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Top 8 best winter tyres for 2014/2015

Winter tyres Published the 24/12/2014 by Susan

Choosing a tyre is never easy. To help you select the right tyre, we have concocted a selection for winter 2014/2015.

Eight winter tyres Here is a selection of the eight best performing tyres in winter! - Copyright © : rezulteo

First and foremost, this list of products is not exhaustive and is primarily based on the most common dimensions available on the market (205/55 R16 and 225/45 R17).

Our selection only includes winter tyres (and not Nordic tyres) that are suitable and recommended for "normal" winter conditions.

The tyres we suggest were selected from a set of criteria based on their test results, the homogeneity of their performances and also their technology. Logically, the latter benefits the most recent tyres. (The tyres are presented in alphabetical order; this is not, under any circumstances, a ranking.)

Furthermore, this selection includes products with different price positions. 



Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

Bridgestone Blizzak LM001Copyright © : Bridgestone
The LM001 represents the new generation of Bridgestone winter tyres. The Japanese tyre manufacturer’s many investments in research and development have allowed them to achieve a high level of performance.


>> 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 850Copyright © : Continental
The ContiWinterContact TS 850 is a benchmark tyre. Although not the most recent, this tyre has demonstrated its undeniable competitiveness through the excellent results obtained in numerous tests since it was launched.  

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


Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4DCopyright © : Dunlop
Designed for sports cars, the performances of the SP Winter Sport 4D are not necessarily the most evenly distributed of this selection. However, it does put forward some serious arguments, particularly in terms of comfort and grip on snow. 

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



Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Pneu hiver Goodyear UltraGrip 9Copyright © : Goodyear
The latest in winter tyres, the UltraGrip 9 looks set to be a future benchmark. The first tests have confirmed an enormous potential, particularly in snow.    

>> 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 5Copyright © : Michelin
The Michelin Alpin 5 is probably one of the most versatile tyres. Offering enhanced longevity, it also delivers excellent performance on dry and wet surfaces and on snow.

>> 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 D3

Nokian WR D3Copyright © : Nokian
The winter performance of Nokian tyres no longer needs to be proven. The WR D3 is designed for compact cars


>> Dimensions available for the Nokian WR D3
>> Test results for the Nokian WR D3


Nokian WR A3

Nokian WR A3Copyright © : Nokian
The WR A3 has a much sportier positioning than the WR D3. It is designed for fast, powerful cars


>> Dimensions available for the Nokian WR A3
>> Test results for the Nokian WR A3

Yokohama V905

Yokohama V905Copyright © : Yokohama
The V905 is an interesting alternative. Recently launched on the market, it has already made a name for itself in an Adac test after achieving very good results.


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