205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX

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205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX
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The Michelin XWX 205/70 VR 15 is a great value tyre considering its quality. These tyres are even better value when purchased as sets:


205/70 VR 15 Tyres


Citroen CX on 205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX Tyres

Citroen CX on 205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX Tyres

Towards the end of 1968 Jaguar were the first company to sell a production car, the Jaguar XJ6 fitted with modern Low profile radial technology in the size ER/70 VR 15. ER/70 VR 15 is the same as a 205/70 VR 15.

In 1970 Michelin capitalised on the new low profile tyre technology with their extremely high speed rated Michelin XWX, rated to 170mph (270kph). When the UK police used the XJ6 Jaguar they fitted the 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX for safety reasons and for the improved handling.

Michelin still make the 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX with a W speed rating today. The 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX is the ideal tyre to fit Jaguar XJ6, Jaguar XJS, Jaguar E-type (Series 3) V12, Maserati Merak (rear). Many cars that would have fitted 670-15 or 640-15 Cross ply or the full profile radial tyre 185 R15 might want to fit a low profile alternative, in which case the Michelin 205/70VR15 XWX would be excellent because it is a period tyre designed exactly for that job. Other cars that would benefit are the Aston Martin DB4, DB5, DB6, Ferrari 250GT Spider, Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.


205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX Tyres

Maserati Indy Buildsheet - 205/70 VR 15 Tyres


205/70 VR 15


With an extraordinary array of ground-breaking features, the Michelin XWX tire excels in delivering an unparalleled performance by seamlessly integrating Speed, Safety, and Comfort, solidifying its position as the definitive option for Supercars of the 1970s. The tire's durable inner structure and adaptable design offer exceptional comfort, even at elevated speeds, guaranteeing an exceptional voyage on any road.


The tyre size 205/70 R 15 90W indicates:


  • The tyre width is 205mm at its widest point (not just the tread width).
  • The height of the tyre sidewall is 70% of 205mm.
  • The tyre has an R, which means it is a radial tyre.
  • The tyre has a 15, which means it has a rim diameter of 15".
  • The tyre has a load index of 90, which means each tyre can carry a weight up to 600 kgs.
  • The tyre is speed rated W, which means it has been successfully test driven at 168mph or 270km/h for an hour without being damaged.

205/70VR15 Michelin XWX Speed Rating


Despite displaying the V speed rating on its side wall, the tyre is actually rated for W speed up to 168 mph. However, during the tyre's initial development in the 1960s, the W speed rating had not yet been introduced. Therefore, to maintain historical accuracy, the tyre still bears the V designation.


205/70 VR 15 XWX


Though there are a variety of tyres in the size 205/70VR15 If you have a Citroen SM, then you really need to fit the Michelin XWX 205/70VR15.

Also worth noting that back in the 1960s and 1970s many cars might have fitted 185 R 15 tyres. In 1968 when 70% profile radial tyres were developed a 205/70VR15 tyre is the same diameter as a 185 VR15 or a 185/80VR15 so it would not be uncommon for people to think adding the wider tyre was a good idea. We would suggest in it will effect your handling, but if you are going to do that fitting Michelins 205/70VR15 XWX will not have as bad effect as any modern 205/70VR15 tyre.


Michelin XWX tyre Dimensions


tyre Size Load Index Section Width Overall Diameter Recommended Rim Width
185/70VR15 Michelin XWX 89 = 580 kgs 189 mm / 7.4" 641 mm / 25.23" 5.0" 5.5" 6.5"
205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX 90 = 600 kgs 209 mm / 8.22" 669 mm / 26.33" 5.5" 6.0" 7.5"
215/70VR15 Michelin XWX 90 = 600 kgs 221 mm / 8.7" 683 mm / 26.88" 6.0" 6.5" 7.5"
225/70VR15 Michelin XWX 92 = 630 kgs 228 mm / 8.9" 697 mm / 27.44" 6.0" 8.0"

The Overall Diameter of the 205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX is 669 mm and the width is 209 mm. For more information on the 205/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX please see below or call +44 (0) 1302 711 123.

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INDICATED WIDTHASPECT RATIORADIALRIM DIAMETERLOAD INDEXSPEED RATINGMANUFACTURERTREADTUBELESS
205 70 R 15 90 W MICHELIN XWX Tubeless (TL)
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BRAND Michelin
TYPE Radial
ACTUAL WIDTH 209 mm / 8.22"
OVERALL DIAMETER INFLATED 669 mm / 26.33"
RIM DIAMETER 381 mm / 15"
TREAD WIDTH N/A
ROLLING CIRCUMFERENCE 2034 mm / 80.07"
WEIGHT OF TYRE 11.0 Kgs
LOAD INDEX 90 = 600 kgs
SPEED RATING W = 168 mph / 270 km/h
RECOMMENDED TUBES Michelin 15F13
TUBE OR TUBELESS TL (Tubeless)
RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH 5.5" 6.0" 7.5"
WHITEWALL Can be applied please call +44 (0) 1302 711123 for your requirements
Whitewall Width N/A
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