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(*)

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


3PMSF

3 Pics Mountain Snow Flake : winter tyre with high performance guaranteed.


Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


AM2

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


AM4

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


AM6

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can be mounted on any other vehicle.


AM8

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


AM9

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


AMR

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


AMS

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


AMV

Aston Martin OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


AO

Tyre developed for Audi, can be mounted on other cars.


AO1

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


AO2

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


AOE

Audi Genuine Tyres with run-flat extended properties. Can be mounted on other cars.


B

Bentley OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


B1

Bentley OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


BLT

Raised Black Lettering


BSS

Black Sidewall Stylized : black sidewall.


BSW

Black Sidewall.


C1 Viper

Dodge VIPER OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars


Chevrolet

Chevrolet OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


Chrysler

Tyre developed for Chrysler, can be mounted on other vehicles.


ContiSeal

Self-sealing standard production tyres : tyres with puncture-reducing technology.


ContiSilent

Noise reducing technology


CP

For specialised motorhomes.


DA

DA indicates an appearance defect. Tyres with this marking are factory seconds that have the same manufacturers' guarantees. They make a good deal.


DEMO

Tyre that has been mounted and dismounted and may have been used on a few kilometers. This tyre is guaranteed and new.


Dodge

Dodge OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


DOT

DOT code : date of manufacture


DSST

Self-Supporting technology run-flat tyre by Dunlop.


DT

Different Tread Design : 2 different traction patterns on the tread.


DT1

DT1 : New improve tread pattern, by Michelin.


E-mark

E-mark : approval by the ECE/EC


EMT

Goodyear Extented Mobility Tyre : run flat tyre by Goodyear


F

Ferrari approved tyre.


FC

Studded flank


Fiat

Fiat OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


FO

Ford OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


FP

Flange protection for rim.


FR

Flange protection for the rim.


Front/Rear

Interchangeable front/rear tyre.


FSL

Protection for rim flange.


G1

G1 : this marking indicates that outside diameter or tread width differs from a tyre without this marking. We recommend to mount two G1 on the same axle. For a 4x4, we recommend 4 G1 tyres.


GG

Hard rubber.


GGG

Soft rubber.


Hard

Hard rubber


HO

Honda OE tyre. Can equip other vehicles.


HRS

Hankook Runflat System.


HZ

Bridgestone OE: tyre chosen by car manufacturers


J

Jaguar OE tyre. Can equip any other vehicle.


JRS

Jaguar OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


K1

Ferrari approved K1 tyre.


K2

Ferrari approved K2 tyre.


LRR

(Low rolling resistance) New blend of rubber that offers greater performance.


M+S

Efficient on muddy terrain or on light snow.


MC1

McLaren approved tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


MFS

Max Flange Shield: protects the tyre from curb damages.


MGT

Maserati OE tyre. Can equip other cars.


ML

Tyre with reinforced nylon carcass


MO

Tyre developped for Mercedes. Can be mounted on other cars.


MO1

Mercedes SL65 AMG only.


MOE

Mercedes-Benz Original Extended. Run flat for Mercedes.


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

Not for highway service


NWS

Narrow White Stripe.


Oldtimer

Tyre for vintage and classic cars.


OWL

Off White Letter.


OWLS

Outlined White Letters Size.


OWT

Outlined White Letters.


PE

Peugeot OE tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


PR

Plies : measure of the tyre sidewall strength according to hardness and thickness.


Rain

Rain tyre


RB

Black tyre letters circled with white.


RBL

Raised or Recessed Black Letters.


RBT

Raised Black Letters Tubeless.


Rebuilt tyre

Rebuilt tyre = same performance as a new tyre.


Renault

Renault OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


Retreaded

Retreaded tyre


RO1

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


RO2

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


ROWL

Raised Outline White Letters.


RPB

Rim Protection Bar.


RSC

Runflat System Component


Run Flat

Tyre able to run on flat.


RWL

Raised White Letter : the writing on the sidewall is white.


RWLS

Raised White Letter


S1

Tyres that adress the latest European regulation to reduce noise pollution.


SBL

Serrated Black Letters.


Semi-Slick

Semi-slick tyre.


SG

Extra Soft


Slick

Slick tyre


Soft

Soft rubber


Spare wheel

Spare wheel


SSR

Self-supporting Runflat tyre.


Stocks last

Discontinued item: available while stocks last.


Studdable

Tyre can be studded.


Studded

Studded tyre


Supersoft

Supersoft rubber


TRX

Low profile tyre


TT

Tubetype : tyre requiring inner tube.


V1

New blend of rubber that offers greater performance.


VO

VW OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


VOLVO

Volvo OE tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.


VSB

Vertical Serrated Band : the sidewall is made of thin short lines to create a unique design.


VW

VW OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.


VZ

Bridgestone OE: tyre chosen by car manufacturers


WL

White Letter : sidewall writing is white.


WSW

White Sidewall.


WW

White Wall : entire sidewall is white.


WZ

Bridgestone OE: tyre chosen by car manufacturers


XL

Extra Load : reinforced tyre with higher weight rating


XRP

Extended Runflat Performance


Yellow

Medium rubber


ZP

Runflat technology by Michelin.


ZPS

Yokohama Runflat Tyre: abbreviation used by Yokohama.


ZR

No difference between an R and a ZR tyre with the same speed rating (ZR covers V, W or Y). ZR does not necessarly appear on the flank.