Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 80%
Wear 73%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 77%

The Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Pirelli Cinturato Winter

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Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 106,200 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2013 Winter Tyre Overview - Braking - 1st of 50 tyres

2015 Auto Bild Top 18 Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 18 tyres

  • Positive - Premium winter profile with balanced performance potential. Sporty handling and stable cornering on snow and wet roads. Good snow braking. Precise steering with good feedback, good comfort.
  • Negative - Only average wear and average fuel consumption.

2013 Auto Bild Top 15 Winter Tyre Shootout - 2nd of 15 tyres

  • Positive - A balanced winter tyre with a sporty, dynamic wet handling qualities, precise steering response, and shortest braking distances on snowy and wet roads
  • Negative - High wear
  • Overall - Exemplary
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195/65 R15 £46.10 - £87.40 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3 Review

Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Octavia (195/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Slightly noisy even though it is presented as eco-friendly and low-noise tyre. Grip in the rain is very good. Dry pavement - very good. Snow - superb traction. Fuel consumption - no difference from summer tyres = good.
17 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2014   

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Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Cooper D (175/55 R15) on mostly country roads for 33,000 average miles
The Pirelli's came as original equipment under the winter tyres option from Mini when we go our first Mini in 2014. We've used them on two Mini's now over three winters including three trips to the French Alps, an 1,800 mile round trip. We live in the Pennines in West Yorkshire up small country lanes that are never gritted or cleared. We've had a bit of snow over the last three winters and a bit of snow driving in the Alps. The tyres have felt stable and secure at all times whether on dry, wet or snowy roads. On the way down to France this year, we were driving through heavy rain at the maximum allowed of 110 km/h and climbing snow covered motorways following the snow ploughs and the tyres handled everything with ease. On the way back we hit snow in West Yorkshire around Holmfirth and whilst other cars were stuck, turning back or, in two cases, in the stone walls, we just carried on up hill, down dale and around the bends. The most reassuring thing about these tyres in the snow is that when you hit the brakes, the car stops. The only other tyres that I can compare them with are Goodyear Vector4Seasons which I had for a year on the car before the first Mini. They were a good performer on snow for a four season tyre but I think the Pirelli's edge them on the snow. We've done almost 33,000 miles on them so they are wearing well. They are a bit more noisy than summer tyres especially on slightly rough surfaces or concrete roads. This isn't much of a problem in France, however, as the motorways generally have very good surfaces.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 15, 2018   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
Very good tyres, I would buy them again. Superb traction and handling on snow, very good road feedback, on dry and wet you have safe handling, feeling and good car behavior. I reccomend them to everyone, best buy from premium brands.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2016   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Octavia (195/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Slightly noisy even though it is presented as eco-friendly and low-noise tyre. Grip in the rain is very good. Dry pavement - very good. Snow - superb traction. Fuel consumption - no difference from summer tyres = good.
17 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2014   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo (205/55 R16 T) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
Great winter tyres. Very good braking and traction in snow and wet. For a winter tyre remarkably good steering feedback.
2 - tyre reviewed on January 18, 2014   
Given 29% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 320d (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 8,200 average miles
I'm a automobile expert; I've used many many cars with many many Tires! This tire is absolutey the worst! It's very noisy on dry, you can eliminate it but if can handle on snow or ice! But It doesn't! I had to leave my car today in a shopping mall's car park because of these tires!
10 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2013   

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