1997 BMW 318i Tires

1997 BMW 318i Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your BMW 318i tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
1997 BMW 318i Base* Shop 185/65R15 T 29 PSI/35 PSI
1997 BMW 318i Base* Shop 205/60R15 H 29 PSI/32 PSI
1997 BMW 318i Base* Shop 205/60R15 H 29 PSI/32 PSI
1997 BMW 318i Base* Shop 225/55R15 V 29 PSI/32 PSI
1997 BMW 318i Base* Shop 225/50ZR16 Z 29 PSI/32 PSI

1997 BMW 318i Base*

- Size: Shop 185/65R15

- Speed Rating: T

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/35 PSI

1997 BMW 318i Base*

- Size: Shop 205/60R15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/32 PSI

1997 BMW 318i Base*

- Size: Shop 205/60R15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/32 PSI

1997 BMW 318i Base*

- Size: Shop 225/55R15

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/32 PSI

1997 BMW 318i Base*

- Size: Shop 225/50ZR16

- Speed Rating: Z

- Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/32 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Get the Right Tires for 1997 BMW 318i

Buying new tires can be easy and quick, especially when you're equipped with quality information from the tire experts that know! That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1997 BMW 318i. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for BMW tires in all sizes, for all seasons. Whether you want tire that's made to take tight corners, handle diverse terrain, or improve fuel-efficiency, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View the tires BMW recommends for 1997 318is, plus useful info about BMW 318i tire pressure, tire size, and speed rating. Your vehicle can't drive correctly without the correct tires. As one of our tire technicians, Brianna, explains, "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Beyond the correct tire size, you also want to think about a couple of other things when getting new BMW 318i tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. If you live in Louisiana, you probably won't want to buy studdable snow tires. In Colorado, though, there's a good chance you'll want BMW 318i snow tires for a good portion of the year, and maybe even all-season tires for year-round comfort and versatility.

When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. It's a smart way to capitalize on BMW 318i's performance and safety throughout the year. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. Do you enjoy challenging the limits of your BMW 318i? Hitting the road less traveled? If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. You'll want strong tires that can take on gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. A larger tire with stiff sidewalls and a wide tread pattern can help prevent punctures and encourage stability in uneven road conditions. But if you mostly drive around the city, a BMW 318i tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just what you need. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for BMW 318i tires online. You're only a click or two away from a new set of 1997 BMW 318i tires.

BMW 318i Tire Brands

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for BMW 318is. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. BMW 318i Firestone tires are tires you can count on. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio by Harvey Firestone. He was a visionary from the get-go. Firestone recognized the untapped potential for auto tires, so he started producing and testing truck, passenger, and farm tires. Fun fact: in 1908, Firestone's company introduced the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Thanks to Harvey Firestone, Firestone Tires has been committed to staying ahead of the curve since day one. Today, Firestone is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They make 8,000 different tires for all sorts of vehicles — including 1997 BMW 318is.

You can't go wrong with Bridgestone for BMW 318i tires, too. Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931 and merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! The company remains an international leader in tire and rubber technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. In the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can find superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 1997 BMW 318i and drive with peace of mind.

Installing BMW 318i Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 1997 BMW 318i tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time. Many stores are open on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.

Recommended Tires for Your 1997 BMW 318i

What tires are best for a 1997 BMW 318i? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your BMW 318i.

Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell Valera Sport AS
Valera Sport AS

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

Questions About 1997 BMW 318i Tires

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common BMW 318i tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Is BMW tire inflation important? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my BMW 318i? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • Is there an easy way to check BMW tire tread depth? Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new BMW 318i tires.

Buy New BMW 318i Tires

When it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle, turn to the skilled technicians at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Browse tires online and schedule an installation appointment today!