Michelin Primacy 3
- Excellent on wet braking
- Good performance on dry bracking
- Foolproof security
New Tread Pattern MICHELIN Primacy 3 keeps the entire tread block surface area of the tyre in contact with the road due to a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes. New Patented Compound The new patented MICHELIN Primacy 3 compound, with its special tread pattern, optimises grip on wet and dry road surfaces to provide shorter braking distances. Legal mentions (1) Based on independent tests carried out by TÜV SÜD and IDIADA in 2011 on sizes 205/55 R 16 V and 225/45 R 17 W. 2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets.
MICHELIN is the most widely recognised tyre brand by European consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets) for safety on wet roads and contribution to road safety. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Declared by consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets). Confirmed by tests carried out by the DEKRA Test Center in 2011 on the best-selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Calculated on the basis of rolling resistance tests carried out by TÜV SÜD in 2011 on the best selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time.
Source: Verkehrsunfallforschung (VUFO) and 'Technische Universität Dresden': 20,000 accidents analysed / 10 years. To ensure the quality and performance of your tyres please download our safety recommendations to learn more about about our safety and usage advice.
Lasts 12 350 km longer than its competitors in average (1)
(1) Tests results conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER at the request of Michelin, in 2014, gap between average kilometers for MICHELIN Primacy 3 vs BRIDGESTONE Turanza T001, CONTINENTAL ContiPremiumContact 5, DUNLOP Sport BluResponse, GOODYEAR EfficientGrip Performance, PIRELLI Cinturato P7 Ecoimpact.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.