Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Tyres

Ford Fiesta Orange

Ford Fiesta Orange

Ford Fiesta XR2 Tyres

  • The MK1, MK2 and MK3 Fiesta XR2 and XR2i fitted 185/60 - 13. This was not a very often used tyre size, the only tyre we currently have in this size is the 185/60 -13 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2.
  • The Pilot Exalto PE2 tyres are fantastic youngtimer car tyres, this tread is perfect for the brilliant hot hatch cars of the late 80's and 90's thanks to its fantastic road hold and grip, providing sporty handling that is essential for these modern classics.

Fiesta RS Turbo and RS1800 Tyres

  • The Fiesta RS Turbo and the RS1800 fitted also fitted 185/55 - 14. The 185/55 - 14 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 is also a perfect fit for these sporty hatchbacks as a road or competition tyre thanks to the technology used in its design that is based off of competitive use tyres.

Fiesta Zetec S Tyres

Please note - Tyres with a profile below 70% (e.g 195/50 VR 15 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2) should not be fitted with innertubes!.

Mark 1 Ford Fiesta Tyres

Mark 2 and Mark 3 Ford Fiesta Tyres

  • The MK2 950 and 1100 and Mk3 1.0 Popular Plus and L models fitted 135-13
  • The MK2 1.6D , 1.1, and 1.4 Ghia and the Mk3 LX, Ghia, and 1.8D Fiesta models fitted 155/70 - 13 models fitted 155/70 - 13
  • The Mk2 1.4S and Mk3 S Fiesta models fitted 165/65 - 13
  • Unfortunately, no classic tyre manufacturers currently make a tyre in these sizes.
  • The Mk3 Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus and L fitted 145 - 13, the tyre we recommend in this size is a 145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67. This is a great H-speed-rated tyre constructed with specially designed compounds that give the tyre longevity and performance.

Ford Fiesta Innertubes

It is possible that some early models of the fiesta were released on tube-type wheels. Our period fitment guides do not mention the fiesta during its first few years of production. However, when our records start for the fiesta, fitment guides suggest the fiesta was released on tubeless wheels that do not require an innertube to function. One might still fit innertubes to tubeless wheels; if you suffer a puncture, or you are not confident your rims are airtight then tubes can be a benefit.

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    Ford Fiesta Recommended Tyres

  1. 185/60 HR 13 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
    185/60 HR 13 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

    Starting at £134.40 £112.00

  2. 185/55 VR 14 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
    185/55 VR 14 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

    Starting at £139.20 £116.00

  3. 135TR12 Camac NC80
    135 R 12 Camac NC80

    Starting at £56.40 £47.00

  4. 145TR12 Nankang
    145 R 12 Nankang

    Starting at £56.40 £47.00

  5. 155TR12 Nankang
    155 R 12 Nankang

    Starting at £62.40 £52.00

  6. Michelin 12C Offset Valve Inner Tube
    Michelin 12C Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £15.60 £13.00

  7. Michelin 12CG Offset Valve Inner Tube
    Michelin 12CG Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £18.00 £15.00

  8. Michelin 12D Offset Valve Inner Tube
    Michelin 12D Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £16.80 £14.00

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Ford Fiesta Tyre Pressures

GenerationModelFront (Psi)Rear (Psi)
MK1950 Basic, Popular & Popular Plus2727
MK1950 L 1100 L & 1100 Popular Plus2326
MK1950 Ghia, 1100 S & 1100 Ghia2326
MK11300 GL, 1300 S & 1300 Ghia2326
MK1950 L, 950 GL, 1100 L, 1100 GL & 1100 Ghia2326
MK11100 S, 1300 S, Finesse 950, 1100 & 13002326
MK1Supersport & XR22626
MK2950, 1100 Popular Plus & L2626
MK21.1 & 1.4 Ghia2326
MK31.0, 1.1, Popular & Popular Plus2626
MK31.1L, 1.1LX, Ghia, 1.3LX, SXi, 1.4LX & Ghia2926
MK31.6 XR2i & RS Turbo2926
MK31.8 XR2i & RS 18002929

Ford Fiesta History

Ford Fiesta XR2 Classic Tyres for Pepperpot Wheels

Ford Fiesta XR2

The Ford Fiesta received approval for development in 1972 at the start of the supermini explosion in the early 70s, seeing cars like the Renault 5 and Volkswagen Golf become very popular, the demand for small cars with good fuel economy surged following the 1973 Oil Crisis.

The Fiesta was a step outside the norm for Ford, being its second-ever front-wheel-drive car, (The first being the Taunus 12M a decade prior), its first front-wheel-drive car with a transverse engine layout, and also its smallest vehicle to date. The MK1 Supersport was released in 1981 to test the waters for a sportier hatchback, eventually leading to the XR2 being released the following year, easily the most popular version of the Fiesta, with a huge cult following.

The European market was where the Fiesta excelled, it was the ninth best selling vehicle in the UK in its first year and continued to be a hit in the UK until 1982. The United States did not have the same reception of the Fiesta, lasting only three years before the Ford Escort eventually replaced both the Fiesta and Pinto in 1981.

1981 and 1982 were a pivotal couple of years for the Fiesta's growth. Between the US dropping the Escort from its dealerships and a huge new competitor in the UK in the form of the Austin Metro, the Fiesta needed an upgrade. The Fiesta Mk2 debuted in August 1983 with a revised front end, widening the chassis structure, increasing the front track width and new wraparound headlights. Brakes, steering, and carburettors all received upgrades as well. This generation of Fiesta was Ford's best yet, selling over 150,000 models in 1987, finishing second in charts sales, first place went to the Ford Escort.

The Mk3 Fiesta was available in the UK starting April 1989, switching to a very different platform, of a semi-independent torsion beam arrangement, making a big change in the appearance of the car. This generation finally brought about a 5-door hatchback version, something that was wanted in the model lineup for some time, especially since the Opel Corsa and Peugeot 205, two major competitors, had 5-door models in their lineup. The XR2i was released the same year in its 8-valve CVH engine version, with a 16 valve version replacing that in 1996. The RS Turbo was introduced in 1990 but ceased production in 1992 after poor reception surrounding handling, insurance issues, and a large amount of these cars being stolen. The RS Turbo was replaced in 1992 by the RS1800, featuring a 1.8L Zetec engine.

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