Auto Zeitung, one of the most highly-regarded motoring magazines in Germany, has conducted a 20-tyre test of 225/50 R17 summer tyres and concluded that the Maxxis Premitra HP5 is ‘very recommended’ and the ‘recommendation for value’.
The test, made up of wet and dry handling and braking, aquaplaning, slalom, noise and rolling resistance test, with additional point-based assessments for comfort and driving safety, is a comprehensive evaluation of the current summer tyre market.
The Maxxis Premitra HP5 achieved the best result in dry handling, and the third-best result in the slalom test and the wet handling test, beaten in wet handling only by the competitor tyres awarded first and second place in the tyre test overall.
Looking at the points, Maxxis achieved an excellent fourth place overall, and was awarded not only the ‘very recommended’ label but also the ‘recommendation for value’.
“Maxxis offers a balance of inexpensive and good performance…” – Paul Englert, Auto Zeitung [translated]
The tyre was also found to be reassuring to drive, with the tyre rated as the tyre with the safest feel in the dry and the third safest feel in the wet when compared with all the other tyres in the test.
“We work hard to ensure that every Maxxis tyre is the perfect combination of value and performance, and the Auto Zeitung tyre test proves this. We are very pleased that the purpose of our products are reflected in the results of these tests.” – Rudy Versteg, Managing Director, Maxxis R&D Technical Centre Europe
Maxxis car tyres are available in the UK from Stapletons Tyre Services (0870 60 54321) and a huge range of tyre fitters nationwide.