Michelin Primacy 3

205/45 R17 84V
The Michelin Primacy 3 features a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes. It also has a new patented compound. As a result, in 2017 the Michelin Primacy 3 topped the Autozeitung tyre test. It raked in 256 points out of a possible total of 300 (150 each for wet and dry disciplines). The Autozeitung testers were so enthusiastic about the Michelin tyre’s wet and dry performance they de...
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7.44 / 10
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7.44 out of 10

The European Tyre Label is the starting point for our tyre review calculation. We then add the results of third-party magazine tests and end up with a single number. The higher the number, the better the TyreScore.

Full Tyre Description

The Michelin Primacy 3 features a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes. It also has a new patented compound. As a result, in 2017 the Michelin Primacy 3 topped the Autozeitung tyre test. It raked in 256 points out of a possible total of 300 (150 each for wet and dry disciplines). The Autozeitung testers were so enthusiastic about the Michelin tyre’s wet and dry performance they declared it the “conclusive winner.”

Test Results

ADAC Motorwelt - 22/02/2018

205/55 R16 V

"Sufficient" - Strengths: well on dry pavement - Weaknesses: weak in the wet

ACE Lenkrad - 26/02/2018

235/45 R18 ---

"Recommended" - strengths: balanced midfield in the wet and dry - Weaknesses: slightly more expensive

AutoBild - 09/03/2017

225/50 R17 W

"Satisfactory" - strengths: convincing mileage and short braking distances on dry roads, low rolling resistance - Weaknesses: Only average level of grip on wet roads, reduced aquaplaning qualities, high price

AutoBild Allrad - 02/03/2017

235/50 R18 Y

"Exemplary" - strengths: a very short braking distance on dry roads, pleasant steering response, pleasantly quiet - Weaknesses: average aquaplaning resistance, very high price

Autozeitung - 22/02/2017

215/55 R17 W

"Highly recommended" - strengths: a lot of grip / safely in the wet, dry braking, stability / precision in changing direction in the dry - Weaknesses: high rolling resistance, Lenkpräszision / feedback when wet expandable

AutoBild - 24/03/2016

205/55 R16 V

"Satisfactory" - strengths: Balanced / safely in dry conditions, comfort, above-average mileage, rolling resistance, economy - Weaknesses: understeer in the wet, at cost

Auto Motor und Sport - 17/03/2016

215/60 R17 H

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Autozeitung - 24/02/2016

225/45 R17 Y

"Roller under 14 tested tires" - strengths: dry, braking rolling resistance, slalom on dry pavement - Weaknesses: cross aquaplaning, handling wet, quite expensive

ADAC Motorwelt - 23/02/2015

205/55 R16 V

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Autozeitung - 26/02/2014

225/50 R17 ---

"Highly recommended" - strengths: Balanced, rolling resistance - Weaknesses: understeer in the wet, quite expensive

AutoBild - 27/02/2014

225/50 R17 W

"Exemplary" - strengths: Balanced on a very high level, dry braking, mileage, rolling resistance - Weaknesses: can not quite compete with the best in wet weather curve aquaplaning, handling and circular path, high purchase price

AutoBild - 01/03/2012

225/45 R17 W

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Autozeitung - 03/01/2013

215/55 R16 V

Eight best among twelve tested tire types - Strengths: safe driving on dry pavement - Weaknesses: aquaplaning across, past rolling noise, Relatively expensive