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Michelin ALPIN 6

Michelin ALPIN 6

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
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Competitors

The Michelin Alpin 6 is a winter tire that has been extensively tested by various automotive organizations across different dimensions, showcasing a broad spectrum of qualities that cater to the needs of drivers seeking safety and efficiency during the colder months. A consistent highlight across the board is the tire's balance and performance across all surfaces. This is particularly noted with its capabilities on icy conditions, where it demonstrates superior grip and handling. Moreover, its low rolling resistance and minimal wear and tear not only make it an environmentally friendly option but also ensure longevity, reducing the cost of ownership over time.


Notably, the Michelin Alpin 6 shows a commendable performance on dry roads, with precise handling and secure driving properties even at the limit, affirming Michelin's dedication to driver safety and confidence. The tire maintains secure characteristics on wet roads, with good braking performance despite minor noted weaknesses in aquaplaning behavior and, to a lesser extent, in wet handling in specific tests. These attributes underscore the tire's reliability in varied and challenging driving conditions, including winter scenarios where safety is paramount.


In terms of drawbacks, the Alpin 6 has shown some areas of weaker performance, such as in aquaplaning resistance laterally and, according to one source, in the snow braking category. However, these aspects seem to be relatively minor when considered alongside the tire's overall robust performance portfolio.


What sets the Michelin Alpin 6 apart, according to test results, is not just its performance but also its innovative features, like tread grooves that widen as the tire wears, maintaining effectiveness throughout its lifespan. This further aligns with Michelin's approach to sustainability and performance.


Fuel efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint are other critical concerns addressed by the Alpin 6, with several tests pointing out low fuel consumption and reduced tire weight as key benefits. However, on the flip side, certain tests have indicated a higher rolling resistance, which could impact fuel economy.


Despite these qualities, there’s a consistent note on its price point being on the higher side, reflecting the premium status of the tire within Michelin's lineup and the broader market. Nonetheless, for drivers valuing safety, durability, and performance across a spectrum of winter conditions, the Michelin Alpin 6 emerges as a notably recommended choice, epitomizing the blend of technological innovation and driving security that Michelin is known for.

Sizes

Michelin ALPIN 6 is made in 72 sizes, starting from 185/65 R15 up to 195/55 R20.
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Michelin ALPIN 6 is ranked #72 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autoexpress 2023, ADAC 2023, and other organizations. Michelin ALPIN 6 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from France. However, this particular model is made in Spain/Germany. It is made in total of 72 sizes, 185/65 R15 being the smallest and 195/55 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 27 times, first test was carried in 2019. Michelin ALPIN 6 replaced an older model - Michelin Alpin 5. This model received the best possible rating in 6 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Michelin ALPIN 6 has "B" wet grip rating and most (74%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Michelin ALPIN 6 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 84% of them produce 69db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.45 mm in 195/55 R16. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (8.0 mm - 225/45 R17). It can be compared to ALPIN 5, which is a tyre from Michelin (France) and has a rating of 50%, compared to 72% of the Michelin in question.

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Timeline

2018

Michelin ALPIN 6 was launched and replaced Michelin Alpin 5.

2019

Michelin ALPIN 6 was tested 3x (Automotorsport,...)

2020

Michelin ALPIN 6 was tested 7x (ADAC,...)

2021

Michelin ALPIN 6 was tested 6x (AutoMotorSport,...)

2022

Michelin ALPIN 6 was tested 8x (ADAC,...) and won the Autobild 215/55 R17 test.

2023

Michelin ALPIN 6 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

Achievements

Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autobild 2022
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Tuv 2021
Best
Comfort
Autoklubcr 2022
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2019
Best
Wet handling
Autoklubcr 2022
Autoklubcr 2021
Automotorsport 2019
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Best
Dry handling
Automotorsport 2021
Autoklubcr 2020
Best
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2020

Michelin ALPIN 6 in tyre tests

Introducing the test results of the premium segment Michelin Alpin 6 tyres, which have demonstrated excellent performance with an overall rating of 89%. The tyre participated in various winter tyre tests conducted by multiple organizations including ADAC, Tyre Reviews, Autobild, Autoexpress, and AutoMotorSport, among others.

The Michelin Alpin 6 consistently ranked at the upper end of different tyre tests, achieving first place in the Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 with remarkable values in dry braking and mileage. Additionally, the tyre was recognized for best values in the "Snow traction" category in the Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022, "Aquaplaning - cross" and "Snow traction" categories in the Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2022, "Dry driving behavior" and "Safety" categories in the ADAC Winter tyre test 2021, among others.

Despite not being ranked first in every test, Michelin Alpin 6 performed exceptionally well in various dimensions such as dry and wet handling, snow traction, and comfort. Its consistent performance across the test categories speaks to the quality of this premium tyre.

In conclusion, the Michelin Alpin 6 tyres exhibit outstanding performance and reliability in different winter conditions, making them a top choice for drivers seeking a premium and safe tyre for winter driving.

All tyre tests where Michelin ALPIN 6 was featured:
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Michelin ALPIN 62 2.3
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Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Michelin ALPIN 61,8 2,3
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Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19

Ranked #6 of 6
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Michelin ALPIN 698.5
Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Michelin ALPIN 62,42,02,41,92,62,82,0
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Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Michelin ALPIN 6101,5105,297,7100,5
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
Michelin ALPIN 62,32,52,02,31,7 2,62,0
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Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 8
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test147143147
Michelin ALPIN 6130119134
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
exemplary
Ranked #1 of 19
The Michelin Alpin 6 emerged as the paramount choice among a competitive field of 19 participants, notably securing its place as the frontrunner. This tire distinguished itself with its compelling performance across all weather conditions, complemented by a precise steering response and a sporty, dynamic handling prowess. An additional highlight was its exceptional mileage, indicative of a long-lasting life, which was mirrored in its top-ranked performance in both dry braking and mileage disciplines. Despite these commendable attributes, a notable drawback was its high price point. Nevertheless, the Michelin Alpin 6 set a benchmark in versatility and endurance, cementing its status without a specific final rating mentioned.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Michelin ALPIN 62+ 22+ 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17

Ranked #7 of 9
Name
Michelin ALPIN 6
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #3 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Michelin ALPIN 634,126,4
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistance
Best values in test1102301,21501,21202,4109,6
Michelin ALPIN 61050283,86480,06194,291,6
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,79,69,3101010
Michelin ALPIN 67,77,29,3 7,069
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Michelin ALPIN 62,32,12,42,23,11,5
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,92,02,62,0
Michelin ALPIN 62,51,9 2,22,0 3,12,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
Michelin ALPIN 6222+2-1
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Michelin ALPIN 634,929,1
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Michelin ALPIN 62+ 22
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101,1103,4102,8100
Michelin ALPIN 698,6697,499,299,4
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Source: www.autoklubcr.cz
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wetStopping distance on ice
Best values in test13,914,816,4
Michelin ALPIN 615,715,531,2
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Source: www.autonavigator.hu
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Michelin ALPIN 68,28,7 6,999
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Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,32,01,82,12,51,01,8
Michelin ALPIN 62,02,52,12,22,61,52,1
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Source: www.adac.de
ACE Winter tyre test 2020 225/50 R17
recommended
Ranked #5 of 9
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test200674860189
Michelin ALPIN 618567 4645164
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Source: images.ace.de
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test101,6299,9299,9100101,1100,7
Michelin ALPIN 698,4291,9295,496,287,698,8
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Name Points total
Best values in test8,9
Michelin ALPIN 67,9
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Michelin ALPIN 62+ 22+1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Michelin ALPIN 630,424,7
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (6x)85% (10x)
Very goodHighly recommendedExemplaryGoodRecommended
1x1x4x9x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17
85% (2x)88% (5x)93.3% (9x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (2x)90% (3x)90% (3x)93.6% (7x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Michelin ALPIN 6 made?

    Michelin ALPIN 6 is made in Spain/Germany.

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