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Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5

/64% · winter · · : Lowcost

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  • Short braking distance on snow
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Barum Polaris 5 is made in 74 sizes, starting from 135/80 R13 up to 255/40 R19.
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Barum Polaris 5 is ranked #64 of 820 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2022, ADAC 2022, and other organizations. It is made in total of 74 sizes, 135/80 R13 being the smallest and 255/40 R19 the largest. Barum is a brand from Czech Republic and belongs to the Continental group. This tyre was featured in tests 8 times, first test was carried in 2019. Barum Polaris 5 replaced an older model - Barum Polaris 3. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Barum Polaris 5 has "C" wet grip rating and most (66%) of the dimensions has "E" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 53% of them produce 72db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. It can be compared to Winguard Snow G3 WH21, which is a tyre from Nexen (South Korea) and has a rating of 67%, compared to 64% of the Barum in question. There was a braking test that featured both Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21 and Barum Polaris 5 held by autobild in 2021. It was tested on a VW Polo with 185/65 R15 tyres. On the wet, the Nexen stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Barum - 35,6m, whereas the Barum took 36,1m to come to a full stop. On the snow, we can see that Barum stopped earlier at the 28,8m mark, compared to 29,4m of the Nexen.

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Timeline

2018

Barum Polaris 5 was launched and replaced Barum Polaris 3.

2019

Barum Polaris 5 was tested 1x (Autobild)

2020

Barum Polaris 5 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)

2021

Barum Polaris 5 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

2022

Barum Polaris 5 was tested 2x (ADAC,...)

Achievements

Barum Polaris 5 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Barum Polaris 5 was featured:
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 185/65 R15
sufficient
Ranked #14 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
Barum Polaris 53,23,92,42,82,03,02,0
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #26 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Barum Polaris 537,526,9
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Barum Polaris 536,128,8
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 195/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #12 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,92,02,62,0
Barum Polaris 53,23,02,02,0 2,83,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2021 205/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #15 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
Barum Polaris 53+3+2+1- 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Barum Polaris 535,224,9
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Barum Polaris 52-222-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Barum Polaris 533,925
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

85% (3x)65% (1x)
GoodSatisfactorySufficient
1x2x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R18
75% (2x)85% (1x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
65% (1x)85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (1x)

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