2012 BMW 528i Tire Size

Your BMW was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 2012 BMW 528i, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your BMW 528i'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

2012 BMW 528i

 

Your 2012 BMW 528i 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 2012 BMW 528i.

225/55R17 97V

Simplified Size:  225-55-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 BMW 528i is 225/55R17 97V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2012 BMW 528i'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
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17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.

97

This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 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.

225/55R17 97Y

Simplified Size:  225-55-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 BMW 528i is 225/55R17 97Y.  A color-coded explanation of the 2012 BMW 528i'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
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DDiagonal
17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.

97

This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

Y

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.

18-Inch Rims

2012 BMW 528i

 

The original tire size for your 2012 BMW 528i is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your BMW 528i's' tire size.

Trim Options:

w/Sport Pkg.

245/45R18 96Y

Simplified Size:  245-45-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 BMW 528i is 245/45R18 96Y.  A color-coded explanation of the 2012 BMW 528i'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.

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.

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.

Y

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.

2012 BMW 528i - Similar Models

The 2012 BMW 528i has similar models that may have different tire sizes.

2012 BMW 528i xDrive