Pirelli P6

The Pirelli P6 is a Summer Premium Touring tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Pirelli P6
60%[average]
Dry Grip
73%
Wet Grip
67%
Road Feedback
59%
Progressiveness
51%
Wear
60%
Comfort
60%
Buy Again
49%

Pirelli P6 Reviews (2)

60%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 6
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 2
  • Handling 4
  • Wear 3
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 9

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 40,000 Average miles

Hyundai matrix 1.6gls

good ,high performance and reliable

Tyre size reviewed: 185-65-14-H
27%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 4
  • Wet Grip 1
  • Road Feedback 3
  • Handling 3
  • Wear 5
  • Comfort 2
  • Buy again 1

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 9,500 Average miles

Audi A2

Decided to get these tires based on a test made by auto express uk.(aiming safety, performance and last of the last - the price)
unfortunately these resulted really bad on the Audi A2 in this specific tire size (175/60 15).
previously installed with OEM continental tires, the brand new P6s grip is far poor either accelarating straight, breaking and bending corners. could not believe how many times all those lights (stability control and traction control) blinked on the dashboard on my daily routine to and from work.
these are 2 years old now and you can see the tyre age trough some tiny fissures all around the rubber.
quite honestly I panic driving in wet and feel no confidence on the riding.
time to change these tires (20% wear)by a different brand and obviously no more pirellis in the near future.

Tyre size reviewed: 175-60-15-H
84%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 7
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 65 Spirited miles

Toyota Avensis

The car is on its 3rd set of these tyres which replaced Dunlop SP250s - found to be poor, especially in the wet where the vehicle stability control would activate with only the slightest provocation during wet cornering. I would unequivicably recommend these tyres to anyone who is looking for a safe and predictable every day tyre coupled with being a more value alternative to a Michelin MX (although not as much overall grip).

Some reviewers have suggested that the tyres loose traction more easily below 80% of the tread wear. All tyres loose most of their performance at low tread depth and there is a tendancy with this tyre towards a nocicable fidgety characteristic over rougher surfaces once the tyre is at the 3mm stage. One thing which is observed when the tyres approach the wear blocks is a transition to another rubber layer (a join where the inner core rubber composition is different to the upper tread). This may account for other people's perception of poor performance at the end of tyre life. I always change my tyres at 3mm for safety reasons anyway (my car is run on a budget but not a shoe-string) so this has not been a particular issue for me.

The wet grip cornering is excellent and predicable on all but the very worst surfaces and even then it is good, progressive and with excellent feedback. The car is driven spiritedly on country roads and on motorways. Stability is excellent on all surfaces and in all conditions including snow (although the feel does go wooden at very low temperatures it remains predictable still with plenty of feedback). I have found that there is very little aquaplaning with this tyre – my main reason for choosing the tyre and continuing to do so. The steering is slightly heavier than with the P6000 now on the car but provides a good solid feeling.

The negative points of this tyre are road noise and in my hands (very enthusiastic driving) the wear rate was about right rather than outstanding (approx. 13,000 from the fronts and around 30,000 at the rear). These two characteristics are not my main concerns when choosing a tyre. The noise provides me with information about the road surface however tyre noise is never particularly intrusive or overly noticeable in my vehicle. Further, comfort although not first rate is certainly acceptable over most surfaces even when pumped up to a 5-10% higher presure than specified in my vehicle handbook.

I have been very impressed with these tyres and would continue to buy this brand again. The only reason for changing model laterly to P6000 was because of availability at my local tyre outlet.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-60-15-V
71%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 5
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 6

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 18,000 Spirited miles

Ford Mondeo

Good tyre but still found road noise, good all rounder but Mondeo eat tyres going to try a Uniroyal next

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
75%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Handling 0
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 3

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 30,000 Average miles

Subaru Impreza

These tyres replaced the original tyres on my car. They proved to be a lot quieter than the originals but lasted only 30,000 miles. (originals lasted 50,000 miles) They could not hold a 'straight line' very well, I was constantly correcting the steering. (this was not down to a steering / tracking issue!) The new Michelins (Energy Saver) that I have just fitted are quieter and hold a straight line with no interaction from me. Grip was good but that could be down to the 4WD.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-60-15-H
49%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 5
  • Comfort 1
  • Buy again 2

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 30,000 Average miles

SEAT cordoba 1.4 TDI stylence

Hard tyre makes too much noise.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-55-15-H
46%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 4
  • Road Feedback 5
  • Handling 5
  • Wear 7
  • Comfort 1
  • Buy again 2

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 40,000 Average miles

SEAT ibiza 1.4

Didn't like the tyres... Very Noisy and low grip in wet..
Will never buy them again.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-55-15-H
70%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 2

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 10,000 Spirited miles

Mercedes Benz W124 Estate

Got these after my conti premium contact 2's. They were huge drop in wet weather performance. comfort, noise, dry and other straight line stuff is still ok, but i found the tyres alarming in the wet. Particularly with wet braking. Wet cornering is still ok, aquaplaning abilities ok. but wet braking NO! On a good note... if youre a cautious driver. This hard compound tyre will last you a bit. Right about this time last year my CPC2's got too thin. The P6's are still humming along with decent tread depth. BTW this is a review of Italian made P6's

Tyre size reviewed: 195-65-15-
83%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Handling 0
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Motorways for 160 Average miles

Mitsubishi Diamante

The Diamante is a 3L V6 driving the front wheels, it needs a tyre to bite the road a little to deliver the power even if accelerating modestly. The P6 did the job well and lasted well too with 70,000km on the tyre before replacement. I agree with one other reviewer that while the grip was good for 80% of the life of the tyre as you head close towards the minium tread depth, the grip began to weaken. Ok if you are careful but a definite loss in performance.

Tyre size reviewed: 215-60-16-
60%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 6
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 4

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Motorways for 15,000 Easy Going miles

Ford Mondeo

A very hard tyre, it looks like it will last for a while as at 15000 miles in they seem to be in good condition but you get a lot of road noise and not that much wet grip. Very average. Will try some goodyear GSD3s next.

Tyre size reviewed: 215-55-16-V

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