I would love to hear from others about their tyres experience. I have read most of the tyre related treads here but still cant get a clear picture of which tire I should go for. My car: 2.0 TDI quattro (stock 190 hp) 55k miles S-line suspension , no adjustable shock absorbers 19 inch wheels with Pirelli P zero 245/35 R19 XL MO (not AO) (at the end of their life) My priorities: 1. Noise & comfort I find my current setup extremely noisy . Maybe it is a condition of the tread or generally 19 inch wheel thing? However right from the beginning when tires still had 3-4mm, I found them noisy too. It surprises me because I can hardly hear engine at any speeds but tire noise & road surface vibrations are literally protruding cabin especially at rough tarmac and motorway speeds. I also wonder why Audi specs 19 inch wheels if they ruin comfort so badly? 2. Grip in wet. At the moment if I go a bit quicker on roundabouts in moisture conditions, car will loose front grip without a problem. I understand it is a heavy car and weight distribution is not perfect, but I would expect awd and decent tire (not sure any more if Pirelli is decent) to cope with it better. 4. Good handling. I find my a4 handling a bit rubbery, unprecise and literally delayed, but it could be an Audi thing. 5. Tire Life I would expect to get about 20k of tires , assuming swapping front to rear every year. 6. Price 7. Rim protection Pirellis had a a very thick rim protector, some says best among others. Despite that 3 out of 4 rims are curbed now after 1 year of very careful parking. My contenders: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 5 - had F1 Asymetrics multiple times in my previous hatchback on 17inch wheels and was very happy. it was 225/45 R17, so hard to compare Michelin Pilot Sport 4S - have heard some great and bad opinions. I always thought you cant go wrong with Michelin, but price always pushed me off. At the moment Black Circles sell them for£158 and gives £40 off the set of 4, so it is not bad. Just worried that soft tyre like this will wear off very quickly. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 K117 AO ( 67dB noise rating which is shocking good) - just wondering if they are really so quiet in real life comparing to others. Price is very attracting too. I would be very grateful for any thoughts about your tyres, especially in the context of my priority categories and in comparison to Pirelli P zero if you ever used them and swapped to other brand. Thanks!