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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


Jeremy W
Jeremy WSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
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Worse tyres XM2


I got 4 tyres on my Mazda 2 2006 and it's been the worse tyres I have driven on in my life.
I don't think Bob Jane T Mart did the wheel alignment and it feels like one they tyres aren't balanced feels like it going to roll off the rim.

The front tyres aren't to bad little slow at just a silt second response. Braking has improved heaps smoother braking and better response .

I have brought Michelin tyres before and loved them not theses ones.

CarMazda 2 2006
  • 5 reviews

Just no!


I changed to these Michelin types when i drove over a nail and these were the tyres the guy recommended me, coming from a person who doesn't know much about cars the guy said these were the best for wet weather so I went with them. The next day it was bucketing down and the tyres skidded so many times. Dangerous!


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John Roberts
John RobertsChicago
  • 12 reviews

Don't believe the 'Energy' hype any more

shane mooney
shane mooneySydney
  • 10 reviews

XM2 not good as XM1 in Wet


I had a set of Michelin Energy XM1s in my commodore for last 60,000km and they were fantastic in wet and dry. Given XM1s are no longer made i thought i give XM2s a try. However after driving 2000km on XM2 they are not good as XM1s in wet. Guaranteed wheel spin at traffic lights in wet/ or going up a hill. Only good thing about XM2 is they are less noisy on the road than XM1s for sure.
Less noise
not so good in wet

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Questions & Answers

Rathinavelu R.
Rathinavelu R.asked

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

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Naeem A.
Naeem A.asked

dothey offer an enjoyable ride as compared with yokohama ES32?

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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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