Volkswagen MKVII Bluemotion Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Continental Premium Contact 5 (114) 87% 83% 76% 77% 57% 78%
Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 H457 (8) 69% 51% 55% 67% 73% 64%

Volkswagen MKVII Bluemotion Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 H457 given 77% (225-45-17-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 200 spirited miles
Bought these tires on a budget as they cost 40% cheaper than the Continental Sports Contact 5 I had previously, that wore out in just 25,000kms. The new V2 Concept 2 had similar grip levels in acceleration and cornering, excellent turn in, slightly soft sidewalls during hard cornering, but is quiet, comfortable and have lower rolling resistance. The only drawbacks are that it doesn't brake as well in the dry and wet as the CSC5, needing a longer distance to come to a complete stop. On the bright side, the treadwear rating is almost double at 500 compared to 280 of the CSC5. It's a great tire for daily driving, especially in the city where there maybe rough or uneven roads, as it dampens the impact and road noise. I haven't pushed it to the limits yet, as I'm still letting the tyres run in, but the CSC5 could take up to 145kph at a bend before losing grip on my 168bhp APR stage 1 Golf MK7. I've only gone up to 100kph on the Hankooks in a bend and 160kph on straights. So far no regrets and I'm confident of its handling at high speeds. Will continue to monitor and give a mid life review in future.
tyre reviewed on 2018-04-24 15:37:28
Writing about the Continental Premium Contact 5 given 39% (220-45-17-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 11 average miles
I have recently purchased a VW Golf MK7 Bluemotion 1.6tdi. It came with these tyres as standard and I was not impressed.
Just for some context, I am 19 and live in the country where the majority of the roads are twisty. I do drive with vigour sometimes but am not your typical teenager (on a law degree and often accused of being old before my time).
The tyres are low in grip compared to the ones I had on my Astra SRI, and I have a distinct lack of confidence in the cars handling ability, it seems to let go much too easily in the dry. In the wet, the problem is shown to full extent, the car is basically undriveable if there is any standing water and extreme caution is advised.
What's more, the wear has been appalling. I have covered just short of 11,000 miles in mixed conditions (my route to work includes motorway, twisty roads as well as A Roads). I also regularly cover motorway distances greater than 300 miles per trip. In 8 months, the front tyres are totally short, less than half a mil from the legal limit. The back tyres are about 25% worn.

I would not recommend. I am aware my car is an Eco car and therefore the suspension is not unto the sporting credentials I was used to with my 2010 Astra SRI. However, after fitting it with some fat, good grip mid range tyres (Bridgestones), the car handles 200% better; so much so, I had all four changed immediately.
tyre reviewed on 2014-02-11 18:50:28
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