The Falken Azenis FK510 has won a Top 3 place in the large-scale summer tyre tests performed by major German motor magazine AUTO BILD. The products tested comprised 52 tyres in size 225 / 50 R 17, mounted on a BMW 320d. Falken's Azenis FK510 held off the competition by returning a braking distance of 35.5 metres for an emergency stop in dry conditions (from 100 km/h) and 34.8 metres for the same test on wet roads (from 80 km/h). The Azenis FK510 delivered a particularly impressive performance for wet grip on the circular track, where it notched up the second fastest lap time. The Azenis FK510 finished in third place, earning a rating of “Exemplary". Testers had particular praise for the tyre's well-balanced, safe performance on both wet and dry roads and for its lateral stability, while its short wet and dry braking distances plus Falken's traditional great price/performance ratio were the clinchers for the high final ranking. “We're delighted about our excellent rating", says Andreas Giese, Manager Product Planning at Falken Tyre Europe. “This success proves once again that our advanced development and testing processes have paid dividends."