Better roadholding in bends and three metres shorter braking distance on wet roads(1) More driving pleasure: very precise steering acclaimed by car manufacturers(2) Energy efficiency combined with remarkable tyre mileage, resulting from experience gained from 15 consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour victories.
'Anti Surf System': for optimum grip on wet surfaces. MICHELIN is introducing the 'GREEN X' marking on a sport tyre range for the first time. High Performance and energy efficiency with 'Green Power Compound'.
Legal mentions: (1) Tests carried out by TÜV SÜD in 2009, tyre size 245/40 ZR 18 Y. Compared with MICHELIN Pilot sport PS2. (2) The MICHELIN Pilot sport range is approved for OE fitment on more than 200 vehicle models.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Pilot Sport 3 tyre review
Average based on 1,194 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
31.01.2020fromMark Hobbins The Jaguar Sportbrake comes with Dunlop Sport tyres as standard. These do not provide the necessary confidence when driving 25000 miles per year.
I have trialled several different brands, but the Michelin range are by far the best tyres for this car.
Economy has improved as has tyre noise, but this is at the expense of tyre wear, which is a little heavier than normal.
Overall very happy with the Michelin Pilot Sport 3's.
15.09.2015fromBrenden replaced mid brand tyres on car which had 4mm left but noisy. Low noise and stunning grip - tried but cannot lose backend!
15.09.2015fromRod Williams Prefer Pilot Sport PS2 for performance (excepting tyre life)
21.02.2015fromCowley I have already bought two more cracking tyre. The only down side is the thickness of the sidewalls i had to replace an extra one due to this
The vision of our founders, Edouard and André Michelin, has guided the
development of the MICHELIN brand for more than 125 years: making driving as simple, safe, and
comfortable as possible – first with innovative tires and wheels, followed by road maps, travel guides, and
contributions toward improving traffic infrastructure. Along with this comes a strong engagement with the
environment, as modern mobility must be sustainable and not detrimental to the environment.
Each year the Michelin Group produces more than 178 million tires in 68
production facilities in 17 countries, and it operates sales networks in more than 170 countries. The product
offerings are many: from bicycle, passenger car, truck, motorcycle, and tractor tires, to tires for 5-ton earth-
moving machines. Michelin employs 111,700 people worldwide and owns one of the oldest, most famous
trademarks in the world – the legendary Michelin Man.
Targeted development: MICHELIN Total Performance
In the development of new products, Michelin faithfully pursues the concept of
"MICHELIN Total Performance", backed by the rigorous standard of always bringing together a number of
performance characteristics into a tire, to achieve optimal results. We follow this philosophy not only in the
development of our standard products, but also in motorsports. Numerous technical innovations help to
relieve burdens on the environment, drivers, and businesses. Hidden out of sight in tire casings, tread
designs, and rubber compounds, throughout their lives MICHELIN tires show their full potential: they offer
excellent grip, long life, and reduced fuel consumption thanks to their low rolling resistance.
To better understand the conditions which tires are subjected to in everyday
use, in the summer of 2014 Michelin began a unique research project – the Road Usage Lab. Vehicles from
3,000 drivers in Europe were equipped with special measurement devices to record data about the tires'
use. These valuable findings are being employed in the development of future tire models, making them
better suited to the needs of real drivers.
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