Pirelli's Scorpion Winter vs. Scorpion Ice & Snow

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Gary Stanley

Since its introduction, Pirelli has impressed us with their Scorpion Ice & Snow winter tire. It has been a favorite option for many light trucks, SUVs and crossover applications. In fact, it's so well liked that the tire is currently ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results. Some of the most popular fitments have been the 255/55R18 and 255/50R19 size for the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg. For BMW X5 owners, take a look at one of my previous blog posts, "BMW X5 Sport Package Winter Tires" to see how this tire can help your winter driving.

The Pirelli Scorpion Winter has a more aggressive, directional tread pattern to offer more biting edges on snow- and ice-covered roads. Featuring a more open directional center rib and directional shoulder ribs further help with snow and slush traction, as well as aid in water evacuation and hydroplaning resistance. Pirelli's Ecoimpact icons are branded on the sidewalls to highlight the tire's contribution to the environment with regards to energy efficiency, clean air and low noise.

Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow
Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow
Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Pirelli Scorpion Winter

For the 2012-13 winter season, the new Pirelli Scorpion Winter will be sold alongside the Scorpion Ice & Snow in many sizes. Both tires can make driving fun, even in winter. Shop by vehicle to see if either great winter / snow tire is an option for your vehicle!

Comments on Pirelli's Scorpion Winter vs. Scorpion Ice & Snow

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Bobby:
I need to purchase winter tire package for my 2011 X5 xDrive50i - It has the M-Sport Package if that makes a difference. I'm confused on what I need.
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Gary:

You can view available packages as well as our preferred winter package for your X5 at the 'winter' section of our site, here :


The Pirelli would be an excellent choice for the X5.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 by Morgan:
Curious if these are mixable. I wanted to keep OEM RIMs on a 2013 Camaro 2SS and was advised to put Ice and Snow on the rear wheels and Winters on front.
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Gary:

It is not recommended to mix different tire tread patterns due to unstable handling. This is especially true with winter tires.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by Bill Knudson:
What would you give for an approx. lifespan of these tires compared to the tires that come on an Audi Q7 TDI?
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by Gary:

I would expect most drivers to see about 20,000-30,000 winter miles out of either of these Pirelli winter tires.

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