Michelin Pilot Sport 4

michelin pilot sport 4 photo (ps4) test, review, ratings

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) is a Max Performance summer tire with asymmetrical pattern tread, designed for Passenger cars. The tire also has version for SUV and 4×4.

The model replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport 3.

The tire has been replaced by the Michelin PS5.

2021 Auto Zeitung Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Test

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested the Michelin PS4 at size 225/40 R18 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium summer tires.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Wet braking. +2.9m braking distance
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Wet handling. +9.7sec lap time in seconds
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
2-4th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.1sec lap time.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Straight aqua. -2.9km/h Float speed.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4-5th place in Lateral aqua.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Dry braking. -0.4m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
2-3rd place in Dry handling. +0.2sec lap time.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
7th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.26kg/t rolling resistance.

2021 Tyre Reviews Michelin Pilot Sport PS4 Test

Test by the magazine Tyre Reviews in 2021. Experts have tested the tire at size 225/40 R18 and compared to 11 similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP summer tires. Also they included into the test the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport as UUHP tires to compare results.

Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Dry braking. +0.75m braking distance.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Dry handling. +0.95sec handling time.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
6-7th place in Wet braking. +4.41m braking distance.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Wet handling. -0.07sec handling time.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Straight aqua. -4.2km/h float speed.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
3rd place in Lateral aqua. -0.17m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
4-5th place in Noise. +1.3dB external noise.
Michelin PS4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Rolling resistance. -1.51kg/t rolling resistance.

2020 Test World Michelin PS4 Test

Test by the Finnish organization Test World in 2020. The experts have tested the Michelin at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 14 similar budget, mid-range and premium summer tires. Dry and wet braking was counted at 10c and 20-25c, so it possible to see the temperature affect on the tire’s braking distance.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Wet braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Wet handling. -0.1sec lap time.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1-5th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
2nd place in Lateral aqua. -0.6km/h float speed.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Dry braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Subj. Dry Handling. Subjective score – 10 points.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Rolling resistance. +3.5% fuel consumption.

2020 Auto Motor und Sport Michelin PS4 Test

Test by the German magazine AMS in 2020. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R18 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium summer tires.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
2nd place in Wet braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
2-3rd place in Wet lateral stability. -0.11m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Wet handling. +0.5km/h average handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Straight aqua. +0.4km/h float speed.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
3rd place in Lateral aqua. -0.15m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Dry braking. -0.4m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
3rd place in Dry handling. -0.7km/h average handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Rolling resistance. +1.3kg/t rolling resistance.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 test, ratings, review
5-6th place in Noise. +0.8dB external noise.

2019 Auto Bild Sport Cars Michelin Pilot Sport PS4 test

In 2019 experts of german publication Auto Bild Sports Car have tested Michelin Pilot Sport 4 at size 245/45 R18 and compared with 10 similar budjet, medium and premium tyres.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 test and review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 4.2 longer, than the leader.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 test and review
4th place in Wet handling. Michelin was 2.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 and review
1st place and the best result in Straight aqua. The float speed was 0.9km/h higher, than the next tire.
test Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 and review
8-9th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.4m longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 and review
5th place in Dry handling. Michelin was 1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 and review
1-3rd place in Comfort test.
test Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 and review
4st place in Noise test.
test Michelin Pilot Sport 4 PS4 and review
6th place in Rolling resistance.

2019 Auto Bild Michelin PS4 Test

In 2019 experts of another one German publication Auto Bild have tested Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) at size 225/45 R17 and compared it with 19 budget, medium and premium tyres.

review michelin pilot sport 4 test
5th place in Wet braking. The brakinf distance was 0.8m longer, than the leader.
review michelin pilot sport 4 test
1st place and the best result in Wet handling. Michelin was 0.6km/h faster, than the next tire.
review michelin pilot sport 4 test
1st place and the best result in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2.9km/h higher, than the next tire.
review michelin pilot sport 4 test
1st place and the best result in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.5m shorter, than the next tire.
test michelin pilot sport 4 (ps4) review
2nd place in Dry handling. Michelin was 0.3km/h slower, than the leader.
test michelin pilot sport 4 (ps4) review
15th place in Rolling resistance.
test michelin pilot sport 4 (ps4) review
4th place in Noise test.
test michelin pilot sport 4 (ps4) review
1st place and the best result in Comfort test.
test michelin pilot sport 4 (ps4) review
2nd place in Wear resistance.

Overall Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Review

1. 2021 Auto Zeitung (225/40 R18) – 4th place and an expert score “Highly Recommended”. 

  • Relatively long wet braking distance, but good handling speed and lateral stability.
  • Average straight and lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Great results on the dry: the shortest braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Relatively high noise.
  • Low rolling resistance.

2. 2021 Tyre Reviews (225/40 R18) – 1st place (shared with the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5).

  • Short dry braking distance and good handling speed (but not the most responsive tire among all competitors during dry handling test).
  • Good wet braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • High straight and lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Low noise.
  • Good rolling resistance.

3. 2020 Test World (225/45 R17) – 1st place.

  • Short wet braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • High lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • Low rolling resistance.

4. 2020 AMS (225/45 R18) – 2nd place and an expert score “Very Good”.

  • Great wet performance: short braking distance, the best handling speed and good lateral stability.
  • The best straight and good lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Great results on the dry: the shortest braking distance and stable handling.
  • Relatively high rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

5. 2019 Auto Bild Sportcars (245/45 R18) – 4th place and an expert score “Exemplary”.

  • Good wet performance.
  • The best straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Relatively long dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • One of the most comfortable tires.
  • Good noise level.
  • Average rolling resistance.

6. 2019 Auto Bild (225/45 R17) – 4th place and “Highly Recommended” expert score.

  • Short wet braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • The best straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Great dry performance: the shortest braking distance and high handling speed.
  • Relatively poor rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level and high wear resistance.
  • The best comfort.

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