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Michelin e.Primacy

Michelin e.Primacy

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The Michelin e.Primacy is a summer tire that excels in environmental sustainability, with the best projected lifespan, minimal wear, and low fuel consumption. It is also lightweight and easy on the wallet. However, when it comes to driving safety, the tire is rated as adequate, with weaknesses in both wet and dry conditions, particularly in braking, aquaplaning, and handling. While it offers good grip at the limit, the steering feedback and dry performance are only satisfactory. The tire is also criticized for its poor ride comfort due to low damping. Overall, the Michelin e.Primacy is a mixed bag, offering excellent eco-friendly features but lagging behind in driving performance, especially in the rain.


Michelin e.Primacy is made in 107 sizes, starting from 165/65 R15 up to 225/45 R21.
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Michelin e.Primacy was launched


Michelin e.Primacy was tested 2x (ADAC,...)


Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Dry braking
Adac 2023

Michelin e.Primacy in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Michelin e.Primacy was featured:
ADAC Summer tyre test 2023 205/55 R16
Ranked #38 of 50
Securing a rank of 38 out of 50 competitors, the Michelin e.Primacy was evaluated with a final rating of 'Sufficient'. Despite showcasing an exceptional environmental footprint, marked by best-in-class sustainability, unparalleled longevity, minimal wear, and being the lightest and most fuel-efficient tyre in its category, it faced criticisms for its performance. Its balance was questioned, especially highlighting its shortcomings on dry and particularly wet roads, which led to a downgrade. On dry surfaces, the tyre provided satisfactory feedback to the driver and the handling at the limit was also deemed satisfactory. It managed to score well in terms of braking distance on dry roads. However, its overall dry performance did not surpass a satisfactory outcome. The tyre exhibited significant weaknesses on wet roads, with its performance in braking, aquaplaning resistance, and handling being rated as just sufficient. Its inability to effectively combine longitudinal and lateral forces resulted in a vague and challenging control in critical situations, culminating in a sufficient rating for its wet performance. Notwithstanding its limitations in handling and safety, the Michelin e.Primacy set a high standard in environmental performance by offering remarkable durability, the least tyre wear, and outstanding efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and tyre weight. This made it a benchmark for sustainability in the test, narrowly missing a good rating in this aspect.
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,31,8
Michelin e.Primacy1,3 3,9
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Source: www.adac.de
Automotorsport Summer tyre test 2023 255/45 R20
very good
Ranked #3 of 10
Securing a commendable third place among ten competitors, the Michelin e.Primacy tire emerged as a standout performer in its category, earning a 'Very Good' final rating that speaks volumes about its quality. Testers were particularly impressed by its superior deceleration on wet surfaces, highlighting it as the tire’s standout feature. It was also praised for its exceptionally low rolling resistance and quiet rolling noise, making it not only efficient but pleasantly unobtrusive. The tire’s handling was noted for being easily manageable, with a reliable inclination towards safe understeer, indicating a balanced and predictable driving experience. However, a point of critique was its somewhat lacking ride comfort due to a lower level of inherent damping. Further distinguishing this tire were its top-notch performances in specific disciplines, including exterior noise, rolling resistance, and wet braking, showcasing its well-rounded capabilities.
Michelin e.Primacy
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Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)65% (1x)
Very goodSufficient

Ratings x Wheel size

65% (1x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
65% (1x)100% (1x)


  1. Where is Michelin e.Primacy made?

    Michelin e.Primacy is made in Italy/Spain.

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