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Old 11th January 2019, 05:01 PM
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Default Correct tyre size

I currently have winter tyres on (came with the car) and they are 265's. Reading a lot of posts here, 275's are mentioned a lot.

What is the correct (factory) size for a facelift S8 please?
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Old 11th January 2019, 09:27 PM
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Default Pirelli P Zero 265 35 20

Hi Homer,

I ran a D3 S8 for over 100,000 miles and always ran 265 35 20 tyres, mainly Pirelli P Zero.

I have 4 left over from then, 2 off with 5 mm, 2 with 7mm (less than 1000 miles) which I never got round to selling. They are located in RG42 and I am happy to offer them for £250 if you are interested. Collection only please.

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Old 12th January 2019, 08:12 AM
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I currently have winter tyres on (came with the car) and they are 265's. Reading a lot of posts here, 275's are mentioned a lot.

What is the correct (factory) size for a facelift S8 please?
It depends on the homologation code of the car, that is given by the factory.
My S8 FL comes from factory with 275/35's , and this size is described in the documentation of the car, with the other sizes compatible (265/35/20 and others). My car is imported from Germany.
Last month, I imported other S8 FL for a friend of mine, with the manufacturing date very close to mine and 265/35 fitted from factory. During the process to legalize it in Spain, I realised that the homologation code was different from mine, and that code didn't allow to fit 275/35 wheels. Believe it or not.... but it's like that.

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Old 12th January 2019, 06:23 PM
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Thank you gents. If I looked harder I could answer my own questions lol.

Pulling the spec from the brochure, it stated 275 in the Feb '09 version however, my spec sheet from the VIN shows Option HL9 Tires: Tires 265/35 R20 99Y x1 so that confirms why I have 265's on them.

@richardracer, I may take you up on this if I am down your way in the near future, but currently I am 100 odd miles away in the midlands!
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