Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

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Vehicle: 2007 Audi A8 Sport Package With 19 inch
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,200
Location: GLENVIEW, IL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Follow-Up Review: 11,000 miles on tires
January 06, 2014
Correcting mileage from initial review: <br>25-26 mpg @65mph. Increase ~2 mpg over P6. Validated on recent round trip Chicago/Miami.<br>23.4 mpg @78mph w/ cruise control.<br><br>Have now driven in light, heavy snow, ice and extreme cold. Solid overall performance. Hydro/Slush planing noted on deeper snow - evident when changing lanes (crossing in/out of slushy lane tracks) at speed on interstate. <br><br>Excellent wet pavement grip. High traction limits that are very well communicated on both wet and dry surface. Confidence inspiring on highway entrance/exit ramps.<br><br>Acceptable in typical winter conditions but not exceptional. Would hesitate using on snow covered mountain roads w/o Audi AWD. These tires do not perform like dedicated winter tires but are solid performers if you want one tire for year round use.<br><br>Ride quality, impact absorption and road noise control are superior.<br><br>Note: <br>This vehicle uses optional wide, low profile 19 tires which by their nature are not well suited to deeper snow. I suspect the standard 18 size would perform better in snow/slush.
Initial Review: 3,200 miles on tires
September 02, 2013

Replacement for OEM P6. Exceptional noise and ride comfort. Improved traction in both wet and dry. Fuel economy improved 1-2mpg on hwy-27mpg@70mph. We have logged over 10- 2000+ mile hwy trips so data is reliable for my car. Steering response just average but well suited for a large sedan. Also considered Potenza RE970AS but poor winter performance . From owner feedback, RE970 appears to have higher performance but ultimately eliminated for poor winter performance(owner feedback). Serenity Plus is a great selection for the A8. Will followup after cold/snow miles accumulated.

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