# What does 65 mean?

## Tire designations

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**What do the whole numbers on my tire mean?**

Each tire is marked on the sidewall by the manufacturer with a standardized sequence of numbers and letters from which the tire size can be read. An example is:

Each tire is marked on the sidewall with a nominated sequence of numbers and letters.

**225/55 R 16 95 W.**

The individual codes stand for:

- the tire width in mm (here: 225 mm)
- the ratio of the height to the width of the tire in percent (here: 55%)
- the designation of the type (here: "R" for radial tires)
- the rim diameter in inches (here: 16 inches)
- the marking for tire load capacity (here: 690 kg per tire), also load index, load index or load index
- the permissible maximum speed, also called speed index or speed index (here: up to 270 km / h)

### Designation of the speed classes and permitted maximum speed

**A1** 5 km / h

**A2** 10 km / h

**A3** 15 km / h

**A4** 20 km / h

**A5** 25 km / h

**A6** 30 km / h

**A7** 35 km / h

**A8** 40 km / h

**B.** 50 km / h

**C.** 60 km / h

**D.** 65 km / h

**E.** 70 km / h

**F.** 80 km / h

**G** 90 km / h

**J** 100 km / h

** K** 110 km / h

**L.** 120 km / h

**M.** 130 km / h

**N** 140 km / h

**P** 150 km / h

**Q** 160 km / h

**R.** 170 km / h

**S.** 180 km / h

**T** 190 km / h

**U** 200 km / h

**H** 210 km / h

**V** 240 km / h

**VR** > 210 km / h

**W.** 270 km / h

**ZR** > 240 km / h

**Y** 300 km / h

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