Michelin Alpin 6

The Michelin Alpin 6 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Michelin Alpin 5.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 83%
Wear 86%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 92%
Snow Grip 88%
Ice Grip 79%

Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 118,110 miles driven.

The Alpin 6 is ranked 14th of 61 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test - 7th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Shortest dry braking, good aquaplaning resistance, safe snow handling balance.
  • Negative - Poor snow braking, reduced grip in the wet grip tests, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - The Michelin Alpin 6 finished seventh overall. As usual, it was a very good tyre in the dry with the shortest dry braking, however its wet and snow performance didn't live up to the usual Michelin brand expectations and it had one of the highest rolling resistances on test. A test to forget for the French manufacturer, especially after the Michelin CrossClimate 2 won the Tyre Reviews all season test in the same size and same conditions.
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2022 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 4th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Balanced, good on all surfaces, low fuel consumption, particularly low wear (top mark).
  • Negative - None mentioned.
  • Overall - The MICHELIN Alpin 6 secured a (still) good rating in all the main tests and thus ultimately a place on the winner's podium and the rating "particularly recommended".
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2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Test winner with convincing driving performance in all weather conditions, precise steering behavior, sporty dynamic handling behavior, high mileage.
  • Negative - Expensive.
  • Overall - Exemplary.
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/60 R15 88H   C B 69 7.62kgs
205/60 R15 91H   C B 69 7.96kgs
185/65 R15 92T XL   C B 69 7.62kgs
195/65 R15 95T XL   C B 69 8.16kgs
195/65 R15 91T   C B 69 8.24kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C B 69 8.03kgs
205/45 R16 87H XL   E B 69 7.69kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL   E B 69 8.02kgs
215/45 R16 90H XL   E B 69 8.02kgs
185/50 R16 81H   E B 69 7.69kgs
205/50 R16 87H   E B 69 8.30kgs
225/50 R16 96H XL   C B 69 9.08kgs
195/55 R16 91H XL   E B 69 8.30kgs
195/55 R16 91T XL   E B 69 8.30kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C B 69 8.30kgs
205/55 R16 91T   C B 69 8.12kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 69 8.27kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 69 8.28kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C B 69 9.08kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 69 9.42kgs
195/60 R16 89H   C B 69 8.68kgs
195/60 R16 89T   C B 69 8.68kgs
205/60 R16 92T   C B 69 8.68kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C B 69 8.57kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   C B 69 8.68kgs
215/60 R16 99T XL   C B 69 9.42kgs
225/60 R16 102V XL   C B 69 9.58kgs
225/60 R16 102H XL   C B 69 9.58kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C B 69 9.58kgs
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 69 8.12kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 69 8.12kgs
205/45 R17 88H XL   E B 69 8.12kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   C B 69 9.00kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   C B 69 8.91kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 69 8.91kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C B 69 9.40kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C B 69 9.40kgs
215/50 R17 95H XL   C B 69 9.40kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   C B 69 9.88kgs
225/50 R17 94H   E B 69 9.88kgs
205/55 R17 95H XL   C B 69 9.29kgs
215/55 R17 98V XL   C B 69 9.29kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C B 69 9.29kgs
215/55 R17 94H   C B 69 9.29kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 69 10.18kgs
225/55 R17 97H   C B 69 10.18kgs
215/60 R17 100H XL   C B 69 10.18kgs
215/60 R17 96H   C B 69 10.18kgs

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Alpin 6

2021-03-31 - I was wondering, what is the thread depth of a new Alpin 6 tire? I drive a 195/65 r15.

The starting tread depth of the Alpin 6 is 8.1mm

2022-09-29 - What is the meaning MI in the full product name

The full product name is "Michelin Alpin 6". If you are seeing an extra MI I would guess it's added by a retailer and is short for Michelin.

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Size Price Range  
185/65 R15 £74.99 - £142.80 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £67.49 - £148.60 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £96.99 - £143.40 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/60 R16 £103.39 - £159.60 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £121.79 - £198.40 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 41 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Michelin Alpin 6 Reviews

Given 93% while driving a Renault Megane Sports Tourer (195/65 R15) on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
I've had until now kleber krisalp hp2, Avon Ice touring, Pirelli Cinturato. The Alpin 6 have a good grip on wet and dry, they are silent to. I'm waiting the snow to test it. 1st impresion, verry good.
Helpful 172 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2018
Volkswagen Golf 7 TDI (195/65 R15) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
I am very impressed. Before Alpin 6 I had Conti TS850 and TS860 fitted on my car, and I never conauseated any other tyres. Thinking on how many miles I tend to make during a year on my personal (Golf 7) and business car (Berlingo van) I came across Alpins. They are never no1 on the tests, but tests overall are BS, since only new tyres are tested. In practice, after first year and at least 20.000 km every tyre (premium&budget) tend to lose their performances, and then you start to think about Michelin’s philosophy- good when new, good when used. I like tyres which are maybe not best on tests, but keep their performances on every kilometer driven - from 0 till the end of their lifespan. I have them on my both cars in the same dimension 195/65 15, made in Italy. Performances so far were excellent, I mean I didn’t expect anything less. I tried them on the snow- perfect. Dry road - perfect. Rainy road - nothing I can complain on. Really one great tyre. Price is premium, but their expected mileage is not less than 45000 km which is great. With cheaper tyres (I considered Kleber Krisalp HP3) I would certainly get better price, but expected lifespan would be, by my opinion max 30-35 thousand km. So yes, I consider those are worth that price difference, although today it is hard to buy bad winter tyre in that price range.
I will keep you noticed with wear of those tyres.
Helpful 62 - tyre reviewed on December 6, 2018
Given 78% while driving a Mercedes Benz A180 CDI W176 (205/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
These were excellent tyres. The car handled beautifully on them, very secure and lots of grip. I didn't find them particularly heavy on fuel either but I was shocked that I only got one season out of them.
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2020
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Latest Michelin Alpin 6 Reviews

Given 88% while driving a Opel Astra K 1.4T 150 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Had this for 3 years on a front wheel drive astra 1.4 150hp, live in the mountains and it was a fantastic winter tyre. The grip driving uphill in snow was excellent, even when you got 5 - 8cm of snow on the road it would not let me down. Snow braking was good. Wet handling was also excellent, felt very safe and stable in the wet and aquaplaning was also good. Dry handling was the weaker side with slightly less grip on bends, but wouldn't let this be too much of an issue on a winter tyre. This is the king of wear, after about 15K miles the tyre barely dropped any depth in the groove, which is great because the performance also did not drop. Noise levels are higher as on most winter tyres and the comfort level is ok.
Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on March 5, 2023
Given 88% while driving a BMW 320d touring (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Very quiet und stable Tyre. Für BMW perfect.
Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on January 31, 2023
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Given 88% while driving a Ford Focus MK2 1.6TDCI 2008 2011 (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
I am very pleased about the Michelin tires Alpin 6. Although there was not a lot of snow this year, they performed very well on the snowy days. I bought them at https://www.autobanden-prijsvechter.nl/ and payed a very good price. So i`m very pleased with these tires.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on January 26, 2023
Given 74% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 10,000 spirited miles
BFGoodrich G-force Winter 2 is a better tire than this, either way they wouldn't disappoint. They are really good just on cold/wet weather on the motorway. Snow is not the best side for this tires. Its just not worth the money to spend, better of with the BFGoodrich.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2022
Given 87% while driving a Mercedes Benz 2010 W204 C180 Kompressor (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
the michelin alpin are making less noise than yokohama advan 701 summer tyre, very good grip and comfort
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on October 24, 2022
Given 84% while driving a SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSI 115 (195/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
I have fitted the Alpin 6 to my SEAT Ibiza 1.0 Tsi Manual built in 2018. My ratings: Dry: It's pretty good, no problems, especially when it's colder- warmer temperatures are also okay, but I wouldn't use it above 15°C because of a potential higher wear Wet Grip: This is where the tyre really got going - phenomenal wet grip- even on these 195mm setup, which normally isn't that good in rainy conditions. Comfort: The tyre has great comfort - more than the Bridgestone Turanza Summer or the previously use Pirelli CInturato Winter tyres. Wear: I can't say anything on that - I haven't driven enough, but I think they will last a few years (at least with my mileage) Snow and Ice Grip: The Ibiza is a FWD car - which definetly is bad in snow and on ice - but the tyre is really good - i haven't had any problems so far - it feels like you are connected to the ground under the snow. I can't say anything about ice but I think it will perform quite good for a non Ice tyre. Verdict: So, the tyre is really great - it definetly feels better in Dry and Wet conditions in comparison to the Pirelli Cinturato Winter. In Snow however I think that the Pirelli was as good - but the Alpin is the better allrounder. So, if you're looking for an allround winter tyre with great performance on any surface (except Ice) go for the Alpin 6.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on February 8, 2022
Given 100% while driving a Nissan Qashqai (215/65 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Great tire, I have it 3 months and I am very satisfied. I used before contiTS850, Mischelin is better in all conditions.
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on January 11, 2022
Given 87% while driving a Skoda (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
Have these on my O3 1.8 TSI. They are very comfortable tires with decent feedback (sure, a bit of a downgrade from a summer tyre, but still good enough). They have excellent wet and dry cold traction, but they lack when it comes to snow, ice and mushy roads. In my country there are still sometimes some heavy snowfalls and these are definitely worse than my previous Conti TS860 w/ VW Bora. They are not bad, I don't get stuck in the snow and I don't go like a sleigh in corners, but the back end does go sideways quite easily if I push it and the wheels are spinning all day long if I push the pedal a lil' bit more than granny style. If these were mid range tyres, there would be awesome tyres for that price, but given I paid a premium for them, they aren't worth the premium in terms of snow/ice performance. I have to insist on this, that only for snow and ice they are average, but this doesn't mean they won't do the job, but they won't feel like "yeah, these are strong tyres in snow". Anyways, I think the premium does have a merit when it comes to quality, wear and feedback that is constant during the many years of use.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2021
Given 80% while driving a Skoda (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Good grip in all situations but feels a bit under inflated comparing to the previous Michelin Alpine 5.
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2021
Given 68% while driving a Renault megane 4 hb (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Tyre is soft, drive is quite sluggish. on highway little correction are needed. On other car i have Continental WinterContact and those are much better on dry roads
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on November 5, 2021
Given 90% while driving a Peugeot 307 (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 10 average miles
Very good dry grip, awesome on wet surface and one of The best on the snow surface!
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2021
Given 82% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Tires are designed for mild winters. Excellent performance on dry asphalt, highway, high speeds, road serpentine. High comfort level, low noise level. During operation in snowy weather - average qualities.
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on January 18, 2021