Michelin Primacy 3 205/55 R17 95W XL

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The Michelin Primacy 3 is a high-performance summer tire designed to provide excellent grip and handling on dry and wet roads. It features Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction™ which evenly distributes forces across the tread to minimize wear and promote long tire life. The tire also benefits from Michelin’s green X-sipe technology which provides additional biting edges for improved traction in wet conditions. This tire is designed to be used in dry, wet, and winter conditions.

What does 205/55R17 mean?


The tire width is 205mm.


The aspect ratio of the tire is 55. Aspect ratio is the relative height of tire sidewall. The number refers to the percentage of sidewall height in relation to tire width.


The letter in the middle refers to tire construction. Practically all tires sold for cars are radials.

Sometimes you also see tires with RF or ZR. RF indicates the tire is run flat, whereas ZR means the tire has speed rating higher than V. These tires are also radials, as the R indicates.


Rim diameter for the tire.

205/55R17 95W tire size

The width of 205/55R17 95W tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages. In this table you’ll find out the 205/55R17 95W tire size in inches as well as few additional metrics:

In inches In millimeters

Section Width

8.1″ 205mm

Sidewall height

4.4″ 113mm

Diameter / Height

25.9″ 657mm


81.3″ 2065mm

Rim Diameter



779 per mile 484 per kilometer

Rim Size for 205/55R17 95W Tires

Recommended rim sizes for 205/55R17 95W tire:

Diameter Width Range
17″ 5.5-7.5″

What does 95W mean?

The load index 95 means that the tire has been designed to support 1521 lbs or 690 kg.

The speed index W means that the tire has been designed to be used in speed up to 168 mph or 270 kph.

This size of tire is usually used on smaller vehicles, such as sedans and hatchbacks.


Michelin is a world-renowned tire company that offers a wide range of tire products, including the Michelin Primacy 3. This tire is designed for drivers who want a reliable and safe tire for their daily commute or weekend getaways. The Michelin Primacy 3 offers excellent grip and handling, even in wet or icy conditions. It also has a long tread life, so you can be confident that your tires will last for many miles. If you’re looking for a quality tire that will give you peace of mind on the road, the Michelin Primacy 3 is a great option.

Tire Specification

Brand: Michelin
Model: Primacy 3
Season: Summer
Size: 205/55 R17
Load Index: 95 — 690 kg | x4 - 2760 kg
Speed Index: W — 270 km\h
Car Type:Passenger
Road: City
XL / Extra Load: Yes
RunFlat technology: No
Commercial / Reinforced: No
Year: 2012
EU Label
Fuel efficiency: B
Wet grip: A
Noise level: 69dB