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M+S tires have a recognized level of winter performance, however, the M+S marking does not necessarily indicate that the tire is a dedicated winter tire.

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

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


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

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

If a reduced speed rating tire is fitted, the recommended pressures are suitable up to the maximum speed indicated by the tire speed rating and associate warning sticker, when lightly loaded. Vehicle speed should be restricted to below 100mph (160kph) with normal loading.

Winter tires must be fitted to all four wheels.

For optimum traction, winter tires should be run in for at least 100 miles (160 km) on dry roads, before driving on snow or ice.

Use of dedicated winter tires 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 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning lamp flashes for 75 seconds and then remains illuminated. The instrument panel also displays TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM FAULT.

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

Tire 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 tires, contact a retailer/authorized repairer. Alternatively, visit: www.ownerinfo.jaguar.com.


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