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Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4

/90% · summer · · : Premium

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Pros and cons

  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
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Sizes

Michelin Primacy 4 is made in 239 sizes, starting from 165/65 R15 up to 255/45 R20.
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Michelin Primacy 4 is ranked #90 of 820 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2022, Promobil 2022, and other organizations. Michelin Primacy 4 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from France. However, this particular model is made in Spain/Germany/Poland. It is made in total of 239 sizes, 165/65 R15 being the smallest and 255/45 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 20 times, first test was carried in 2019. Michelin Primacy 4 replaced an older model - Michelin Primacy 3. Michelin Primacy 4 got replaced by a newer model - Michelin Primacy 4+. This model received the best possible rating in 8 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 64% of Michelin Primacy 4 has "A" wet grip rating and most (43%) of the dimensions has "A" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Michelin Primacy 4 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 38% of them produce 68db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 6.25 mm in 225/50 R17. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (7.5 mm - 205/55 R16). It can be compared to PremiumContact 6, which is a tyre from Continental (Germany) and has a rating of 90%, compared to 90% of the Michelin in question. There was a braking test that featured both Continental PremiumContact 6 and Michelin Primacy 4 held by autobild in 2021. On the wet, the Continental stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Michelin - 29,6m, whereas the Michelin took 30,4m to come to a full stop. On the dry, we can see that Michelin stopped earlier at the 35,8m mark, compared to 36,5m of the Continental.

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Timeline

2019

Michelin Primacy 4 was tested 3x (ACE,...)

2020

Michelin Primacy 4 was tested 3x (Teknikens,...) and won the Teknikens 225/50 R17 test.

2021

Michelin Primacy 4 was tested 7x (Firmenauto,...) and won the Firmenauto 195/55 R16 test.

2022

Michelin Primacy 4 was tested 7x (ADAC,...) and won the Promobil 235/55 R17 test.

2022

Michelin Primacy 4 got replaced by Michelin Primacy 4+

Achievements

Best
Dry braking
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
Adac 2021
Autobild 2021
Best
Comfort
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2021
Firmenauto 2021
Teknikens 2020
Best
Dry handling
Autozeitung 2022
Autobild 2022
Gtu 2021
Automotorsport 2019
Best
Wet circle cornering
Adac 2022
Autozeitung 2022
Gtu 2021
Autozeitung 2020
Best
Wet handling
Firmenauto 2021
Gtu 2021
Adac 2020
Teknikens 2020
Best
Wet braking
Autozeitung 2022
Firmenauto 2021
Gtu 2021
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Vibilagre 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Vibilagre 2022
Best
Exterior noise
Firmenauto 2021
Best
Interior noise
Adac 2020

Michelin Primacy 4 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Michelin Primacy 4 was featured:
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test12+1+
Michelin Primacy 421-1-
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDryOffroad
Best values in test2+2+2+
Michelin Primacy 41-2+ 2-
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #4 of 10
Name WetDry
Best values in test146134
Michelin Primacy 4125133
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test35,727,5
Michelin Primacy 436,229,3
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,11,52,41,01,2
Michelin Primacy 42,51,72,81,51,4
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,71,62,711,7
Michelin Primacy 42,01,82,92,02,1
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Source: www.adac.de
Promobil Summer tyre test 2022 235/55 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 8
Name WetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test7,37,75,9
Michelin Primacy 48,89,110
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Source: www.promobil.de
Name WetDryOffroad
Best values in test2+2+2+
Michelin Primacy 42+ 2+ 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
GTÜ Summer tyre test 2021 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #5 of 9
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impactRunning costs
Best values in test15768542220
Michelin Primacy 4151635322 13
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Source: media1.autoservicepraxis.de
Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,98,98,71010
Michelin Primacy 48,9 8,9 8,7 10 10
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Source: www.firmenauto.de
ADAC Summer tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 17
Name WetDryNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,52,61,5
Michelin Primacy 42,71,5 3,01,5
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,129,6
Michelin Primacy 435,830,4
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Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2021 235/55 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 9
Name
Michelin Primacy 4
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+1
Michelin Primacy 4221-
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ADAC Summer tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
recommended
Ranked #1 of 12
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,21,72,11,01,2
Michelin Primacy 42,2 2,02,31,0 2,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Points totalWetDryComfortFuel consumption
Best values in test61111216
Michelin Primacy 461 24171010
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Source: teknikensvarld.se
Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2020 225/50 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 20
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test264137129
Michelin Primacy 4247127120
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
ACE Summer tyre test 2019 205/55 R16
recommended
Ranked #8 of 9
Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceNoiseRunning costs
Best values in test1536651191017
Michelin Primacy 4137574317812
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Source: s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test8,89,19,39,7
Michelin Primacy 48,67,99,3 9,7
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2019 235/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 10
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test277142135
Michelin Primacy 4252118134
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Source: reifenpresse.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (8x)85% (9x)
Test winnerHighly recommendedExemplaryRecommendedGoodSatisfactory
1x5x2x3x5x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17R18
85% (1x)85% (4x)95% (9x)95% (3x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (2x)94% (5x)95% (3x)94% (5x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Michelin Primacy 4 made?

    Michelin Primacy 4 is made in Spain/Germany/Poland.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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