Achilles Winter 101 X

The Achilles Winter 101X is a Touring Winter tyre with symmetrical tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

Test Achilles Winter 101 X by Auto Bild at size 235/60 R18 in 2018

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Achilles Winter 101 X at size 235/60 R18 and compared it with nine similar budget and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of result.

For the test experts used an Audi Q5.

Achilles Winter 101 X test and review
One of the best result in Dry Braking. The tyre lost only to the Pirelli 1m in the braking way, but showed better result, than more expensive brands like Michelin, Goodyear, Continental etc.
Achilles Winter 101 X test and review
8th place in Dry Handling. The difference in average speed with the best result was 1.2km/h (or 0,012%). The tyre showed better result than Michelin and Firestone, but lost to all other tyres.
Achilles Winter 101 X test and review
8th place among winter tyres in Wet Braking. The difference with the best result in braking way was 2,5m.
Achilles Winter 101 X test and review
8th place among winter tyres in Wet Handling. The difference with the best result in average speed was 3.1km/h.
test Achilles Winter 101 X review
7-8th place among winter tyres in Straight Aqua. The tyre showed the same result as the Pirelli. The difference with the leader in float speed was 4.5km/h.
test Achilles Winter 101 X review
8th place in Snow Braking. The tyre showed wery close result to the Pirelli and Dunlop. The difference in braking distance was 2.7m.
test Achilles Winter 101 X review
5th place in Snow Handling. The tyre showed the same result as Firestone and was very close to the Pirelli. The difference inaverage speed with the best result was 1.9km/h.
test Achilles Winter 101 X review
The last result in Rolling Resistance, but very close result to the Michelin LA2. The difference in rolling resistance with the best result was 0.7kg/t.
test Achilles Winter 101 X review
2nd place among winter tyres in the Noise test. The difference with the best result was 0.3dB.

Conclusion

According to the test results the Achilles Winter 101 X took 8-9th place.

Main conclusions:

  • One of the best braking distance and relatively good handling on dry.
  • Poor wet behavior:
  • Average snow results.
  • Low price.
  • Average straight aqua, the float speed the same to the Pirelli.
  • The worst fuel economy.
  • Good noise level. Little bit noiser than Michelin LA2, but much quiet than other premium brands.

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