Pirelli winter
sottozero™ serie II

Exemplary

Test car: Volkswagen Golf

SNOW TEST

HANDLING

This test measures the average speed on the Auto Bild handling course. The higher the speed, the better the handling performance of the tyre (acceleration, braking, cornering) on snow covered surfaces.


PIRELLI 49.1 km/h
TOYO 49.1 km/h
DUNLOP 48.7 km/h
MICHELIN 48.7 km/h
CONTINENTAL 48.2 km/h
HANKOOK 48.0 km/h
NOKIAN 47.8 km/h
SEMPERIT 47.7 km/h
BRIDGESTONE 47.5 km/h

BRAKING DISTANCE

This test measures the breaking distance from a speed of 40 km/h.


DUNLOP 19.2 m
PIRELLI 19.5 m
BRIDGESTONE 19.9 m
TOYO 19.9 m
HANKOOK 20.0 m
MICHELIN 20.1 m
CONTINENTAL 20.2 m
SEMPERIT 20.6 m
NOKIAN 21.4 m

WET TEST

GRIP

This test measures the laptimes on the Auto Bild steering pad (circular racetrack). The laptimes demonstrate that winter tyres can match the grip performance of summer tyres on wet surfaces.


DUNLOP 16.30 sec
SEMPERIT 16.54 sec
PIRELLI 16.77 sec
NOKIAN 16.85 sec
CONTINENTAL 16.86 sec
TOYO 16.98 sec
HANKOOK 17.12 sec
MICHELIN 17.14 sec
BRIDGESTONE 17.21 sec

BRAKING DISTANCE

From a speed of 100 km/h. Also in this case the best winter tyres can match the safety and performance of a summer tyre.


CONTINENTAL 51.4 m
DUNLOP 51.9 m
PIRELLI 54.0 m
SEMPERIT 54.3 m
BRIDGESTONE 54.5 m
MICHELIN 55.4 m
NOKIAN 56.1 m
HANKOOK 57.2 m
TOYO 57.9 m

DRY TEST

NOISE

Auto Bild measured the rolling noise at a speed of 80 km/h.


DUNLOP 71.7 dB(A)
SEMPERIT 71.9 dB(A)
TOYO 71.9 dB(A)
PIRELLLI 73.1 dB(A)
MICHELIN 73.4 dB(A)
HANKOOK 73.5 dB(A)
CONTINENTAL 73.6 dB(A)
BRIDGESTONE 73.9 dB(A)
NOKIAN 74.1 dB(A)

HANDLING

This test measures the average speed on the Auto Bild handling course. The higher the speed, the better the handling performance of the tyres (acceleration, braking, cornering) on snow covered surfaces.


NOKIAN 86.4 meters
CONTINENTAL 86.0 meters
HANKOOK 85.5 meters
TOYO 85.3 meters
MICHELIN 84.9 meters
DUNLOP 84.8 meters
PIRELLI 84.7 meters
SEMPERIT 84.7 meters
BRIDGESTONE 84.5 meters