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Michelin Energy XM2

Michelin Energy XM2

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  • Low tyre wear

  • Lower risk of hydroplaning

  • Fuel-saving


  • Can be noisy


  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    1.0 (1)
  • Wet Weather Handling
    3.0 (1)
  • Dry Weather Handling
    2.0 (1)
PhilGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 23 reviews

Over priced


Nosy... Is an understatement.
Loudest Tyre's I have had.

If inflated to 36PSI + they feel unbalanced and you cannot do over 80km. As the car feels like it is shaking to bits
Need to have at 28PSI to have any control.

Wouldn't recomend michelin tyres to anyone.
Cost more and aren't good.

Purchased in September 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money

it was terilble !!


Just newly fitted to my honda city few days ago. Done the alignment as well.When rainy days, the tyres were really disappointed. The grip was terrible even at low speed (60-80km/j). I can felt the car was actually drifting when entering a corner. Even my worn Goodyear nct 5 tyre doesn't perform like that !! Never going to buy this tyre again.

CarHonda city

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Noisy and increased fuel consumption - don't believe the hype


These tyres are by far the most noisy I have ever owned. My fuel consumption in the first 10,000kms has gone up 1.5 litres per 100 (was 8.2 - now 9.7) with pretty much same driving patterns. Even turning at a roundabout at normal speed, you can hear the tyres screeching!

Noisy, increased fuel consumption

Questions & Answers

Rathinavelu R.
Rathinavelu R.asked

whats The difference between Michelin energy xm2 and Michelin primacy 4 ??

No answers
Naeem A.
Naeem A.asked

dothey offer an enjoyable ride as compared with yokohama ES32?

No answers
Ashok N
Ashok Nasked

Is this tyre is directional?

2 answers

No, they aren't. Which means they're easily rotated.


They are Directional tyres, their construction have a tread designed to rotate in only one direction and can't be mounted in any other way. They are also called "unidirectional" tyres. Directional tyres will have an arrow with the word "rotation" on the sidewall (which these have) showing the proper rotation direction. The function of directional tyres is that they have lateral grooves in the tread that form a V-shaped tread pattern. The tread design is intended to channel water from the center of the tyre outward as the tyre rotates. That is about what directional tyres are and they can be rotated!

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Michelin’s Energy XM2 is an all round performance tyre with 20% more mileage than leading competitors, leading to fewer replacements and more savings for you.


20% More Mileage: Thanks to the “Alternating Bridging” technology, the tread blocks move less freely thus reducing the rate of tyre wear.

Fuel Savings: Michelin Energy XM2 has improved fuel saving compared to its predecessor, the Michelin Energy XM1+ thanks to a 10% reduction in rolling resistance.

Thanks to Full Silica Compound:

  • The silica in the rubber compound reduces friction between the rubber particles, generating less heat.

  • With less heat generated, less energy is lost, thus reducing fuel consumption.

  • The silica also increases the tyre's flexibility, therefore improving road holding.

Guaranteed with GREEN X marking

Green X marking on the tyre sidewall indicates Michelin’s leadership in fuel saving and represents Michelin's commitment to reducing fuel usage and CO2 emissions, while maintaining excellence in longevity and safety.

Maximum Safety: Thanks to “Micro-Adaptive Compound”:

  • The tread compound of the Michelin Energy XM2 is more flexible.

  • It better adapts itself to the irregularities of the road surface and therefore guarantees excellent grip.

  • The tread suppleness of Michelin Energy XM2 is better than Michelin Energy XM1 by 3 points (measured in shore).

Optimum Void Grooves

  • The grooves of the Michelin Energy XM2 can evacuate up to 20% more water compared to the Michelin Energy XM1+. A higher volume of water evacuated at a faster rate lowers the risk of hydroplaning.

What reviewers thought

Many reviewers were happy with these tyres which are said to be heard-wearing and reliable. Some reviewers have complained about the noisiness of the tyres and that they don’t work extremely well in wet weather conditions.

CategoryPassenger Tyres
Release dateJune 2012
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