Tyre Size for 1989 500SEC? Which brand?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Roygarth, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Roygarth

    Roygarth Active Member

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    What is the standard tyre size?

    Can anyone recommend a brand that suits the car well?

    Thanks
    Piers
     
  2. dsan

    dsan Active Member

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    Standard (if still on the 15") would be the 205/60/15

    I prefer Michelin or Conti's
     
  3. grober

    grober MB Master

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    KUMHO get a good name as a cheaper tyre although prices have risen lately.
     
  4. V12

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    Size should be 205/65/15
     
  5. jjrodger

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    Correct, although MB also approve 225/60 R 15.
     
  6. V12

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    Not seen any car on 225/60/15 so I'll take your word for it.

    The 560 got 215/65/15 tyres.
     
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    Roygarth

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    I went with Continental Conti 5's in the end....£75 a corner was the clincher!
     

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