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MICHELIN®
PRIMACY™ 3
  • Summer

    Summer

  • Luxury Performance Touring

MICHELIN® PRIMACY™ 3

  • Luxury Performance Touring
  • Comfort
  • Fuel efficient
  • Safety
  • Kilometers warranty: 55,000 kilometers. See warranty for details.
  • Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years
  • Summer

    Summer

Why should you consider this tire?

 

This summer tire delivers excellent wet and dry handling and is original equipment on luxury touring vehicles such as BMW 5 and 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class and Audi A6.

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Excellent performance on wet and dry pavements.

Innovative auto-blocking sipe technology along with new patented rubber tread compound provide excellent wet performance and better sport handling.

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Available in Zero Pressure technology.

Reinforced sidewalls enable car to be driven up to 80 kilometres with no air pressure—available in a variety of fitments.

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Enjoy a quiet, comfortable ride.

Michelin Comfort Control Technology™ uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibrations and road noise.

Michelin always aims to bring together multiple performances.

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At MICHELIN®, we continuously push safety, durability and fuel efficiency, and even more performances, all at the same time and with no trade-offs. That’s what we mean by MICHELIN® Total PerformanceTM, which has and will always be our difference on every tire.

Warranties

50,000 Kilometer Manufacturer's Treadwear Limited Warranty

These MICHELIN® tires carry a 50,000 kilometer limited warranty in addition to the standard materials and workmanship warranty for treadwear or mileage.

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Available on: Primacy™ 3 / Speed Rating: Y , W , H

55,000 Kilometer Manufacturer's Treadwear Limited Warranty

These MICHELIN® tires carry a 55,000 kilometer limited warranty in addition to the standard materials and workmanship warranty for treadwear or mileage.

Download PDF Version of Warranty

Available on: Primacy™ 3 / Speed Rating: Y , W

Standard Limited Warranty

All MICHELIN® tires have a Standard Manufacturer's Limited Warranty, which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.

Download PDF Version of Warranty

*Mileage Warranty Exceptions

Split fitments – If your vehicle has tires of different sizes on the front versus the rear axles, your tires cannot be rotated as recommended. Therefore, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of kilometres as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire line. ZP (Zero Pressure) tires – The maximum mileage warranty for ZP tires is 50,000 kilometres.

What people are saying
People who would recommend this tire
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Overall rating based on 32 reviews
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5 / 5

Outstanding Runflat alternatives

audio_engr - April 27, 2020

After 5 years of using my 2015 C400 4Matic sedan that came with Continental runflats I finally got scope to put these Primacy 3 XP and ... Oh! what a revelation .. a completely new car feel with superb dry and wet grip, much less road-noise, less rolling resistance and excellent braking. My gas average has improved too. A "true Michelin" from every sense ... If you have a C300, C400, C450, C43 you owe it to yourself to move to these. Though these Primacy 3 are strictly summer tires, I live in NoVA and we don't get much snow here .. for light snow I am sure they're good.

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  • Appearance
  • Stability
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4 / 5

Nice when they're new

Bibendum Jr. - August 16, 2017

Great tire, but rears last only about 15,000 miles on my car, which has different size tires on each axle. This means I can't rotate them front to back. Good wet grip and relatively quiet for a run-flat. They do seem to attract nails as I have had three flats in 25000 miles with them. They cannot be repaired if punctured and the run-flat concept is not ready for prime time. With a flat you can drive a total of about 50 miles at reduced speed, which will get you to where you're going if your puncture occurs within this distance from your destination. Very few places stock these tires so be prepared to wait 3-5 days to get a replacement tire.

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Complaint

Bube - November 5, 2016

InMacedonia, stores your distributor Olimpico on August 15 2016 bought 4 tires Michelin Primate 3. For two months my tire broke. In Olimpico brazenly refused to replace my tire. And I was forced to buy a new tire on 12.10.2016. I would like to as you for expertise on that tire.

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    5 / 5

    Best Tires I have ever had on this car.

    @Horology411 - December 8, 2015

    These are truly excellent tires, and are a perfect match for my car and high speed driving. The Primacy 3 is listed as a "Grand Touring Summer" tire, and delivers perfectly. Stability, composure, and performance along with comfort and quiet, plus reduced fuel consumption.

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      5 / 5

      Very Comfortable and so slient, excellect road grip

      Reji - September 9, 2015

      Was using Michelin Pilot now Primacy 3. Would highly recommend.

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      26 sizes available for this tire

      Rim

      16''
      17''
      18''
      19''
      195/55R16 87H ZP BSW
      MSPN 75836
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 620.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 545 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 529
      Tire Weight 24.18
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      205/55R16 91H ZP BSW
      MSPN 61477
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 632.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 615 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 519
      Tire Weight 24.49
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      205/55R16 91W AUD BSW
      MSPN 71064
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 632.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 615 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 519
      Tire Weight 19.18
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      205/55R17 91W MO BSW
      MSPN 11001
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 658.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 615 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 499
      Tire Weight 20.94
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      215/55R17 94W AO BSW
      MSPN 13335
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 7.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 668.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 670 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 492
      Tire Weight 21.61
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      225/45R18/XL 95Y MO ZP BSW
      MSPN 02661
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 7.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 659.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 690 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 498
      Tire Weight 26.90
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.00"-8.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      225/50R18 95W ZP BSW
      MSPN 83382
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 683.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 690 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 481
      Tire Weight 28.88
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      235/55R18/XL 104Y AUD BSW
      MSPN 80985
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 715.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 900 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 459
      Tire Weight 28.00
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/40R18/XL 97Y MO ZP BSW
      MSPN 78687
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 653.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 730 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 503
      Tire Weight 27.78
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.00"-9.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R18 96Y AUD BSW
      MSPN 22674
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 677.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 710 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 485
      Tire Weight 24.03
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R18/XL 100W VOV BSW
      MSPN 38104
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 677.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 485
      Tire Weight 24.03
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R18/XL 100Y BSW
      MSPN 05678
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 677.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 485
      Tire Weight 23.59
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R18/XL 100Y MO ZP BSW
      MSPN 29301
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 677.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 485
      Tire Weight 30.69
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/50R18 100W MO ZP BSW
      MSPN 79406
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 33.51
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.00"-8.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/50R18 100Y ★ ZP BSW
      MSPN 05035
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 33.95
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.00"-8.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      275/40R18 99Y ZP BSW
      MSPN 04935
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 10.00" on 9.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 677.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 875 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 485
      Tire Weight 34.17
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 9.00"-11.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/40R19/XL 98Y MO ZP Acoustic BSW
      MSPN 26959
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 679.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 750 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 483
      Tire Weight 28.88
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.00"-9.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/40R19/XL 98Y ZP BSW
      MSPN 08280
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 679.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 670 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 483
      Tire Weight 28.88
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.00"-9.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/40R19/XL 98Y MO BSW
      MSPN 21420
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 679.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 750 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 483
      Tire Weight 24.69
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 8.00"-9.50"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R19 98Y ★ ZP BSW
      MSPN 44456
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 750 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 32.19
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R19 98Y ★ ZP BSW
      MSPN 47973
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 670 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 30.53
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R19/XL 102Y Acoustic BSW
      MSPN 92906
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 850 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 27.12
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      245/45R19/XL 102Y ★ BSW
      MSPN 09457
      Kilometers Warranty 55,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 8.00"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 850 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 25.35
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 7.50"-9.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 8.5
      275/35R19/XL 100Y ZP BSW
      MSPN 52872
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 10.00" on 9.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 675.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 487
      Tire Weight 31.97
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 9.00"-11.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      275/40R19 101Y ★ ZP BSW
      MSPN 75680
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 10.00" on 9.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 825 @ 50
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 34.61
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 9.00"-11.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0
      275/40R19 101Y ★ ZP BSW
      MSPN 49941
      Kilometers Warranty 50,000
      Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 10.00" on 9.50"
      Eco Feature
      Eco feature
      Overall Diameter 703.0
      Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 825 @ 51
      Sidewall Black Sidewall
      Revs/MI 467
      Tire Weight 35.27
      Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 9.00"-11.00"
      Tread Depth (in 32nds) 9.0

      Legal mentions

      OE [Vehicle Manufacturer] Sidewall Marking: * = BMW, MO = Mercedes-Benz, MO S1 = Mercedes-Benz Low Emission, AO = Audi, AOE = Audi Extended, A0 S1 = Audi Low Emission
      OE Code [Original Equipment Key]: L = Lexus, MB = Mercedes-Benz, AU = Audi, BM = BMW, SU = Subaru

      XL = Extra Load
      ZP = Zero Pressure Run-Flat Technology
      BSW = Black Sidewall

      >> The sizes shown are average design values for tires measured on specified measuring rim widths. Some tires may vary from this value by +/-3% of the section height (affecting overall diameter), and +/-4% of the section width.
      >> Section width varies approximately 0.2" (5mm) for every 0.5" change in rim width.
      >> Tread patterns are often tuned to accommodate different tire widths. Tires for a particular dimension of a given tire line may vary in appearance from the tire shown in the photograph.

      WARNING: Serious or fatal injury may result from tire failure due to under inflation or overloading. To ensure correct air pressure and vehicle load, refer to vehicle owner's manual or tire information placard on the vehicle. Serious injury or death may result from explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting. Only tire professionals should mount tires and they should never inflate beyond 40 psi to seat the beads. Before mixing types of tires in any configuration on any vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for its recommendations.

      DANGER: Never mount a 16" diameter tire on a 16.5" rim. Never mount a 17" diameter tire on a 17.5" rim. Never mount a 19" diameter on a 19.5" rim. Never mount a 22" diameter tire on a 22.5" rim. Never mount a 24" diameter tire on a 24.5" rim.

      Inflation pressure increase must not exceed the maximum pressure branded on the tire sidewall. When a customer requests a replacement tire with a lower speed rating than the original equipment tire, you must clearly communicate to him or her that the handling of the vehicle may be different, and that its maximum speed capability is limited to that of the lowest speed-rated tire on the vehicle. Exceeding the lawful speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.

      Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. does not endorse the operation of any vehicle in an unsafe or unlawful manner. Exceeding the safe, legal speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.

      For high-speed driving, additional inflation pressure and possibly reduced tire loading and/or upsizing is required. In the absence of specific recommendations by the vehicle manufacturer, use the following guidelines based on those in the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization Standards Manual.

      For speeds over 160km/h (100 mph), load and inflation must be adjusted according to the table below.

      H-Speed Rated Sizes:
      Maximum Speed (km/h) 161 171 180 190 200 209
      Inflation Increase (psi) 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0
      Load Capacity (% of max.) 100 100 100 100 100 100

      V-Speed Rated Sizes:
      Maximum Speed (km/h) 161 171 180 190 200 209 219 230 240
      Inflation Increase (psi) 0 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5
      Load Capacity (% of max) 100 100 100 100 100 100 97 94 91

      W-Speed Rated Sizes:
      Maximum Speed (km/h) 190 200 209 219 230 240 249 259 270
      Inflation Increase (psi) 0 1.5 3.0 4.5 6.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
      Load Capacity (% of max) 100 100 100 100 100 100 95 90 85

      Y-Speed Rated Sizes:
      Maximum Speed (km/h) 190 200 209 219 230 240 249 259 270 280 290 299
      Inflation Increase (psi) 0 0 0 0 1.5 3 4.5 6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
      Load Capacity (% of max) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 95 90 85

      IMPORTANT: While all-season tires are designed to provide reliable performance in moderate winter conditions, the use of four (4) tires is recommended for optimal performance and may be mandatory in certain jurisdictions.