Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 92%
Wear 88%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 92%
Snow Grip 88%
Ice Grip 80%

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 88% over 94,000 miles driven.

The Pilot Alpin 5 is ranked 7th of 39 Winter Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 235/55 R17 - 1st of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced with top marks on dry and snow-covered roads, also good in the wet.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
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2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 21 tyres

  • Positive - Test winner with high levels of grip in the snow, dynamic wet and dry handling, short braking distances, very low wear, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - High price.
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2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test - 2nd of 49 tyres

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/60 R16 96H XL * C B 68 8.60kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 68 12.34kgs
205/55 R17 91H MO C B 68 9.45kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C B 68 11.14kgs
235/55 R17 103H XL   C B 68 11.10kgs
245/55 R17 102V   C B 70 11.10kgs
225/60 R17 99H AO C B 68 11.00kgs
215/65 R17 99H MO C B 70 10.40kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   E B 70 10.09kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 70 10.09kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL MO1 C B 68 9.83kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 70 10.11kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL   E B 70 10.11kgs
245/40 R18 97W XL   E B 68 11.01kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL   E B 68 11.01kgs
255/40 R18 99V XL   E B 68 11.01kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL MO1 E B 70 10.69kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   E B 68 10.80kgs
235/45 R18 98V XL   C B 68 10.80kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL   C B 68 11.48kgs
255/45 R18 103V XL   C B 69 11.48kgs
215/50 R18 92V   E B 70 10.37kgs
225/50 R18 99V XL   C B 70 10.38kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C B 68 11.48kgs
235/50 R18 101H XL   C B 68 11.48kgs
215/55 R18 99V XL   C B 70 11.09kgs
225/55 R18 102V XL   C B 70 11.17kgs
225/55 R18 102V XL AO C B 68 11.50kgs
275/35 R19 100V XL MO E B 72 12.25kgs
225/40 R19 93W XL   E B 70 10.85kgs
235/40 R19 96W XL   E B 70 10.85kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL   E B 70 11.35kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL MO E B 68 11.40kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL   E B 70 11.35kgs
265/40 R19 102V XL * C B 69 12.70kgs
285/40 R19 107V XL * C B 69 13.90kgs
225/45 R19 96V XL   C B 68 11.82kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL   C B 68 11.82kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL   C B 68 11.88kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL AO C B 68 11.80kgs
235/50 R19 103H XL AO C B 68 12.83kgs
245/35 R20 95V XL NA0 E C 68 11.10kgs
245/35 R20 95V XL NA5 E C 70 11.10kgs
255/35 R20 97W XL   E B 69 12.29kgs
295/35 R20 105W XL MO1 C B 69 14.20kgs
255/40 R20 101W XL AO C B 69 12.54kgs
255/40 R20 101V XL MO1 C B 71 12.87kgs
265/40 R20 104W XL MO1 C B 69 13.20kgs
295/30 R21 102V XL NA0 C E 69 14.14kgs
305/30 R21 104V XL NA5 C E 73 14.30kgs
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Pilot Alpin 5 Prices

Size Price Range  
205/60 R16 £115.40 - £118.20 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £123.90 - £130.40 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R18 £162.90 - £166.90 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/50 R19 £177.80 - £182.20 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 92 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 Reviews

Given 81% while driving a Toyota Verso 1.6 D4 D mpv (205/60 R16 H) on mostly country roads for 76,000 spirited miles
This is by far the best winter I have used. I live in the alps and use every weekend to go from 300m to 1740m ski ressort. I have needed to chain up even with 30cm snow. On the packed snow/ice no issues even from standing start on gradient. Knowing the road I push the corners and straights with the knowledge they do not let me down
101 - tyre reviewed on November 5, 2018   
Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen Passat (235/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 2,500 spirited miles
The wet grip is very good;
Dry and snow grip is good;
Very good handling in dry and wet conditions;
Damage resistant boards;

Very bad in slush road;
Bad in sharp corner on icy road;
38 - tyre reviewed on January 20, 2019   
Given 93% while driving a BMW 220d Sport Auto (225/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
After using PA4’s for 3 winter, even if I could not found any information about PA5, I trusted the brand and bought them. Old ones were perfect as we can see in every single review and they amazingly made a better tyre. It is significantly more direct in steering wheel and more quit. Never disappointed me in the snow with my rwd car.
33 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2019   
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Given 94% while driving a Audi A8 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Mounted on a 2019 Audi A8L which is a heavy car. Dry performance and in the rain is outstanding, especially for a winter tire. Snow performance is great in every area except for hard braking. I suspect due to the compromises made by not being a dedicated snow tire. However, lateral stability and inability to execute a drift with ease adds to overall safety of the vehicle. It's also very difficult to break traction when accelerating hard though the A8L is equipped with Quattro. All in all a great tire for those in moderate winter climate conditions with tread life as a concern and/or for those that don't want all of the downsides of a dedicated snow tire.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2020   
Given 97% while driving a Volkswagen Golf (225/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
I haven’t tested them in snow yet, but the comfort and handling is great, I had Hankook fitted before them, and there is a huge difference, the sidewall looks nice too, I love these types.
5 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2020   
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BMW X5 3.0 diesel (255/50 R19) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Its very easy to rate this tyre - Best winter tyre I evere use. Dont think , just buy them :)
29 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2019   
Given 93% while driving a Audi RS4 Quattro (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
For a uhp winter tyre this is what you want
16 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2018