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(*)
Tyres marked with (*) are approved for BMW (OE). Can be mounted on other vehicles.
1Z
Bridgestone OE: tyre chosen by car manufacturers
2Z
Bridgestone OE: tyre chosen by car manufacturers
3PMSF
3 Pics Mountain Snow Flake : winter tyre with high performance guaranteed.
3Z
Bridgestone OE: tyre chosen by car manufacturers
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.
AM8
Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.
AM9
Aston Martin OE tyre. Can equip other cars.
AML
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
BSL
Black Serrated Letter
C1 Viper
Dodge VIPER OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars
C2
Twice retreaded tyre, same performance as the new one.
CD
Made in China
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.
D3
Hard version to use for races above 12 mph on abrasive roads with outside temperature above 25°C (tyre temperature : min 70°C - max. 100°C)
D5
Intermediate for races on regular road with outside temperatures between 10°C and 25°C (tyre temperature : between 50°C and 70°C)
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.
Denloc
Denloc
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
New improve tread pattern, by Michelin.
E-mark
E-mark : approval by the ECE/EC
ELT
Electric version highlights its universal compatibility with vehicles, including electric and hybrid models.
EMT
Goodyear Extented Mobility Tyre : run flat tyre by Goodyear
EV
This tire is optimized for electric cars, it can be mounted on other vehicles.
EVc
EVc highlights its universal compatibility with vehicles, including electric and hybrid models.
EVR
EV-Ready highlights its universal compatibility with vehicles, including electric and hybrid models.
F
Ferrari approved tyre.
F01
F01 Ferrari
F02
F02 Ferrari
F03
F03 Ferrari
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.
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.
N6
Porsche approved tyre.
NA0
OE Porsche 911 NA0
NA1
OE Porsche 911 NA1
NA2
OE Porsche 911 NA2
NB0
OE Porsche 718 Boxster / 718 Cayman NB0
NC0
OE Porsche Cayenne NC0
NCS
Noise Cancelling System
ND0
Porsche approved tyre.
ND1
OE Porsche Panamera ND1
NE0
Original fitment for Porsche Macan. The tire can be fitted to other cars.
NE1
Original fitment for Porsche Macan. The tire can be fitted to other cars.
NF0
OE Porsche Taycan NF0
NF1
OE Porsche Taycan NF1
NHS
Not for Highway Service
NR1
GT-R Nismo
NST
Noise Shield technology
Oldtimer
Tyre for vintage and classic cars.
ORBL
Outlined Raised Black Letter
ORWL
Outlined Raised White Letter
OW
Orange Side Wall
OWL
Off White Letter.
OWLS
Outlined White Letters Size.
OWT
Outlined White Letters.
PE
Peugeot OE tyre. Can be mounted on other vehicles.
POR
Professional Off-Road
Porsche
Porsche approved tyre.
PR
Plies : measure of the tyre sidewall strength according to hardness and thickness.
RB
Black tyre letters circled with white.
RBL
Raised or Recessed Black Letters.
RBT
Raised Black Letters Tubeless.
Remanufactured tyre
Remanufactured tyre = Retreaded tyre + approval certificate / certifications
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
S1 - An improved version of the standard tire with some technical improvements in the rubber.
S2
S2 - An improved version of the S1, with even more technical improvements in the rubber.
S3
S3 - An even further improvement of S2.
SC1
Supersoft (blue)
SCT
SoundComfort Technology
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
T0
Tesla OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.
T1
Tesla OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.
T2
Original fitment for Tesla. The tire can be fitted to other cars.
Tesla
Tesla OE tyre. Can be mounted on other cars.
TRF
Toyo Runflat Tyre: abbreviation used by Toyo.
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
W5
Rain/wet version. Even if designed for use on wet ground, this blend behaves nicely on mixed dry/wet surfaces or on a dry surface with outside temperature below 5°C.
WB
White Band
WET
Rain/wet tyre.
WL
White Letter : sidewall writing is white.
WLT
White Lettering
WSS
White Stripes.
WSW
White Sidewall.
WW
White Wall : entire sidewall is white.
WWW
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
XSE
XSE technology : X refers to radial technology, S to safety and E to economy
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.
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