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Michelin

Michelin Alpin 6

225/55 R17 101V XL

Michelin - High-quality premium French tyres from Michelin.

Tyre size
225/55 R17 101V XL 
Stock Level
available
Type of Tyre
Wi Winter tyres
M+S marking
with snow flake symbolWinter
Speed Index
V: Approved  up to 240 km/h
EAN
3528708625396
Item No.
GI-R-400406GA
Client reviews rating
(2)
EU
European Production
List price*   € 188.50
€ 163.80
Free shipping**
2 - 5 working days delivery time***
30 days return policy
A lot of fitting station partners

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SAFE WHEN NEW, SAFE WHEN WORN(1), IN SEVERE WINTER CONDITIONS

With cutting-edge MICHELIN EVERGRIP TECHNOLOGIES, optimal Safety and Control on snow, even when worn(5)

Evolutive tread pattern: grooves emerge and widen as the tyre wears.

Multi-layer tread compound:

- our latest generation of compound with high winter performance

(1) New and Worn, on 205/55 R16 91H MICHELIN ALPIN 6, is above the R117 European regulation wet grip threshold. 3PMSF certified when new and excellent on snow traction when worn. Snow Acceleration/traction test conducted by TÜV SÜD in december 2017. Worn means worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation for Tread wear indicator ECE R30r03f. In any event, respect local legislation for winter tyres.

(2) Snow braking test conducted by TÜV SÜD product service, on Michelin's request, between december 2017 and january 2018, on dimension 205/55 R16 91H on VW Golf 7 comparing MICHELIN ALPIN 6 versus BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK LM001 Evo, CONTINENTAL WinterContact™ TS 860, DUNLOP Winter Sport 5, GOODYEAR Ultra Grip 9, PIRELLI Cinturato Winter and NOKIAN WRD4 competitors. Worn means worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation for Tread wear indicator ECE R30r03f. In any event, respect local legislation for winter tyres.

(3) Snow Acceleration/traction test, conducted by TÜV SÜD product service, on Michelin's request, in december 2017, on dimension 205/55 R16 91H on VW Golf 7 comparing MICHELIN ALPIN 6 versus BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK LM001 Evo, CONTINENTAL WinterContact™ TS 860, DUNLOP Winter Sport 5, GOODYEAR Ultra Grip 9, PIRELLI Cinturato Winter and NOKIAN WRD4 competitors. Worn means worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation for Tread wear indicator ECE R30r03f. In any event, respect local legislation for winter tyres.

(4) Longevity test conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER, on Michelin's request, in december 2017 and january 2018, on dimension 205/55 R16 91H on VW Golf 7 comparing MICHELIN ALPIN 6 versus BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK LM001 Evo, CONTINENTAL WinterContact™ TS 860, DUNLOP Winter Sport 5, GOODYEAR Ultra Grip 9, PIRELLI Cinturato Winter and NOKIAN WRD4 competitors. Longevity test run in average real usage (D50) with 10.000 km run and estimated longevity at 1.6mm. Market Average: MICHELIN Alpin 6 and all Premium Competitors tyres tested in the panel. In any event, respect local legislation for winter tyres.

(5) Worn means worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation for Tread wear indicator ECE R30r03f. In any event, respect local legislation for winter tyres.

 EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
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.

Alpin 6 tyre review

Average based on 132 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
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Internal noise level
Tyre wear
Fuel consumption
Kilometers driven 12,199

26.07.2019 from Berry
This is probably the best winter tyre I have ever bought. Wet roads, dry roads, snow and even in the summer. Comfortable, no more road noise than summer tyres. This tyre also performs better on wet roads in the summer in comparison to every summer tyre I have owned. Using these tyres in the summer is therefore not an issue in my opinion looking at the wear resistance and all-round performance. The Alpin 5 at the front lasted 44000 miles and the rear tyres are still on (56000 miles!) Michelin winter tyres last longer than summer tyres so will carry on buying the Alpin 6 from now on.

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Michelin – we take you further.

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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**Prices include VAT and delivery within Ireland.
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