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Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 4

/93% · summer · · : Premium

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low drive-by noise levels
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Competitors

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a premium summer tyre that has consistently received positive reviews for its outstanding dynamic driving performance on dry roads. It offers precise and direct handling with excellent feedback, as well as safe wet handling with short braking distances. The tyre also boasts a fuel-efficient low rolling resistance. However, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been criticized for its high price point.

According to various test results, the tyre dimensions of 225/45 R18, 245/40 R19, and 245/45 R19 have all demonstrated impressive performance on dry roads, with great potential for high-speed driving and optimal aquaplaning resistance on wet roads, despite being somewhat dated in wet conditions. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been noted for its narrow margin of error on wet roads, making it somewhat puddle-sensitive and with a smaller tolerance for damp conditions.

Although the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been an excellent summer tyre that meets the demands of most high-performance and sporty driving styles, it is worth noting that its successor, the Pilot Sport 5, was set to be released shortly after these test results were published.

Sizes

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is made in 159 sizes, starting from 205/55 R16 up to 325/30 R21.
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is ranked #93 of 947 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by AutoMotorSport 2022, Autobild 2022, and other organizations. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 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 159 sizes, 205/55 R16 being the smallest and 325/30 R21 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 19 times, first test was carried in 2017. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 replaced an older model - Michelin Pilot Sport 3. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 got replaced by a newer model - Michelin Pilot Sport 5. This model received the best possible rating in 12 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 84% of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has "A" wet grip rating and most (57%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 52% of them produce 71db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 6.1 mm in 235/35 R19. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (6.8 mm - 245/45 R19). It can be compared to Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, which is a tyre from GoodYear (USA) and has a rating of 90%, compared to 93% of the Michelin in question. There was a braking test that featured both GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 held by autobild in 2020. It was tested on a Seat Leon with 225/40 R18 tyres. On the wet, the Michelin stopped from 80km/h in 29,8m, whereas the competing GoodYear took longer to stop - 30,8m. The results repeat on the dry, where the Michelin stopped earlier at the 32,1m mark, compared to 33,2m of the GoodYear.

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Timeline

2017

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was tested 4x (EVO,...) and won the EVO 225/40 R18 test.

2018

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was tested 2x (Automotorsport,...) and won the Automotorsport 225/45 R17 test.

2019

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was tested 3x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/45 R17 test.

2020

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was tested 4x (ADAC,...) and won the Autobild 245/45 R18 test.

2021

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was tested 2x (Tyre Reviews,...) and won the Tyre Reviews 225/40 R18 test.

2022

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was tested 4x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/45 R18 test.

2022

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 got replaced by Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Achievements

Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Sportauto 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2020
Automotorsport 2020
Best
Dry braking
Autozeitung 2021
Adac 2020
Autobild 2020
Automotorsport 2020
Best
Wet handling
TyreReviews.com 2021
Automotorsport 2020
Autobild 2019
Autozeitung 2018
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2019
Autozeitung 2018
Best
Dry handling
Autobild 2022
Automotorsport 2020
Autozeitung 2018
Best
Comfort
Sportauto 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet braking
Automotorsport 2018
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autozeitung 2018

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in tyre tests

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4, a premium segment tyre, has undergone various tests that resulted in superb performances and exceptional ratings. Achieving an overall score of 94%, this tyre has proved its worth in multiple test setups, ensuring optimum safety and high-quality performance.

In the Sportauto Summer tyre test 2022 235/35 R19, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 ranked second out of seven competitors. Moreover, in the Autobild Summer tyre test 2022 245/40 R19, the tyre ranked fourth out of ten and showed the best performance in aquaplaning (cross and longitudinal) and comfort categories.

This impressive tyre continued its strong performance and emerged as the top-ranked tyre in Autobild Summer tyre test 2022 225/45 R18, displaying unmatched results in the dry handling, comfort, and rolling resistance categories. However, its performance in the AutoMotorSport Summer tyre test 2022 245/45 R19 was relatively weaker, ranked lowest of the ten contenders. Nonetheless, it demonstrated an excellent dry steering response, which reflects its consistency across various test scenarios.

Other notable results include winning the Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2021 225/40 R18 and Autobild Summer tyre test 2019 225/45 R17. With remarkable achievements and excellent ratings, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 establishes itself as a reliable choice for those seeking a premium tyre with outstanding performance.

All tyre tests where Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was featured:
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Michelin Pilot Sport 42+ 1-
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,37,27,26,3
Michelin Pilot Sport 48,388,49,1
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Michelin Pilot Sport 422+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,09,79,4
Michelin Pilot Sport 47,28,38,3
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2021 225/40 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #4 of 10
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test929393
Michelin Pilot Sport 4878392
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2021 225/40 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 11
Name
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,71,32,82,01,6
Michelin Pilot Sport 42,01,92,92,0 1,9
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoiseComfort
Best values in test9,49,3101010
Michelin Pilot Sport 49,19,3 789
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test32,128,7
Michelin Pilot Sport 432,1 29,8
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test11-1
Michelin Pilot Sport 41- 1- 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test111
Michelin Pilot Sport 41 1 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,228,7
Michelin Pilot Sport 434,2 29,6
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDry
Best values in test1-1-
Michelin Pilot Sport 422+
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test280149131
Michelin Pilot Sport 4280 149 131
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,49,89,310
Michelin Pilot Sport 49,4 9,8 9,3 8,3
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Source: www.reifentrends.de
Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceComfort
Best values in test308,24129,585,617
Michelin Pilot Sport 4308,2 564190,622,5
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Source: www.tyrereviews.co.uk
SportAuto Summer tyre test 2017 225/40 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 7
Name WetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,59,59,4
Michelin Pilot Sport 49,5 9,5 8,0
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Source: www.reifentrends.de
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Michelin Pilot Sport 42+ 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Automotorsport Summer tyre test 2017 245/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 10
Name Points total
Best values in test9,4
Michelin Pilot Sport 49,4
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (12x)85% (2x)
Highly recommendedTest winnerExemplaryVery goodGood
3x1x6x2x2x

Ratings x Wheel size

R17R18R19
100% (1x)98.5% (10x)95% (3x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
97.9% (7x)100% (1x)97.5% (6x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Michelin Pilot Sport 4 made?

    Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is made in Spain/Germany.

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