Austin Maestro Tyres

Austin Maestro / MG Maestro 1982–1995

British Leyland Maestro Tyres

Dunlop Denovo tyres are no longer manufactured and are not expected to return to production in the future.

1982 Austin Maestro

1982 Austin Maestro

Rover Maestro Classic Tyres

  • The Rover Maestro 1.3 and 1.6 models fitted 155 R 13 or 165 R 13 tyres.
  • The Maestro 2.0 Diesel fitted 175/70 R 14 tyres. Unfortunately, no classic tyre manufacturer currently makes a tyre in this size. Instead, we recommend fitting the 195/60 VR 14 Michelin MXV3-A.
  • The MG 2.0 EFi Maestro fitted 175/65 R 14 tyres. No classic tyre manufacturers currently make a classic tyre in the size 175/65 R 14. However, we do stock the 185/60 VR 14 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2.
  • The Maestro MG 2.0i and MG Turbo fitted 185/55 R 15 tyres. We recommend fitting the 185/55 R 15 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2.

For recommended tyre pressures for your model of Maestro, please see our Austin Maestro Tyre Pressure Guide below.

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Austin Maestro Tyre Pressures

Model Front (Psi) Rear (Psi)
All 1.3L Maestro Models 26 28
All 1.6L Maestro Models 26 28
Vanden Plas 26 28
2.0 Diesel 30 30
MG 2.0 EFi 28 26
MG 2.0i 32 32
MG Turbo 32 32

History of the Austin Maestro

The Maestro was devised as part of British Leyland's scheme to introduce a new range of mass-market models to be sold as the best new cars for the average UK consumer, whilst being equipped with state of the art components and technology. The Maestro replaced the Austin Allegro and Maxi. The Montego (Which was developed on the same platform) would replace the Austin Ambassador and Morris Ital. The Austin Maestro was given its name as Maestro was actually the second choice for the name of the car that would eventually become the Austin Metro.

The Maestro was initially well-received. Its roominess was described as a critical selling point, especially compared to its rivals, the Ford Sierra and Vauxhall Cavalier. However, the car soon built a reputation for poor build quality and unreliability. The Car was a reasonable success for British Leyland but it wasn't quite what they had hoped for as in 1987, Sales started to decline. The Maestro cars were rebadged as Rovers in 1987, little was changed in the Maestro, it was kept in production mainly to cater for the budget end of the market and was still sold as fleets, meanwhile, Rover's models were pushed further upmarket. Standard production of the Maestro was discontinued in 1994, being replaced by the Rover 600. Some Maestro cars were produced in kit form, but this didn't last, as BMW's takeover of Rover shut this production down.

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