1994 BMW 318is Tire Size

Your 1994 BMW 318is was manufactured with multiple tire sizes.  Choose a tire size below to get a color-coded explanation of the differences.  Then pick the best tire size for your 1994 BMW 318is.

205/60R15 91H

Simplified Size:  205-60-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1994 BMW 318is is 205/60R15 91H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1994 BMW 318is's tire size is shown below.

205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters.

60

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
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15

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter.

91

This tire has a load index of 91, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1353 pounds (615 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

H

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

225/55R15 92V

Simplified Size:  225-55-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1994 BMW 318is is 225/55R15 92V.  A color-coded explanation of the 1994 BMW 318is's tire size is shown below.

225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.

55

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
15

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter.

92

This tire has a load index of 92, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1386 pounds (630 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

V

This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.