New tyres for W213 - Goodyear vs Michelin

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vaibhavk

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I am planning to change all the 4 corners on my W213 (E 220d, 66 plate). They currently have 245/45 R18 100 Y XL tyres all round.

I drive mostly in the city for short trips with family and prefer comfort over performance. Occasionally travel across the country in the summers and my current tyres (Dunlop) are horribly loud on the motorway so looking for something quieter. I do not need winter/cross-climate tyres as I clock only a handful of miles in the winters.

Based on my requirrements, I had down-selected the following options for the size/speed/load rating above:
1). Michelin Primacy 4 (MO labelled)
2). Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (couldn't find MO PS4 anywhere)
3). Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (couldn't find MO Asymm 5 anywhere but the older model, Asymm 3 is MO labelled)

I read several dozen posts on MBClub and I see people giving rave reviews about Goodyear Asymmetric 5. On paper though, Asymm 5 seems to have the poorest fuel rating and the highest external noise but from what I understand, these ratings are subjective.

Would appreciate if the members here can chime in with their suggestions for a city driver looking for comfort. Costco is doing fantastic deals on all the above tyre makes so want to buy it in the next couple of days.
 
Surely noise ratings and fuel ratings are scientific as opposed to being subjective ratings.
It’s peoples opinions that are subjective.
 
Yes, but so what? Do you really think you will help the OP make his mind up by posting a picture of one of the tyres on his short list? :rolleyes:
 
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I really wouldn’t rely too heavily on other people’s recommendations. What other people consider to be the best tyre for comfort will be influenced by so many variables which are in no way connected to you, your driving style, your car, your tyre size, the roads you drive on, the journeys you cover, etc.

Pirelli Pzeros are universally slated but I’ve always been quite pleased with them. It doesn’t mean that one is right and one is wrong, More likely the difference in tyre size, compound and structure work better in some applications than other.

You can’t go wrong with the tyres you’ve mentioned. Go for the one which you believe is best or offers the best value.
 
Useless...
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You've excelled yourself in posting useless contributions to threads in this one. Long may it continue, and I've no doubt it will. Well done...
Come on Denis. Gaz does have good tyre and suspension knowledge.
 
Come on Denis. Gaz does have good tyre and suspension knowledge.

As in post #11? It's for bicycle tyres... :rolleyes:
Treading a thin line 😁
 

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