This tire has a design specially thought for high-performance minivans and saloons, with rigid but highly flexible compounds, so that they improve issues such as braking or the durability of the tire.
Although it is designed for high-end vehicles, it is true that the tread is not particularly sporty or aggressive, so if you want a tire with these characteristics, you should go for another model.
Main Features Explained
Michelin Primacy HP MO tires are among the best tires on the market for high-end saloons and large, high-power minivans that move both on urban terrain and on motorways or motorways. A summer tire, obviously suitable for all seasons, consisting of a versatile and efficient design when it comes to driving, according to different opinions about the product.
For this, the structure of the tire offers us a maximum surface contact with the ground on all types of surfaces, also having adequate stiffness with which to improve that contact with the ground. This also allows for a longer tire life, through more regular tread wear, which also achieves greater stability and braking in the wet by always having fresh rubber in contact with the road.
In all this design, the compound used when rolling, called Elasto Sport, is also of special importance. This compound has a unique mix, with which a tire of high hardness and durability is achieved, but with the necessary flexibility to circulate on all types of terrain and perform conveniently. It is optimally combined with the brand’s own Full Silica base to give that extra hardness and resistance that the most demanding vehicles require.
Basic shooting characteristics
In order to be clear about what this model offers, compared to other similar tires , we now analyze the characteristics of the running-in currently established by the European Union. In this case, we are talking about the parameters of the 205/55/16 91 V tires, these being able to vary slightly depending on the different measurements offered by the manufacturer.
In the specific case of the model indicated, it has a C rating in terms of fuel consumption, placing it within the market average in this parameter. It is not as efficient as class A tires, but it is true that it saves a good amount of fuel compared to the class F and G models, in line with the rest of the models offered by the manufacturer. Something that compensates, in part, the price of these tires.
Regarding braking, as we have pointed out before, it has a good level for the type of vehicles it has to equip. The specific rating for wet braking is class B, the second highest category in this parameter. As proof, compared to a tire of class F, the lowest, this type of tire would brake by about 14 meters less. So the extra security that the tire provides when rolling is considerable.
Offer of measures and other matters of interest
Within the offer of these tires, we have measurements that go from 16 to 18 inches in diameter, as well as from 205 to 275 millimeters in profile width. A very complete proposal, which is also presented with different load and speed indexes, even reaching high-level sizes, such as the 275 45/18 103 Y, designed for high-performance vehicles such as certain high-end Mercedes models or Range Rover.
Regarding the rest of its characteristics, the tires have a noise level established at 70 decibels and class 2, within the current European rating. An acceptable level and not too annoying, even considering the large tire sizes we are talking about. In fact, these seventy decibels is the noise level for all measurements in this product line.