# 2012 Tesla Model S Tire Size

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

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Tesla Model S'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.

## 19-Inch Rims

### 2012 Tesla Model S

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

## P245/45R19 98

### Simplified Size: 245-45-19

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 Tesla Model S is **P245/45R19 98V**. A color-coded explanation of the 2012 Tesla Model S's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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245 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters. | ||||||

19 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 19 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. | ||||||

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 V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 21-Inch Rims

### 2012 Tesla Model S

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2012 Tesla Model S that depend upon the trim level. Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size. Then pick the best tire size for your 2012 Tesla Model S.

## 245/35ZR21/XL (96 )

### Simplified Size: 245-35-21

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 Tesla Model S is **245/35ZR21/XL 96(Y)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2012 Tesla Model S's tire size is shown below.

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

21 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 21 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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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 85 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.

## 265/35ZR21/XL (101 )(Rear)

### Simplified Size: 245-35-21

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 Tesla Model S is **245/35ZR21/XL 96(Y) (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2012 Tesla Model S's tire size is shown below.

265 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 265 millimeters. | ||||||

21 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 21 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. | ||||||

101 | This tire has a load index of 101, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1815 pounds (825 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. | ||||||

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 92 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.

## 245/35ZR21/XL (96 )(Front)

### Simplified Size: 265-35-21

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 Tesla Model S is **245/35ZR21/XL 96(Y) (Front)**. A color-coded explanation of the 2012 Tesla Model S's tire size is shown below.

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

21 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 21 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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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 85 millimeters. | ||||||

R |
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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. |

## 245/35ZR21/XL 96

### Simplified Size: 245-35-21

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2012 Tesla Model S is **245/35ZR21/XL 96Y**. A color-coded explanation of the 2012 Tesla Model S's tire size is shown below.

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

21 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 21 inches in diameter. | ||||||

XL | |||||||

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 | |||||||

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 85 millimeters. | ||||||

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