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Michelin e.Primacy

Michelin ePrimacy Review - Buy Or Avoid? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the e.Primacy, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
Release Date2020
Run Flat?No
Overall Score80/100


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Michelin e.Primacy in Australia

This offering by Michelin has been around in Australia for about 4 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 45 sizes.

This premium touring summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The e.Primacy Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 32 sizes of the e.Primacy tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Premuim Touring Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
ANo difference

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The e.Primacy tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent fuel efficiency relative to other tyres.


Here's how the e.Primacy compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the e.Primacy ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The e.Primacy tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 2.5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.


Here's how the e.Primacy compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.


EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
(A - C)
B (69 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The e.Primacy tyres produce 69.3 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).


Here's how the e.Primacy compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the e.Primacy scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

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We don't have any UTQG treadwear data for this tyre, unfortunately.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

We don't have any UTQG traction data for this tyre, unfortunately.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

We don't have any UTQG temperature data for this tyre, unfortunately.


The e.Primacy tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these premuim touring summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!


With an overall rating of 80 out of 100, the e.Primacy tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of A, which is outstanding, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of B, which is above average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 45 sizes of the e.Primacy tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

165/65 R15 81T
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/60 R15 84H
185/65 R15 88T
185/60 R15 84T
185/65 R15 88H
185/65 R15 92T XL
195/60 R18 96H XL
205/60 R16 92V
205/55 R16 94H XL
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/55 R16 91H
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/60 R16 92H
205/60 R16 96W XL
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/55 R19 97V XL
205/55 R17 91W
205/55 R16 91V
205/55 R17 91V
215/60 R16 95H
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/60 R17 96H
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/50 R19 93T
215/55 R16 93V
215/45 R20 95T XL
215/55 R18 95T
225/65 R17 102H
225/45 R17 91W
225/45 R17 91V
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/50 R17 98V XL
225/50 R18 99W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/60 R17 102V
235/45 R18 98W XL
245/55 R17 106H XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/50 R18 104H XL
Louis from Tyre Geek


I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!