The Dunlop Graspic DS-3 achieved the best fuel economy at 26.9 mpg in our BMW E92 328i Coupe which is 4ths of a mile better per gallon than the best Ultra High Performance All-Season tire.
|Studless Ice and Snow Tires||MPG|
|Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 ||26.2|
|Continental ExtremeWinter Contact ||26.3|
|Dunlop Graspic DS-3 ||26.9|
|Michelin X-Ice Xi2 ||26.8|
This information is based on our team of test drivers completing approximately 500 miles per tire over several days on the same 6.6-mile test loop. I would recommend using this fuel data as a good tire buying tie-breaker since the mileage differences are small and would only result in a difference of a few extra fill-ups every year.
In our latest ice rink testing, we also did some acceleration and braking evaluations.
| Studless Ice and Snow Tires||60' Acceleration||10-0 MPH Braking|
|Bridgestone Blizzak WS70||5.119 sec.||24.0 ft|
|Continental ExtremeWinterContact||5.149 sec.||23.9 ft|
|Dunlop Graspic DS-3||5.422 sec.||28.3 ft|
|Michelin X-Ice Xi2||5.186 sec.||24.1 ft|
Notice that the Dunlop gets better fuel economy, but takes four more feet to stop from 10 mph.
You can read the full test results here.