Thanks for posting this. I have not gotten the chance to try out the new PA4. Michelin has had a great track record lately with their new tires: PS2 -> PSS was a big upgrade, and they did a great job with a couple other new releases that don't really come in M3 sizes.
Keep us posted on how these do when the snow starts flying.
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is available to assist with M3 questions.