Barum Polaris 3
The Barum Polaris 3 is a Touring Winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.
The tire has been replaced by the
Barum Polaris 5.
Nowadays the brand are owned to the
Barum Polaris 3 Tests
2018 Auto Bild
In 2018 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Barum Polaris 3 at size 195/65 R15 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.
17-19th place among winter tyres in Dry braking. Tyre showed the same result as a mid-range Gislaved and Semperit. The difference in braking way with the best result was 3m.
9th place among winter tyres in Dry handling. Barum showed very close result to premium Goodyear, Dunlop and Michelin (the difference with them in average speed was only 0.1-0.2km/h). Moreover, it was better than brands like Continental, Nokian and Pirelli. The difference in average speed with the leader was 1km/h.
15th place among winter tyres in Wet Braking. The difference with the leader in braking distance was 2.4 meters. Good news, is that Barum showed better result than Michelin or Nokian.
18th place in Wet Handling. The difference in average speed with the Continental TS860 (leader of the test) was 3.3km/h.
18th place in Straight aqua. The difference in Float speed with the leader was 12.7km/h.
9-11th place in Snow braking. Barum showed the same result as a Firestone and Vredestein and was a little bit better than Michelin, Dunlop and Bridgestone. The difference with the leader in braking distance was 0.8 meters.
6-7th place in Snow handling. Good result for relatively cheap tyre. Barum was very close to the leader in average speed (the difference with Goodyear UG9 was only 0.8km/h) and faster than most competitors.
6th place in Fuel comparison.
18-19th place in Noise level test. The same result to the Michelin A5. The difference with the leader in noise was 3.4dB.
16th place in Wear resistance. The difference in projected wear with the leader was 33 300km. 2017 Auto Bild
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Overall Barum Polaris 3 Review
According to the test result Barum Polaris 3 took 16th place.
Long dry braking distance, but relatively good handling.
Poor wet braking and handling, low aqua resistance.
Good results on the snow: short braking distance and fast average speed.
Poor wear resistance.
Good fuel comparison.
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