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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 tyres to increase performance.
Aston Martin
AMA DBS Superleggera
AMX DBX
AMR Rapide
AMP Maserati GT/Jaguar XK/Aston Martin ONE-77
AML Lagonda
AMS Ferrari 612S/Alfa Romeo/Aston Martin
AMV Vanquish
A2A Vantage, Year related
A4A
A6A
A7A 2020 Vantage
AM4
AM6 DB6
AM7
AM8 DB8
AM9 DB9
AM10 DB10
AM11 DB11
Audi
AO Audi Approved Product
AOE Audi Run-Flat. NA market only.
AO1 Audi Approved Product
AO2
AO+ Volkswagen Audi Electric Vehicles
RO1 Audi Quattro
RO2 Audi Quattro
BMW
* BMW Star Marked Tyre, is also used on MINI products.
*1 New marking for BMW X5/X6
i* For the latest generation of BMW iX electric vehicles.
Bentley
B General Bentley
BC Continental Flying Spur
BL Flying Spur
BT Older Generation Continental
B1 Continental/Bentega
Chrysler/Dodge C1 General motors approved product for Chrysler/Dodge
Dallara ME2 Custom made for the Dallara brand. Low quantity.
Ferrari
K1
K2
K3
F 296 GTB
F01
F02
F03
F04
Fiat FI Fiat approved. Often found on the Tipo
Ford
FO Ford Approved
FO1
FO2 Ford Performance Approved
FP Sometimes found on certain Mustang models
General Motors TPC Tire Performance Criteria for GM products. Very rare in the UK
Genesis GOE Hyundai Genisis
Honda
HO Acura NSX
H1 Acura NSX
Hyundai
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
Lamborghini
L
L1
LB Huracan 2WD
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
LTS
LTS 2
LST Old Lotus fitment
Lucid LM1 Lucid Air, commonly found on Pirelli alongside HL load rating.
Maserati
MGT
MGT1
Mazda TZ Mazda 6
McLaren
MC
MC1
MC2
MC-C Pirelli Cyber tyre for McLaren Artura
Mercedes
MO
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
MO-S Mercedes-Benz Silent
MO-V Mercedes-Benz Viano
Mitsubishi MZ Mitsubishi/Toyota Approved
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 Volvo Performance Arm
Porsche*
N0
N1
N2
N3
N4
N5
N6
NA0 Porsche 911 992
NA1 Porsche 911 992
NA5 Porsche 911 992
ND0 Panamera
NE0 Newer Generation Macans
NF0 Taycan
Renault
A Renault Espace
RE Renault Electric
Rolls Royce RR Found in Runflat and Seal fitments.
Skoda SK
Subaru/SEAT JZ
Tesla
T0 Tesla Specific, might have silent foam installed.
T1
Toyota TO Tango Oscar, not Tango 1 which is a Tesla fitment.
Volkswagen
VW
VO
Volkswagen, now seen as a + for Volkswagen Electric fitment. Not to be confused with the Michelin Primacy 4+
G Volkswagen Golf Specific
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 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
Run-Flat
CTT Combined Technology Tyre (Dunlop)
DSST Dunlop Self Supporting Technology
EMT Goodyear Extended Mobility Technology
FEXM Falken Extended Mobility
HRS Hankook Runflat System
RSC Runflat Safety Component
RFT Run Flat Technology
ROF Run On Flat
SSR Self Supporting Run Flat
SSRF Self Supporting Run Flat
XRP Extended Runflat Performance (Kumho)
ZP Zero Pressure
ZPS Yokohama Runflat Tyre
Electric Vehicle
ERC Electrified Road Control
EV Electric Vehicle Specific
ELECT Electric fitment. Found on Pirelli for Mustang Mach-E GT and BMW iX for example
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
SCT
Contains foam to reduce rolling noise emitted from the tyre.
Sil
Silent
NCS
PNCS
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 high performance tyres (Pirelli for example)

*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.

03/05/2022 

 


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