PASSAT B6 TYRE & WHEEL COMBINATIONS

PASSAT WHEEL & TYRE COMBINATIONS BY TYPE APPROVAL NUMBER
 
In theory you can fit any  wheels and tyres you like BUT insurers may not like it.
The figures for wheels and tyres below are those that VW type approved the car for.
Insurers can't complain about them as they are all "original equipment".
 

The type approval number for your car is on a black sticker inside the passenger door B-post. It is a number beginning   e1

 

PASSAT 2006 SALOON

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*00 to e1*2001/116*0307*09

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW; 1.6l 85 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI; 2.0l 88 kW TDI; 2.0l 90 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91H

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17r

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

2.0l 110 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TDI, 2.0l 103 kW TDI, 2.0l 120 kW TDI, 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

Standard

205/55 R 16 94V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 94V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW, petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91W

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

PASSAT 2007 SALOON

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*10 to e1*2001/116*0307*12

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW; 1.6l 85 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 110 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TDI diesel with automatic/direct shift gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 94H

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel 4MOTION

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel with automatic/direct shift gearbox

205/55 R 16 94H/V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TDI diesel with manual gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 94V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel with manual gearbox

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 120 kW TDI 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel  

205/55 R 16 94V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91W

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

PASSAT 2008 SALOON

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*13 to e1*2001/116*0307*14

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW, 1.6l 85 kW, 1.4l 90 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

1.8l 118 kW, 2.0l 110 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TDI diesel with automatic/direct shift gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel 4 motion

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel with automatic/direct shift gearbox and front-wheel drive

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TDI diesel with manual gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI
diesel with manual gearbox and front-wheel drive

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 120 kW, TDI 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91W

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

PASSAT 2009 SALOON

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*15 to e1*2001/116*0307*16

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW; 1.6l 85 kW 1.4l 90 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI; 2.0l 100 kW TDI; 2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

1.8l 118 kW, 2.0l 110 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 120 kW TDI, 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

 

 

 

PASSAT 2006 ESTATE

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*00 to e1*2001/116*0307*09

 

Engine output

Tyres

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW,1.6l 85 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI, 2.0l 88 kW TDI, 2.0l 90 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91H

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 110 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TD, 2.0l 103 kW TDI 2.0l 120 kW TDI 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

Standard

205/55 R 16 94V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 94V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91W

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

PASSAT 2007 ESTATE

 

*NOTE: Use data for 2008 type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*13.

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*10 to e1*2001/116*0307*12

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW, 1.6l 85 kW petrol;

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI; diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 110 kW petrol, 4MOTION

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

2.0l 110 kW petrol with automatic gearbox

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 110 kW petrol with manual gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 100 kW TDI diesel

Standard

205/55 R 16 94H

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 94H/V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 120 kW TDI 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

Standard

205/55 R 16 94V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 94V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91W

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

PASSAT 2008 ESTATE

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*13 to e1*2001/116*0307*14

 

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW; 1.6l 85 kW 1.4l 90 kW petrol;

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI; 2.0l 100 kW TDI; 2.0l 103 kW TDI; diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 110 kW petrol, 4MOTION

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

2.0l 110 kW petrol with automatic gearbox

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l, 110 kW petrol with manual gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

1.8l 118 kW petrol

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 120 kW TD  2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91W

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y*

8 J x 18

 

 

PASSAT 2009 ESTATE

 

Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0307*15 to e1*2001/116*0307*16

 

Engine output

Tyre

Tyre size

Wheel rim

1.6l 75 kW, 1.6l 85 kW, 1.4l 90 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91H

61/2 J x 16

1.9l 77 kW TDI, 2.0l 100 kW TDI, 2.0l 103 kW TDI diesel

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93H/V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 110 kW, petrol, 4MOTION

205/55 R 16 91H/V

7 J x 16

2.0l 110 kW, petrol with automatic gearbox

215/55 R 16 93H/V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94H/V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

2.0l, 110 kW, petrol with manual gearbox

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

1.8l 118 kW petrol

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93V

61/2 J x 16

2.0l 120 kW TDI, 2.0l 125 kW TDI diesel

205/55 R 16 91V

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93V

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94V

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

2.0l 147 kW petrol

Standard

205/55 R 16 91V

61/2 J x 16

 

Alternative

215/55 R 16 93W

61/2 J x 16

 

205/55 R 16 91W

7 J x 16

 

215/55 R 16 93W

7 J x 16

 

235/45 R 17 94W

71/2 J x 17

 

235/40 R 18 95Y

8 J x 18

 
 
 

TYRE IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS

 

Your tyres are covered in internationally agreed markings.

They refer to manufacturer, tyre type, manufacture date, etc, etc.

Most of us don’t need to know all this. All we want is the basics for buying new tyres.

So here are the basics:

 

This is a tyre on a wheel !!!!

You can clearly see it is made by BRIDGESTONE and the type is TURANZA.

 

 

For most of us the important bit is the size and rating which is shown below: 215 / 55 ZR 16 97 W

 

 

So what does 215 / 55 ZR 16 97 W mean ?

 

215 is the WIDTH of the tyre in millimetres.

 

55 is the ASPECT RATIO  or PROFILE measured as a %.

 

R is the tyre type. R = RADIAL

 

16 is the wheel rim DIAMETER.

 

97 is the LOAD rating in kilograms.

 

W is the SPEED RATING.

 

Unless you are fitting new wheels, the Diameter is fixed. 16 inch wheels will only take 16 inch tyres.

Aspect ratio can be changed but it will affect the speed/distance readings on your dash display.

 

Speed ratings are usually in the car handbook.

Never fit tyres with a lower speed rating than specified as it will almost certainly invalidate your insurance. Saying you never drive fast is no excuse.

 

Speed rating codes and maximum speeds are shown below

 

CODE

MAX SPEED

km/h

MAX SPEED mph

L

120

75

M

130

81

N

140

87

P

150

93

Q

160

99

R

170

106

S

180

112

T

190

119

U

200

124

H

210

130

V

240

149

ZR

above 240

149

W

270

168

Y

300

186

 

Load ratings are usually in the car handbook.

Never fit tyres with a lower load rating than specified as it may invalidate your insurance.

This is important because load rating is related to speed rating.

 

Load rating codes and maximum load are shown below;

 

CODE

MAX LOAD

per TYRE in kg

75

387

78

425

79

437

80

450

81

462

82

475

83

487

84

500

85

515

86

530

87

545

88

560

89

580

90

600

91

615

92

630

93

650

94

670

95

690

96

710

97

730

98

750

99

775

100

800

101

825

102

850

103

875

104

900

110

1060

112

1120