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Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 205/40 R18 86 V RUN ON FLAT XL, FR

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Tyre size:
205/40 R18
Speed index:
V = max 240 km/h
Load index:
86 = max 530 kg
Vehicle type:
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    Rating: Good 111130 84 reviews
    E B 72 dB
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Summary: 4.3 Summary: Overall rating is a weighted average of individual performance, not the arithmetic mean. Some of a tyre’s features have a greater impact on the overall assessment, while some will have a lesser impact. 84 reviews

  • Costs: Influence of the tyre on car running costs. 111110 4.1
  • Comfort: Influence of the tyre on driving comfort. 111120 4.2
  • Drivability: Influence of the tyre on drivability. 111140 4.4

84 customers have rated this tyre

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97% of users recommend this tyre


We have been collecting information about this tyre for 2778 days. In that time we have received 84 reviews.
The total distance driven by our customers is 745000 miles.

The highest rated parameter is: tyre appearance.

This tyre was reviewed by users driving usually outside the city.

This tyre was reviewed by drivers who assess their driving style as moderate.

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  • Opinion from outside IE user: Daniello

    Size: 215/55 R16

    Rating: 4.6 111160
    I was pondering the purchase of the winter tyres for a long time and i'm quite happy that i chose Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3. I was a little afraid to fit a budget tyres to the heavy car with rear-wheel drive so instead i went for these. It is true that the winter was not too severe, but it snowed a few time and i didn't get buried, even once especially when i was driving through some forrest roads. As you may know you won't skid while driving the rear drive unless you want to. For they are fine for a moderate driver. I had to disable the ESP because I wasn't able to do a 180 turn when parking next to my house :) After driving one season they still look like new. I see that with my driving style they will serve a good several years. After all this i will surely choose Pirelli tyre for the dummer as well. I wrote a lot, but I recommend :)

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  • Opinion from outside IE user: Graeme

    Size: 255/45 R19

    Rating: 3.7 111700
    Mounted Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 in the size of 255/45/19 in 2014. In the beginning of winter in March 2015 I've had almost 10,000 miles covered and I am happy with these tyres. When mounting and balancing maximum weight that was used was 15 grams, I do not feel vibration or anything like that. With Dynamic acceleration (350 hp) I didn't experience any skidding on either dry or wet. It is difficult to assess the benefits of winter tires on snow and ice that winter 2014/2015 was exceptionally mild for drivers and therefore couldn't have had any real issues. The car handles very well, but it can also be the due to A8 D4 and air suspension, though, even in fast tight turns and fast is not necessary to expect to correct the track. Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 are so good that you couldn't see the ABS being active.

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  • Opinion from outside IE user: Matt

    Size: 245/45 R18

    Rating: 4.1 111110
    I'm very impressed with the Pirelli Sottozero 3, after using Nokian and Verdestein tyres during winters and I was a bit worried to go to PIRELLI but they were available at great price and had good reviews. I did not know how they would be on a 245 than my previous 18 vehicles were much narrower 16-inch wheels. Took on a very steep slope after a heavy snow shower one evening. the tyre chewed through and would slip at very high acceleration. No other 2WD vehicle made up the hill. Very quiet on the highway. Excellent in the dry, it is better in the wet, but certainly not real issues. I highly recommend it if you can get them at good price. You can not comment wear yet, but certainly does not seem excessive.

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  • Opinion from outside IE user: Bart

    Size: 225/50 R17

    Rating: 4.2 111120
    Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 tyres were bought recently, but I can clearly say that they are excellent! I have bmw e60 with a power of 218hp, tested those with the "H" symbol, which are limited to 210km / h, but to test these and their strength and noisei had to go beyond 240km / h. Noise - quiet tires, great ride. Adhesion - I have not had a situation where I can check 100% of the grip, but sharp turns and dynamic driving are no problem for these rubbers. The best winter I have had so far. As for the durability i have too little to say about them... yet. I will know more after some more mileage. Price for quality as for me at 6! And bmw looks great in these tyres. Regards!

    Is this review helpful? Yes 3 No 0

  • Opinion from outside IE user: Jasmine

    Size: 215/60 R16

    Rating: 4.7 111170
    At first glance, you can see that the Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 tyres are of high quality which was also recognized by a mechanic who fitted them. If someone wants to experience how different the grip can be on your own skin, I would recommend exactly that. Dry and wet road are indistinguishable, slush is practically imperceptible. Driving on snow is slightly worse but only a bit. The worst is the clay mud - tires advise to deal with it, but the difference compared to summer tires is minimal. The main disadvantage is the tyre noise level. I must admit I underestimated what it can be in case of these tyres. It does sound as though the wind was whisltling at a high volume.

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Product description

Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 205/40 R18 86 V RUN ON FLAT XL, FR

The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.

Technical description: The Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 is a winter tyre designed for mid-range and premium passenger cars. It offers excellent resistance to various conditions and deformation, as well as to the burden of intensive use. This can be attributed to the use of an ultra-modern rubber compound during its manufacture. This compound means that the tyre can be used even during very difficult driving conditions. On wet, snowy or icy surfaces, the tyre quickly disperses water and slush from under the wheels thanks to the use of a directional tread pattern with V-shaped grooves. Wide and thick tread blocks help maintain perfect grip and stability whilst driving, including when negotiating corners.

Information about the manufacturer: The Italian brand Pirelli is one of the most popular tyre manufacturers in the world. It specialises in tyres designed for vehicles with a high performance engine, including sports cars. The fact that Pirelli tyres are widely used in motor sports, including Formula 1, is testament to the high quality of the company's products. Pirelli manufactures premium, top quality tyres.

Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 winter tyre is classified as premium tyre, which means that it provides modern technology and maximum performance.
Now, you are looking at the tyre with the size of 205/40 R18.
The tyre is currently available in sizes from 16 to 21 inches.
This tyre has a speed index of V - the maximum speed at which you can drive on this tyre is 240 km/h. The load index of this tyre is 86 - the maximum load that can be carried by the tyre is 530 kg.
The labelling of the tyre includes the following classes: E (rolling resistance), B (wet grip), 72 db (noise level).
The presented tyre has the following features:
  • a reinforced structure (it is more resistant to loads than the standard model)
  • RUN FLAT function (enables you to drive after air pressure loss)
  • a wheel rim protector (indication of this tyre type depends on the manufacturer)

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Tyre Pirelli SottoZero Serie 3 in size 205/40 R18 86 V, according to the manufacturer's information, has the following drivability qualities:

  • E
  • B
  • 72 dB
E B 72 dB

Fuel efficiency (rolling distance)

Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a colour-coded scale. The highest fuel efficiency rating is A (green

Wet grip

Wet grip is the tyre's ability to adhere to the road surface in wet conditions. The EU rating focuses only on the wet braking performance of the tyre. Wet grip is rated from A to G, where A represents the best braking performance and G represents the worst. It is one of the most crucial safety parameters.


Tyres contribute to the amount of noise a vehicle generates. Choosing a tyre with a good noise rating will lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment.

Tyre tests

2019 Auto Bild test in size:225/45 R17 rating: satisfactory
Auto, Motor und Sport test in size:225/50 R17 rating: highly recommended
ACE/GTÜ test in size:225/50 R17 rating: recommended