Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 91%
Handling 90%
Wear 91%
Comfort 95%
Buy again 94%

The Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4

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Tyre review data from 10 tyre reviews averaging 92% over 74,303 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2011 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Good on snow, high steering precision and cornering stability on dry roads. Low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Understeer and long braking in the wet, average aquaplaning results
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/55 R16 94V XL          
215/55 R16 97V XL          
225/55 R16 99V XL          
225/60 R16 102V XL          
225/45 R17 94V XL          
235/45 R17 97V XL          
245/45 R17 99V XL   C E 73  
245/45 R17 99V XL          
205/50 R17 93V XL          
215/50 R17 95V XL          
225/50 R17 98V XL          
215/55 R17 98V XL          
225/55 R17 101V XL          
235/55 R17 99H   C E 73  
235/55 R17 99V   C E 73  
235/55 R17 103V XL          
225/40 R18 92V XL   E E 72  
225/40 R18 92W XL          
225/40 R18 92V XL          
235/40 R18 95V XL   E E 73  
245/40 R18 97V XL   E E 73  
245/40 R18 97V XL          
245/40 R18 97W XL          
215/45 R18 93V XL   C E 72  
225/45 R18 95V XL   E E 72  
235/45 R18 98V XL          
245/45 R18 100V XL          
255/45 R18 99V   C E 73  
255/45 R18 103V XL          
245/35 R19 93W XL   C E 73  
255/35 R19 96V XL   C E 73  
255/35 R19 96V XL          
235/40 R19 96W XL          
245/40 R19 98V XL          
255/40 R19 100V XL          
285/40 R19 103V   B C 72  
255/45 R19 100V   C C 72  
255/35 R20 97W XL   C E 73  
285/35 R20 104W XL   B E 73  
295/35 R20 105W XL   B E 74  
255/40 R20 101W XL   C E 73  
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Top Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 Review

Given 76% while driving a BMW 330CI M Sport (225/50 R17 V) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
Definitely not good value for money
35 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2015   

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Given 76% while driving a BMW 330CI M Sport (225/50 R17 V) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
Definitely not good value for money
35 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2015   
Given 91% while driving a Audi S4 (235/35 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 3,000 average miles
fantastic on the ice and snow. not cheap, but keeps my AUDI S4 out of the ditches.
5 - tyre reviewed on April 13, 2013   
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Given 99% while driving a Skoda Superb II combi 2.0 tdi cr (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 35,000 average miles
Hi I'm a sales rep and have done over 35,000 miles on these tyres. I'd ordered Primacy Alpin PA3 but these turned up by mistake and I think they are less manufactured for deep snow and more 3-4 inches, slush, wet and ice.

Nonetheless, they got me through thousands of miles of really poor conditions including the bad snow of 2010. I also kept them on alway through the summer and they wore 5mm and would have got me through two winters if not for a puncture. If you do similar mileage but swap to summer tyres you will easily get through 3 or 4 winters with them.

In the dry you will notice a little more road noise but not intrusive. In the summer you do notice that the stopping distances are a little longer but better in wet and wintery conditions.

In conclusion, these tyres are best for all but deep snow where I think you will want something with a more 'snow' focus.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 10, 2012   
Given 96% while driving a Audi A5 (255/35 R19 V) on mostly town for 500 average miles
We had to decide on winter tyres for our audi a5, as we live in a city and not out in the sticks we decided on this tyre. From the moment we left the garage with our new tyres on you never know for sure how your car will feel. Our first thoughts were these tyres suit the car as its comfortable as summer tyres. They grip dry roads just as good wet ones and give you absolute confidence in cold conditions. Its worth the money for a decent set of winter tyres, ask your self this question.. How much is your car worth!! Bring on the snow!!
0 - tyre reviewed on December 15, 2011   
Given 90% while driving a Vauxhall Zafira GSI (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3 spirited miles
There should be a snow and ice score which would be 10. With 200+ bhp through the front wheels traction is always tricky, on snow it was as if I were driving on a dry road - absolutely awesome. There's some loss of braking I feel on dry roads although with the poor state of most roads I may be a bit unkind here. very quiet compared to my summer tyres and after 3,600 miles there didn't seem to be any sign of wear. I figure I got at least 2 mpg extra with these tyres too.
About to refit for the winter ahead.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 26, 2011   

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