Pirelli CINTURATO P7

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 75%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 76%
Wear 74%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 69%

The Pirelli CINTURATO P7 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

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Tyre review data from 88 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 1,258,612 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2010 Auto Bild Eco Tyre Test - 1st of 5 tyres

  • Positive - Impressive all-rounder with satisfactory savings. Harmonious driving characteristics with stable cornering and short braking distances on wet and dry roads. Good ride comfort and a low rolling noise.
  • Negative - None mentioned.

2010 European Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 16 tyres

2014 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 2nd of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet grip, good dry handling, low noise
  • Negative - The tendency to skid in the wet, lack of comfort
  • Overall - This is the 5th year the P7 Cinturato has been i our tests, but the second place in our ranking confirms that the tyres have been successfully updated over the years. In traction on wet roads, they are second only to Continental, and resist aquaplaning better than any tyre. On the track, wet handling is not always appropriate, marked by a sometimes excessive propensity to drift. In the dry, the grip is excellent. And no noise. Small joints and seams are smoothed well, but bigger bumps noticeably felt in the cabin. Feels like a high "carcass stiffness." Good option for active drivers.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/50 R16 87W   C B 71  
225/50 R16 92V MO C B 71  
225/50 R16 92V * E B 71  
225/50 R16 92W MO C B 71  
225/50 R16 92W * E B 71  
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 71  
205/55 R16 91W * E B 71  
205/55 R16 91W MO E B 70  
205/55 R16 91V MO E B 70  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 70  
205/55 R16 91H   C B 70  
205/55 R16 91V   E A 70  
205/55 R16 91V   B B 69  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 71  
205/55 R16 91V * E B 71  
205/55 R16 91H   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91H * E B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 70  
215/55 R16 93W   C B 70  
215/55 R16 97W XL   C B 71  
215/55 R16 93V   C B 70  
215/55 R16 97H XL   C B 71  
225/55 R16 95W * E B 71  
225/55 R16 95V   C B 71  
225/55 R16 95V   C B 71  
225/55 R16 99Y XL MO C B 71  
225/55 R16 95W MO C B 70  
225/55 R16 99W XL MO C B 71  
205/60 R16 96V XL   C B 71  
205/60 R16 92H   C B 70  
205/60 R16 96W XL   C B 70  
205/60 R16 96V XL   B A 71  
205/60 R16 92V   C B 70  
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 71  
215/60 R16 99V XL   C B 71  
225/60 R16 98Y AO C B 71  
235/60 R16 100W   C B 71  
245/40 R17 91W   E B 71  
205/45 R17 88W XL   C B 71  
205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 72  
215/45 R17 91W XL   C B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   C B 68  
225/45 R17 91Y * E B 71  
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91V   C B 71  
225/45 R17 91Y AO C B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91W * E B 71  
225/45 R17 91V * E B 71  
225/45 R17 91V MO C B 71  
225/45 R17 91W   C B 71  
225/45 R17 91Y   F A 71  
225/45 R17 91W   F A 71  
225/45 R17 91W MO E B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   C B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   B B 71  
235/45 R17 94Y   E B 71  
235/45 R17 94W   E B 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   C B 72  
235/45 R17 97W XL   B B 72  
245/45 R17 99Y XL MO C B 71  
245/45 R17 95W MO E B 71  
245/45 R17 95Y AO E B 71  
255/45 R17 98W * C B 72  
205/50 R17 93W XL   C A 72  
205/50 R17 93V XL   C B 70  
205/50 R17 93W XL   C B 70  
205/50 R17 89W * E B 71  
205/50 R17 89Y * E B 71  
205/50 R17 89V * E B 71  
205/50 R17 89W * E B 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   C B 70  
215/50 R17 95W XL   C B 72  
225/50 R17 98W XL   C A 72  
225/50 R17 94Y AO E B 71  
225/50 R17 94H * E B 71  
225/50 R17 98W XL   C B 71  
225/50 R17 94V * E B 71  
225/50 R17 94W   C B 71  
225/50 R17 94H   E B 71  
225/50 R17 94V   E B 71  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C B 71  
225/50 R17 94W * E B 71  
225/50 R17 94W   C A 71  
225/50 R17 94W   E B 71  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C B 71  
235/50 R17 96W   E B 71  
205/55 R17 95V XL   A B 72  
205/55 R17 91V   C B 71  
205/55 R17 91V * E B 71  
205/55 R17 91V * C B 70  
215/55 R17 94V   B B 71  
215/55 R17 94V   C B 71  
215/55 R17 94V   B B 71  
215/55 R17 98W XL   C B 72  
215/55 R17 94W   C B 71  
215/55 R17 94W   C B 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   B B 72  
225/55 R17 97W   C B 69  
225/55 R17 97W * C B 71  
225/55 R17 97Y * E B 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL MO C B 71  
225/55 R17 97W   C B 71  
225/55 R17 101V XL   B B 72  
225/55 R17 97Y AO C B 71  
225/55 R17 97Y AO C B 71  
235/55 R17 99W J C B 71  
235/55 R17 99Y AO C B 71  
235/55 R17 99W MO C B 71  
245/55 R17 102V * E B 71  
225/60 R17 99V * E B 71  
225/60 R17 99V * E B 71  
205/40 R18 86W XL   C B 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C C 71  
225/40 R18 92W XL   C B 71  
235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72  
245/40 R18 93Y   C A 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL AO C B 72  
245/40 R18 93Y AO E B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 71  
255/40 R18 95Y * C B 72  
255/40 R18 95V * E B 72  
255/40 R18 95W * E B 72  
275/40 R18 99Y * E B 72  
215/45 R18 93W XL   C B 72  
225/45 R18 91W * E B 71  
225/45 R18 91V * E B 71  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 66  
225/45 R18 91Y * E B 71  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72  
225/45 R18 95W XL   C B 71  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   C A 72  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   C A 71  
235/45 R18 94W   C A 70  
235/45 R18 94W   C A 71  
235/45 R18 94V   C A 71  
245/45 R18 96Y * E B 71  
255/45 R18 99W * C B 71  
275/45 R18 103W MOE C C 72  
225/50 R18 95W * C C 71  
225/50 R18 95W   C B 69  
245/50 R18 100W * E B 71  
245/50 R18 100W MOE C B 71  
245/50 R18 100Y   C B 68  
245/50 R18 100Y   B B 68  
235/40 R19 96W XL   C A 72  
235/40 R19 92V   C B 71  
235/40 R19 96W XL   C A 72  
245/40 R19 94W   C B 71  
225/45 R19 92W   C B 71  

Questions and Answers for the Pirelli CINTURATO P7

2016-10-03 - What does the "91V" or 91W at the end of the tyre spec signify?

The number is the load rating, the letter the speed rating of the tyre.


2016-09-05 - What should the tire pressure be?

The tyre pressure for the Cinturato P7 is vehicle and load specific. The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can usually be found on a sticker in the door shut of the driver's door, or in the manufacturer's handbook.


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Size Price Range  
205/50 R17 £87.82 - £138.00 (31 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £49.44 - £107.90 (75 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £67.00 - £105.05 (65 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 45 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Pirelli CINTURATO P7 Review

Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 3 series (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I've had these on since my car was new I've went through 6 tyres in total and covered 106000 miles at the moment they are the run flats too.... These are probably my favrioute tyre for all round performance I've used that's why I keep using them.
297 - tyre reviewed on August 17, 2016   

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Given 26% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Avant 2.0T Quattro (245/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 13,000 spirited miles
had them on my big turbo 2.0 quattro a4 previous owner bought them in march , since i bought the car and mounted the turbo these tires went off , they are bald, changed them in november and not even one season wear from a eco tire .
on my oyher car i have falken 510 which are better for comfort handling and road noise , even my winters on my audi (245 40 r18 h449 falken) are better . never going to buy pirelli , these tires turned me off the brand :(
0 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2017   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Superb MKII CR170 Manual (215/55 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 34,500 average miles
Have had these tyres on my Skoda Superb from new. At 34,500 miles in 18 months the fronts have finally reached the wear limiters. Perfectly matched to this car for grip and comfort. Today I have put the superseded blue on. If they get anywhere near these tyres for wear and grip I will be very pleased. Thoroughly recommend theses tyres for this type of car.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2017   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 TS Veloce (205/55 R16 V) on for 5,000 spirited miles
. Grip, handling, ride and noise are all very good. Although I've only had them on for just over 2 months, I've covered 5000 miles. So far, life seems good. Even allowing for wear, they are much better than the Continental Premium Contact 2 tyres they replaced. The Contis never had the grip, even when almost new that the Pirellis have. The Pirellis ride way smoother and are very noticeably quieter. They are predictable when pushed which the Contis never were. These Pirellis have always been light which is why they reduce unsprung weight which helps ride quality immensely.

I cannot comment on low temperature performance as yet but they are not as true tracking as the Continental tyres and even cruising, the Pirellis need a little more steering lock in bends. The plus side of that is that when the limit is approached, there is still plenty of scope for line and attitude adjustment. In any case, even if and when performance does tail off when these Pirellis are worn, it should still hopefully be quite acceptable.

I really like these tyres as they ride so smoothly and quietly yet they still manage to perform very well indeed. I find them quieter than the nose rating of 71dB suggests but that will vary car to car. Aquaplaning resistance has been exceptional but they are still new so again, I cannot comment what they are like when worn. How much performance tails off varies greatly over a tyre's life and I hope these Pirellis are well enough developed to avoid the shocking tail off which is common to so many budget tyres.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 6, 2017   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Scirocco 1,4 TSI 160hp (235/40 R18 R) on mostly town for 40,000 spirited miles
Very hard tyres that gripped phenominally on dry tarmac, but had a tendency to understear on wet tarmac. The hardness also meant they were a bit noisy, but that's a tradeoff: the better grip, the more noise.
3 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2017   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Cmax (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Have normally had the P7 tyre on my Ford C-Max, it came with them and so have always opted for the same, swapping the front to rear and putting new ones on the front. Only this time the road noise is just awful! I have a diesel so not the quietest car but these tyres literally drown out the noise of the engine, the radio and the kids (perhaps not a bad thing!). I can feel the vibration through the pedals and steering wheel. We've had the alignment/tracking looked at, etc. but they are just not improving. I can't understand it as all the previous Pirelli P7s have been fine. Dud batch maybe? In any case I'll be moving away from them next tyre change (if I can bear it for that long) as they are obviously not consistent in their manufacturing of these tyres.
3 - tyre reviewed on August 11, 2017   

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