Audi A3 Sportback Tires

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Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Continental WinterContact TS830 (30) 90% 95% 90% 84% 85% 91%
Vredestein Ultrac Vorti (112) 94% 84% 90% 88% 84% 85%
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 (78) 92% 89% 82% 85% 90% 84%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 (101) 95% 92% 88% 88% 73% 86%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (406) 92% 89% 85% 85% 80% 87%
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (237) 91% 88% 87% 85% 79% 85%
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 (54) 92% 93% 81% 80% 82% 84%
Barum Bravuris 3HM (66) 88% 83% 82% 80% 87% 84%
Vredestein Snowtrac 3 (34) 84% 91% 82% 76% 83% 86%
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 (20) 90% 84% 84% 83% 83% 85%
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 (38) 83% 91% 78% 82% 87% 84%
Continental WinterContact TS 860 (48) 89% 92% 83% 86% 83% 86%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (177) 89% 86% 82% 82% 80% 87%
Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 (301) 90% 88% 84% 84% 74% 82%
Michelin CrossClimate Plus (111) 88% 86% 82% 74% 88% 87%
Pirelli Sottozero Serie II (28) 85% 88% 90% 82% 82% 88%
Bridgestone Potenza Sport (88) 93% 88% 90% 92% 64% 74%
Continental AllSeasonContact (35) 82% 87% 81% 83% 75% 82%
Continental Premium Contact 6 (113) 89% 85% 83% 85% 75% 79%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric (141) 90% 87% 82% 78% 70% 80%
Michelin Pilot Exalto (56) 86% 81% 76% 80% 83% 77%
Pirelli SNOWCONTROL Serie II (7) 79% 79% 80% 81% 83% 70%
Avon Ice Touring ST (40) 81% 86% 74% 72% 82% 81%
Michelin CrossClimate (143) 88% 85% 82% 80% 84% 89%
GT Radial Champiro HPX (12) 87% 88% 87% 87% 68% 70%
Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 (28) 85% 84% 72% 76% 86% 84%
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance (245) 86% 84% 76% 78% 73% 85%
Nokian WR D4 (68) 83% 82% 78% 79% 66% 83%
Michelin Primacy 4 (153) 85% 81% 74% 77% 82% 84%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT (175) 88% 84% 83% 82% 60% 82%
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 (12) 83% 81% 75% 73% 85% 91%
Nexen Winguard Sport (21) 82% 79% 78% 65% 85% 81%
Nankang SV1 Winter Plus (14) 80% 72% 72% 71% 81% 82%
Kumho Ecsta KU31 (165) 83% 75% 77% 76% 72% 74%
Michelin Primacy 3 (191) 85% 79% 76% 77% 69% 80%
Continental Sport Contact 3 (244) 88% 80% 81% 77% 62% 74%
Michelin Primacy HP (198) 85% 75% 77% 74% 77% 76%
Bridgestone Potenza RE001 (42) 87% 72% 78% 80% 70% 63%
Michelin Pilot Primacy (52) 80% 76% 71% 68% 85% 71%
Pirelli CINTURATO P7 (180) 83% 73% 73% 75% 69% 74%
Gislaved Ultra Speed (10) 84% 71% 79% 65% 77% 67%
Continental Sport Contact 5 (212) 87% 82% 79% 76% 51% 73%
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 (77) 78% 85% 75% 72% 61% 74%
Continental ContiSportContact 5 P (108) 85% 78% 77% 75% 55% 73%
Nexen N Fera Sport SU2 (12) 81% 77% 76% 73% 56% 71%
Continental Sport Contact 2 (229) 85% 75% 76% 72% 61% 66%
Nokian i3 (6) 72% 68% 82% 68% 65% 77%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 (158) 83% 69% 74% 74% 67% 61%
Hankook Ventus Prime K105 (20) 78% 63% 74% 64% 66% 77%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT (53) 85% 73% 74% 76% 64% 64%
Nokian W Plus (15) 77% 70% 69% 68% 86% 82%
Kumho Winter Craft WP52 (7) 77% 69% 70% 73% 75% 73%
Pirelli P Zero (157) 84% 69% 75% 72% 58% 64%
Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850 (4) 67% 67% 67% 63% 70% 70%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx (162) 79% 69% 69% 67% 63% 64%
Goodyear EfficientGrip (139) 77% 68% 63% 61% 71% 71%
Pirelli PZero Rosso (109) 81% 66% 70% 68% 59% 62%
Bridgestone Potenza RE040 (47) 79% 58% 74% 70% 65% 57%
Semperit Speed Grip (3) 70% 73% 63% 67% 63% 57%
Maxxis MA Z4S Victra (18) 89% 77% 79% 78% 80% 78%
Evergreen Dynacontrol EU728 (5) 68% 58% 65% 58% 87% 68%
Pirelli P6 (22) 73% 66% 60% 52% 58% 60%
Accelera Alpha (130) 65% 44% 53% 49% 69% 56%
Kumho Ecsta 712 (10) 69% 42% 51% 47% 74% 50%
Zeta Ztr10 (31) 59% 44% 48% 46% 60% 60%
Event WL905 (129) 59% 30% 41% 39% 60% 49%

Audi A3 Sportback Tire Review Highlights

Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza Sport given 69% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 22000 spirited miles
Before the Potenza, I had two set of Dunlop Sport Maxx, RT as OEM tire and then RT2, both great great tires, the perfect blend of sportiness and endurance, with only wet grip as weaker point. I decided yo give a chance to Bridgestone.
I've made already 35k km (22k miles) on them. The tires are quite worn, I think I could put another 5-6 k km before change.
I'll split the review into two main sections, NEW tire and WORN tire because the feedback has changed during quite two years of ownership.

NEW tire. Coming from Dunlop, the first thing I've noticed was a slightly better initial turn-in, not a huge difference however. The feedback at the steering wheel is more or less the same. But with Bridgestone the car feels more nervous; if you push hard on a curvy road you can feel the rear weaving too much. I think that's because the overall balance for the tires is front-oriented. And, for me, this is not confident inspiring.
As for the grip, on summer's hot tarmacs the dry grip was not so good. The tires feels "soapy" and too much sensitive on inflate pressure. At the OEM pressure, the tires offered very poor dry grip; reducing it of 0.2-0.3 bar, the overall feeling improved a little, but with an increase in fuel consumption. Bridgestone doesn't like hot temperatures and they need to work with low pressure. Copy-paste with Battlax S22 OEM tires I found on my bike.

WORN tire. Ageing seems to be great for Bridgestone. But I think that it's not wizardry, but just wear who has improved the tire surface in contact. With quite 40k kms and two years old, now the car is less nervous, it feels more planted. Dry grip is improved and the pressure-sensibility is reduced. Only cabin noise is getting worse, but it's directly related to wear (less rubber = noise increment).

As for wet grip, in this scenario the Potenza are phenomenal. Even now that there're worn, they've loosed nothing about grip, feedback, precision and safety. They are really a wet UHP tire!

Will I buy them again? Balancing dry and wet grip, fuel consumption (increased), road feedback, feeling, and wear the answer is NO. They are good tires, but I think that there's something better on the market. The think I really disliked was the road behaviour on dry surfaces, too nervous from new. For me there’re not a sporty tire; struggling at the wheel could be funny for someone, not for me.
Next tires will be Michelin PS 5
tire reviewed on 2024-02-11 13:20:45
Writing about the Nexen N Fera Sport SU2 given 56% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 7000 average miles
This tire was fitted on my Audi A3 8Y Sportback from factory. Handling on dry and wet was 'good', but nothing mindblowing. Wear was really bad though. What's even worse, tire got serious damage at its shoulder ribs after ~7000km which ended up being just "bad material / quality control from factory", as it was explained to me by the guy who replaced them. I would never buy them again, for safety reasons.
tire reviewed on 2023-08-08 15:01:31
Writing about the Goodyear EfficientGrip given 100% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 11000 easy going miles
very happy with goodyear efficent grip performance 2 tires ive done 11.000 miles and still alot of tread left.there great quality premium tires
tire reviewed on 2023-04-05 20:36:04
Writing about the Kumho Winter Craft WP52 given 78% (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3000 average miles
I have WP52 on my A3 Sportback. Very good tire, excellent grip on snow, and dry roads, satisfy grip on wet road.
tire reviewed on 2023-02-28 07:07:30
Writing about the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 given 80% (205-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
I had very little snow and ice conditions here in Zagreb/Croatia and that was the reason why I bought Bridgestone lm005 and except of tire wear everything else was just as you reviewed it couple od years ago.
tire reviewed on 2022-10-03 18:35:15
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 given 70% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 average miles
After driven 5000 km all in dry conditions , I really dont know what the manufactuer had on their goals when they plan this tire but definately its not an UHP tire at all. Grip is ok but for a fresh new tire is expected but pretty much an understering apears when cornerning. Braking is ok but not something extraordinary .Tested at a bit high speed after a little hard braking the car seems to behave unsteable (lower the front edge too much). Although i drive a car with a sport suspension, due to the way the design of the tire to increase the impact patch during turnings, braking, or passing roads malfactions the tire behave as an extra suspension in uncordination and as the tread is soft the car feels unsteable again. So i prefer driving far away from the car limits because i am confident on how the tire reacts . The only positive i see is that it is very comfort tire with low noise soft and light with low rolling resistance and less fuel consumsion. At the end this is not a sporty tire and with less wear than As5.
tire reviewed on 2022-07-31 19:53:15
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 given 95% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
Great tires, they feel very refined and sophisticated with no harshness and are perfectly round. Gives a great feeling of safety with endless grip in both wet and dry conditions. Quiet too, only some "singing" around 120 km/h, but none at 110 km/h or 130 km/h
tire reviewed on 2022-06-11 18:52:00
Writing about the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 given 90% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
I've been running Goodyear tires consistently for around 10 years now and I don't think I'd buy any other make from now on. During that time i've always defaulted to F1 Asymmetric (2's, 3's and 5's) but thought I fancied something more comfort biased for once. These are incredible tires and I think the best I've ever had in 30 years of driving. Smooth, quiet, comfortable yet still dynamic, sporty and fun when required. Just an excellent all round summer tire that suits my style of driving (brisk but not mad into corners etc). Absolutely superb.
tire reviewed on 2022-06-05 20:38:28
Writing about the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 given 93% (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
Very nice and quiet tires used in wet and dry and in snow super results.In past i used Bridgestone Weather control A005 , Goodyear GEN3 these tires are good too.
tire reviewed on 2022-05-17 18:52:11
Writing about the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 given 89% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
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tire reviewed on 2021-10-28 19:59:26
Writing about the Pirelli SNOWCONTROL Serie II given 83% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly town for 3000 average miles
I have been using these tires for 2 seasons now. I am very pleased with the driving performance. Wear is exceptional as they look brand new even after 12 months of daily driving in city. They are a bit noisy but not much complaints from me and also my 2 year old kid seems like he likes the noise eventually. I don't drive too aggressive, for the security of kid traveling backseat, still I feel safe with the grips.
tire reviewed on 2021-04-25 07:57:52
Writing about the Pirelli CINTURATO P7 given 84% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 40000 average miles
I have been using these tires since it came oem with the car. Its been almost 5 years / 62k km. Tires are still around 4 mm. Comfort level is quite good comparing to my previous car tires Hankook Ventus 2 and Bridgstone Turanza tires. I might change my set of tires as the tires would start to lose quality due to season changes in Istanbul. Roads are full of pit holes and bumps in Istanbul. But thankfully I did not have any blow problem. I would highly recommend these tires for compact HB cars.
tire reviewed on 2021-04-03 22:54:29
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