Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
Introducing the latest MICHELIN innovation, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4. Get ready for journeys of sheer driving pleasure in safety, with tyres that instinctively translate your decisions onto the road.
Key Features and Benefits
- Excellent steering control and high level of reactivity
Dynamic response technology: a hybrid belt of aramid and nylon ensures optimum transmissions of steering instructions onto the road.
- High level of safety on wet roads
Ultra-reactive tread pattern design, adapts continuously to the road, for optimised footprint on the road. Wide and deep longitudinal grooves ensure a high level of drainage on wet roads.
- MICHELIN's excellence in longevity
New mix of compound with specific 'functional elastomers' and silica provides excellent wet grip and braking.
- Coming from co-operation with emblematic car manufacturer and motorsport experience.
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport tyre line is co-designed with the most demanding car manufacturers (BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Porsche)*. The tread pattern design comes from motorsport experience (Formula E, WEC**, WRC***).
* BMW = 24 homologations with PILOT SPORT and PILOT SPORT PS2, Mercedes = 31 homologations with PILOT SPORT, PILOT SPORT PS2 and PILOT SPORT 3, AUDI & AUDI Quattro = 14 homologations with PILOT SPORT PS2 and PILOT SPORT 3, PORSCHE = 43 homologations with PILOT SPORT PS2
** WEC = FIA World Endurance Championship.
*** WRC = FIA World Rally Championship.