Michelin Pilot Alpin 4

Dry Grip 95%
Wet Grip 99%
Road Feedback 96%
Handling 97%
Wear 93%
Comfort 93%
Buy again 99%
Michelin Pilot Alpin 4

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

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Tyre review data from 10 tyre reviews averaging 96% over 119,800 miles driven.

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Tyre Test Highlights

2013 Winter Tyre Buying Guide - 1st of 9 tyres

2015 Sport Auto 19 Inch Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances and very good handling on snow, short braking distances on wet surfaces, good handling on dry surfaces
  • Negative - Relatively long braking distance on dry roads, weak resistance to aquaplaning
  • Overall - Particularly recommended

2014 AutoBild 235/35 R19 Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Sporty winter tyre with balance performance and a high level of steering response, good traction and stable cornering on now. Short braking distances in all conditions, good ride comfort, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - None mentioned
  • Overall - Exemplary
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
245/40 R17 95V XL   E C 71  
235/45 R17 97V XL   E C 70  
245/45 R17 99V XL   E C 70  
235/50 R17 100V XL   C C 70  
235/55 R17 103V XL   C C 70  
235/55 R17 103H XL   E C 70  
245/55 R17 102V   C C 70  
245/55 R17 102V   E C 70  
255/35 R18 94V XL   E C 71  
265/35 R18 97V XL   E C 71  
225/40 R18 92H XL   E C 70  
225/40 R18 92V XL   E C 70  
225/40 R18 92V XL   E C 70  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E C 70  
235/40 R18 95W XL   E C 70  
235/40 R18 95V XL   E C 70  
235/40 R18 95V XL   E C 70  
245/40 R18 97W XL   E C 70  
245/40 R18 97V XL   E C 70  
245/40 R18 97V XL   E C 70  
255/40 R18 99V XL   E C 71  
265/40 R18 101V XL   C C 71  
215/45 R18 93V XL   E C 70  
215/45 R18 93V XL   E C 70  
225/45 R18 95V XL   E C 70  
225/45 R18 95V XL   E C 70  
225/45 R18 95V XL   E C 70  
235/45 R18 98V XL   E C 70  
245/45 R18 100V XL   E C 70  
245/45 R18 100V XL          
245/45 R18 100V XL   E C 70  
245/45 R18 100V XL   E C 70  
255/45 R18 103V XL   E C 71  
225/50 R18 99V XL   E C 70  
235/50 R18 101V XL   E C 70  
235/50 R18 101H XL   E C 70  
245/50 R18 104V XL   C C 70  
245/50 R18 100H   E B 70  
245/50 R18 104V XL   C C 70  
225/55 R18 102V XL   C C 70  
235/55 R18 104V XL   C C 70  
275/30 R19 96W XL   E C 71  
285/30 R19 98W XL   E C 75  
295/30 R19 100W XL   C C 75  
225/35 R19 88W XL   E C 70  
235/35 R19 91W XL   E C 70  
245/35 R19 93W XL   E C 70  
245/35 R19 93V XL   E C 70  
255/35 R19 96V XL   C C 71  
255/35 R19 96V XL   C C 71  
255/35 R19 96V XL   C C 71  
265/35 R19 98W XL   C C 71  
265/35 R19 98V XL   C C 71  
275/35 R19 100W XL   C C 71  
285/35 R19 103V XL   E C 75  
295/35 R19 104V XL   C C 74  
225/40 R19 93W XL   E C 70  
235/40 R19 96W XL   E C 70  
235/40 R19 92V   E C 70  
245/40 R19 98V XL   E C 70  
255/40 R19 100V XL   E C 71  
265/40 R19 98V   E C 71  
265/40 R19 102W XL   C C 71  
275/40 R19 105W XL   E C 71  
285/40 R19 103V   C C 74  
285/40 R19 107W XL   C C 74  
235/45 R19 99V XL   E C 70  
235/45 R19 99V XL   E C 70  
235/45 R19 99V XL   E C 70  
245/45 R19 102W XL   E C 70  
255/45 R19 104V XL   C C 71  
255/45 R19 100V   C C 71  
255/45 R19 104W XL   C C 71  
265/30 R20 94W XL   E C 71  
275/30 R20 97W XL   E C 71  
275/30 R20 97V XL   E C 71  
285/30 R20 99W XL   E C 75  
295/30 R20 97V   C C 74  
295/30 R20 101W XL   C C 74  
305/30 R20 103W XL   C C 74  
235/35 R20 92V XL   E C 70  
235/35 R20 92W XL   E C 70  
245/35 R20 95W XL   E C 70  
245/35 R20 91V   E C 70  
255/35 R20 97W XL   E C 71  
265/35 R20 99W XL   E C 71  
275/35 R20 102W XL   E C 71  
285/35 R20 104V XL   C C 74  
285/35 R20 104V XL   C C 74  
295/35 R20 105W XL   C C 75  
255/40 R20 101W XL   E C 71  
255/40 R20 101V XL   E C 71  
255/40 R20 101V XL   E C 71  
265/40 R20 104W XL   E C 71  
235/45 R20 100W XL   C C 70  
295/25 R21 96W XL   E C 75  
245/30 R21 91W XL   F C 70  
265/30 R21 96W XL   C C 71  
285/30 R21 100W XL   C C 75  
295/30 R21 102W XL   C C 75  
255/35 R21 98W XL   C C 71  

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4

2016-11-20 - I have Michelin pilot Alpin PA4s on my car but I'm unsure if they are mounted correctly. The Outside is correctly on the outside with the curved part of the tread pattern always on the inside of the tyre. However because the rotation is different on one side of the car than the other because the wheels are mounted the opposite way round the curved part of the tread faces the opposite way too. Is this just how this asymmetric tread pattern works? Seems strange that the rotational direction should allow the curves splines to be facing what looks like the wrong way on one side of the car. I guess only way to solve would be if two different tread patterns were made for left and right side of the car. But mine are all the same. Would welcome any views?

This is normal, and while it might seem counter productive it apparently has no notiable impact in performance. The Uniroyal Rainsport 3 and Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta are more extreme examples of this.


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Size Price Range  
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255/35 R19 £193.14 - £214.00 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 Review

Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Passat CC (235/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
This is the third winter that I am using these tires, I have done around 12.000 km so far and the tread still looks as new. On the dry in everyday driving they feel almost as summer tire. Wet grip is amazing, snow grip also. On highway speeds they shine the most.
Only objection would be increased noise in comparison to my previous Alpin 4, but still rather comfortable.
10 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2014   

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Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Audi a5 3.0 tdi quattro sport (255/35 R19 V) on a combination of roads for 800 average miles
Stuck a new set of winter tyres on the car at the start of November and a week later it snowed! Going to work in the snow Monday morning was great, other cars were all over the place sliding and skidding while I was sat in the car relaxed. I have other winter tyres in previous years on the car but these are the best by far. They have a slightly stiffer side wall but are comfortable and also have a big rim protector. They cut through snow and standing water like it wasn't there. Buy them in the summer while they are a bit cheaper. It was the look on peoples faces when your cars not stuck or sliding about that makes these tyres worth every penny. Buy them they are brilliant and will get some home safe and sound.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2016   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a Lexus GS 250 Luxury (235/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Just put these back on the car for their second season and whilst I can't comment on their ability to cope with snow yet, they are simply beautiful tyres. So assured and so comfortable I just know I shall be able to cope with any conditions thrown at them with absolute confidence.
Bought these to replace a set of Yokohama winter tyres which were the subject of a "Lexus" deal and there is no comparison - the Michelins win hands down.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2016   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 407 Coupe (235/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
exclusive wintertyre even driven on dry road you cant believe that you drive a wintertyre
1 - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2015   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (225/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Drove them with modded 2010 Focus TDCI 2.0 with 180PS on ST spec suspension and tyre size. this winter season 14/16 for the first time.
Really impressed with them. The car is driven hard. In emergency stops or fast accelaretions the car is like sticked to the ground with glue. And this includes the cold, wet, dirty slippery winter roads situations. The grip never ends. They give you so much confidence. Also you can feel the limits and the level of grip in any sotuation and any time or weather conditions.
Also they are super quiet and comofrtable.
Used to drive Focus Mk1 with Michelin Alpin A4 for 5 years. They are also brilliant in every way. OF course the PA4 is high performance winter tyre and it shows it. I want to try the A5 for my mk1 winter 15/16.
Will buy again for sure!
4 - tyre reviewed on May 1, 2015   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Passat CC (235/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
This is the third winter that I am using these tires, I have done around 12.000 km so far and the tread still looks as new. On the dry in everyday driving they feel almost as summer tire. Wet grip is amazing, snow grip also. On highway speeds they shine the most.
Only objection would be increased noise in comparison to my previous Alpin 4, but still rather comfortable.
10 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2014   

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