Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin Alpin 5 photo, test, review

The Michelin Alpin A5 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre replaced the Michelin Alpin A4.

The tire has been replaced by the Michelin Alpin 6.

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 one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.

test Michelin Alpin 5 review
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.
test Michelin Alpin 5 review
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.
test Michelin Alpin 5 review
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.
test Michelin Alpin A5 review
18th place in Snow handling. Michelin was 2.2km/h slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Alpin A5 review
Last place in Rolling resistance.
test Michelin Alpin A5 review
18-19th place in Noise level. Same result with Barum Polaris 3.
test Michelin Alpin A5 review
1st place in Wear resistance.

Overall Michelin Alpin 5 review

According to the test results Michelin took 11th place and lost to some cheaper brands.

Main conclusions:

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

Similar tyres from the test:

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