Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro Tires

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Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 (16) 91% 88% 86% 89% 85% 89%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 (79) 95% 92% 90% 88% 77% 86%
Michelin Pilot Super Sport (142) 94% 84% 89% 86% 82% 81%
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 (41) 93% 94% 81% 80% 87% 84%
Continental SportContact 7 (37) 97% 93% 91% 91% 71% 75%
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport (46) 96% 83% 91% 93% 67% 75%
Fulda SportControl 2 (21) 84% 85% 82% 77% 79% 93%
Altenzo Sports Comforter (21) 89% 80% 78% 82% 85% 85%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (300) 90% 88% 81% 84% 73% 78%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (285) 84% 92% 79% 78% 64% 83%
Lassa Phenoma (19) 82% 79% 74% 63% 88% 79%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT (172) 88% 85% 83% 82% 60% 82%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (86) 85% 79% 79% 80% 76% 81%
Maxxis Victra Sport 5 (23) 85% 79% 78% 82% 61% 77%
Nokian WR A3 (75) 92% 87% 88% 82% 90% 91%
Davanti DX640 (89) 79% 71% 74% 73% 66% 79%
Continental Sport Contact 2 (229) 85% 75% 76% 72% 61% 66%
Pirelli PZero Nero (139) 83% 66% 71% 71% 67% 64%
Pace ALVENTI Pace (11) 73% 71% 74% 51% 60% 77%
Pirelli PZero Rosso (109) 81% 66% 70% 68% 59% 62%
Nokian Hakka Black (4) 80% 83% 58% 63% 70% 53%
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK (6) 78% 73% 63% 73% 36% 75%

Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro Tire Review Highlights

Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport given 71% (245-40-18-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 8000 spirited miles
The tires were bought naturally after a TireReviews review comparing the UUHP tires and the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport having the best dry grip performance at the time. The PS4 was too lacking and the PS4s weren't available in the 18 inch size, the 19 inch size was a little too harsh for our roads, which is why the SSs were the best available tire at the time.
The GY SSs are simply superb at dry grip, on longer corners they hold the grip all the way to the speeds and lateral forces I was comfortable with, on shorter corners they greatly mitigated the understeery corner entry of my heavy car, after the apex they transformed the amount of power that can be put out of the corner while still having steering angle to the state where 2nd gear corner exits didn't have enough power to slide the car at 240hp full throttle, which was a first after Potenza S001s, Nexens N8000s, Sava UHP+s and even the Conti SportContact 7s couldn't grip that much.
The wet grip was slightly above average, enough to be safe on the roads, but nowhere near fun. The wear was surprisingly good, 8000miles for a set of 4 with rotations, given the shitty and curvy roads the SSs were dailyed on, it was quite a lot.
Comfort wise they were loud, bumps were very audible, highway tire noise was high, but all of that was countered by the amount of grip that was unbelievable for such a heavy car.
At the end of life, after 8000 hard miles, there was no tread left on 3-4cm of both inside and outside of each tire, they were completely smooth. The center maybe had 2mm of tread depth left. But the grip at the end of life was even better than during the actually usable tread life, reaching absurd high speed corner grip levels compared to all the previous tires I've used, including the SportContact7s.
Definitely the best dry grip tire I've ever had, without a shadow of a doubt.
tire reviewed on 2023-06-22 19:00:33
Writing about the Davanti DX640 given 30% (255-40-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
I’ve these on my 3.0 Audi A6 Quattro. They aren’t an uncomfortable tire, so to speak, but they leave a lot to be desired if you’re even a modestly spirited driver. The traction control on my Audi is very aggressive, so much so that if I’m having a play, I disable it. I’ve lost traction several times in low speed but high sidewall force scenarios. These trees just don’t hold up to any lateral force at all. Unless you’re dithering about, they will throw your car all over the road in a wallow. I can’t speak to how long they last, nor how they are in the wet. I’ve done a thousand miles on mine and I’m ready to swap them out for just about anything. The biggest issue is the way they respond under braking. They just don’t. They slip and slide all over the place under intense braking. Are they okay for doing the weekly shop? Yes. Are they okay for dithering about, doing the school run, and doing 60mph in the outside lane? Probably. Are they any good if you like to use more than 30 percent of your available throttle sometimes? No. I didn’t choose to fit them. They were fitted merely to get through an MoT by the previous owner.
tire reviewed on 2023-04-22 20:24:00
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 given 80% (255-35-21-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 spirited miles
Comparing to Pirelli PZero (it should be matched to 4S/5S I think but don`t have other expirience to share) I had, I can immediately notice the understeering with PS5 and increased noise, but still would prefer PS5 due to better dry grip and better performance/feeling during lower temperature.
tire reviewed on 2023-04-19 06:13:23
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 given 93% (245-45-18-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 0 average miles
Possibly the best summer tires I've ever had...great handling on dry and wet conditions, very good breaking and low noise. Expensive but worthy.
tire reviewed on 2023-03-29 01:48:30
Writing about the Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK given 57% (225-45-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 80 spirited miles
Would not recommend
tire reviewed on 2023-01-13 19:47:19
Writing about the Continental SportContact 7 given 100% (255-40-19-)
Driving on mostly town for 5000 spirited miles
They are the best ! First tire that sends me on wet the same amount of control and safety as in dry conditions, I’ve tried them all, the new Sport Contact 7 exceeds all my expectations. Totally recommend to anyone who wants a solid sport tire. 10/10
tire reviewed on 2022-04-18 00:11:38
Writing about the Fulda SportControl 2 given 80% (245-45-18-)
Driving on mostly town for 22000 easy going miles
Great tire for a midsize or upper class sedan or similar - great grip both in the dry and in the wet, copes well with aquaplaning and is very comfortable. Smooth ride and very quiet and nice handling at the same time. Great balance between grip and comfort. All 4 tires balanced very well - under 15 grams on any of the wheels. Three drawbacks: 1) New tire thread was under 7 mm deep - to my mind, very little for a normal road going tire. 2) Wear. Partly this is due to mentioned above. Tires lasted for about 35000 kms of normal use. 3) With thread deepness under 5 mm the look of the tire is very generic - 4 grooves and nothing else. The tire still performed well. At around 3 mm wet performance decreased significantly.
tire reviewed on 2022-02-21 20:00:01
Writing about the Continental Sport Contact 2 given 64% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 10000 spirited miles
Tires are good first 10tkm. Side wall dissapeared very guicky and the grip with it.
tire reviewed on 2021-06-16 11:20:04
Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT given 87% (255-40-19-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 13000 average miles
I bought the Sport Maxx RT’s on my A6 to replace the P Zero’s that were OE fit. The Dunlop’s are far superior imho because they warm up much quicker than the P Zero’s and don’t understeer like the Pirelli’s. The are quieter, grippier in all weather especially the wet, but as far as longevity goes all I can say is so far I’ve put 13000 miles on them and they still look like new. I think the P Zeros were quite a hard tire as I got nearly 40000 miles out of them and they used to understeer a tad in cooler weather or in the wet compared to the Dunlop’s.
tire reviewed on 2021-05-30 05:14:36
Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 80% (245-40-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 28000 spirited miles
Have had the Sportmaxx RT2 fitted to my ‘06 A6 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro since early 2018. During nov- march I’ve got winter tires fitted. The tires have done 45.000 km / 28.000 mi and are down to 2 to 2.5 mm. Previously I’ve had Falken ZIEX, Hankook Ventus V12 and Pirelli’s fitted. Wear and comfortwise the Sportmaxx RT2 are the best of all tires I’ve had on the car. The Falken’s had slightly better grip on warm dry days but where down in all other conditions and only lasted 30.000 km / 18.750 mi. The Hankook’s were slightly better on wear compared to the Falken’s but wore unevenly and gave the car an unresponsive feel. The Pirelli’s had the least grip, the least comfort. Can’t comment on wear, they started showing cracks in the sidewall after 2 years. Switched to the Sportmaxx RT2 after the Pirelli’s and a new set will def. be fitted after winter. Tires give excellent grip in dry and wet weather. The tires give the car a comfortable ride and responsive steering feel. Plus the noise they produce, our should I say lack off, is less compared to the Falken’s and Pirelli’s. If I had to name a slight downside it would be cold (
tire reviewed on 2021-01-21 11:58:35
Writing about the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 given 94% (245-45-18-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 7000 spirited miles
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tire reviewed on 2020-11-22 17:38:37
Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 83% (225-55-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
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tire reviewed on 2020-07-19 12:16:42
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