BFGoodrich gForce Winter

The BFGoodrich g-Force Winter is a High Performance winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre has been replaced by the BFGoodrich g Force Winter 2.

Nowadays the brand are owned to the French Michelin.

2016 Auto Bild Bfgoodrich g-Force Winter test

In 2016 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the BF Goodrich g Force winter at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.

test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
20th place in Wet braking. The difference in braking distance with the leader was 5.2 meters.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
Last place in wet handling. The difference in average speed with the best winter tyre was 6.3km/h.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
17-18th place in Wet lateral handling. The wet handling time difference with the leader was 0.8 sec.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
Last place in Straight aqua. The float speed difference with the leader was 12.5 km/h.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
17th place in Lateral aqua. The lateral acceleration difference with the leader was 1.15m/s2.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
17th place in Dry braking. The braking distance difference with the best winter tyre was 2.7 meters.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
15th place in Dry handling. The handling average speed difference with the best winter tyre was 1.5 meters.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
17th place in Snow braking. The snow braking distance difference with the leader was 1.8 meters.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
15-16th place in Snow handling. The snow handling average speed difference with the leader (Continental TS 860) was 2.3km/h.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
10th place in Snow slalom. The average lateral acceleration difference with the leader was 0.22m/s2.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
7th place in Snow traction. The average pulling force difference with the leader was 79 Newtons.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
7-8th place in Noise level. The external noise difference with the leader was 0.5dB.
test BFGoodrich gForce Winter review
6th place in Fuel economy test. The fuel consumption difference with the leader 0.48l/100km.

Overall

According to the test result the BF Goodrich gForce Winter took 19th place and showed one of the worst result among mid-range winter tyres.

Main conclusions:

  • Poor results on the wet: the worst straight aqua resistance and handling, long braking distance.
  • Not good enough on the dry: long braking distance and average handling.
  • Good snow slalom and traction, relatively long braking distance, average handling.
  • Good noise level.
  • Good rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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