Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 540i 6-Speed Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 15,000
Location: Clifton, NJ
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
Follow-Up Review: 20,000 miles on tires
June 12, 2013
I ended up very slowly putting another 5K on the fronts. My commute became negligible, taking mass transit 1 mile from my house. I ended up putting on a used set in the rears as they were shot. The 2nd set of used rears wore pretty fast. They are fine in the dry, but pretty scary in medium to heavy rain at highway speeds.<br><br>As they aged, traction declined linearly. They are done at this point. 15k on rears. 20k on fronts. There is still decent tread on the fronts. But they just dont grip in a corner. They were great up to 10-15K. dropped off steady since then.<br><br>I have since picked up dedicated snows on their own rims ( Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D ) so I'll be going for summer tires next. The M+S variant lasted longer, stuck better, wore even front to back, and provided more consistent traction through the life of the tire ( which was nearly double that of this version of the PZero Nero.<br><br>I would pass on the all season. Go for the M+S.<br><br>I am getting Michelin Pilot Super Sports Next. Excited!
Initial Review: 15,000 miles on tires
December 21, 2011

I was pretty happy with these tires. I previously ran the P Zero Nero M+S version, and I think I liked them better. I would consider getting either of these tires again. The M+S lasted a bit longer. Handling / wet / snow traction was not noticeably different. Both good tires.
I refrain from spinning tires as much as I can. A little chirp hear and there. Cornering not-that close to the limit. With that said I would have expected the tires to last a bit longer. Rears are nearly bald at 15,000 miles. Fronts could go another another spring-summer-fall. To the tires defense on lasting, my commuting time is virtually non existent in the car. I was self employed for 1 year ( working from home ) and the following year involved all but 1 mile/day was train/bus. So almost all my miles were leisure and often allowed a bit of fun being unhindered by typical traffic peaks.
I would lean towards these tires again, if I was looking for an all season solution. I have just moved to running dedicated snow tires in winter. When spring hits I will probably go with a more summer-performance oriented tire rather than another all season.

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