2001 BMW Z8 Tire Size

The original tire size for your 2001 BMW Z8 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of the best BMW Z8 tire size.

245/45ZR18 96W(Front)

Simplified Size:  245-45-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 BMW Z8 is 245/45ZR18 96W (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 2001 BMW Z8's tire size is shown below.

245

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters.

45

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 110 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.

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18

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter.

96

This tire has a load index of 96, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1562 pounds (710 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

W

This tire has a speed rating of W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

275/40ZR18 99W(Rear)

Simplified Size:  275-40-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 BMW Z8 is 245/45ZR18 96W (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 2001 BMW Z8's tire size is shown below.

275

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 275 millimeters.

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 110 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
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
18

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter.

99

This tire has a load index of 99, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1705 pounds (775 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

W

This tire has a speed rating of W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.