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Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

/92% · summer · · : Premium

Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
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The Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 emerges as a notable performer in the arena of premium summer tyres, showcasing a blend of commendable qualities and areas for improvement across various tests. On dry surfaces, the tyre consistently delivers a compelling proposition, credited for its precise steering feedback, short braking distances, and secure driving behavior even at the limit. This robust dry performance is complemented by its effective handling and prominent grip levels, making it a trustworthy companion for dry conditions.

However, when it comes to wet performance, the Cinturato P7 C2 presents a mixed bag. Although it garners praise for its aquaplaning resistance and showcases a fine-tuned steering response paired with a sporty-neutral balance, it doesn't uniformly excel in wet conditions. Specific criticisms include its average braking distances and handling on wet surfaces, where it sometimes struggles to match the grip and control offered by competitors. This inconsistency in wet conditions, alongside a noted variably in handling and response, highlights a need for refinement to elevate its all-around appeal.

Comfort and efficiency are underscored as strengths, with several tests noting the tyre's low noise levels, satisfactory rolling resistance, and commendable levels of driving comfort. These aspects contribute to a more pleasurable and eco-conscious driving experience, though some minor concessions in comfort were mentioned in comparison to competitors.

Environmental considerations bring to light the Cinturato P7 C2's respectable performance in terms of fuel efficiency and weight management. However, concerns are raised regarding its environmental footprint, particularly relating to tyre wear, which stands as an area for potential enhancement to bolster its overall sustainability profile.

In summary, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 distinguishes itself as a balanced summer tyre with pronounced strengths in dry conditions and driving comfort, countered by areas for improvement in wet performance and environmental impact. Its attributes point towards a tyre suitable for drivers prioritizing dry handling and efficiency, albeit with considerations for its wet surface capabilities and wear characteristics.


Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 is made in 84 sizes, starting from 205/55 R16 up to 255/45 R19.
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Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was launched and replaced Pirelli P7 Cinturato.


Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was tested 3x (Autobild,...)


Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was tested 3x (Tyre Reviews,...)


Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was tested 2x (Autozeitung,...)


Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2024
Adac 2023
Dry braking
Autozeitung 2024
Adac 2023
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Autobild 2021
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Wet handling
TyreReviews.com 2023

Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was featured:
Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2024 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 9
Securing a remarkable 2nd place out of 9 competitors, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 stood out prominently, earning a "Highly recommended" final rating. This tyre demonstrated a notable shot of sportiness, impressing with precise steering responses and a neutral balance. It delivered superior performance on both wet and dry surfaces, marked by excellent grip level, predictable and controllable reactions at the limit, sharp directional changes, and notably strong braking on dry surfaces, distinguishing itself as the absolute best in dry braking. Despite its average rolling resistance and slightly less comfort compared to its rivals, the Pirelli P7 Cinturato remains a clear recommendation for drivers seeking a blend of sportiness and reliability.
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
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Autobild Summer tyre test 2024 225/55 R17
Ranked #6 of 10
Securing the 6th spot among 10 competitors, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 achieved a commendable 'Good' final rating. This premium summer tire stood out for its stable handling on both wet and dry roads, offering direct steering response with solid feedback. Its performance was particularly noteworthy in areas of aquaplaning safety reserves, exceptional comfort, and low rolling resistance, where it was unrivaled. However, it carries a higher price tag and demonstrated slightly longer stopping distances on dry surfaces. Despite these minor setbacks, its strengths in critical areas like comfort, aquaplaning resistance, and energy efficiency affirm its quality and performance.
Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1-2+2+2+
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2222+ 2
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ADAC Summer tyre test 2023 205/55 R16
Ranked #17 of 50
The Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 positioned 17th out of 50 in the competition, garnering a final rating of "Good". Testers appreciated its performance on dry surfaces and noted its efficiency and longevity as commendable aspects. However, criticisms were directed towards its unbalanced nature, highlighting weaknesses on wet roads and environmental impact, alongside a slight shortfall in wear resistance leading to a downgrade. In terms of driving safety, the tire's handling under wet conditions only achieved a satisfactory rating, struggling particularly with braking and handling. Although it performed well in aquaplaning tests, its grip levels and the ability to manage longitudinal and lateral forces on wet surfaces were only deemed satisfactory. Regarding environmental aspects, despite good marks for fuel consumption and weight, the tire's overall environmental contribution was impacted negatively by its wear properties and predicted mileage, which failed to reach a higher evaluation.
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,31,8
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C22,62,7
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Source: www.adac.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2023 205/55 R16
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 13
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
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Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test104,7106103,4
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2101,7101,7101,7
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,129,6
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C234,529,7
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Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+1
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C21- 1-3+
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ADAC Summer tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
Ranked #9 of 17
Name WetDryNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,52,61,5
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C22,81,5 2,92,0
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Source: www.adac.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (2x)95% (1x)85% (3x)
Highly recommendedHighly recommendedGoodGoodSatisfactory

Ratings x Wheel size

93.3% (3x)90% (3x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
93.3% (3x)90% (3x)


  1. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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