terrible in the wet. Just flashing traction control lights. After just 2 years and 6000 miles all four Tyres were advisory on the MOT with cracking down all the treads. Now replaced.
tyre reviewed on 2023-12-06 05:20:08
Writing about the Nexen N Blue 4 Season given 77% (195-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 spirited miles
Used the N’Blue 4S tires for almost a year now. They replaced a set of summer and winter tires.

In dry conditions, the car handles well, allows for fun spirited driving on winding roads but you can find the limits even if you are not absolutely thrashing the car. Braking performance is the most noticably worse than a set of summer tires, keep that in mind. It’s alright, and I would say very good for the price.
It’s also confident enough in the wet.
I had some snow driving experience too, and it’s surprisingly good at that for a relatively cheap 4 season set.

I am very much satisfied. It replaced a set of higher-end 4 seasons I had on a different set of rims and I am happy with them.
tyre reviewed on 2023-10-30 14:00:57
Writing about the Vredestein Quatrac 5 given 63% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2023-07-26 06:08:37
Writing about the RoadX RXMOTION U11 given 51% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 12000 average miles
These things last forever and I didn't notice a huge difference in wet to dry conditions. That being said they are horrendously noisy and made the ride very crashy. Small potholes make it sound like you've torn your suspension off.
If I wanted something cheap to last a long while I might consider them but will avoid them if I can in future.
tyre reviewed on 2023-07-22 04:49:37
Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 64% (225-40-18-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 10000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2023-06-27 01:36:24
Writing about the Accelera PHI R given 78% (205-40-18-)
Driving on for 0 miles
I really don't see the issue with these tyres, they are fine for what you pay. Unless you are a track driver, paying more than double for branded tyres sounds like overkill. This is fine for 95% of driving. I got these after getting 2 punctures in 3 months from very badly built UK roads, and getting fed up of paying so much for a new tyre only to have it destroyed on a pothole.
tyre reviewed on 2023-03-26 17:24:05
Writing about the Nexen N Fera SU4 given 70% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 6500 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2023-02-15 07:26:06
Writing about the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 given 68% (205-50-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
Decent tyre for the road. Average near the limit. Quite bad at the track. Buy if you want a good tyre for the road. By no means a high performance tyre.
tyre reviewed on 2022-12-18 11:37:42
Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza S001 given 59% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 16000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2022-12-16 13:58:05
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