Buying a new tyre can be daunting, because there are so many factors to consider, including driving style and budget. That is why consumer reviews and tyre tests are valued and prized by manufacturers and motorists alike.
One of the latest tyres to win a significant accolade is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, which has ran away with the Auto Express Ultimate Tyre Test “by a clear margin”.
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was up against eight competitor tyres including Pirelli P Zero; Continental ContiSportContact 5; Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT2; Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3; Hankook Ventus S1 evo2; Falken Azenis FK510; Yokohama Advan Sport V105 and Vredestein Ultrac Vorti.
According to the Auto Express testers: “There’s a liveliness to the steering that makes most rivals seem soft and spongy”.
The glowing review continued: “It starred in the braking tests, making rivals look ordinary in the wet. There was also a clear margin in the dry.”
Michelin has called on the experience and technologies it has gained and developed in the world of Formula E – the world’s first electric single-seater race series – and incorporated many of them into the award-winning tyre.
Rebeca Nieto, Michelin tyres Commercial Director for Car, Van and 4 x 4 in the UK and Ireland, said: “The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is testament to our track to street philosophy. We got involved with Formula E at its inception because we knew we would learn so much in a very short space of time.
“The series uses a tyre size that relates to on-the-road cars and it takes place on real roads with potholes, rough surfaces, grids, surface paint and everything else motorists are faced with every day.
“Not only that, the tyre has to be able to handle high performance in both the wet and the dry, it has to be extremely durable and it has to be very efficient to prolong battery life.
“We’re very proud that the exceptional performance of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been recognised by the Auto Express testers.”
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is available in 22 of the most popular tyre sizes. etyres supply and fit a wide range of tyres to suit all vehicles, driving styles and budgets, from economy and mid-range to the premium brands, such as Michelin
Denna Bowman, Head Office