Porsche - Tires

Tires

All part of the performance

It’s not only the engine that creates the dynamic sports car performance of your Porsche. The tires play an essential role too. After all, they are the only part of your Porsche in direct contact with the road. So every revolution of the engine, every movement of the steering wheel, and every touch of the brake pedal can only have an effect thanks to the right tires.

Of course the right tires vary according to the Porsche model, and the type of wheel. The wrong, non-approved choice could negatively affect performance, handling, and safety. That’s why your personal Service Advisor will provide you with the information you need on the latest Porsche-approved N-rated tires, and why you should never fit any others to your Porsche.

Porsche Tires

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? Porsche-recommended summer tires with N-marking use a special rubber compound which remains stable even at high tem- peratures. With a tread pattern optimised for summer road surfaces, they offer better grip, greater cornering stability and shorter braking distances. Optimum rolling resistance also helps to ensure their fuel efficiency.

Porsche - Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Porsche - Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Over 60% of drivers find driving on snow to be highly challenging. Porsche-recommended winter tires – identifiable by their N-marking – give you a sure footing and greater confidence in winter driving conditions. The secret lies in their material composition. Manufactured from a rubber which does not harden in the cold, they maintain more grip even at low temperatures. They also feature tread patterns specially designed to deflect water, provide good lateral support, and to pick up snow for added grip.

Porsche - Sport Tires

Sport Tires

Porsche - Sport Tires

Sport Tires

Our nerves send motion commands to our brains at speeds of up to 300 km/h. N-markedsport tires instantaneously transmit each streering movement.

Porsche - All Season Tires

All Season Tires

Porsche - All Season Tires

All Season Tires

If you prefer not to change your tires with the seasons, Porsche-approved all-season tires offer the perfect compromise between the grip, handling and stability of the best-performing winter and summer tires.

‘N’ for safety and pleasure

Porsche N-marked tires
Porsche N-marked tires

All tires from your Authorized Porsche Dealer are part of the Porsche custom tire range.This range has been created by Porsche over many years in close collaboration with leading tire manufacturers.Porsche works with the tire manufacturers to jointly develop the ideal tire type for each model to meet its special performance requirements.The fact that the tires have been thoroughly tested and approved by Porsche is indicated by their N-marking (the letter stands for “Nürburgring” where the tires are tested).

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

For example, the Porsche 992 tire will be marked NA, indicating it is:
N – approved by Porsche
A – developed for the Porsche 992

Porsche N-marked tires differ from others primarily in terms of geometry, rubber composition and testing methods.
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

During development, tire geometry and rubber composition in particular are tailored to Porsche vehicles.Whether all-season, summer, winter or sport, Porsche N-marked tires provide excellent driving stability and maximum driving pleasure.They also ensure your vehicle retains its original driving performance and safety margins, even after being fitted with a new tire.

Tire construction

Bead core: is made of steel wire. Ensures the tire fits securely on the rim.Bead core: is made of steel wire. Ensures the tire fits securely on the rim.
Carcass: several layers of rubberised textile fibres (mainly rayon) run radially (at right angles) to the direction of travel. These layers determine the tire'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 tire's load capacity.
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.
0° cover: this layer, made of reinforced, rubberised nylon threads, reduces the heat generated by friction. It ensures that the tire 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 tire retains its shape at high speed.
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.
Tire wall: protects the tire from damage. Affects driving characteristics and comfort. The tire designations are also stamped here.Tire wall: protects the tire from damage. Affects driving characteristics and comfort. The tire designations are also stamped here.
Inner liner: airtight inner layer (butyl layer).Inner liner: airtight inner layer (butyl layer).
Apex: is located above the bead core. It affects tire deformation in the event of lateral forces, steering response and driving comfort.Apex: is located above the bead core. It affects tire deformation in the event of lateral forces, steering response and driving comfort.

Tire marking

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

Porsche and Michelin Tires

Porsche and Michelin have worked closely together for almost half a century. Since 2002, Michelin has also been Porsche’s global tire cooperation partner. This means we collaborate long before any particular vehicle’s market launch, to design, develop and manufacture tires specifically tailored to match the demands of the new model, and to enhance its safety, agility, control and performance.