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Contintal EcoContact 6: The next standard enhanced by German technology
  • Maximum fuel efficiency thanks to improved component geometry and efficient silica distribution
  • Enhanced mileage due to new Green Chili™ 2.0 compound
  • Optimised grip and handling experience
  • Learn more: Continental EcoContact 6
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Continental EcoContact 6

Grip, handling and steering precision: the new Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 has it all
  • Dunlop launches its new Ultra-High Performance (UHP) summer tire, the Sport Maxx RT2, the successor of the multi-award winning Sport Maxx RT. Endorsed by the independent TÜV test ordered by Dunlop, the tire demonstrates excellent grip and handling and delivers faster test track lap times versus its predecessor.
  • True to the brand's DNA, the tire has been developed in line with the "Forever Forward" brand philosophy, which is to create exciting driving experiences. In addition to this, Dunlop's long racing heritage including winning races in open endurance competitions has been a great resource and inspiration to build the new Sport Maxx RT2.
  • Excellent dry handling according to the independent TÜV test results.
  • Sport Maxx RT2 chosen by Radical for their ultimate supercar.
  • Learn more: Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2

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Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2

Continental SportContact™ 6: Safety on any road. Control at any speed.
  • Designed for sports and high-performance vehicles.
  • Black Chili for maximum grip in all directions enables supreme driving experience.
  • Force vectoring for maximum control, a new era in tread pattern development.
  • Aralon350™, the new adaptive hybrid cap ply for maximum stability at high speeds up to 350km/h.
  • Shorter braking distances in all weather conditions.
  • The new Micro Flexibility Compound ensures an optimum interlocking between tyre and road surface. This guarantees better acceleration and shorter braking distances at high and low temperatures - in wet or dry conditions.
  • Learn more: SportContact™ 6
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Continental SportContact™ 6

Goodyear showcases Ultra-High Performance Tire: Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
  • The latest addition to a successful Eagle product family: Goodyear's premium offering for a growing UHP market
  • Fitted as standard by premium OEMs.
  • 2.6 meter shorter braking distance on wet roads compared to average performance of 3 competitors to help stay in control.
  • 31% better tread wear performance compared to average performance of 3 competitors and 11.500 km extra mileage.
  • Learn more: Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

Vector 4Seasons Gen-2: Excellent driving performance in all weather conditions all year long
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2

ACL winter tire test 2018

28 Tires tested


To help consumers choose the best tyre for their vehicle, the ACL participates every year, summer and winter, in the various tests carried out by its partners in European automobile clubs. The latest one was for 28 winter tires in the popular 205/55 R16 and 175/65 R14 sizes.

Size 175/65 R14

This size, which is suitable for Ford Fiesta or VW UP city cars, has two "good" tires: Continental WinterContact TS860 and Dunlop Winter Response 2. They have no weakness at all. In general, tires of this size perform quite well: eight tires are rated "satisfactory" and one "sufficient". The Nankang Snow SV-3 does not pass the test with poor wet and snow results.

Size 205/55 R16

3 "good", 11 "satisfactory", 1 "sufficient" and 1 "insufficient": these are the results in this tyre category, which is particularly suitable for Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus or Citroën C4 vehicles. In this series the best tires are Continental WinterContact TS860, Goodyear UltraGrip 9 and Dunlop Winter Sport 5. More than half of the tires tested were rated as "good" or "satisfactory" on snow and wet roads. Only one tyre, the Laufenn I FIT LW31, was failed due to its poor wet performance.

Read the test: ACL winter tire test 2018
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ACL winter tire test 2018

Dunlop Winter Sport 5: The grip you need for unforeseen winter roads
  • Supreme lateral grip on slippery surfaces
  • Enhanced performance on snow-covered roads
  • Aquaplaning defense
  • Fuel effciency
  • Learn more: Dunlop Winter Sport 5
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Dunlop Winter Sport 5