Michelin Alpin A4

Michelin Alpin A4 photo, test, review

The Michelin Alpin 4 is a High Performance studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Alpin 5.

2015 Auto Zeitung Michelin Alpin 4 test

In 2015 experts of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have tested the Michelin A4 at size 185/65 R15 and compared it with thirteen similar budget, medium and premium tyres.

test Michelin Alpin A4 review
6th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 5 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Alpin A4 review
7th place in Wet handling. Michelin was 1.8 seconds longer, than the leader.
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6th place in Wet lateral stability.
test Michelin Alpin A4 review
9th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 7.7 km/h lower, than the leader.
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5th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Alpin A4 review
4-6th place in Dry handling. Similar result with Toyo S943 and Continental TS 850. Michelin was 1.1 seconds slower, than the leader.
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1st place and the best result in Dry slalom. Michelin was 0.6km/h faster, than the next tyre.
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6-7th place in Snow braking. Same result as Barum Polaris 3. The braking distance was 0.6 meters longer, than the leader.
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7th place in Snow handling. Michelin was 1.4 seconds slower, than the leader.
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12th place in Snow traction.
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9th place in Rolling resistance.
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12-14th place in Noise level.

Overall Michelin Alpin A4 review

According to the test results Michelin A4 took 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance, average handling and lateral stability.
  • Average aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Good snow braking and handling, but relatively low traction.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • One of the highest noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars (3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)
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