2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Tire Size

Your 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 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 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550.

Trim Options:

4Matic

295/40R21/XL 111V

Simplified Size:  295-40-21

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 is 295/40R21/XL 111V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550's tire size is shown below.

295

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 295 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 118 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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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.

111

This tire has a load index of 111, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2398 pounds (1090 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.

Trim Options:

4Matic

295/40R21/XL 111W

Simplified Size:  295-40-21

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 is 295/40R21/XL 111W.  A color-coded explanation of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550's tire size is shown below.

295

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 295 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 118 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
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.

111

This tire has a load index of 111, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2398 pounds (1090 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.