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M+S (mud and snow) tires have a level of winter performance. However, the M+S marking does not necessarily indicate that the tire is a dedicated winter tire.

TheM+S marking on the tire's sidewall indicates an all-season tire, designed for use all year round, including in cold temperatures, snow, and ice. Tires marked with M+S are normally inferior to dedicated winter tires in these conditions.

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. The vehicle must, therefore, be driven within the speed limitation of the tire. Consult a retailer/authorized repairer for further information.

In markets that require a tire's maximum speed label to be fitted, the tire's maximum speed label should be placed within the driver's vision. Maximum speed labels can be obtained from the tire retailer.

The winter tires 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.

The tire pressures indicated on the tire information label are for use in all conditions on the original equipment tires. If a reduced speed-rating tire is fitted, the recommended pressures are only suitable up to the maximum speed indicated by the tire speed rating and associated warning sticker for light loading. Vehicle speed should be restricted to below 100 mph (160 km/h) 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 will flash for 75 seconds and then remain 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.

Recommended winter tires
Tire size Manufacturer Tread pattern - Name Rim width - Profile - Offset Tire type
235/65R18 110H Pirelli. Scorpion Winter. 7.5J CH 45.0 Alpine.
235/65R18 110T Nokian. Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV. Studded.
235/65R18 110R Nokian. Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV. Studless.
235/65R18 106T Michelin. Latitude X-Ice North 2 & 3. Studless.
245/50R20 105H Pirelli. Scorpion Winter. 8.0J CH 52.5 Alpine.
245/50R20 105T Nokian. Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV. Studded.
245/50R20 105R Nokian. Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV. Studless.
255/40R22 103H Pirelli. Scorpion Winter. 8.5J CH 50.5 Alpine.

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


For information on the recommended winter tires, contact a retailer/authorized repairer. Alternatively, visit: www.ownerinfo.jaguar.com.