# 2005 BMW 330Ci Tire Size

Your BMW was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 2005 BMW 330Ci, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your BMW 330Ci'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.

## 17-Inch Rims

### 2005 BMW 330Ci

Your 2005 BMW 330Ci 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 2005 BMW 330Ci.

## 205/50R17/XL 93

### Simplified Size: 205-50-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2005 BMW 330Ci is **205/50R17/XL 93V**. A color-coded explanation of the 2005 BMW 330Ci's tire size is shown below.

205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 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 102 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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17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. | ||||||

XL | The mark of XL means extra load. A tire with this designation can handle higher inflation pressures than a regular tire, which increases its maximum load. | ||||||

93 | This tire has a load index of 93, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1430 pounds (650 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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. |

## 225/45ZR17(Front)

### Simplified Size: 225-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2005 BMW 330Ci is **225/45ZR17 (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2005 BMW 330Ci's tire size is shown below.

225 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 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 101 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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17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. |

## 245/40ZR17(Rear)

### Simplified Size: 245-40-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2005 BMW 330Ci is **225/45ZR17 (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2005 BMW 330Ci's tire size is shown below.

245 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 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 98 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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17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. |

## 18-Inch Rims

### 2005 BMW 330Ci

The original tire size for your 2005 BMW 330Ci is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your BMW 330Ci's' tire size.

## 225/40ZR18 88(Front)

### Simplified Size: 225-40-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2005 BMW 330Ci is **225/40ZR18 88Y (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2005 BMW 330Ci's tire size is shown below.

225 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 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 90 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. | ||||||

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

88 | This tire has a load index of 88, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1232 pounds (560 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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. |

## 255/35ZR18 90(Rear)

### Simplified Size: 255-35-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2005 BMW 330Ci is **225/40ZR18 88Y (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2005 BMW 330Ci's tire size is shown below.

255 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 millimeters. | ||||||

35 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 35%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 35% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 89 millimeters. | ||||||

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

90 | This tire has a load index of 90, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1320 pounds (600 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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. |