Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin Alpin 5 photo, test, review

Michelin Alpin A5 is a Premium Touring studless winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tyre replaced the Michelin Alpin A4.

The tire has been replaced by the Michelin Alpin 6.

Key performance

Dry performance
97.06%
Wet performance
97.64%
Aquaplaning
96.91%
Snow performance
93.71%
Ice performance
87.84%
Noise
97.80%
Rolling resistance
85.72%

2019 Auto Zeitung Michelin Alpin 5 Test

Test by the German magazine Auto Zeitung in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/55 R17 and compared to 12 similar budget, medium and premium winter tires.

Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -0.5m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. -0.7sec handling time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Wet lateral handling. +0.3sec lap time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -0.7km/h float speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. +0.1sec handling time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Dry slalom. -2.4km/h slalom speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Snow braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Snow handling. +2.6sec lap time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. +64 Newton pulling force.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.65kg/t.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, reviews, ratings
4-10th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 3 43.6m +1.3m 97.02%
Dry handling 2 57.5sec +0.1sec 99.83%
Dry slalom 12 55.8km/h -2.4km/h 95.7%
Wet braking at 100km/h 1 52.2m -0.5m 100%
Wet handling 1 88.4sec -0.7sec 100%
Wet lateral handling 3 12.6sec +0.3sec 97.62%
Straight aqua 2 79.6km/h -0.7km/h 99.12%
Snow braking at 50km/h 7 28.9m +1.3m 95.5%
Snow handling 12 53.7sec +2.6sec 95.16%
Snow traction 1 3498 Newton +64 Newton 100%
Noise 4-10 72dB +2dB 97.18%
Rolling resistance 5 8.17kg/t +0.65kg/t 92.04%

2018 Auto Bild Michelin Alpin 5 Test

In 2018 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Michelin A5 at size 195/65 R15 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference summer tires to compare results.

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7th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.7 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Alpin 5 review
5-7th place in Dry handling. Similar result with Falken HS01 and Dunlop Winter Sport 5. Michelin was 1.2km/h slower, than the leader.
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17th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 2.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Alpin 5 review
8th place in Wet handling. Michelin was 1.3km/h slower, than the leader.
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4th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 4.5 km/h lower, than the leader.
test Michelin Alpin 5 review
17th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.4 meters longer, than the leader.
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18th place in Snow handling. Michelin was 2.2km/h slower, than the leader.
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Last place in Rolling resistance.
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18-19th place in Noise level. Same result with Barum Polaris 3.
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1st place in Wear resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 7 45.5m +1.7m 96.12%
Dry handling 5-7 106.4km/h -1.2km/h 98.9%
Wet braking 17 37.1m +2.8m 92.45%
Wet handling 8 71.5km/h -1.3km/h 98.18%
Straight aqua 4 83.8km/h -4.5km/h 94.63%
Snow braking 17 28.4m +1.4m 95.07%
Snow handling 18 50.6km/h -2.2km/h 95.65%
Noise 18-19 68.2dB +3.4dB 95.01%
Rolling resistance 20 9.14kg/t +2.18kg/t 76.15%
Wear resistance 1 72450 +12600km 100%

2018 Autocenter Michelin Alpin A5 Test

In 2018 experts of the Ukrainian magazine Autocenter have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 10 similar Touring and Premium Touring winter tires.

Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +1.08m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
1-5th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 10 points.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.3sec lap time.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Straight aqua. +0.9km/h float speed.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Dry braking. +1.17m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Subj. dry handling. Subjective score – 10 points.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Ice braking. +1.74m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
5-8th place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Ice lateral handling. +1.1sec lap time.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Ice traction. +1sec acceleration time.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Snow braking. +1.01m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
5-9th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
11th place in Snow traction. +0.68sec acceleration time.
Michelin Alpin A5 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 10 points.
9th place in Rolling resistance. +1.39kg/t rolling resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 5 29.87m +1.17m 96.08%
Dry handling 1-2 10 POINTS 9 POINTS 100%
Wet braking at 80km/h 4 31.72m +1.08m 96.59%
Subj. Wet handling 1 10 points +2 points 100%
Wet lateral handling 6 14.1sec +0.3sec 97.87%
Straight aqua 1 84.3km/h +0.9km/h 100%
Ice braking 9 13.79m +1.74m 87.38%
Ice handling 5-8 8 points -2 points 80%
Ice lateral handling 6 30.3sec +1.1sec 96.37%
Ice traction 7 8.08sec +1sec 87.62%
Snow braking 9 15.44m +1.01m 93.46%
Snow handling 5-9 6 points -2 points 66.6%
Snow traction 11 5.56sec +0.68sec 87.77%
Noise 1-2 10 points +1 point 100%
Rolling resistance 9 9.38kg/t +1.39kg/t 85.18%

2017 Auto Bild Michelin Alpin 5 Test

Test by the German magazine Auto Bild in 2017. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test set of the reference summer tires to compare results.

Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
11-12th place in Dry braking. +1.7m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Dry handling. -1.7km/h handling speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
6th place in Straight aqua. -4.6km/h float speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
18th place in Snow braking. +2.8m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
10th place in Snow handling. -1.4km/h handling speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Wear. -4125 km projected mileage.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
17th place in Rolling resistance. +1.19 kg/t.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
5-7th place in Noise. +1.3dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 11-12 45.4 +1.7m 96.25%
Dry handling 8-9 109.1km/h -1.7km/h 98.44%
Wet braking at 80km/h 3 33.3m +1.1m 96.7%
Wet handling 3 74.9km/h -0.9km/h 98.79%
Straight aqua 6 88.7km/h -4.6km/h 94.81%
Snow braking 18 28.7m +2.8m 90.24%
Snow handling 10 51.2km/h -1.4km/h 97.26%
Noise 5-7 72.2dB +1.3dB 98.2%
Rolling resistance 17 8.52kg/t +1.19kg/t 86.15%
Wear resistance 3-4 44250km -4125km 90.67%

2016 Auto Zeitung Michelin A5 Test

In 2016 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test Michelin CrossClimate as All Season tire to compare results.

Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
5th place in Wet braking. +3.3m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet handling. +1.1sec handling time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
7-11th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.3sec lap time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
6th place in Straight aqua. -3.1km/h float speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Dry braking. +2.1m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
10-11th place in Dry handling. +0.8sec handling time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
11th place in Dry slalom. -2.6km/h slalom speed.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
5-9th place in Snow braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Snow handling. +0.4sec handling time.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
2-4th place in Snow traction. -0.025 Newton pulling force.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
7th place in Rolling resistance. +0.99 kg/t.
Michelin Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
3-8th place in Noise. +1dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 9-10 45.6m +2.1m 95.39%
Dry handling 10-11 109.7sec +0.8sec 99.27%
Dry slalom 11 60.8km/h -2.6km/h 95.72%
Wet braking at 100km/h 5 61.2m +3.3m 94.6%
Wet handling 3 88.6sec +1.1sec 98.76%
Wet latearl handling 7-11 12.6sec +0.3sec 97.62%
Straight aqua 6 77.7km -3.1km/h 96.01%
Snow braking at 50km/h 5-9 24.4m +0.2m 99.18m
Snow handling 3-4 74.4sec +0.4sec 99.46%
Snow traction 2-4 2.74 Newton -0.025 Newton 99.09%
Noise 3-8 71dB +1dB 98.59%
Rolling resistance 7 9.05kg/t +0.99kg/t 89.06%

Overall Michelin Alpin 5 Reviews

# Test 2019 Auto Zeitung 2018 Auto Bild 2018 Autocenter 2017 Auto Bild 2016 Auto Zeitung Overall
Dry braking 97.02% 96.12% 96.08% 96.25% 95.39% 96.17%
Dry handling 99.83% 98.9% 100% 98.44% 99.27% 99.29%
Dry lateral handling 95.7% 95.72% 95.71
Wet braking 100% 92.45% 96.59% 96.7% 94.6% 96.07
Wet handling 100% 98.18% 100% 98.79% 98.76% 99.15%
Wet lateral handling 97.62% 97.87% 97.62% 97.7%
Straight aqua 99.12% 94.63% 100% 94.81% 96.01% 96.91%
Snow braking 95.5% 95.07% 93.46% 90.24% 99.18% 94.69%
Snow handling 95.16% 95.65% 66.6% 97.26% 99.46% 90.83%
Snow traction 100% 87.77% 99.09% 95.62%
Ice braking 87.38% 87.38%
Ice handling 80% 80%
Ice lateral handling 96.37% 96.37%
Ice lateral handling 87.62% 87.62%
Rolling resistance 92.04% 76.15% 85.18% 86.15% 89.06% 85.72%
Noise 97.18% 95.01% 100% 98.2% 98.59% 97.80%
Wear resistance 100% 90.67% 95.34%

1. 2019 Auto Zeitung (225/55 R17) – 2nd place and an expert score “Highly recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • The shortest wet braking distance and the best handling.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good results on the dry.
  • Average snow braking distance, low handling and the best traction.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

2. 2018 Auto Bild (195/65 R15) – 11th place. 

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry performance.
  • Relatively long wet braking distance, good handling.
  • High aquaplaning resistance.
  • Relatively long snow braking distance and low handling speed.
  • The highest rolling resistance.
  • One of the highest noise level.
  • The best wear resistance.

3. 2018 Autocenter (205/55 R16) – 4th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and good handling speed.
  • The best aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Good results on the ice.
  • Good snow braking and handling, the lowest traction.
  • The lowest noise.
  • High rolling resistance.

4. 2017 Auto Bild (225/50 R17) – 2nd place and an expert score “Exemplary”.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry performance.
  • Short wet braking distance and good handling speed.
  • High aquaplaning resistance.
  • Long snow braking distance and average handling speed.
  • High wear resistance.
  • High rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

5. 2016 Auto Zeitung (205/55 R16) – 4-5th place and an expert score “Highly recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance and good handling.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Short snow braking distance, good traction and handling.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Good noise.

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