Pirelli Sottozero Serie II

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 81%
Wear 83%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 95%
Snow Grip 70%
Ice Grip 70%

The Pirelli Sottozero Serie II is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 25 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 185,090 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2012 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 9 tyres

  • Positive - The Pirelli has a balanced winter profile with superb dynamic properties and good traction on a snowy and wet track, exemplary steering precision, stable running and good grip in all weather conditions

2012 Auto Bild Sports Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Winter professional with impressive driving on snowy path, good aquaplaning properties
  • Negative - Slightly prolonged wet and dry braking distances, tendency to understeer on wet track, increased rolling resistance
  • Overall - Satisfactory

2012 Sport Auto Winter Sports Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - High traction on snow
  • Negative - The tendency to shift from understeer to oversteer. Relatively long braking distances on dry and wet surfaces, poor resistance to aquaplaning
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Questions and Answers for the Pirelli Sottozero Serie II

2017-04-28 - Where can I get these, I hear they are discontinued. I bought 4 for a car that has only been driven 5,000 miles since mounted. Got a flat and now am being told that the Sottozero IIIs are not compatable and the IIs are discontinued. Is it true that they are not compatable? Does anyone carry stock of the old ones in the North Eastern US?

Unfortunately we're unable to comment on stock location in the US. It's never wise to mix winter tyre patterns across the axle, but you would be find having two Serie II and two Serie III on different axles.

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Available in 8 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Pirelli Sottozero Serie II Review

Given 89% while driving a Mercedes Benz E350 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
Great tyres which haven't had a noticeable negative impact on car fuel economy since switching from Summer tyres. I have left these tyres on my E class Mercedes right through the Summer to maximise their wear, with a view to buying new tyres for the Winter ahead.
96 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2016   

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Given 77% while driving a MINI JCW GP2 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Great tyre very impressive wet grip even in standing water, dry grip is good but not impressive especially above 7degrees C. fitted on my mini cooper gp2 as winter tyres i would buy these again.
5 - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2019   
Given 94% while driving a Audi A3 Sportback (205/50 R17 V) on mostly town for 15 spirited miles
Very interesting winter tyre.On dry you feel very confident driving fast(what is usually not normal for winter tyre) you feel the road very good and brake distance is very short,they are very progressive.They are good alsow on wet,not like on dry but satisfactory.They last very long for a winter tyre and they dont change the quality with wear.The only weak point is snow and ice,they are only average.I will buy them again for sure and I recomend them....
20 - tyre reviewed on February 26, 2018   
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Given 93% while driving a Alfa Romeo 1.9 JTD M (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 45,000 average miles
Used as all-season tyres first on Alfa 156 for 25000mi then for another 20000mi on Alfa 147 in rotation with Sottozero III on the other axis, both very good wear despite running a lot in hot summer. Grip as well as comfort and safety under all conditions also very good.

Replaced with Falken HS449 which were aweful compared to these, wear twice as fast, wheel spin on almost every semaphore and very hard sidewall.
3 - tyre reviewed on December 15, 2017   
Given 93% while driving a Porsche 991 Carrera S Cabriolet (295/30 R20 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Follow up to 1000 mile review.
Have now driven over 5000 miles.
Driving in temperatures up to 100 degrees F.
Tires perform wonderfully.
They run relatively cool on 100 + degrees F highways.
Wearing evenly and not showing any signs of excessive wear.
Working fine as an all season tire.
I run them one pound under the TPMS recommended inflation pressure for Winter tires under full load.
Slight grip loss at 0.98 G on the Porsche G forces gauge. On dry pavement.
18 - tyre reviewed on August 14, 2017   

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