The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.For very high-performance and sports models The MICHELIN Pilot Alpin is the winter tire especially designed and approved for the most powerful cars on the road Product Benefits: * The MICHELIN Pilot Alpin is certified for the Audi A3/A4/A6, the BMW M3, M5 and M6, the Mercedes C-Class, S-Class, CLS, SLR, and Maybach, the Porsche Panamera, Boxster and 911 and, in its zero-pressure version, for the BMW 3 Series. Winter Tire Ultra-High Performance Winter Tire. This V-rated tire helps deliver an excellent solution for power and precision in winter driving. Benefits of This Tire: 10% More Control In the Snow Exceptional handling in cold weather driving conditions isprovided by an asymmetric tread design and 3D Variable Thickness Sipes Technology™ (VTS™), with wide sipes on the inside providing traction in the snow and narrower sipes on the outside providing handling in dry conditions. 5% Better Acceleration in Snow 26% more of our Biting Edges™ sipe technology results inimproved control in cold weather conditions, resulting in a 5% gain in snow acceleration versus previous generation tires. Improved Traction for Better Stopping and Handling The Helio Compound™ of Pilot Alpin A3™ tires allow for stopping distances of up to 9.2 feet shorter than its predecessor on wet road surfaces. This revolutionary compound also provides increased traction in low temperatures for better overall winter performance.