Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tire

 
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Summary: The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Pilot Sport A/S 3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.

Features & Specs - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
info Treadwear warranty 45,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 500
info UTQG traction AA
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
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5.0
Great performance
2/1/2016
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I have these tires on my BMW sedan and my wife's Mini Cooper. The tire provides unbelievably excellent performance. As if our cars are on rails. Smooth and quiet too. We also use ice/snow tires in the winter, so I can not judge these tires in those conditions. But they seem to stick to the cold roadways fine in 30+ degree F temperatures. The tires wear quickly. I will only get about 25000 miles from them, or less. Also, oddly, my gas mileage suffers notably when using them. I guess all tires are a compromise.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great grip but SO noisy
11/11/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Value
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
I drive a modified 2012 VW GLI and the grip of these tires is phenomenal. Excellent road feel, handling, braking. I now have about 35K on them and they are getting low, so wet grip is not so good anymore, but dry grip is still great.<br /><br />However, from the start they've been very noisy, to the point that I insisted on 4 new tires from my dealer about a week after the first set was installed. 2nd set was just as noisy as the first, but I kept them. Driving on the highway sounds like my wife's Chevy Suburban.<br /><br />All-in-all, I would buy them again despite the noise.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Best all-around performance oriented tire
9/29/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Hydroplaning Resistance
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I usually mount summer tires for the best handling. These Michelins equal the dry performance of all but the softest compound summer tires and are the best rain tires I have used. For UHP tires, they are quiet and smooth-riding. Responsiveness is a notch below the best maximum performance tires, but excellent for an all-weather tire. There is little snow here, so I cannot judge snow performance. It will be a while before a can judge wear resistance. If this Michelin performs like the last one a mounted, performance will drop very little as tread wears, a significant advantage over other brands.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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