Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW 740i Sport Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Location: Azusa, CA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Follow-Up Review: 21,000 miles on tires
April 01, 2013
For this car, I'll stick with these. I have used Hankook Ventus and Toyo T1Rs, but these are the best. A bit expensive but worth it. I'll buy front or rear as required (staggered on my car) but nothing else compares.
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
April 27, 2011

This is my second set of the Pilots on this car. I've tried Hankook Ventus (good ride, but very soft compund and they only lasted 12000 miles) and Toyo TR-1s (not a great handling tire, and poor in the rain). These are great. You feel secure, they're not too stiff so you get an excellent ride. They're a bit noisy on grooved concrete, but the noise level is acceptable for the excellent performance.

Oddly, despite the wide footprint, they actually improved my gas mileage (17 city, 24 highway) which was about 17% better than the Hankook tires.

I drive the car in the mountains often in the summer, and the grip is fantastic. I will not try another brand for the 740 again. These are expensive, but worth it. I'll probably use them on my 2007 Z51 Corvette when the BFG KDW tires wear out.

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