Hanover, October 2022 – The major automobile clubs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have awarded the SPEED-GRIP 5 a rating of “highly recommended” in their 2022 winter tire test. The Semperit specialist for the cold season impressed particularly in the key sustainability categories of fuel consumption and wear.
Thanks to its good test performance, the SPEED-GRIP 5 secured a place on the winners’ podium of the automobile clubs. The experts reported no particular weaknesses, while praising the tire’s balance and strengths on all surfaces as well as its very low wear. In the area of fuel consumption, the tire achieved the highest rating among all tested tires in the 185/65 R15 size.
During development of the SPEED-GRIP 5, Semperit placed special focus on safe winter properties and efficient dry performance. Snow hooks in the tread grooves and grip edges ensure superior handling on snow. Traction is supported by the tread pattern. The V-shaped structure of the tread displaces water and snow, ensuring good control on wet, slippery road surfaces.
The testers at Auto Bild were also impressed with Semperit’s winter expert. The SPEED-GRIP 5 reached the final among 56 candidates and eventually received a rating of “good.” The testers praised the tire’s short braking distances and precise handling on ice and snow, as well as its strong aquaplaning performance and low rolling resistance.
“With the SPEED-GRIP 5, our developers have designed a true all-rounder,” says Natalia Kohls, winter and all-season product manager for Semperit. “We are very proud that this has once again been neutrally confirmed in the most important winter tire tests in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”
The Semperit SPEED-GRIP 5 is commercially available in a wide range of sizes between 14 and 20 inches.