Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2022 Owners Manual / Wheels and tires / Tire labeling / Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index

Mercedes-Benz GLC : Tire labeling / Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index

WARNING Risk of injury through exceeding the specified tire load-bearing capacity or the permissible speed rating

Exceeding the specified tire load rating or the permissible speed rating may lead to tire damage and to the tires bursting.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Therefore, only use tire types and sizes approved for your vehicle model.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Observe the tire load rating and speed rating required for your vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index First letter(s)

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Nominal tire width in millimeters

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Aspect ratio in %

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Tire code

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Rim diameter

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Load-bearing index

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Speed rating

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index Load index

The data shown in the illustration is example data.

Information about reading tire data can be obtained from any qualified specialist workshop.

First letter(s) Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index:

  • Without: passenger vehicle tires according to European manufacturing standards.
  • "P": passenger vehicle tires according to US manufacturing standards.
  • "LT": light truck tires according to US manufacturing standards.
  • "T": compact emergency spare wheels with high tire pressure that are only designed for temporary use in an emergency.

Aspect ratio Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index:

Ratio between tire height and tire width in percent (tire height divided by tire width).

Tire code Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index (tire type):

"R" radial tire

"D": bias ply tire

"B": bias belted tires

"ZR": radial tire with a maximum speed above 149 mph (240 km/h) (optional)

Rim diameter Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index:

The diameter of the bead seat (not the diameter of the rim flange). The rim diameter is specified in inches (in).

Load-bearing index Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index:

Numerical code that specifies the maximum load-bearing capacity of a tire (e.g. "91" corresponds to 1356 lbs (615 kg)).

The load-bearing capacity of the tire must be at least half the gross axle weight rating of your vehicle. Do not overload the tires by exceeding the specified load limit.

See also:

  • Maximum permissible load on the Tire and Loading Information placard
  • Maximum tire load
  • Load index

Speed rating Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index:

Specifies the approved maximum speed of the tire.

An electronic speed limiter prevents your vehicle from exceeding a speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).

Make sure that your tires have the required speed rating. You can obtain information on the required speed rating from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

    Information on tire characteristics

    The data shown in the image is example data. This information describes the type of tire cord and the number of layers in side wall and under tire tread ...

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    1 "ZR" stated in the tire code. 2 Or "M+Si" for winter tires. Specifying the speed rating as the "ZR" index in tire code is optional for tires up to 186 mph (300 km/h)...

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