Petlas Imperium PT515

The Petlas Imperium PT515 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 79%
Wear 84%
Comfort 76%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 10 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 189,055 miles driven.

The Imperium PT515 is ranked 20th of 205 Summer Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 ViBilagare Eco vs Normal Tyre Test - 10th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good shock absorption and low noise on rough asphalt.
  • Negative - Difficult to control in a crisis situations. Poor braking performance.
  • Overall - Turkish Petlas offers one of the cheapest products you can find online. But Imperium PT515 is NOT an affordable solution. This is like throwing money in the lake. The stopping distance on wet asphalt is a full 10 meters longer than the best tires from 80 km / h.
    In the evasive maneuver tests on dry roads, the Petlas tires can’t neutralize the lateral forces but have major problems with the load shift effect, which means that the tire skids wide and becomes difficult to control. On wet roads, it moods alternately between understeer into the curve followed by an oversteer in the middle of the turn.
    Budget tires often fitted on older, cheaper cars with poorer crash safety. It is a life-threatening combination. Save money on something other than the tires.
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2021 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 14th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Relatively low wear.
  • Negative - Weak in the dry and wet.
  • Overall - The Petlas Imperium PT515 is particularly during dry braking, stopping the car a full 4.5 meters after the best on test. The tyre also has poor handling. The trend continues in the wet, with long wet braking and weak handling results. The PT515 also has high levels of noise and high rolling resistance.
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2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking Test - 35th of 53 tyres

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2020-05-24 - Is the imperiumT515, a RUNFLAT?

There are a number of Petlas PT515 in runflat sizes. The tyre retailer should indicate this on their website.

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Top 3 Petlas Imperium PT515 Reviews

Given 89% while driving a Toyota Camry (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 60,000 average miles
91 - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2015   
Given 69% while driving a Chevrolet Lacetti (195/55 R15 R) on for 0 miles
Wet performance is not very good . The tyre grips on dry ground and the braking is good, but as the rubber ages, these properties also disappear .
31 - tyre reviewed on March 30, 2016   
Given 64% while driving a Mercedes Benz C180K Avantgarde (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 20,000 average miles
same as bridgestone
20 - tyre reviewed on February 26, 2014   
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Latest Petlas Imperium PT515 Reviews

Given 87% while driving a Hyundai Accent (195/60 R15 V) on mostly motorways for 55 average miles
Used them for 88,000 kms and has to change them because of uneven wear on 1 tyre. Haven’t reached wear indicators yet. Handling for wet & dry in the tropics under everyday normal conditions is very good. Best economical tyres in my book. I replaced them with exactly the same tyres. Highly recommend these.
3 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2020   
Given 83% while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 8v (185/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
For six years I’ve been using these tyres. And stil looking good ( I used it only 12,000 km’s) I’m about to change them to 4 seasons tyres for my conditions. I am not an agressive driver and never had a problem with these tyres even wet.
4 - tyre reviewed on January 18, 2020   
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Given 89% while driving a Hyundai Accent (195/60 R15 V) on mostly motorways for 55,000 average miles
Great all around economical long lasting tyres. Great wet grip for a standard tyre.
2 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2019   
Given 71% while driving a Opel Vectra B (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
using since 2 years in istanbul Turkey , i had no big expectations before buying but durabiliy is so good therefore dry road grip is very good . also tyres are poverfull against for bad quality village roads for summer season , Comfort is leak but handling on asphalt is good for me .and tyre performance speed till 170 km/h on highway is good . i am not using tyres in winter season for a long time .
18 - tyre reviewed on May 30, 2019   
Given 86% while driving a Rover 620 (205/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
For this price i really think they are perfect :) btw they are 3 years old and the rubber is soft
20 - tyre reviewed on September 1, 2017