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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:

  1. the tire width in mm (here: 225 mm)
  2. the ratio of the height to the width of the tire in percent (here: 55%)
  3. the designation of the type (here: "R" for radial tires)
  4. the rim diameter in inches (here: 16 inches)
  5. the marking for tire load capacity (here: 690 kg per tire), also load index, load index or load index
  6. 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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