Michelin XZX | 145/70R12 | Radial Tires
Michelin XZX | 145/70R12 | Radial Tires Michelin XZX | 145/70R12 69S Michelin XZX | 145/70R12 | Radial Tires
Tire Series XZX
Brand Michelin
SKU 51199
Product Size 145/70R12 69S TL
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Blackwall
Radial Width 145 mm
Radial Aspect Ratio 70
Rim Diameter (in/mm) 12 inch
Overall Diameter (in) 20.47
Section Width (in) 6.14
Service Description 69S
Speed Rating S
Load Index 69
DOT Approved Yes
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless

Michelin XZX | 145/70R12 69S



MICHELIN® XZX 145/70 R 12 XZX 69S TL

Michelin XZX radial is available for many popular European applications requiring a 12 inch radial tire and authentic styling. These 15 inch radial tires feature Michelin's XZX tread pattern and an S speed rating. With radial casing plies, Michelin XZX Tires offered a considerable advance in technology. Its revolutionary construction for the time had the special feature of separating the sidewall function from the crown function. The first major innovation from Michelin, the radial tire was first marketed as the "X" tire in 1949. At that time, Lancia was the first car manufacturer to fit the X tire as original equipment on the Aurelia model. From 1955, radial technology became more popular and the majority of European car manufacturers opted for the radial solution. The X could be fitted to cars of very different categories, from the original and popular 2 CV or Beetle to the fascinating Mercedes 190SL or Facel Vega. The advantages of the radial tire compared with the cross-ply tire could be clearly seen in all areas :?- greater safety (road-holding, grip, braking)?- economical to use (double the mileage, considerable reduction in fuel consumption) - increased comfort thanks to the flexibility of the sidewalls. In the Fifties, the superiority of the X tire was such that a number of racing drivers adopted it, although Michelin was not officially involved in any racing.

S Speed Rating

S Speed Rated: Up to 112 mph (180 km/h). Often required OE for higher performance trim level classic automobiles.

XZX Tire Series

THE ULTIMATE X EVOLUTION, The MICHELIN XZX: the Michelin ZX evolution that provides even more driving sensations. Traction on slippery surfaces. At the end of 1975, the XZX succeeded the highly popular ZX tire. Thanks to the two large circumferential grooves and its continuous lateral grooves, the "MICHELIN XZX" tire provides excellent drainage in the contact patch. The numerous sipes provide excellent lateral grip on snow-covered surfaces. Fitments for Volkswagen, Volvo, Smart, Peugeot and others.

Michelin Brand Collector Vehicle Tires

Michelin is known for its high quality tires, and we keep thousands of popular Michelin tires in stock every day. Our Michelin product offerings include fitments from the 1920's all the way into the 2000's, with an intense focus on classic sports cars. Build quality, fitment options and period correct styling makes the Michelin product line a favorite among sports car enthusiasts around the world.

Please Note

  • Tire mounted on wheel for demonstration purposes only. Wheel and other accessories are not included. Please note that dimensions listed (tread width, section width and overall diameter) are non-scientific and based on an inflated tire, mounted to a wheel. Dimensions may vary due to rim width and inflation pressure. Please note Chemical Guys Tire and Rubber Cleaner and Adams Polish Tire shine has been linked to Whitewall browning and should not be used. We recommend using our line of tire care products.

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