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Wheels & tyres

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Expert advice.

Tyres transfer the high power of Porsche vehicles to the road below. That's why it's particularly important to choose the right ones. The experts at our Porsche Centres will be happy to advise you. Simply contact your local Porsche Partner for a no-obligation appointment.

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Wheel change and storage.

A Porsche can produce a sporting performance all-year-round – provided it's fitted with the right wheels. Every wheel change includes the careful cleaning of the wheels, along with a condition report. We'll also store your wheels if required. Make an appointment with your Porsche Centre.

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Alloy wheel treatment.

Considerable everyday wear – such as sharp stones and kerbs – poses a challenge for alloy wheels. Minor abrasions and surface damage can usually be repaired quickly and easily. The experts at our Porsche Centres will be happy to advise you.

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The right tyres for your vehicle

Porsche tyre selector
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Porsche N-marking
Porsche N-marking
Porsche tyre approvals
Porsche tyre approvals

Tyre construction

Bead core: is made of steel wire. Ensures the tyre fits securely on the rim.Bead core: is made of steel wire. Ensures the tyre fits securely on the rim.
Tyre wall: protects the tyre from damage. Affects driving characteristics and comfort. The tyre designations are also stamped here.Tyre wall: protects the tyre from damage. Affects driving characteristics and comfort. The tyre designations are also stamped here.
Tread: creates contact with the road. A negative profile assists water drainage; a positive profile affects grip, traction, stability and noise.Tread: creates contact with the road. A negative profile assists water drainage; a positive profile affects grip, traction, stability and noise.
Apex: is located above the bead core. It affects tyre deformation in the event of lateral forces, steering response and driving comfort.Apex: is located above the bead core. It affects tyre deformation in the event of lateral forces, steering response and driving comfort.
0° cover: this layer, made of reinforced, rubberised nylon threads, reduces the heat generated by friction. It ensures that the tyre retains its shape at high speed.0° cover: this layer, made of reinforced, rubberised nylon threads, reduces the heat generated by friction. It ensures that the tyre retains its shape at high speed.
Belt layers: stabilise the contact area and provide directional stability. At least two crossed layers made of steel cords.Belt layers: stabilise the contact area and provide directional stability. At least two crossed layers made of steel cords.
Carcass: several layers of rubberised textile fibres (mainly rayon) run radially (at right angles) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the tyre's load capacity.Carcass: several layers of rubberised textile fibres (mainly rayon) run radially (at right angles) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the tyre's load capacity.
Inner liner: airtight inner layer (butyl layer).Inner liner: airtight inner layer (butyl layer).

Tyre marking

Tyre size: is determined by width in millimetres (265), height/width ratio in percent (40), tyre construction (R = radial tyre) and rim diameter in inches (21).Tyre size: is determined by width in millimetres (265), height/width ratio in percent (40), tyre construction (R = radial tyre) and rim diameter in inches (21).
Load & speed indices: indicate the tyre's maximum load in encrypted form (101) and maximum permitted speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure.Load & speed indices: indicate the tyre's maximum load in encrypted form (101) and maximum permitted speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure.
N-marking (N0): identifies tyres developed specifically for the requirements of Porsche vehicles. The number describes the technical status at the time approval was obtained.N-marking (N0): identifies tyres developed specifically for the requirements of Porsche vehicles. The number describes the technical status at the time approval was obtained.
Tyre brand: indicates the tyre manufacturer. Michelin is the tyre cooperation partner of Porsche. Tyres are jointly developed specifically for Porsche vehicles.Tyre brand: indicates the tyre manufacturer. Michelin is the tyre cooperation partner of Porsche. Tyres are jointly developed specifically for Porsche vehicles.
Tyre type: indicates the tyre model. The N-marked LATITUDE Sport 3 manufactured by Michelin is a tyre approved for the Macan.Tyre type: indicates the tyre model. The N-marked LATITUDE Sport 3 manufactured by Michelin is a tyre approved for the Macan.
DOT identification: provides information about the tyre's manufacturer, size, type and production date. DOT stands for (US) Department of Transportation.DOT identification: provides information about the tyre's manufacturer, size, type and production date. DOT stands for (US) Department of Transportation.
Production date: consists of the week and year of production (4812 = week 48, 2012). Incidentally, a tyre is considered new for up to 5 years after production.Production date: consists of the week and year of production (4812 = week 48, 2012). Incidentally, a tyre is considered new for up to 5 years after production.

Our cooperation partner - Michelin

Porsche and Michelin – a successful partnership for maximum performance.

Porsche and Michelin have been working closely together since 1969. And since 2002, Michelin has been Porsche's global tyre cooperation partner. Collaboration starts long before a vehicle's market launch. With a great deal of forward planning, this experienced tyre manufacturer develops specific products that are exactly tailored to our models.

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