Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Pirelli Scorpion Winter photo, test, review

The Pirelli Scorpion Winter is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for SUV and 4×4.

Key performance

Dry performance
99.02%
Wet performance
94.72%
Aquaplaning
92.7%
Ice performance
81.34%
Snow performance
95.77%
Noise
97.72%
Rolling resistance
92.61%

Pirelli Scorpion Winter Tests

2021 Auto Zeitung

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested the tire at size 235/55 R18 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Dry braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
10th place in Dry handling. -1.7km/h handling speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet braking. +7.4m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet handling. -2.9km/h handling speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
9th place in Straight aqua. -9.4km/h float speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow braking. +1.4m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow traction. -163 Newton pulling force.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Snow handling. +0.1km/h handling speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
7-10th place in Noise. +3dB external noise.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, review, ratings
9th place in Rolling resistance. +1.2kg.t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 4-5 43.6m +1.1m 97.47%
Dry handling 10 63.4km/h -1.7km/h 97.31%
Wet braking at 100km/h 8 58.2m +7.4m 87.28%
Wet handling 3 93.3km/h -2.9km/h 96.8%
Straight aqua 9 72.2km/h -9.4km/h 86.98%
Snow braking at 50km/h 8 29.3m +1.4m 95.22%
Snow handling 1-2 30.1km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Snow traction 8 2921 Newton -163 Newton 94.42%
Noise 7-10 73dB +3dB 95.89%
Rolling resistance 9 8.5kg/t +1.2kg/t 85.88%

2018 Auto Bild

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Pirelli Scorpion Winter at size 235/60 R18 and compared with 9 similar budget and premium winter tires. In addition they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

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test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
1st place in Dry braking among winter tyres. The braking distance was 1 meter shorter, than the next tyre.

test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
2nd place in Dry handling. Pirelli was 0.3km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
3-5th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 0.3 meters longer, than the best winter tyre.
test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
1st place and the best result among winter tyres in Wet handling. Pirelli was 0.6km/h faster, than the next tyre.
test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
7-8th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 4.5km/h lower, than the leader.
test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
9th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
4th place in Snow handling. Pirelli was 1.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
1st place and the best result in Rolling resistance.

test Pirelli Scorpion Winter review
5-6th place in Noise level test.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 1 40.8m -1m 100%
Dry handling 2 96.1km/h -0.3km/h 99.68%
Wet braking 3-5 47.8m +0.3m 99.37%
Wet handling 1 87km/h +0.6km/h 100%
Straight aqua 7-8 74km/h -4.5km/h 93.91%
Snow braking 9 29.7m +3m 89.89%
Snow handling 4 50.9km/h +1.7km/h 96.66%
Noise 5-6 71.4dB +0.9dB 98.74%
Rolling resistance 1 7.66kg/t -0.03kg/t 100%

2018 Off Road

Test by the German magazine Off Road in 2018. The experts have tested the tire at size 235/60 R18 and compared to 5 similar Touring and Premium Touring studless winter tires.

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Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +1.69m braking distance.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Straight aqua. -2.4km/h float speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -0.3m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Snow traction. +0.09sec acceleration time.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Ice braking. +2.5m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Ice traction. +1.2sec acceleration time.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.74kg/t.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Noise. +1.7dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 1 26.8m -0.3m 100%
Wet braking at 80km/h 3 32.15m +1.69m 94.74%
Straight aqua 6 71km/h -2.4km/h 96.62%
Snow braking at 40km/h 2 20.3m +0.6m 97.04%
Snow traction 4 3.01sec +0.09sec 97.01%
Ice braking at 30km/h 4 19.8m +2.5m 87.37%
Ice traction 6 5.8sec +1.2sec 79.31%
Noise 6 71.8dB +1.7dB 97.63%
Rolling resistance 3 7.75kg/t +0.74kg/t 90.45%

2018 Auto Zeitung

Test by the German publication Auto Zeitung in 2018. The experts have tested the Pirelli at size 235/60 R18 and compared to 8 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +0.6m braking distance.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
1-3rd place in Dry handling. -0.1km/h handling speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +5.5m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. -7km/h handling speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Straight aqua. -4.9km/h float speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Snow braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Snow handling. -4.9km/h handling speed.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.44kg/t.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter test, reviews, ratings
2-5th place in Noise. +1dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 3 45.2m +0.6m 98.67%
Dry handling 1 66.7km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Wet braking 6 60.2m +5.5m 90.86%
Wet handling 4 91.3km/h -7km/h 92.33%
Straight aqua 6 73.2km/h -4.9km/h 93.3%
Snow braking 5 24.6m +0.8m 96.74%
Snow handling 8 81.1km/h -4.9km/h 93.95%
Noise 2-5 72dB +1dB 98.61%
Rolling resistance 3 7.47kg/t +0.44kg/t 94.11%

Overall Pirelli Scorpion Winter Reviews

# Test 2021 Auto Zeitung 2018 Auto Bild 2018 Off Road 2018 Auto Zeitung Overall
Dry braking 97.47% 100% 100% 98.67% 99.04%
Dry handling 97.31% 99.68% 100% 99%
Wet braking 87.28% 99.37% 94.74% 90.86% 93.06%
Wet handling 96.8% 100% 92.33% 96.38%
Straight aqua 86.98% 93.91% 96.62% 93.3% 92.7%
Snow braking 95.22% 89.89% 97.04% 96.74% 94.72%
Snow handling 100% 96.66% 93.95% 96.87%
Snow traction 94.42% 97.01% 95.72%
Rolling resistance 85.88% 100% 90.45% 94.11% 92.61%
Noise 95.89% 98.74% 97.63% 98.61% 97.72%

1. 2018 Auto Bild (235/60 R18) – 2nd place. 

Main conclusions:

  • The best dry performance.
  • Great on the wet: short braking distance and the highest handling speed.
  • Low aquaplaning resistance.
  • Long snow braking distance, but good handling.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

2. 2018 Off Road (235/60 R18) – 2nd place and an expert score “Highly Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The best dry braking.
  • Short snow braking distance and good traction.
  • Average ice braking distance and the lowest traction.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • The highest noise.

3. Auto Zeitung (235/60 R18) – 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • Long wet braking distance and poor handling.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Average snow braking distance and low handling speed.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

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