The Scorpion Winter is Pirelli’s Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow tire developed for the drivers of today’s powerful luxury crossover and sport utility vehicles. Pirelli’s Ecoimpact icons branded on the sidewalls highlight the tire’s contribution to the environment with regards to energy efficiency, clean air and low noise. Scorpion Winter tires are designed to deliver low temperature wintertime driving performance by combining predictable handling on dry and wet roads with traction in snow and on ice.

Pirelli Scorpion WinterFeaturing a tread rubber compound that introduces a new polymer blend and a higher content of silica components, the Scorpion Winter enhances grip and handling in typical winter driving conditions. The tread compound is molded into a directional design that features a rounded tread profile, modular center block geometry and stable shoulders to enhance dry road handling. Circumferential grooves help maintain good traction on wet and slush-covered roads while snow boosters ridges molded in the bottom of the grooves and multi-directional sipes help bite into snow and on ice.

Note: Scorpion Winter tires in sizes up to and including 255 Section Widths feature a 3-rib tread design, while tires in sizes of 265 and wider Section Widths feature a 5-rib tread design.

Scorpion Winter Performance Winter / Snow radials meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install Scorpion Winter tires in sets of four only.

Vehicles should always be equipped with equivalent tires at all wheel positions. These winter / snow tires, due to their exceptional snow and ice traction provided by their unique tread compounds, must be used in sets of four to help ensure proper vehicle control.

Limited sizes of the Scorpion Winter are available with Pirelli Noise Cancelling System, which involves the manufacturer adhering a layer of sound-absorbing foam to the inner liner of the tire to reduce cabin noise in the vehicle. These sizes are identified on the Specs page and in the search results.


  1. I put these winter tires on my vehicle immediately after taking delivery as the vehicle came stock with summer only tires and there was already snow and ice on the roads. As such they’ve mostly seen just cold snowy winter days of driving. So far I am pleased with them. I did a “minus 2″ and dropped from the 21″ summer tire / wheel combo to a 10” winter tire / wheel combo and the ride is as would be expected, less harsh than what the low profile summer set up would be. Noise factor is a bit of a presence as to be expected in any winter show tire due to tread pattern, etc., but otherwise they ride nice and comfy and provide decent traction on the snow and icy roads. Not perfect traction as I have had them break loose, but still decent assuming I am managing the throttle input to match the road conditions. When there have been dry days these tires are no slouch to spirited driving when I put the SQ5 into Dynamic and Sport mode and press down hard on the throttle. While they don’t perform like a low profile summer tire, I don’t expect them to either, yet still, they are quite fun to tool around on when the temp outside is 20 deg or lower. The rubber remains flexible and grippy and even with some aggressive cornering I am not seeing any abnormal wear on the shoulders of the tires. Looking forward to how they wear over the next couple of years of winters and if they’ll continue to provide the good traction they are providing now.

  2. My 3rd year and 2nd vehicle and same tire still has 65 percent thread left according to Audi. I drive 65/75 mph mostly and they are as quiet as my all seasons. I use these 5 months a year.

  3. Bought these for my wife’s 350ML Benz. One year and 5K miles later bubble developed on sidewall of driver rear tire. Pothole? Maybe. Ordered replacement tire from TireRack and should know once we pull off the old tire and inspect the inside for impact damage. As for the driving, these are way quieter than the old Michelins we had on the car. Those things howled like a tornado. These do well on wet roads, light snow (never took it in deep snow so can’t comment on that) and are decent on ice – my main issue is stopping on ice and these seem to dig in pretty well. Overall I would buy them again BUT will withhold endorsement until we determine if bubble is impact related or defect.

  4. This is the second season on these tires and they perform very well. Cornering on icy roads (understeer) is the only minor issue I have.


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