Michelin Alpin 5

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 94%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 77%
Wear 87%
Comfort 91%
Buy again 89%
Snow Grip 80%
Ice Grip 80%

The Michelin Alpin 5 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Alpin A4

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Alpin 6

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Tyre review data from 16 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 111,100 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2018 51 Winter Tyre Shootout - 17th of 52 tyres

2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 11th of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Even as one of the most expensive tyres on test it finished as the best value tyre due to extremely low wear. Good in the wet and dry.
  • Negative - Average snow performance, high rolling resistance.

2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 5th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Best tyre in the dry and lowest wear
  • Negative - Slightly weak in the snow and fuel consumption tests compared to the best
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/60 R15 91T   E B 68  
205/60 R15 91H   E B 68  
195/65 R15 91T   E B 68  
195/65 R15 95T XL   E B 68  
195/65 R15 95H XL   E B 68  
195/65 R15 91H   E B 68  
195/65 R15 91H   E B 68  
205/65 R15 94T   E B 68  
205/65 R15 94H   E B 68  
195/45 R16 84H XL   E B 68  
205/45 R16 87H XL   F B 68  
215/45 R16 90V XL   E B 71  
215/45 R16 90H XL   E B 71  
185/50 R16 81H   F B 68  
195/50 R16 88H XL   E B 68  
205/50 R16 87H   E B 68  
225/50 R16 96H XL   E B 71  
195/55 R16 91H XL   E B 68  
195/55 R16 91T XL   E B 68  
205/55 R16 94V XL   E B 68  
205/55 R16 91T   E B 68  
205/55 R16 94H XL   E B 68  
205/55 R16 91H   E B 68  
205/55 R16 94H XL   E B 68  
205/55 R16 91H   E B 68  
205/55 R16 91H   F B 68  
215/55 R16 97H XL   E B 71  
215/55 R16 97V XL   E B 71  
225/55 R16 99V XL   C B 71  
225/55 R16 95V   E B 68  
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 71  
195/60 R16 89H   E B 68  
195/60 R16 89T   E B 68  
205/60 R16 92T   E B 68  
205/60 R16 96H XL   E B 68  
205/60 R16 92V   E B 68  
215/60 R16 99T XL   C B 71  
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 71  
225/60 R16 102V XL   C B 71  
225/60 R16 102H XL   C B 71  
205/65 R16 95H   E B 68  
215/65 R16 98H   C B 71  
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 71  
205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 68  
205/45 R17 88H XL   E B 68  
215/45 R17 91V XL   E B 71  
215/45 R17 91H XL   E B 71  
225/45 R17 94H XL   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91H   E B 71  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91V   F B 68  
205/50 R17 89V   F B 68  
205/50 R17 93H XL   E B 68  
205/50 R17 93V XL   E B 68  
215/50 R17 95V XL   E B 71  
215/50 R17 95H XL   E B 71  
225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 71  
225/50 R17 94H   E B 71  
225/50 R17 98V XL   E B 71  
205/55 R17 95H XL   E B 68  
205/55 R17 95V XL   E B 68  
215/55 R17 98V XL   E B 71  
215/55 R17 94H   E B 71  
215/55 R17 94H   E B 71  
225/55 R17 97H   E B 71  
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 71  
215/60 R17 100H XL   C B 71  

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Alpin 5

2017-02-17 - What is the recommended max.outside working temperature?

The Michelin Alpin 5 has no maximum outside temperature as such and could be run year round, however it's good practice to change your winter tyres back to summer tyres when the temperature is starting to be consistently above 7c.


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Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £70.90 - £80.00 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/45 R16 £87.10 - £97.90 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £72.90 - £122.80 (38 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/65 R16 £91.90 - £101.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £94.70 - £140.80 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £119.90 - £134.20 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 35 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Michelin Alpin 5 Review

Given 87% while driving a Audi A4 1.9 TDI (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Very good tyre, never let me down, awesome on rain, good handling, very soft under -0.

Compared with Continental TS830 almost equal tyres.
90 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2015   

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Given 77% while driving a Skoda Octavia (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
I have bought these tyres 3 years ago (end 2015 - DOT mid 2015) and they behaved well for the first three winter seasons. The previous winter tyres were Alpin 3 and in the fourth year they were not reliable at all, ice grip was zero.
My personal opinion is that there is a big catch with these tyres and Michelin tyres in general (summer ones are Michellin also and have the same problem). They are pretty good for the first 3 years but no more; after 3 years, regardless of mileage (I have only done 37k KM with both sets, minimal wear) rubber compound degrades beyond safety driving (with the summer set I had a few occasions where I could barely stop the car, and the winter set got me into a total car crash).
So, if you do enough mileage to replace them in 3 years, I would say they are fine, otherwise no; even Michellin says you could keep your tyres longer than 3 years.
4 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2018   
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Given 81% while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
since buying these winter tyres, i don't use anything else between October and April, the wet performance is outstanding,
And in the snow is unbelievable, i dont need a 4x4 in snow anymore, they really are that good.
if you drive sensibly, i dont see why they wouldnt last through the summer either, but i suspect if you push them when the roads are too hot and dry they wouldnt be able to handle it. i think they are best under 7 - 8 degrees celcius.
15 - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2018   
Given 91% while driving a BMW 535d M Sport (225/55 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 2,000 average miles
So much grip and feel in snow, wet roads and dry roads. No vibrations. Perfect winter tyre and well worth the money.
9 - tyre reviewed on December 14, 2017   
Given 91% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
When new the traction in the snow was phenomenal, almost felt like I had a 4x4. Obviously as the tyres wore down the edge was lost but I really recommend these as a great winter tyre. Lived for a winter in Norway so I do understand what it's like to drive on ice and snow.
16 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2017   

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