Pirelli‘s Scorpion Winter tire has won the latest comparative test held by German off-road magazine Auto Bild Allrad, where it was acclaimed as the ‘best performer’ in the wet handling, dry braking and rolling resistance categories. It was also ‘highly commended’ for its dry braking, snow handling and wet handling performance. Auto Zeitung, another German magazine, also highlighted this tire’s capabilities ‘on snow as well as on dry roads’.
The Pirelli Scorpion Winter tire received a unanimous stamp of approval by the German magazines that assessed it – in the 235/60 R18 size on an Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.
The tire was designed to deliver maximum performance and safety for modern SUVs and crossovers, especially within the premium segment, paying particular attention to downhill braking on low-grip surfaces and cornering. This allows maximum control over the car’s performance. These types of vehicles often put out plenty of power and torque, and thus require the highest amounts of traction and grip possible. Scorpion Winter is also available with all of Pirelli’s main specialities: PNCS, which decreases in-car rolling noise, Run Flat – which allows drivers to carry on to the nearest tire dealer even after a puncture – and Seal Inside; technology that self-repairs a tire.