Just bought the new version (plus). I had the old version put on mistakenly for one day, and these feel and sound much better. Of course, 100 miles doesn't mean much, but I will update later. I chose this tire over the various Michellins because while they last forever, the cornering characteristics are a little less than what I prefer. We'll see if these LRR tires live up to Pirelli's claims in terms of tread wear and improved MPG. They also look really sharp! After the break in period I'll have a better idea about these shoes.
Much better than the OEM Goodyears... I've never been a fan of them -- they're not well engineered. Breaking distance is clearly shorter. I dumped these tires with 6 32s left because they didn't ride we'll on the Q5.