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Old 08-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Today I observed the tires on a 2014 A4 were Pirelli P7 Cinturato all seasons. They are not all season Plus, because the plus is not made in the proper size to fit the Audi. The A4 2013's were equipped with Pirelli P6's which were near the bottom of the owners survey list on Tirerack Grand touring all season. It is about time Audi placed a good all around tire on a $45000 car! The P7's were tested by Tirerack last fall against 3 other tires. It appears from the Pirelli website that the P7 Cinturato all season tire was released fall of 2012.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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They're saving a few bucks here and a few bucks there. The P6 has to be the worst tire ever reviewed in the AW forums as well. They must have signed a terrific multi-year deal with Pirelli.

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:36 AM   #3
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Pirelli can't make anything but a calendar. Even the Pzero Rosso's on my Ti package wheels died a miserable howling death after only 18k miles. Same thing happened to the P6's on my wife's A3. Our inside joke is that Audi is saving double money since the leasee gets crappy tires to start, and Audi gets a good half-used set when the lease gets turned back in. it's a hell of a racket
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by snagitseven View Post
They're saving a few bucks here and a few bucks there. The P6 has to be the worst tire ever reviewed in the AW forums as well. They must have signed a terrific multi-year deal with Pirelli.
No kidding, I am replacing my P6's this week. I ordered Continental Extreme Contact DW and can't wait to get them installed Friday!!
2011 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro
Stock Stuff: Premium Plus. 8-Speed. Nutmeg Laurel Wood. Teak Brown Metallic.
VAG-COM: Needle Sweep. Ambient Lighting. Lap Timer. Disabled LED Wink.
Mods: 3M Grille Strips. Chrome Fogs. EuroCode HFIC Pipe. EuroCode Turbo Inlet. K&N Drop-in. Plastidip Grille.
Plastidip Valence. Ziza Yellow Fogs. 17.5mm Rear Spacers. 3mm Front Spacers. Continental Extreme Contact DW
Future: VMR 708's or Titanium reps. EC HFC?? APR Stage 1??
Current Miles: ~ 67,000
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