Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 photo, test, teview

Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA5.

2019 Auto Bild Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 Test

In 2019 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Michelin PA4 at size 255/35 R19 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Dry braking. +1.9m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry handling. -1.4km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +1.4m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
4-5th place in Wet handling. -2.5km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
8-9th place in Straight aqua. -5.2km/h float speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Snow handling. -2km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Rolling resistance. +1.33kg/t.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Noise. +4.2dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 7 42.1m +1.9m 95.48%
Dry handling 3 120.5km/h -1.4km/h 98.83%
Wet braking 2 47.1m +1.4m 97.02%
Wet handling 4-5 92.8km/h -2.5km/h 97.3%
Straight aqua 8-9 68.5km/h -5.2km/h 92.4%
Snow braking 6 28.8m +1.2m 95.8%
Snow handling 9 47.4km/h -2km/h 95.78%
Rolling resistance 8 9.39kg/t +1.33kg/t 85.83%
Noise 9 74.9dB +4.2dB 94.39%

2017 AMS Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test

In 2017 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the tire at size 225/40 R18 and compared it with nine similar mid-range and premium winter tyres.

test Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 review
6th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 review
6th place in Dry handling. Michelin was 1.8km/h slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 review
3rd place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 1.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 review
4th place in Wet handling. Michelin was 2.4km/h slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 review
6th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 1.8km/h lower, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 review
6th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1 meter longer, than the leader.
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4th place in Snow handling. Michelin was 0.2km/h slower, than the leader.
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7th place in Rolling resistance.
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2nd place in Noise level test.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6 46.5m +1.9m 95.91%
Dry handling 6 117.2km/h -1.8km/h 98.46%
Wet braking 3 35.7m +1.8m 94.95%
Wet handling 4 73.8km/h -2.4km/h 96.74%
Straight aqua 6 85.8km/h -1.8km/h 97.9%
Snow braking 6 28.7m +1m 96.51%
Snow handling 4 55.3km/h -0.2km/h 99.63%
Rolling resistance 7 9kg/t +1.3kg/t 85.55%
Noise 2 72.5dB +0.1dB 99.86%

2017 Sport Auto Michelin Pilot Sport PA4 Test

Test by the German magazine Sport Auto in 2017. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/40 R18 and compared with 9 similar UHP winter tires.

Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -0.1m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Wet handling. +0.1km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
10th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.64sec handling time.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -5.6km/h float speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Lateral aqua. -0.68m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Dry braking. +2.8m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Dry handling. -0.6km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. +0.5km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.15m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Rolling resistance. +1.4kg/t.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 test, reviews, ratings
2-6th place in Noise. +1dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 9 46.6m +2.8m 93.99%
Dry handling 5 118.9km/h -0.6km/h 99.49%
Wet braking at 100km 1 35.7m -0.1m 100%
Wet handling 1-2 73.8km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Wet lateral handling 10 7.47sec +0.64sec 91.43%
Straight aqua 8 83.8km/h -5.6km/h 93.31%
Lateral aqua 7 2.27m/s2 -0.68m/s2 70.04%
Snow braking at 50km/h 6 30.8m +1.1m 96.42%
Snow handling 1 56.5km/h +0.5km/h 100%
Snow lateral handling 4 3.85m/s2 -0.15m/s2 96.1%
Rolling resistance 6 9.3kg/t +1.4kg/t 84.94%
Noise 2-6 72dB +1dB 98.61%

2016 Elaborare Michelin PA4 Test

Test by the Italian publication Elaborare in 2016. The experts have tested the Michelin at size 225/40 R18 an compared to 4 similar premium UHP winter tires. In addition they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +4.8m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Wet handling. -3.6km/h handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
3rd pace in Wet lateral handling. -0.094m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Straight aqua. -2km/h float speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Dry handling. +0.5sec handling time.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Snow braking. +0.1m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 PA4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Snow traction. +0.27m acceleration distance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 2 44.6m +0.5m 98.87%
Dry handling 3-4 55.1sec +0.5sec 99.09%
Wet braking at 100km 3 62.6m +4.8m 92.33%
Wet handling 3 92.4km/h -3.6km/h 96.1%
Wet lateral handling 3 0.737 m/s2 -0.094 m/s2 87.24%
Straight aqua 5 67.4km/h -2km/h 97.03%
Snow braking at 40km/h 2-3 17.9m +0.1m 99.44%
Snow traction 5 8.13m +0.27m 96.67%

2016 Auto Bild Sportcars Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 Test

Test by the German publication Auto Bild Sportcars in 2016. The experts have tested the Michelin at size 245/40 R18 and compared to 7 similar budget and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tires.

Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
5th place in Wet handling. -2.1km/h average handling speed.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.54sec lap time.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -4.1km/h float speed.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
7th place in Dry braking. +1m braking distance.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. -1km/h handling speed.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. +0.2km/h handling speed.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow slalom. -0.06m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow traction. -121 Newton pulling force.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.79kg/t.
Michelin PA4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Noise. +0.5dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 7 40.7m +1m 97.54%
Dry handling 2 107.9km/h -1km/h 99.07%
Wet braking at 100km 4 46.6m +1.1m 97.64%
Wet handling 5 85.2km/h -2.1km/h 97.53%
Wet lateral handling 7 15.6sec +0.54sec 96.53%
Straight aqua 8 86km/h -4.1km/h 95.23%
Snow braking at 50km/h 1 26.9m -0.2m 100%
Snow handling 1 49.2km/h +0.2km/h 100%
Snow lateral handling 3 4.02m/s2 -0.06m/s2 98.5%
Snow traction 3 2954 Newton -121 Newton 95.9%
Rolling resistance 4 9.29kg/t +0.79kg/t 91.49%
Noise 2 70.1dB +0.5dB 99.28%

Overall Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 Reviews

# Test 2019 Auto Bild 2017 AMS 2017 Sport Auto 2016 Elaborare 2016 Auto Bild Overall
Dry braking 95.48% 95.91% 93.99% 98.87% 97.54% 96.36%
Dry handling 98.83% 98.46% 99.49% 99.09% 99.07% 98.99%
Wet braking 97.02% 94.95% 100% 92.33% 97.64% 96.39%
Wet handling 97.3% 96.74% 100% 96.1% 97.53% 97.53%
Wet lateral handling 91.43% 87.24% 96.53% 91.73%
Straight aqua 92.4% 97.9% 93.31% 97.03% 95.23% 95.17%
Snow braking 95.8% 96.51% 96.42% 99.44% 100% 97.63%
Snow handling 95.78% 99.63% 100% 100% 98.85%
Snow lateral handling 96.1% 98.5% 97.3%
Snow traction 96.67% 95.9% 96.29%
Rolling resistance 85.83% 85.55% 84.94% 91.49% 86.95%
Noise 94.39% 99.86% 98.61% 99.28% 98.04%

1. 2019 Auto Bild (255/35 R19) – 6th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average dry braking and good handling.
  • Short wet braking distance and average handling speed.
  • Average aquaplaning resistance.
  • Average on the snow.
  • High rolling resistance.
  • High noise.

2. 2017 AMS (225/40 R18) – 4th place and an expert score “Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average results on the dry.
  • Good wet braking and handling.
  • Average aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

3. 2017 Sport Auto (225/40 R18) – 3rd place and an expert score “Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • The shortest wet braking distance and the best handling; the worst lateral stability.
  • Low straight and average lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Long dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Good snow performance.
  • High rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

4. 2016 Elaborare (225/40 R18) – 3rd place and an expert score “Good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance and average handling.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Short snow braking distance and good traction.

5. 2016 Auto Bild Sportcars (245/40 R18) – 5th place and an expert score “Satisfactorily”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average results on the wet.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • The shortest snow braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.
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