Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 wins latest summer tire tests
- Auto Motor und Sport names Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 “outstanding”
- Auto Bild testers give the tire an 6 “exemplary” rating
- Tyre Reviews and Aftonbladet also crown it as joint testwinner
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 has won several recent tire tests, including in German magazine Auto Bild, which featured ten top-selling 245/40R19 summer tires fitted to a BMW 5 Series test car1. Auto Bild concluded the test by giving Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 its prestigious “VorBildlich” (exemplary) rating.
This comes after Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was also declared “überragend” (outstanding) by Auto Motor und Sport in March2. The latest member of Goodyear’s Eagle F1 dynasty, Asymmetric 6 is an ultra high-performance (UHP) tire designed for sports and performance cars of all sizes.
Swedish publication Aftonbladet has crowned Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 as the joint test winner in its 17-inch summer tire test, praising, in particular, its “grip and driving characteristics on both wet and dry”3.
Meanwhile, British tester Tyre Reviews has also named Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 as the joint winner in its latest UHP tire test, also using the popular 225/45R17 size4. Tyre Reviews highlighted the Goodyear tire’s “sporty dynamic handling” and all-round strong performance in wet and dry conditions, as well as its low noise and rolling resistance4.
Auto Bild’s testers praised Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 for its “balanced performance at the highest level, good aquaplaning reserves, short braking distances, precise handling behaviour [and] low rolling resistance”5.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was initially rolled out in 28 sizes at the start of 2022. Additional fitments will be released throughout the year. By 2023, it will be available in more than 65 sizes from 17 to 22-inch fitments.
A tribute to the development of the Eagle F1 range
Compared to its predecessor, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 features new technology to improve dry performance, wet braking, wet handling and electric vehicle suitability5 in order to reach its mantra ‘Ready for Anything’.
Laurent Colantonio, Regional Technology Director EMEA, Goodyear said: “To consistently win these latest tire tests is a great reward for the teams working on the development of Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6. With the newest member of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric family, we aimed to develop a tire that gives a wide range of vehicles, from hot hatches to executive saloons, superb wet and dry performance while keeping rolling resistance low and promoting electric vehicle suitability. With reduced Rolling Resistance and substantially Lower Noise Emissions, we have created a fantastic new tire that is ready for the next generation of mobility.”
To read the rest of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 press kit, click here.
(1) Test size: 245/40R19. Test car: BMW 5 Series. Issue: Auto Bild issue 13/2022. Tires tested: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6, Bridgestone Potenza Sport, Hankook Ventus S1 evo3, Continental SportContact 7, Nexen N’Fera Sport, Michelin Pilot Sport 4, Falken Azenis FK510, Star Performer UHP-3, Maxxis Victra Sport 5, Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+.
(2) Auto Motor und Sport issue 7/2022. Test size: 245/45R19. Test car: Audi A6.
(3) Aftonbladet 13/3/2022. Test size: 225/45R17. Test car: Audi A3. Joint test winner. Quotes translated from original Swedish.
(4) Tyre Reviews video: https://youtu.be/yqXQgBdqVqI . Test size: 225/45R17. Test car: Volkswagen Golf GTI. Joint test winner.
(5) Translated from original German.
(6) Compared to predecessor Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Internal tests, size 225/45R17, test car: Volkswagen Golf 8, test location: Mireval Test Track.
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