# 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 Tire Size

Your Mercedes-Benz was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Mercedes-Benz S430'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.

## 16-Inch Rims

### 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430

The original tire size for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mercedes-Benz S430's' tire size.

## 225/60R16 98

### Simplified Size: 225-60-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 is **225/60R16 98H**. A color-coded explanation of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430's tire size is shown below.

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

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

98 | This tire has a load index of 98, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1650 pounds (750 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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 135 millimeters. | ||||||

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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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. |

## 18-Inch Rims

### 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430

The original tire size for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mercedes-Benz S430's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### w/Sport Pkg.

## 275/40ZR18 99(Rear)

### Simplified Size: 245-45-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 is **245/45ZR18 96Y (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430's tire size is shown below.

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

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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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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This tire has a speed rating of Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

Trim Options:

### w/Sport Pkg.

## 245/45ZR18 96(Front)

### Simplified Size: 275-40-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 is **245/45ZR18 96Y (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S430's tire size is shown below.

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

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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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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This tire has a speed rating of Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |