Tyres for Facelift S211 E320CDI 245 45 R17 best choice?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Stocho, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Stocho

    Stocho Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I need new summer tyres for 56 E320CDI Estate. Current tyres are 245 45 ZR17 99Y.
    I have the following questions:
    1. When I search by registration number the size is 225 45 R17. Has the previous owner put modified wheels or is it a standard set up?
    2. Load rating: should it be 95 0r 99? (I read somewhere that higher load rating might adversely affect handling?
    3. What is the best brand/model of tyres for this car? (I am currently leaning towards CONTINENTAL 245/45R17 99Y ContiSportContact 5
    4. What are "MO" tyres? The above tyre is actually cheaper in MO specification. Why would Mercedes approved version would be cheaper than the standard generic of CONTINENTAL 245/45R17 99Y ContiSportContact 5 (about £122 vs £129). Is it better to get generic rather than MO version of the tyre?
    5. Thinking of getting them from http://www.tyresonthedrive.com as they come and fit at home. Are they ok?

    Many thanks for the advice.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  2. Herishi

    Herishi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I believe "MO" is the Mercedes version of run flat, doesn't comply with run flat criteria as mob didn't want their customers to suffer an uncomfortable ride
     
  3. johns E350

    johns E350 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    M-O means Mercedes Original :)
     
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  4. merc85

    merc85 MB Club Veteran

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    Quite correct sir ;)

    I fitted Goodyear Efficiant gripp on my previous std 17" wheels 245 45 17 and was very impressed with the wet and dry weather grip.
     
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  5. Herishi

    Herishi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I was thinking this was "MOE" "Mercedes Original Extended range" this is Mercedes version of run flat
     

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