I purchased my Pirelli tires to replace a set of older s rated tires that did nothing to compliment the ride and handling of my c280. These tires are smoother, quieter, and handle better than my other tires ever did. They bring out a firmness of my suspension I did not know it had. They handle great in the rain and and hold the road very well in the wind. I am eager to see how they do in the snow!