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Posted on February 22, 2018

Michelin Releases New Sizes of MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S

Michelin has released 34 new sizes of its category-leading ultra-high-performance tire — the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport 4 S. The tire is now available in 76 total sizes with original equipment and replacement applications. An additional 11 sizes will be introduced between March and May.

Since its launch last year, the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport 4 S tire has proven to be a leader in the category, earning a No. 1 rank for a max-performance summer tire by Tire Rack. 

Additionally, the tire has been selected as original equipment among some of the world’s top manufacturers of high-performance vehicles, including BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. 

Designed for sports cars and high-performance vehicles, the tire combines the best aspects of the Pilot® Super Sport with key attributes of the Pilot® Sport Cup 2. The Pilot® Sport 4 S tire offers unprecedented driving pleasure, exceptional steering precision and tremendous directional stability, while also providing maximum grip on wet or dry roads.

Tested against five top ultra-high-performance tire competitors, the Michelin Pilot® Sport 4 S ranked first in dry braking1, first in wet braking2, first in dry lap times3 and first in wet lap times.4

The Pilot® Sport 4 S bears a (Y) speed rating (186+ mph) and offers a 30,000-mile warranty.

The additional sizes are commercially available in the United States starting this month.

The product line now includes 76 sizes, in widths ranging from 215mm to 345mm, aspect ratios from 25 to 50, and rim diameters from 17 to 22 inches.

1. Based on internal dry-braking tests from 60 mph to 0 mph, comparing the MICHELIN® PILOT® Sport 4 S (106.0 feet average stopping distance) versus the Bridgestone® Potenza™ S-04 Pole Position™ (119.4 feet average stopping distance), Continental® ExtremeContact™ Sport (115.9 feet average stopping distance), Pirelli® P ZERO™ PZ4 (118.3 feet average stopping distance) and Goodyear® Eagle® F1 Asymmetric 3 (115.2 feet average stopping distance), in tire size 235/35ZR19 91Y using a 2015 BMW 328i. Actual on-road results may vary.

2. Based on internal wet-braking tests from 50 mph to 0 mph, comparing the MICHELIN® PILOT® Sport 4 S (97.0 feet average stopping distance) versus the Bridgestone® Potenza™ S-04 Pole Position™ (112.6 feet average stopping distance), Continental® ExtremeContact™ Sport (108.5 feet average stopping distance), Pirelli® P ZERO™ PZ4 (112.9 feet average stopping distance) and Goodyear® Eagle® F1 Asymmetric 3 (108.4 feet average stopping distance), in tire size 235/35ZR19 91Y using a 2015 BMW 328i. Actual on-road results may vary.

3.Based on internal dry-circuit lap-time tests comparing the MICHELIN® PILOT® Sport 4 S (39.25 seconds average lap time) versus the Bridgestone® Potenza™ S-04 Pole Position™ (40.70 seconds average lap time), Continental® ExtremeContact™ Sport (40.03 seconds average. lap time), Pirelli® P ZERO™ PZ4 (40.24 seconds average lap time) and Goodyear® Eagle® F1 Asymmetric 3 (40.44 seconds average lap time), in tire size 235/35ZR19 91Y using a 2015 BMW 328i. Actual on-road results may vary.

4. Based on internal wet-circuit lap-time tests comparing the MICHELIN® PILOT® Sport 4 S (37.23 seconds average lap time) versus the Bridgestone® Potenza™ S-04 Pole Position™ (38.65 seconds average. lap time), Continental® ExtremeContact™ Sport (38.87 seconds average lap time), Pirelli® P ZERO™ PZ4 (39.42 seconds average lap time), and Goodyear® Eagle® F1 Asymmetric 3 (38.52 seconds average lap time), in tire size 235/35ZR19 91Y using a 2015 BMW 328i. Actual on-road results may vary.

 

The tire’s aesthetic design complements the vehicles it fits, featuring Michelin’s patented velvet sidewall branding, called Premium Touch Design®, and a rim protector that will help avoid contact between the wheel rim and curb. The standard Premium Touch Design® is available on all sizes. For tire sizes 21 inches and above, a new feature has been introduced: the full-ring Premium Touch Design® highlighted in a checkered flag pattern, a reference to Michelin’s championship legacy in motorsports. The Pilot® Sport 4 S is produced at Michelin plants in Greenville, S.C., and Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Sizes Launching February 2018:

215/45ZR17/XL (91Y)

225/45ZR17/XL (94Y)

225/50ZR17/XL (98Y)

235/45ZR17/XL (97Y)

245/40ZR17/XL (95Y)

245/45ZR17/XL (99Y)

225/40ZR18/XL (92Y)

225/45ZR18/XL (95Y)

225/50ZR18/XL (99Y)

235/40ZR18/XL (95Y)

235/45ZR18/XL (98Y)

235/50ZR18/XL (101Y)

245/35ZR18/XL (92Y)

245/45ZR18/XL (100Y)

255/35ZR18/XL (94Y)

255/40ZR18/XL (99Y)

255/45ZR18/XL (103Y)

265/35ZR18/XL (97Y)

265/40ZR18/XL (101Y)

275/35ZR18/XL (99Y)

285/35ZR18/XL (101Y)

225/35ZR20/XL (90Y)

235/30ZR20/XL (88Y)

245/45ZR20/XL (103Y)

255/30ZR20/XL (92Y)

265/40ZR20/XL (104Y)

275/40ZR20/XL (106Y)

285/25ZR20/XL (93Y)

295/35ZR20/XL (105Y)

245/30ZR21/XL (91Y)

255/30ZR21/XL (93Y)

295/25ZR21/XL (96Y)

305/25ZR21/XL (98Y)

275/40ZR22/XL (107Y)

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,850 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants.

 

 

 

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.




 

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