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The top best winter tyres for 2015/2016

Winter tyres Published the 24/09/2015 by Julien Taillandier

Like every other winter, rezulteo is presenting its selection of tyres for the 2015/2016 season. We have chosen the tyres for their overall performance as well as their versatility.

Top best winter tyres for 2015/2016 Here’s rezulteo’s selection of the best winter tyres for the coming season! - Copyright © :

Our selection consists of winter (or alpine) tyres which are neither studded nor Nordic. They are suitable for traditional winter conditions.

This selection is not exhaustive. It is primarily based on the most common dimensions available on the market: 205 55R16 and 225 45R17. These tyres have also been selected based on a set of criteria reflecting their performances measured during tests or the consistency of their performances.

Tyres are presented in alphabetical order only; this is not, under any circumstances, a ranking.


Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

Bridgestone Blizzak LM001, winter tyreCopyright © : Bridgestone
For a long time, Bridgestone developed its winter ranges in the background. Its recent research and development investments, on tracks close to the Arctic Circle, have allowed the brand to produce new generation tyres delivering outstanding performances, such as the Blizzak LM001.

>> Dimensions available for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
>> Test results for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 
>> Rezulteo’s test: Bridgestone Blizzak LM001: a winter tyre aiming for excellence


Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850

Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850, winter tyreCopyright © : Continental
The Continental TS 850 is a category mainstay whose performances have been validated through a string of successes in various European tests. Even if it remains an excellent choice, it is reaching the end of its career and will be replaced shortly (more information to follow soon on rezulteo).

>> Dimensions available for the Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850
>> Test results for the ContiWinterContact TS 850


Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Dunlop Sport 4D, winter tyreCopyright © : Dunlop
The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is engineered to deliver a sporty performance on all types of surfaces. Launched in 2011, it offers contemporary performances.

>> Dimensions available for the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D
>> Test results for the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D


Goodyear Ultragrip 9

Goodyear Ultragrip 9, winter tyreCopyright © : Goodyear
The UltraGrip 9, the latest arrival on the market, is an uncontested reference. The excellent results achieved in all tests it has taken part in confirm its winter performance.

>> Dimensions available for the Goodyear UltraGrip 9
>> Test results for the Goodyear UltraGrip 9
>> Rezulteo’s test: Goodyear UltraGrip 9: the new benchmark?


Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin Alpin 5, winter tyreCopyright © : Michelin
A new generation tyre for the Alpin range, it has been designed to maximise traction on snow. Like all Michelin tyres, the Alpin 5 is the result of a meticulous development to provide a high level of safety, particularly in wet conditions.

>> Dimensions available for the Michelin Alpin 5
>> Test results for the Michelin Alpin 5
>> Rezulteo’s test: Michelin Alpin 5, improved performance, greater versatility


Nokian WR D4

Nokian WR D4: winter tyreCopyright © : Nokian
Replacing the undisputed WR D3, the WR D4 was launched at the beginning of 2015. Developed on the tyre manufacturer’s tracks in Finland, it is logically very much at home in tough winter conditions

>> Dimensions available for the Nokian WR D4
>> Test results for the Nokian WR D4
>> We’ve tested the Nokian WR D4 


Pirelli Winter 210 Snow Control Series 3

Pirelli Winter 210 Snowcontrol Serie 3, winter tyreCopyright © : Pirelli
Tyre manufacturer Pirelli is best known for its summer sports tyres. Yet, the Snowcontrol Serie 3 is a good choice offering first class performance. 

>> Dimensions available for the Pirelli Winter 210 Snowcontrol Serie 3
>> Test results for the Pirelli Winter 210 Snowcontrol Serie 3


Yokohama V905

Yokohama V905, winter tyreCopyright © : Yokohama
The V905 is a good alternative. Recently launched on the market, this tyre offers a safe drive and good all-round performance.

>> Dimensions available for the Yokohama V905
>> Test results for the Yokohama V905
>> Rezulteo’s test: Yokohama V905: tested by rezulteo