Porsche - Tires

Tires

An integral part of the performance.

To create the dynamic sports car performance and feeling of your Porsche, all its precisely matched parts must work in seamless harmony. But in the end, it's all down to the tires when it comes to bringing the driving experience to the road. After all, they are the only part of your Porsche in direct contact with it. So, every revolution of the engine, every nudge of the steering wheel and every touch of the brake pedal can only deliver the originally intended Porsche feel when the tyre characteristics precisely complement the overall design.

That is why there are tires specifically developed for your Porsche model by leading manufacturers to our specifications and marked with an “N” by us. Only N-marked tires are tested and approved by Porsche for their performance, handling and safety characteristics. Your personal Service Advisor will provide you with the information you need on the latest tires fitting your Porsche and your needs.

N-marked tires approved by Porsche.

N-marked tires are tested by Porsche engineers under severe circumstances in various disciplines to show whether they maintain their driving characteristics in different driving situations. This e.g. applies to braking manoeuvres and high-speed cornering as well as varied weather conditions. tires that are up to the forces a Porsche puts on the road and have been tested by us receive the N-marking.

Porsche - Summer Tires

Summer Tires

Porsche - Summer Tires

Summer Tires

Did you know that asphalt can reach temperatures of up to 60°C in the summer? Or that your Porsche is subjected to lateral loads of up to 1.3 g when cornering? With a special rubber compound designed for high-temperature stability and a tread pattern optimised for summer road surfaces, the N-marked summer tyres offer convincing grip, cornering stability and short braking distances combined with a low rolling resistance that helps to ensure fuel or energy efficiency.

Porsche - Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Porsche - Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Many drivers find driving on snow to be highly challenging. Porsche recommended winter tyres provide you with a firm footing and greater confidence in winter driving conditions. The secret of N-marked tyres lies in their material composition. Manufactured from a rubber which does not harden in the cold, they maintain their grip even at low temperatures. They also feature tread patterns specially designed to deflect water, provide good lateral support and pick up snow – which can increase the grip.

Porsche - Sport Tires

Sport Tires

Porsche - Sport Tires

Sport Tires

These tires feature a specialized tread pattern with a shallower depth and special substructure, as they are destined for the racetrack: for driving safety training and for motor sports. They offer better grip than conventional tires and wear down less.

Porsche - All Season Tires

All Season Tires

Porsche - All Season Tires

All Season Tires

Don't want to change your tires twice a year? Then the all-season tires recommended by Porsche offer a model-specific compromise between the grip, handling and stability of our high-performance winter and summer tires.

Porsche - N fits neatly.
N fits neatly.

Your Porsche Centre will be happy to advise you on the right tires for your car drawing on the entire Porsche approved tyre range. This range exclusively consists of tires specifically tailored to every individual Porsche model by leading tyre manufacturers to meet the high standard Porsche specifications and its special performance requirements. The fact that the tires have also been thoroughly tested and approved by Porsche is indicated by their N-marking.

Coding

Following the N, a second letter indicates the model line and a number the tyre version. Further details can be found in each tyre’s technical data.

For example, the Porsche Macan tyre will be marked NE0, indicating:
N – approved by Porsche
E – fits the Porsche Macan
0 – the first specific configuration (of structure, compound, tread, etc.) with serial approval, higher numbers stand for later approved versions of the tyre with differing specifications.

Porsche N-marked tires are tested according to strict criteria that satisfy our high standards for dynamic and safe driving pleasure. Testing covers three main areas:
1. Subjective outdoor criteria, such as handling and driving comfort
2. Objective outdoor criteria, such as braking performance and service life
3. Indoor criteria, such as rolling resistance and high-speed performance

Tyre geometry and rubber composition are tailored to each individual Porsche model by leading tyre manufacturers such as Michelin. The N-marking indicates that these summer, winter, all-season and sport tires provide the driving stability and driving pleasure characteristic for Porsche. Porsche N-marked tires ensure that your vehicle retains its original driving performance and safety margins.

Tire construction

Bead core: The bead core consists of steel wire. It ensures that the tire sits firmly on the rim.Bead core: The bead core consists of steel wire. It ensures that the tire sits firmly on the rim.
Carcass: There are several layers of rubberized textile fibers (primarily rayon) that are radial (perpendicular) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the load capacity of the tire.Carcass: There are several layers of rubberized textile fibers (primarily rayon) that are radial (perpendicular) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the load capacity of the tire.
Belt layers: At least two crossed layers of steel threads stabilize the contact area and provide directional stability.Belt layers: At least two crossed layers of steel threads stabilize the contact area and provide directional stability.
0° cover: This layer is made of reinforced, rubberized nylon threads and reduces heat generation caused by friction. This allows the tire to keep its shape at high speeds.0° cover: This layer is made of reinforced, rubberized nylon threads and reduces heat generation caused by friction. This allows the tire to keep its shape at high speeds.
Profile: Establishes contact with the road. A negative tread profile promotes water drainage, while a positive tread affects the grip, traction, stability and noise levels.Profile: Establishes contact with the road. A negative tread profile promotes water drainage, while a positive tread affects the grip, traction, stability and noise levels.
Tire sidewall: The tire sidewall protects the tire from damage. It has an influence on the handling and driving comfort. The stamped tire designation can also be found here.Tire sidewall: The tire sidewall protects the tire from damage. It has an influence on the handling and driving comfort. The stamped tire designation can also be found here.
Inner liner: Airtight inner layer (butyl layer).Inner liner: Airtight inner layer (butyl layer).
Apex: The apex is located above the bead core. The apex affects tire deflection under lateral force, as well as the steering response and driving comfort.Apex: The apex is located above the bead core. The apex affects tire deflection under lateral force, as well as the steering response and driving comfort.

Tire marking

Tire type: Information about the tire model. Michelin's LATITUDE Sport 3 is a Macan-certified tire with N-marking.Tire type: Information about the tire model. Michelin's LATITUDE Sport 3 is a Macan-certified tire with N-marking.
N-marking (NE0): Marking verifying that the tire was specially developed for the requirements of Porsche vehicles.N-marking (NE0): Marking verifying that the tire was specially developed for the requirements of Porsche vehicles.
Tire brand: Information about the tire manufacturer. Michelin is one of our cooperation partners. The N-marked tires are developed specifically for Porsche vehicles by our cooperation partners and other leading manufacturers.Tire brand: Information about the tire manufacturer. Michelin is one of our cooperation partners. The N-marked tires are developed specifically for Porsche vehicles by our cooperation partners and other leading manufacturers.
DOT Identification: Information about the tire's manufacturer, size, type and date of manufacture. DOT is an acronym for the US Department of Transportation.DOT Identification: Information about the tire's manufacturer, size, type and date of manufacture. DOT is an acronym for the US Department of Transportation.
Date of manufacture: week and year of production (4812 = calendar week 48, 2012). Tires are considered new for five years from the date of manufacture.Date of manufacture: week and year of production (4812 = calendar week 48, 2012). Tires are considered new for five years from the date of manufacture.
Key figures for load capacity and speed: Specification of the maximum load in the form of a figure (101) and the maximum permissible speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressureKey figures for load capacity and speed: Specification of the maximum load in the form of a figure (101) and the maximum permissible speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure
Tire format: results from the tire width in millimeters (256), the ratio of height to width in percent (40), the tire design (R = radial tires) and the rim diameter in inches (21).Tire format: results from the tire width in millimeters (256), the ratio of height to width in percent (40), the tire design (R = radial tires) and the rim diameter in inches (21).

Connections that make the difference:
Michelin Tires Developed for Porsche.

Porsche and Michelin have been working together closely for almost half a century. Since 2002, Michelin has also been Porsche`s global tire cooperation partner. As such, we collaborate on developing tires specifically tailored to the demands of a new model long before a vehicle’s market launch to fine-tune its safety, agility, control and performance features.