Michelin Alpin 6 review

Fuel economy has improved over time, but sadly the same cannot be said for cabin noise

The Alpin 6 is another veteran from the 2019 test, but while it couldn’t repeat its third place from that test, it is still a similar distance behind the winner.

It was happiest in the wet last time but the bar has been raised there, and here it was closest to the front in the snow, where it was third across the pair of tests.

The Alpin 6 slipped to sixth best in the wet tests, a little more than two per cent behind the pacesetters. It had a safe front-limited balance around the handling track.

In the dry that balance was there again, plus a slightly earlier ebbing of grip than with its rivals. Fuel economy has improved over time, and it is now a match for the best. Sadly, the same can’t be said for cabin noise, where it finished last, as in 2019.

We say…

Good all-round performance from a five-year-old design, up against newer competitors that benefit from the latest technology.

Blackcircles.com says…

This tyre has impressed customers with its excellent grip and complete winter performance. It has achieved an overall score of 4.5 out of 5.

Michelin Alpin 6  
Overall98.7% 
Price£152.10 
Snow braking99.2%4th
Snow traction98.7%2nd
Straight aquaplaning95.6%5th
Curved aquaplaning91.3%4th
Wet braking98.7%=4th
Wet handling97.8%6th
Wet circle97%6th
Dry braking98.3%3rd
Dry handling98.7%6th
Rolling resistance96.5%4th
Cabin noise98.9%7th

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Products editor

Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

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