Michelin Alpin

The Michelin Alpin is a High Performance Winter tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tire review data from 8 tire reviews averaging 89% over 32,005 miles driven.

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 87%
Handling 74%
Wear 93%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 96%

The Alpin is ranked 5th of 60 Winter High Performance tires.

This tire has been replaced by the Michelin Alpin A4.

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Top 3 Michelin Alpin Reviews

Given 86% while driving a Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Wery good grip on snow and ice, bought a car with Dunlop Garspic DS2 couldnt start moving without drifting, after week bought Alpin, difference wery big.
after 10000 km no signs of heavy usage. still more than 7mm. Very quit and stabile even on big speed and in curves. recomend it to anyone.
Helpful 48 - tire reviewed on March 10, 2013
Given 91% while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (195/45 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Very good tire impressive grip in the wet as in the snow (in Romania we have a lot of snow in the winter), quiet and progressive enough and very comfortable.

Buy again: Yes more than likely
Helpful 28 - tire reviewed on October 1, 2013
Given 87% while driving a Volkswagen golf plus 1.9tdi se (195/65 R15 H) on mostly motorways for 1,000 easy going miles
Got these tires on special offer for winter driving & work a treat on the motorway and very resonsive. Around the awful city of Sheffield these tires are a bit to keen and can feel the abs kicking as the tires grip to the gravel on the road. Not a bad thing and proves how good at gripping they are. Tires only 1,000 miles old and not driven hard so virtually no wear at all. Can't really comment on driving in dry conditions and will swap these back to non winter tires when it warms up.
Helpful 30 - tire reviewed on February 18, 2012
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Given 96% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GT TDI 140 (195/65 R15 T) on mostly town for 5 spirited miles
Great winter tire, winter 2011/12 was my first season with them, so I didn’t get to try them in snow, but noticeably better in the wet and especially in cold/wet conditions. Bought secondhand this time, but will buy them new when the time comes.
Helpful 21 - tire reviewed on March 16, 2012
Given 76% while driving a BMW M3 (255/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
First season on winters, no issues so far but can't give a realistic rating on Wear. It has only been wet or cold since fitting them so again dry grip may be slightly unfair.

Was out in the snow on Sunday without any problems. Good traction and none of the back-end action you may expect from a rear wheel drive in the snow. In the slush and wet still performing well and giving the performance I am used to.
Helpful 23 - tire reviewed on February 7, 2012
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Given 98% while driving a Vauxhall Vectra SRI 1.9 (150) (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
By far the best tires I have ever had. If you have to get around in the snow then fit a pair. I'm driving a front wheel drive vectra sri which usually has crap road holding and massive understeer except in the snow because it goes nowhere. I fitted a pair of these michelins on the front and haven't had any problems in the snow or ice. The difference in the wet is so noticable I thought I was driving a different car. They might be expensive new but I bought 2 on ebay part worn for buttons. They might only last me till spring but I'll be buying more for next years snow - much cheaper option than buying a range rover and you won't look like a complete tit into the bargain.
Helpful 18 - tire reviewed on January 14, 2011
Given 99% while driving a Mazda 3 Series (175/65 R13) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
the best tires ever, tires that saved me- my car in many different situations, now in the snow didn't show any difficulties at all, super tires, recommend to all drivers, snow, rain or dry tires are just made to save you and others on the road, just Perfect of all 100%
Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on December 11, 2010