Without fail, each year German publication Auto Bild provides the most comprehensive overview of the summer tire market by testing a huge amount of tires ability in the dry and wet, in order to work out which twenty tires deserve to be tested in their full summer tire test.
For 2022, Auto Bild have tested 50 tires in the most popular tire size in Europe, 215/55 R17.
All 50 sets of tires have their wet and dry braking results below, with the shortest 21 (luckily for Continental) combined braking distances progressing to the full test, which will be on the website shortly.
The rather unusual tire size has created some interesting results, with Nokian taking the top spot in dry braking, and the new Kumho Ecsta HS52 and Hankook Ventus Prime 4 placing second and third.
Wet braking had the usual Bridgestone Turanza T005 at the top, with Nexen also performing well.
Other performances worth noting, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 struggled in the wet which is unusual for the "rain tire", and Goodride made it into the top 20 on merit!