All New Porsche Panamera Models to Come with Michelin Tires

Porsche has worked with Michelin on the development of the new Panamera range of models, which will all be equipped with their tires in all regions and for all seasons – summer, winter and all-season tyres in 12 sizes.
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The summer tire of choice is the well known Michelin Pilot Super Sport, which is characterized by three components: the aramid fibre belt, the Bi-Compound tread band and the Variable Contact Patch 2.0. The homologated sized for the Panamera range is:

  • Front            (255/45 ZR 19 (100Y) PILOT SUPER SPORT N0(255/40 ZR 20 (101Y) PILOT SUPER SPORT N0
  • Rear             (285/40 ZR 19 (103Y) PILOT SUPER SPORT N0(295/35 ZR 20 (105Y) PILOT SUPER SPORT N0

The winter tire chosen for the Panamera is the Pilot Alpin 4, which integrates a new winter tyre design called Ridge-n-Flex, which involves combining a deep grooved tread and the HelioCompound 3G soft rubber compound which retains its elasticity even at low temperatures. The sizes for this tee are:

  • Front            (255/45 R 19 100V PILOT ALPIN PA4 N1(255/40 R 20 101V XL PILOT ALPIN PA4 N0
  • Rear             (285/40 R 19 103V PILOT ALPIN PA4 N1(285/35 R 20 104V XL PILOT ALPIN PA4 N0 

Finally, there's the all-season option which is the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, developed for the North American market and designed to resist wear for long periods of time. Homologated sizes:

  • Front            (255/45 R 19 100V PILOT SPORT A/S+ N1(255/40 R 20 101V XL PILOT SPORT A/S+ N0
  • Rear             (285/40 R 19 103V PILOT SPORT A/S+ N1(295/35 R 20 105V XL PILOT SPORT A/S+ N0
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