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M+S tyres have a recognised level of winter performance, however, the M+S marking does not necessarily indicate that the tyre is a dedicated winter tyre.

The M+S marking on the sidewall of an all-season tyre indicates that it is designed for use all year round, including in cold temperatures, snow, and ice. The performance of all-season tyres is generally inferior to a dedicated winter tyre in conditions specific to winter.

In many countries, legislation exists that requires the use of winter tyres during specified periods of the year.


A dedicated winter tyre often has a lower speed rating than the original equipment tyre, and consequently, the vehicle must be driven within the speed limitation of the tyre. Consult a retailer/authorised repairer for further information. In markets that require a tyre's maximum speed label to be fitted, the tyre's maximum speed label should be placed within the driver's field of vision. Maximum speed labels can be obtained from the tyre retailer.

The symbol identifies dedicated winter tyres, which can be fitted if optimum winter traction is required or the vehicle is to be used in more extreme winter conditions.

The tyre pressures indicated on the tyre information label are for use in all conditions on the original equipment tyres. If a reduced speed-rating tyre is fitted, the recommended pressures are only suitable up to the max speed indicated by the tyre speed rating and associated warning sticker with normal loading. Vehicle speed should be restricted to below 160 km/h (100 mph) when heavily loaded.

Winter tyres must be fitted to all four wheels.

For optimum traction, winter tyres should be run in for at least 160 km on dry roads, before driving on snow or ice.

Use of dedicated winter tyres may require a change of wheel size, depending on the original choice of wheel. All four wheels must be changed.

If fitted with standard rubber valves, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning lamp flashes for 75 seconds and then remains illuminated. The instrument panel also displays TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM FAULT.

When the original wheels and tyres are refitted, the vehicle needs to travel a short distance to reset the TPMS and extinguish the warning lamp.

Tyre size Load/Speed Index Manufacturer Tread pattern/Name Alpine non-studded/Studded/ Nordic Studless
225/55R17 101V Continental. WinterContact TS 850 P. Alpine. (with 17" front brakes)
245/45R18 100V Dunlop. Winter Sport 5. Alpine.
245/45R18 100V Pirelli. Sottozero 3. Alpine.
245/45R18 100T Continental. ContiVikingContact 6. Studless.
245/45R18 100T Nokian. Hakkapeliitta 8. Studded.
245/40R19 98H Pirelli. Sottozero 3. Alpine.
245/40R19 98T Nokian. Hakkapeliitta 8 Studded.

For information on the latest approved winter tyres, contact a retailer/authorised repairer. Alternatively, visit www.ownerinfo.jaguar.com.


Studded tyres are market dependent. If in doubt, or for further information, contact a retailer/authorised repairer. Alternatively visit: www.ownerinfo.jaguar.com.