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Tyre Symbol Guide - OE Manufacturers

Tyres can come in all shapes and sizes (usually round!) and even within the same model, they can have different materials added/subtracted to tailor to different vehicles! For example, a Tesla will need to have tyres designed for the instant torque provided by the electric motors of the vehicle compared to an Vauxhall Astra of the same size.

Below are many, but not a complete list, of different tyre fitments that can come from a manufacturing facility. It's always recommended to have the specific fitment for your vehicle but is not essential. These different fitments can also cross-over to different vehicles!

Manufacture Symbol Explanation
Alfa Romeo
AR Alfa Romeo fitment with possible Run-Flat options
ARR Alfa Romeo Racing (4C)
Alpina ALP Alpina
Aston Martin
AMA DBS Superleggera
AML Lagonda
AMP Maserati GT/Jaguar XK/Aston Martin ONE-77
AMR Rapide
AMS Ferrari 612S/Alfa Romeo/Aston Martin
AMV Vanquish
AMX DBX
A2A Vantage, Year related
A4A
A5A DB11 MY 2018+
A6A
A7A 2020 Vantage
A8A DBX
A8B DBX
AM4
AM6 DB6
AM7
AM8 V12 Vantage/AMV8
AM9
AM10
AM11
Audi
AO Audi Approved Product
AOE Audi Run-Flat. NA market only.
AO1 Audi Quattro, RS Series or R8.
AO2 Audi Quattro, RS Series or R8.
AO3 Audi Quattro, RS Series or R8.
AO+ Volkswagen Audi Electric Vehicles
RO1 Audi Quattro
RO2 Audi Quattro
BAC BAC MONO Just marked as "BAC MONO" you'll find this on the 255/40R17 Pirelli Trofeo Race
Bugatti BG Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2/Cup 2 R for the Chiron
Bentley
B Bentley
BC Continental Flying Spur
BL Flying Spur
BN Mulsanne
BT Older Generation Continental
B1 Continental/Bentega
BMW
M3 Very rare fitment, will usually just be * marked.
* BMW Star Marked Tyre, is also used on MINI.
*1 Newest marking for BMW X5/X6
i* For the latest generation of BMW iX electric vehicles.
Chrysler/Dodge C1 General motors approved product for Chrysler/Dodge
Dacia DA Goodyear All-Season, current the only option.
Dallara ME2 Custom made for the Dallara brand. Low quantity.
Ferrari
K1
K2
K3
F 296 GTB, F360, F456, F12, LaFerrari, Daytona SP3 812 Superfast, FF, 599 GTB,
F01 Califonia, GTC4Lusso, Monza SP1/SP2, California T
F02 488, F8 Tributo
F03 Portifino
F04
Fiat FI Fiat approved. Often found on the Tipo
Ford
FO Ford Approved
FO1
FO2 Ford Performance Approved
General Motors TPC Tire Performance Criteria for GM products. Very rare in the UK
Genesis GOE Hyundai Genisis
Honda
HO
H0 Acura NSX
H1 Acura NSX
Hyundai
FE
H
HN
OS Hyundai Kona
Jaguar
J Jaguar. Found on the F-Type, F-Pace, E-Pace and some Land Rover Products.
JRS
Jeep
JP
JE
Karma KRM GS-6
Lamborghini
L
L1
LB Huracan 2WD
LM 2022+ Urus (Pirelli)
Lancia LZ
Land Rover
JLR Jaguar Land Rover Approved. Found on Evoque, Range Rover/Sport and Discovery.
LR
LR1
LR2
LR3
LR4
LR5
LRO Land Rover Approved. Found on older generations of the Sport/Range Rovers
Lexus LX
Lotus
LS New Lotus fitment
LT Emira
LTS Eletre Electric
LTS 2
LST Old Lotus fitment
Lucid LM1 Lucid Air, commonly found on Pirelli alongside HL load rating.
Maserati
MGT
MGT1
MGT2
Mazda
MZ
TZ Mazda 6
McLaren
MC
MC1
MC2
MC-C Pirelli Cyber tyre for McLaren Artura
Mercedes
MO Approved for Merceds-Benz vehicles.
MO1 AMG Variations/Performance Mercedes
MO1A
MO1B AMG GT 63 S E Performance
MO2 AMG Variations/Performance Mercedes
MOE Mercedes Extended Mobility, Run-Flat Tyre
MOE-S Mercedes Extended Mobility Run-Flat and Silent
MO-P Mercedes Performance
MO-S Mercedes-Benz Silent
MO-V Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Sprinter
S1 Not to be confused with the Michelin Primacy 4 S1, this E Primacy will have S1 on its own. Usually a seal tyre.
Mitsubishi MZ Mitsubishi/Toyota Approved
Morgan Three Wheeler Winged Morgan logo accompanied by 'Three Wheeler' underneath for the three wheeler Moragan. Will be Avon and directional.
Nio I Nio electric vehicles
Nissan
NI
NI1 New Nissan Juke
NS
NR1
KZ Nissan/Toyota Approved
Opel
OP
OP1
Pagani HP Horacio Pagani
Peugeot PE
Polestar POL Electric Polestar. Usually has Silent foam inside.
Porsche*
N0
N1
N2
N3
N4
N5
N6
NA0 Porsche 911 992.1
NA1 Porsche 911 992.1
NA2 Porsche 911 992.1
NA5 Porsche 911 992.1
NB0 Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman - You'll very rarely come across this fitment. It's normally enrolled into the general 'N' fitment.
NC0 Porsche Cayenne - You'll very rarely come across this fitment. It's normally enrolled into the general 'N' fitment.
ND0 Panamera
NE0 2022 Onwards Generation Macans
NF0 Porsche Taycan Electric
NF1 Porsche Taycan Electric
Renault
A Renault Espace
R
RE Renault Electric
RS Megan RS Cup (Bridgestone S007)
Rivian RIV
Rolls Royce RR Found in Runflat and Seal fitments.
Skoda SK
Subaru/SEAT JZ
Tesla
T0
Tesla Specific, might have silent foam installed.
T1
T2
Toyota TO Tango Oscar, not Tango Zero (0) which is a Tesla fitment.
Volkswagen
C+ Bridgestone marking for Electric. Commonly found on Turanza Eco (And some Alenza products)
G Volkswagen Golf Specific
VW
VO
? Volkswagen, now seen as a + for Volkswagen Electric fitment. Not to be confused with the Michelin Primacy 4+
Volvo VOL
Standard Load SL Rarely found on the tyre, normally on the product labels.
Extra Load XL Increased ply rating allowing a higher load rating.
High Load HL Currently found on the Lucid Air but will be in mass production soon. Higher load rating than the normal XL tyre but not a commercial tyre. Heavy electric SUVs
Commercial
C 'Commercial' Has a max working pressure of 65PSI
CP Cap Ply, a layer of cord material where individual and adjacent cords run in the direction of the tyre's rotation. Will be inflated to higher pressure of 84PSI. Often found on motorhomes, not ones built on existing van chassis but ground up motorhomes.
FRT 'Free-Rolling-Tyre'. Intended for use on non-steer, non-drive axles of trailers and trucks.
Run-Flat
CTT Combined Technology Tyre (Dunlop)
DSST Dunlop Self Supporting Technology
EMT Extended Mobility Technology (Goodyear)
FEXM Falken Extended Mobility
HRS Hankook Runflat System
RFT Run Flat Technology
RSC Runflat Safety Component
ROF Run On Flat
SSR Self Supporting Runflat
SSRF Self Supporting Run Flat
XRP Extended Runflat Performance (Kumho)
ZP Zero Pressure (Michelin)
ZPS Zero Pressure System (Yokohama)
ZRF Rare designation but will appear between the size and the load/speed rating. For example, 225/40ZRF18 instead of a normal tyre saying 225/40R19 or 225/40ZR18
Rim Protector
FP Fringe Protector (Michelin)
FR Flange Rim Protection (Felgen Ripen)
FSL Flange Rim Protection, usually found on Michelin (Felgenschutzleiste)
MFS Maximum Flange Shield
Electric Vehicle
EDR Goodyear, 'Electric Drive Ready'
ERC Electrified Road Control
ELECT Electric fitment. Found on Pirelli for Mustang Mach-E GT and BMW iX for example
EV Electric Vehicle Specific
ULRR Ultra Low Rolling Resistance
Q Can be a designation for an EV tyre (Michelin/Bridgestone) but is also used for low speed trailer tyres. Max speed of 99MPH.
Silent
ACO
Contains foam to reduce rolling noise emitted from the tyre.
ACOU
NC
NCS
PNCS
SCT
Sil
Silent
S-CORE Falken Silent
ST Silent Tuned - Michelin, does not have foam inside, tread is optimised for low noise.
W-Silent Winrun Silent Tyres
Seal
Seal Inside
Contains a think layer of sealant, often found on Volkswagen SUV vehicles.
Self Seal
Speed Ratings
H 130MPH
V 149MPH
Z 150+MPH, an older designation. Often seen as ZR with the wheel radius.
W 168MPH
Y 186MPH
(Y) 186MPH+ Commonly found on ultra ultra high performance tyres

*Porsche vehicles, due to their warranty, should remain on their 'N' rated tyres as specified from factory. However, you as the client have the ultimate decision.

Updated 10/06/2024

 


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