Tyre Markings Explained

(*)

Tyres marked with (*) are approved for BMW (OEM) Vehilces. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


3PMSF

3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake - a legal regulation Winter tyre, with guaranteed safety rating.


Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AM2

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AM4

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AM6

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AM8

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AM9

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AMR

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AMS

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AMV

Aston Martin OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AO

Audi OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


AO1

AO1 : Audi Genuine Tyre, can be mounted on other vehicles.


AO2

AO2 : Audi Genuine OEM Tyre, can be mounted on other vehicles.


AOE

Audi Genuine OEM Tyre with run-flat extended properties. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


B

Bentley OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


B1

Bentley OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


C1 Viper

Dodge Viper OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


Chevrolet

Chevrolet OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


Chrysler

Tyre developed for Chrysler. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


ContiSeal

Seals most punctures, thus reducing the risk of a flat tyre.


ContiSilent

Technology designed to reduce tyre noise.


CP

Rated for use on motorhomes.


Dodge

Dodge OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


DOT

DOT code is the date of manufacture


DSST

Dunlop Self Supporting Technology is Dunlop's own run flat tyre system.


DT

Different Tread Design. Two different traction patterns are on the tread.


DT1

DT1 : The latest tread technology from Michelin.


E-mark

E-mark. Approved for use by the EEC/EC


EMT

Goodyear Extented Mobility Tyre. Goodyear's own run flat technology.


F

Ferrari approved tyre.


FC

Studded flank tyre 


Fiat

Fiat OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


FO

Ford OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


FP

Flange protection. Offers some protection against kerbing.


FR

Flange rim. Offers some protection against kerbing.


Front/Rear

Interchangeable front to rear tyre.


FSL

Flange Shield. Offers some protection against kerbing


G1

This indicates that outer diameter or tread width of the tyre differs from a normal tyre. G1 tyres should be matched and mounted on the same axle.


GG

Hard rubber.


GGG

Soft rubber.


Hard

Hard rubber.


HO

Honda OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


HRS

Hankook's own Run Flat technology.


HZ

Bridgestone OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles


J

Jaguar OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


JRS

Jaguar OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


K1

Ferrari approved tyre.


K2

Ferrari approved tyre.


LRR

A Low rolling resistance tyre, with the latest blend of technology


M+S

These tyres are for use in muddy and snowy conditions.


MC1

McLaren approved OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


MFS

Max Flange Shield. Offers some protection against kerbing.


MGT

Maserati OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


ML

Tyre with a reinforced nylon carcass.


MO

Mercedes OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


MO1

Mercedes SL65 AMG tyre only.


MOE

Mercedes-Benz Original Extended tyre. Mercedes own Run Flat technology.


N0

Porsche approved tyre.


N1

Porsche approved tyre.


N2

Porsche approved tyre.


N3

Porsche approved tyre.


N4

Porsche approved tyre.


N5

Porsche approved tyre.


NHS

A Non-Highway service tyre.


Oldtimer

Tyre for classic and vintage cars.


OWL

Off-White Lettering.


OWLS

Outlined White Letters.


PE

Peugeot OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


PR

Ply Rating. The measure of the tyre sidewall's strength and load capacity, based on the number of plies.


RB

Raise black lettering with a white outline.


RBL

Recessed or Raised Black Lettering.


RBT

Raised Black Lettering Tubeless.


Rebuilt tyre

Rebuilt tyre.


Renault

Renault OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


Retreaded

Retreaded tyre.


RO1

Audi RS (RS4, RS6, R8 etc) OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


RO2

Audi RS (RS4, RS6, R8) approved tyre (four wheel drive). Can be mounted on other cars.


ROWL

Raised Outlined White Lettering.


RPB

Rim Protection Bar.


RSC

Runflat System Component


Run Flat

Run Flat tyre.


RWL

Raised White Lettering. 


RWLS

Raised White Letters.


S1

A noise efficient tyre that meets the latest European noise regulations.


SBL

Serrated Black Lettering.


Semi-Slick

Semi-slick tyre.


Slick

Slick tyre.


Soft

Soft rubber.


Spare wheel

Spare wheel.


SSR

Self-supporting Runflat tyre.


Stocks last

Available while stocks last.


Studdable

Studs can be added to the tyre tread.


Studded

Studded tyre.


Supersoft

Supersoft rubber.


TRX

An early radial style, low profile tyre.


TT

Tubetype. A tyre requiring an inner tube to work.


V1

The latest rubber compound offering improved performance.


VO

VW OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


VOLVO

Volvo OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


VSB

Vertical Serrated Band. 


VW

VW OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


VZ

Bridgestone OEM tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


WL

White Lettering.


WLT

White Lettering.


WSW

White Sidewall.


WW

White Wal. Tyre sidewall is completely white.


WZ

Bridgestone OEM. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


XL

Extra Load Rated. Reinforced tyre with higher load rating.


XRP

Extended Runflat Performance.


Yellow

Medium rubber


ZP

Michelin Runflat technology.


ZPS

Yokohama OEM Runflat Tyre.


ZR

ZR is an older category of speed rating (rated for speeds of up to 150mph). ZR was then split into W, Y or Z - this needs to be confirmed in the vehicle's user manual.