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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


  • 5 reviews
  • Verified

Not as good as the other tyres I had - if you drive on a lot of tight windy roads go for another bra

CarSubaru Forester 2007
TWEHunter Region, NSW
  • 5 reviews

The good and the bad

CarHyundai Excel

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  • 7 reviews

Good performer for the price, nothing special though


These were fitted to my falcon ute, where long life and value for money are more important than ultimate performance.
For this application they seem a fine tyre. The grip seems OK for a cheapish product, and there is no sign of them wearing out after 14 000 km.
The Energy XM2 is sold as having lower rolling resistance, and hence better fuel consumption, but I didn't notice any improvement. If there was a change then it was less than 1/2 L/100km.

CarFord Falcon Utility
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

It's ok but not Brilliant

CarToyota Avalon 2002
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Michelin are the best tyres but beware


Michelin are the best tyres but beware online people and shop when they are way cheaper than normal you are buying parallel tyres not for our Australian market you will never get warranty on them so buyer beware sometimes the tyres are 3-4 years old which is dangerous so I say again buyer beware

CarMichelin are the best tyres but buyer beware

Nothing too special. Just for the daily driver.


Pretty much still in 500 km with them on. Came from a Nitto Neogen, and I can tell that these XM2s can get a lot of road noise above around 100 km/h compared to my previous rubbers. Not that grippy as well, I was hearing tire screech @ just 2000 rpm launch from standstill, compared to my Nitto Neogens before, the screeching only starts at 2500rpm-ish. I expect my cornering ability will be a bit of a downgrade as well.

Still, looks very sturdy and I expect my tire life will last longer than the Neogens. For a daily driver, it has pretty much all what you need.

CarFiesta 1.6 Ti-Vct

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?

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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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