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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
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Competitors

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 has garnered notable recognition for its performance across multiple tests, presenting a mixed yet overall compelling case for its selection as a winter tyre. On the positive front, its prowess on wet surfaces is universally acclaimed; consistently offering short braking distances and high aquaplaning resistance, culminating in an excellent handling experience that sets it apart in wet conditions. Furthermore, it is praised for its fuel-efficient rolling resistance and low noise levels, aspects that contribute to an overall efficient and comfortable driving experience. The LM-005 also shows commendable performance on snow, being lauded for its agility and control, although its grip may not always match the absolute best in its category.


However, the tyre demonstrates potential drawbacks in certain areas. Its performance on dry roads, while still good, is noted for longer braking distances and less grip compared to some of its competitors. Snow performance, while generally positive, is pointed out to have room for improvement, especially in terms of handling and traction. Additionally, concerns have been raised regarding its durability, with tests indicating lower predicted mileage and higher wear than some rivals, possibly due to its heavier weight and elevated rolling resistance in certain dimensions.


Despite these criticisms, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005's stand-out wet performance, coupled with its commendable snow aptitude and low noise, solidify its standing as a strong contender in the winter tyre market. Its issues, notably its performance on dry tarmac and potential longevity concerns, don't overshadow its successes but rather serve as considerations for prospective buyers measuring their specific needs and driving conditions.

Sizes

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is made in 213 sizes, starting from 155/65 R14 up to 285/40 R22.
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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is ranked #92 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Automotorsport 2023, Tyre Reviews 2023, and other organizations. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Japan. However, this particular model is made in Italy/Hungary/Poland. It is made in total of 213 sizes, 155/65 R14 being the smallest and 285/40 R22 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 47 times, first test was carried in 2019. This model received the best possible rating in 18 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 98% of Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 has "A" wet grip rating and most (79%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 44% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 8.2 mm in 195/55 R16. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (8 mm - 245/45 R19, 8.3 mm - 225/45 R17, 8.7 mm - 235/35 R19). It can be compared to UltraGrip Performance+, which is a tyre from GoodYear (USA) and has a rating of 88%, compared to 92% of the Bridgestone in question. There was a braking test that featured both GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ and Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 held by autobild in 2022. It was tested on a VW T-Roc with 205/60 R16 tyres. On the wet, the Bridgestone stopped from 80km/h in 32,8m, whereas the competing GoodYear took longer to stop - 35,5m. On the snow the results mix up - GoodYear stopped earlier at the 25,5m mark, compared to 26,3m of the Bridgestone.

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Timeline

2019

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was launched

2019

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 4x (Automotorsport,...) and won the Autobild 225/45 R17 test.

2020

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 11x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 205/55 R16 test.

2021

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 10x (AutoMotorSport,...) and won the AutoMotorSport 195/55 R16 test.

2022

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 10x (ADAC,...) and won the Autobild 215/55 R17 test.

2023

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 12x (ADAC,...) and won the Sport Auto 225/40 R18 test.

Achievements

Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Best
Wet handling
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autoexpress 2023
Autobild 2023
Best
Dry handling
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Adac 2021
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Adac 2021
Autozeitung 2021
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Comfort
Autoklubcr 2022
Autobild 2022
Automotorsport 2021
Autobild 2021
Best
Snow handling
Tuv 2021
Autobild 2021
Sportauto 2021
Autoklubcr 2021
Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Autoexpress 2023
Autobild 2021
Sportauto 2021
Best
Exterior noise
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2020
Best
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2023
Automotorsport 2022
Best
Snow braking
Sportauto 2023

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 in tyre tests

Introducing the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, a premium segment tyre that has consistently delivered outstanding performance in a variety of winter tyre tests. With an overall rating of 90%, this tyre exhibits excellent performance characteristics in various driving conditions.

In the Autoexpress Winter Tyre Test 2022, the Blizzak LM-005 ranked 2nd out of 6 tested tyres, excelling in wet braking and handling. Additionally, in the Autobild Winter Tyre Test 2022, the tyre claimed the number 1 spot for its superior performance in several categories, including dry handling, comfort, snow braking, wet braking, and wet handling.

Although the tyre ranked 6th in the ADAC Winter Tyre Test 2022, it still had the best values in dry braking, dry driving behavior, safety, and wet braking. Notably, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was never last in any of the tests.

With remarkable results across multiple tests, this go-to tyre for winter driving conditions offers a safe and comfortable driving experience. Its exceptional performance in wet and dry conditions, as well as its ability to maintain optimal grip and handling in winter conditions, make it a solid choice for drivers seeking a dependable and high-performing winter tyre.

All tyre tests where Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was featured:
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
good
Ranked #5 of 11
The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 secured a commendable position in a competitive field of 11. This winter tire distinguished itself with a strong performance across various disciplines, notably excelling in comfort, dry handling, exterior noise reduction, and wet handling. Testers lauded its winter capabilities, complimenting its sporty and dynamic handling on both wet and dry surfaces. The tire's precise steering response and short braking distances on wet roads were particularly highlighted as strengths. However, it was noted that the tire exhibited longer braking distances on dry surfaces, which was seen as an area for improvement. Despite this, the tire's overall performance earned it a positive final rating, cementing its status as a reliable choice for winter driving conditions.
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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 20
In the competitive lineup of 20 tires, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 secured a noteworthy position, reflecting its solid performance across various tests. This tire stood out notably for its exceptional prowess in wet conditions, demonstrated through its absolute best performance in disciplines such as wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling. Testers lauded it as a specialist in wet conditions, with very good resistance to aquaplaning and dynamic dry handling. However, it did have some drawbacks, including moderate lateral grip on snow and a lower mile run compared to some competitors. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, thereby, presents a compelling option for drivers prioritizing safety and performance in wet conditions, despite some limitations in terms of snow performance and longevity.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-22-3+
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/60 R18
conditionally recommended
Ranked #8 of 10
The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 achieved an impressive standing in a competitive field, distinguishing itself with a stellar final rating. This tire was praised for its stable handling on both wet and dry surfaces, along with short braking distances on wet roads and excellent aquaplaning resistance. Despite its many strengths, the tire was noted for having only satisfactory winter capabilities, with moderate traction and a tendency to understeer on snow. Highlighting its performance, the tire excelled in specific disciplines, notably aquaplaning in longitudinal tests and wet circle cornering, showcasing its superior engineering in handling challenging conditions efficiently.
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #15 of 16
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0053,13,2
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ARBÖ Winter tyre test 2023 235/55 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 10
Name WinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test636443188
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0056064 4118 7
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Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0053.12.1
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00531,4 30,9
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Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2023 235/60 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 9
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Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19

Ranked #2 of 6
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00599.7
Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 215/60 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #6 of 17
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052,0 1,8 2,72,42,13,42,5
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Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 22+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
test winner
Ranked #1 of 9
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0058,47,68,287
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 185/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,7 2,12,42,81,92,93,0
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Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005103,5108100,2 101,8
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #1 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00532,8 26,3
Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 8
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test147143147
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005145136122
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #6 of 19
In a comparative evaluation among 19 competitors, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 secured a commendable position, impressing with its performance. The tire was lauded for its convincing handling abilities on both wet and dry surfaces, characterized by precise steering responsiveness and short braking distances. Additionally, it stood out as the best performer in crucial disciplines such as dry braking, dry handling, wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling. However, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was noted for its moderate longevity and the level of noise generated while rolling. Despite these mixed observations, the tire did not finish last in any of the evaluated properties, underlining its reliable performance across a range of conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-2+ 23+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2021 235/55 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 10
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test386143138118
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005386 143 136107
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1-2111
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051- 2 2+1- 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,79,69,3101010
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0058,7 9,6 8,68,287
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistance
Best values in test1102301,21501,21202,4109,6
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051097300,69497,39196,8102,4
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 195/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,92,02,62,0
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,72,52,82,33,33,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 2+ 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00532,1 28,1
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 18
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,6 1,9 2,82,43,33,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-21 22+
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Source: www.autobild.de
ACE Winter tyre test 2020 225/50 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 9
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test200674860189
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005200 644760 177
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Source: images.ace.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 2+1-2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101,1103,4102,8100
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005101,1 103,4 102,8 97
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Source: www.autoklubcr.cz
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0059,5 8,59,210 8
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Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test101,6299,9299,9100101,1100,7
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005100285,8299,8100 87,699,8
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 22+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wetStopping distance on ice
Best values in test13,914,816,4
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00515,416,421,7
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Source: www.autonavigator.hu
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,5 3,02,22,43,02,01,8
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051- 2 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00530,3 24,5
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,32,01,82,12,51,01,8
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,3 2,12,12,42,92,52,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Points total
Best values in test8,9
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0058,8
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+21
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 2 1
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00529,2 24,6
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-222
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (18x)85% (16x)75% (1x)
Test winnerVery goodExemplaryOutstandingHighly recommendedSatisfactoryRecommendedGoodConditionally recommended
2x5x5x1x5x7x1x8x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17R18R19R20
85% (2x)88% (5x)93.1% (13x)92.9% (12x)100% (2x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
85% (1x)92.5% (2x)85% (3x)88.8% (4x)92.8% (16x)94% (5x)100% (3x)100% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 made?

    Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is made in Italy/Hungary/Poland.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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