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Primacy Alpin® PA3

Luxury Performance Touring

This H-rated tire helps deliver a smooth touring ride with efficient wet braking and controlled maneuvers in winter conditions.

Why should you consider this tire?

Offers 10% Better Acceleration in Snow 1

The Michelin® Primacy™ Alpin® PA3™ tires offer a 10% gain in acceleration and handling characteristics in snow as a result of more sipe edges biting into snow and ice from 3-D StabiliGrip Technology™ with its bidirectional auto blocking and variable geometry sipes.

Get Shorter, Safer Stops 1

Increased traction at low temperatures for improved braking and handling in the wet and better overall performance in the snow, all the result of the revolutionary Helio Compound™, with sunflower oil. The Primacy™ Alpin® PA3™ tire stop 5.6 feet shorter than its predecessor on wet 1.

Get More Miles for Your Money 2

Building on the fuel efficiencies of its predecessor, the Primacy™ Alpin® PA3™ tire uses even less fuel thanks to a rolling resistance that has been reduced by 7%.
MICHELIN Total Performance

Michelin always aims to bring together multiple performances.

At MICHELIN, we continuously push safety, durability and fuel efficiency, and even more performances, all at the same time and with no trade-offs. That’s what we mean by MICHELIN® Total Performance™, which has and will always be our difference on every tire.

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4.6 / 5 based on 27 reviews

93% of respondents would recommend this to a friend

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Quiet and Smooth Ride

5 / 5

By JDB703

I really like these winter performance tires on my 2012 BMW 328i, actually more so than the standard run flats that came with the car. They are both quiet and provide a smooth ride while still providing the handling that I expect with a sports sedan. Traction in snow and on wet pavement has been excellent. I highly recommend them.

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i have been purchasing ...

4 / 5

By Anonymous

i have been purchasing michelin tires for all my vehicles for over 40 years, whether if was a car w/o a heater and a/c or insisting on mechelin's w/ the purchase of a brand new car.

Anonymous would recommend this tire to a friend

Second Set for me

5 / 5

By Bleeto

Living in Colorado makes dedicated winter tires a must if you spend anytime in the mountains. I bought my first set of Alpin PA3s for my 4.2L Audi A6 two winters ago. A sidewall puncture during our most recent week-long subzero Arctic freeze required a complete new set and I did not hesitate to get a new set. They are extremely quiet and handle so well on snow and ice that you can drive as aggressively as you do on dry pavement. They are also excellent on dry pavement which unfortunately allows you to leave them on longer than necessary, probably resulting in premature wear. I love them.

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Based on Michelin internal snow traction test results for MICHELIN® Primacy™ Alpin® PA3™ tires versus MICHELIN® Pilot® Alpin® PA2™ tires.

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Comparisons based upon fuel efficiency testing between MICHELIN® Primacy™ Alpin® PA3™ tires versus MICHELIN® Pilot™ Alpin® PA2™ tires. Fuel savings are estimates based on comparative rolling resistance. Actual on-road savings may vary.

OE [Vehicle Manufacturer] Sidewall Marking: * = BMW, MO = Mercedes-Benz
OE Code [Original Equipment Key]:  BM = BMW, MB = Mercedes-Benz
Government UTQG Ratings do not apply to winter tires.
>> The sizes shown are average design values for tires measured on specified measuring rim widths.  Some tires may vary from this value by +/-3% of the section height (affecting overall diameter), and +/-4% of the section width.
>> Section width varies approximately 0.2" (5mm) for every 0.5" change in rim width.
>> Tread patterns are often tuned to accomodate different tire widths.  Tires for a particular dimension of a given tireline may vary in appearance from the tire shown in the photograph.
ZP = Zero Pressure Run-Flat Technology
XL =  Extra Load
DIR = Directional
WARNING: Serious or fatal injury may result from tire failure due to underinflation or overloading. To ensure correct air pressure and vehicle load, refer to vehicle owner's manual or tire information placard on the vehicle. Serious injury or death may result from explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting. Only tire professionals should mount tires and they should never inflate beyond 40 psi  to seat the beads.  Before mixing types of tires in any configuration on any vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for its recommendations.
DANGER:  Never mount a 16" diameter tire on a 16.5" rim.
DANGER:  Never mount a 17" diameter tire on a 17.5" rim.
Inflation pressure increase must not exceed the maximum pressure branded on the tire sidewall.  When a customer requests a replacement tire with a lower speed rating than the original equipment tire, you must clearly communicate to him or her that the handling of the vehicle may be different, and that its maximum speed capability is limited to that of the lowest speed-rated tire on the vehicle.  Exceeding the lawful speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.
For high-speed driving, additional inflation pressure and possibly reduced tire loading and/or upsizing is required.  In the absence of specific recommendations by the vehicle manufacturer, use the following guidelines based on those in the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization Standards Manual.
For speeds over 160km/h (100 mph), load and inflation must be adjusted according to the table below.
H-Speed Rated Sizes:
Maximum Speed (mph)     100     106     112     118     124     130
Inflation Increase (psi)     0.0     1.0     2.0     3.0     4.0     5.0
Load Capacity (% of max.)     100     100     100     100     100     100