1997 BMW 328is Tire Size

Your BMW was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 1997 BMW 328is, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your BMW 328is's rim size is the number to the right of the R.  In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16-inch rims.

Rim Size Selection

Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.

15-Inch Rims

1997 BMW 328is

 

The original tire size for your 1997 BMW 328is is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your BMW 328is's' tire size.

205/60R15 91H

Simplified Size:  205-60-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 BMW 328is is 205/60R15 91H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 BMW 328is'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.

16-Inch Rims

1997 BMW 328is

 

The original tire size for your 1997 BMW 328is is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your BMW 328is's' tire size.

225/50ZR16

Simplified Size:  225-50-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 BMW 328is is 225/50ZR16.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 BMW 328is's tire size is shown below.

225

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

50

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 112 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

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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16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.