Michelin North America has released its latest ultra-high-performance all-season tire — the Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4.
The new model, designed to provide year-round performance and «give drivers ultimate control in any moment, in any season», is already available in 105 sizes covering 85% of the market. An additional 46 sizes will be available next year.
According to the manufacturer, the tire fits high-performance vehicles, including Audi Q7, A8 and S4; Alfa Romeo Giulia; BMW X5; Lexus IS; Chevrolet Corvette C8; Mercedes GLC and AMG C Class; Tesla Model X and S; Range Rover Sport; Volvo XC90 and XC60; VW GTI. At the same time, more than 30 SKUs include larger rim sizes for more coverage of the SUV/CUV market.
According to the tire maker, the new all-season model Pilot Sport improves on the predecessor model Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 performance with 4% better dry braking, and 5% better wet braking. The snow traction has also been improved by 10%, the company says.
The improvement of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 snow and wet performance is due to the use of 360-Degree Variable Sipe Technology, based on full-depth interlocking sipes that increase the length of the active biting edges.
Michelin also mentioned that the new UHP all-season tire model has an extended tread life. The expected mileage of the Pilot Sport All Season 4 is 29% longer than that of its leading competitors from other brands, which has to do with the use of the Dynamic Response Technology, ensuring that forces and temperatures are distributed evenly for a longer tread life.
The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 has been chosen as OEM for the supercar Corvette C8.