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  • Year Released: 2018 New
  • Regions for sale: Northern America, Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
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Reasons to buy vote if agree

– The tire offered a comfortable and quiet ride, according to the reviewers.
– The happy drivers said that these tires performed very well in a variety of conditions, including snow/slush, wet and dry conditions.
– Most owners agreed that the tires were good value for money.
– The users appreciated the excellent braking performance of this tire.

Reasons not to buy

– The tire is quite expensive, according to the reviewers.
– Some users were disgruntled by the noise that was produced by the tire.

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Michelin Alpin 6 Rating scores from other platforms:

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86.0 out of 100
Based on:
32 customer ratings
252,671 miles driven
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5.0 out of 5
Based on:
1 customer ratings
5,000 miles driven
Michelin Alpin 6



Manufacturer's description

Safe when new, safe when worn, in severe winter conditions.

  • With cutting-edge MICHELIN EVERGRIP TECHNOLOGIES, optimal Safety and Control on snow, even when worn
  • Evolutive tread pattern: grooves emerge and widen as the tyre wears
  • Multi-layer tread compound: our latest generation of compound with high winter performance

Notable Features

Michelin Alpin 6 (A6 for short) is a European-type studless winter tire, presented in March 2018, designed to be used in mild weather conditions. It is characterized by dependable grip and efficient snow braking, stable and crisp steering response on wet pavement, smooth and noiseless ride, and an ability to optimize fuel consumption by the vehicle.

The Michelin Alpin 6 came to replace the 2014 model Alpin 5. Four years’ work on creating the sixth generation of this popular winter tire line resulted in a number of innovations aimed at offsetting the achievements of such direct rivals as Goodyear, Dunlop, Continental, Bridgestone, and Pirelli. Michelin Alpin 6 tread design (closeup) Over the recent years, the engineers of this French tire maker have been consistently focusing not only on the longevity of their models but, even more importantly, on the longevity of their performance. Therefore, the company makes every effort to highlight the efficiency of using its tires in a worn condition. The EverGrip technology Do you remember the EverGrip technology, which is already successfully used in such models as Michelin Premier A/S, Michelin Premier LTX, and Michelin CrossClimate Plus? It is this technology that is the cornerstone of the dependable grip ensured by the Michelin A6 on winter roads. The revolutionary EverGrip technology is about expanding rain grooves positioned around the circumference of the tire with a special geometric shape that gets wider as the tread wears. This helps maintain the amount of water that the tire can channel away even as these rain grooves lose depth. The result of the EverGrip technology in action One must note that the developers got so much into optimizing the tread pattern of the tire that at first sight it does not even look like it belongs to the Alpin line. What is more prominent is similarity with another new model 2018, Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, with which the Michelin Alpin 6 is tied not only by visual likeness, but also by technological solutions. Specifically, both models feature identical tread wear indicators. Worn and new Alpin 6 tires The numerous sipes in the central section of the tread optimize the longitudinal and traversal traction, while the large blocks on the shoulder areas facilitate high-speed maneuvering.

The rubber compound of the friction tire Michelin Alpin A6, which, besides silica, includes special softeners and functional polymers, improves not only the snow traction and the tire’s grip on wet and dry pavements, but also fuel efficiency and resistance to wear. Multilayered tread The frost-resistant rubber compound makes a lot of positive difference to the tire’s performance under low temperatures.

The presales tests of the flagship product, conducted in December 2017 – January 2018 by the TÜV SÜD experts, elicited a number of its competitive advantages. For example, in size 205/55 R16 91H, the stopping distance demonstrated by the worn Alpin 6 tires was 5.4 meters shorter than the average result of Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo, Continental WinterContact TS 860, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Pirelli Cinturato Winter, and Nokian WR D4.

In addition, the acceleration dynamics and traction demonstrated by the worn sixth-generation Alpin tires is higher than that of its competitors when driving up a snow-covered hill with a 12 percent incline. And the longevity tests, conducted in laboratory conditions, promise a longer tread life for the Michelin Alpin 6.

Tests. In the year the model was released, the tire maker opted out of providing samples of the tires for independent tests before these tires were launched retail, and the first tests of the Michelin Alpin 6 only occurred in the winter season 2019/2020.


Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin / Alpin 6
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
Width
155 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... V (max 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin / Alpin 6 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Tire weight Load range Sidewall styling Approved rim width Utqg Max load at cold inflation pressure Revs per mile Measured rim width Tread depth Overall diameter Section width Max inflation pressure Price
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
From 65.0
R15 185/65 R15 92T XL 185/65 R15 92T XL
From 75.3
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H
From 84.0
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
From 81.6
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
From 68.0
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
From 57.1
R15 195/65 R15 95T XL 195/65 R15 95T XL
From 69.3
R15 205/60 R15 91H 205/60 R15 91H
From 103.2
R16 185/50 R16 81H 185/50 R16 81H
From 93.1
R16 185/60 R16 86H 185/60 R16 86H
From 92.0
R16 195/45 R16 84H XL 195/45 R16 84H XL
From 95.6
R16 195/50 R16 88H XL 195/50 R16 88H XL
From 114.4
R16 195/55 R16 87H 195/55 R16 87H
From 117.7
R16 195/55 R16 91H XL 195/55 R16 91H XL
From 108.9
R16 195/55 R16 91T 195/55 R16 91T
From 98.7
R16 195/55 R16 91T XL 195/55 R16 91T XL
From 100.7
R16 195/60 R16 89H 195/60 R16 89H
From 95.5
R16 195/60 R16 89T 195/60 R16 89T
From 90.9
R16 205/45 R16 87H XL 205/45 R16 87H XL
From 117.8
R16 205/50 R16 87H 205/50 R16 87H
From 126.7
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
From 83.8
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
From 80.9
R16 205/55 R16 94H XL 205/55 R16 94H XL
From 98.6
R16 205/55 R16 94V XL 205/55 R16 94V XL
From 111.4
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H
From 88.8
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T
From 88.5
R16 205/60 R16 96H XL 205/60 R16 96H XL
From 90.7
R16 215/45 R16 90H XL 215/45 R16 90H XL
From 137.5
R16 215/45 R16 90V XL 215/45 R16 90V XL
From 136.7
R16 215/55 R16 93H 215/55 R16 93H
From 109.0
R16 215/55 R16 97H XL 215/55 R16 97H XL
From 113.8
R16 215/60 R16 99H XL 215/60 R16 99H XL
From 107.3
R16 215/60 R16 99T XL 215/60 R16 99T XL
From 107.1
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H
From 107.4
R16 225/50 R16 96H XL 225/50 R16 96H XL
From 150.9
R16 225/55 R16 99H XL 225/55 R16 99H XL
From 113.4
R16 225/60 R16 102H XL 225/60 R16 102H XL
From 118.3
R16 225/60 R16 102V XL 225/60 R16 102V XL
From 126.1
R17 205/45 R17 88H XL 205/45 R17 88H XL
From 141.9
R17 205/45 R17 88V XL 205/45 R17 88V XL
From 139.8
R17 205/50 R17 93V XL 205/50 R17 93V XL
From 124.8
R17 205/55 R17 95H XL 205/55 R17 95H XL
From 145.7
R17 205/55 R17 95V XL 205/55 R17 95V XL
From 141.5
R17 205/60 R17 93H 205/60 R17 93H
From 132.9
R17 215/40 R17 87V XL 215/40 R17 87V XL
From 140.6
R17 215/45 R17 91V XL 215/45 R17 91V XL
From 139.9
R17 215/50 R17 95H XL 215/50 R17 95H XL
From 127.5
R17 215/50 R17 95V XL 215/50 R17 95V XL
From 134.8
R17 215/55 R17 94H 215/55 R17 94H
From 144.2
R17 215/55 R17 94V 215/55 R17 94V
From 144.8
R17 215/55 R17 98V XL 215/55 R17 98V XL
From 144.5
R17 215/60 R17 96H 215/60 R17 96H
From 127.2
R17 215/60 R17 100H XL 215/60 R17 100H XL
From 129.2
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
From 112.9
R17 225/45 R17 94H XL 225/45 R17 94H XL
From 121.7
R17 225/45 R17 94V XL 225/45 R17 94V XL
From 122.0
R17 225/50 R17 94H 225/50 R17 94H
From 125.4
R17 225/50 R17 98H XL 225/50 R17 98H XL
From 128.0
R17 225/50 R17 98V XL 225/50 R17 98V XL
From 128.0
R17 225/55 R17 97H 225/55 R17 97H
From 137.8
R17 225/55 R17 101V XL 225/55 R17 101V XL
From 137.0
R18 195/60 R18 96H XL 195/60 R18 96H XL
From 142.8
R19 155/70 R19 88H XL 155/70 R19 88H XL
From 128.4

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