Michelin XWX | 185/70VR15 89V
Michelin XWX | 185/70VR15 89V Michelin XWX | 185/70VR15 89V Michelin XWX Tires
Tire Series XWX
Brand Michelin
SKU 57970
Product Size 185/70VR15 89V TL
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Blackwall
Radial Width 185 mm
Radial Aspect Ratio 70
Rim Diameter (in/mm) 15 inch
Overall Diameter (in) 25.5
Section Width (in) 7.7
Rim Width (in) 5.00 - 6.50
Service Description 89V
Speed Rating V
Load Index 89
DOT Approved Yes
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless

Michelin XWX | 185/70VR15 89V




MICHELIN® XWX 185/70 VR 15 XWX 89 V TL

The only radial tire which could be fitted on the fastest cars in the world in the 1970s, the Michelin XWX gives these high speed vehicles outstanding road holding ability and remarkable grip. Michelin XWX tires featured construction designed to reach an incredible 186 mph top speed. The special features of the XWX result in remarkable performance, combining speed, driving pleasure and safety. The original design of its internal construction, together with its flexible carcass give exceptional comfort when traveling at very high speeds. Being a VR category tire, the XWX can be used at speeds in excess of 210 kph (131 mph) ; with a maximum speed of 270 kph (155 to 186 mph). At the end of the 1960s, Germany and Italy were the leaders in the European motorway development program and were also the main producers of cars which could reach speeds in excess of 200 km/h, (124 mph). The wide asphalt strips and the absence of speed limits offered a privileged few the opportunity to make full use of the performance of these "super-cars" at speeds which would be unthinkable today.

The Lamborghini Miura (1966), Ferrari 365 (1965), Maserati Ghilbi (1966) ; de Tomaso Pantera (1970) and Porsche 911 Carrera RS (1972) were the undisputed stars, but the large German saloons like the Mercedes 300 SE 6,31 (1968) and BMW 3.0 SI (1971) also made a strong impression. The French were also in the high speed game with the Citroen SM (1970) as were the British with the legendary Jaguar V12 E-Type (1970) and Aston Martin DBS (1967).


1980-82 Porsche 924 Turbo (OE with 185/70VR15)
1980-83 Porsche 911 SC Front (OE with 185/70VR15)
1984-86 Porsche 911 Carrera Front (OE with 185/70VR15)

Fits these models and others. Please refer to your owners manual for details on the correct tire fitment requirements.

V Speed Rating

V Speed Rated: Up to 149 mph (240 km/h). Often required OE for higher performance trim level automobiles.

XWX Tire Series

Grip for ultimate 70s supercars. The special architecture of the XWX ensures it delivers high performance that combines speed, driving pleasure and safety. Fitments for BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Cadillac Seville 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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