The results are in, and it’s General Tire’s G-MAX performance tires on top!
This summer, Tire Rack ran two separate performance tests on Ultra High Performance tires, covering both Summer and All-Season compounds. Using the 2017 BMW F36 430i Gran Coupe in both instances, General Tire’s G-MAX RS (Summer) and G-MAX AS05 (All-Season) took on all comers in a series of real world and track performance tests to determine the market leaders.
With a 7.77 combined subjective rating in both real road and dry/wet track experience, the G-MAX RS took down the Falken Azenis FK510 (7.67), Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (7.32), and BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 (7.01). All tires were tested at 245/40R18 measurements. The G-MAX RS, General Tire’s first-ever tire in the field, was praised by Tire Rack for “good road manners and confident grip in the wet,” and even posted the best fuel mileage numbers in the test, with 29.4 miles per gallon.
Tire Rack also called the G-MAX AS-05 “a winner” in the Ultra High Performance All-Season segment, giving it a 7.45 combined subjective rating—good enough to beat the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S (7.43), Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 (7.16), and Kumho Ecsta PA51 (6.83). “(The tire) feels athletic in everything it does, from the immediate and precise response to the driver’s inputs, to the taut ride, to the easily-managed oversteer around the track,” the report elaborates. “Test-leading wet traction completes the package.”
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