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Tyre Speed Rating

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Tyre markings
Si (speed index) - determines the maximum speed, allowed for the given type of tyres. It must match specification of the vehicle’s producer and load index. Both values are given on every tyre – please check tyre sidewall markings, to find out how to read them Tyre markings.
symbolspeed [mph]speed [kmh]
Speed Index A135
Speed Index A2610
Speed Index A3915
Speed Index A41220
Speed Index A51625
Speed Index A61930
Speed Index A72235
Speed Index A82540
Speed Index B3150
Speed Index C3760
Speed Index D4065
Speed Index E4470
Speed Index F5080
Speed Index G5690
Speed Index J62100
symbolspeed [mph]speed [kmh]
Speed Index K68110
Speed Index L75120
Speed Index M81130
Speed Index N87140
Speed Index P93150
Speed Index Q99160
Speed Index R106170
Speed Index S112180
Speed Index T118190
Speed Index U124200
Speed Index H130210
Speed Index V149240
Speed Index W168270
Speed Index Y186300
  • When using tyres with Q index you should not exceed the speed of 99 mph (160 kmh).
  • For VR category tyres the maximum load is provided for the speed of 130 mph (210 kmh).
  • For ZR category tyres, the maximum load is provided for the speed of 149 mph (240 kmh).
  • For tyres with V index, the load index should be reduced by 3% for every 6 mph (10 kmh) for speed range from 130 to 149 mph (210 to 240 kmh).
  • For tyres with W index, the load capacity should be reduced by 5% for every 6 mph (10 kmh) for speed range from 149 to 168 mph (240 to 270 kmh).
  • For tyres with Y index, the load capacity should be reduced by 5% for every 6 mph (10 kmh) for speed range from 168 to 186 mph (270 to 300 kmh).
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