OE Tyre Markings

OE = original equipment

What do the OE tire markings mean?

To show that replacement tires are engineered to original equipment standards, an OE marking is embossed into the sidewall of a tire, showing which car manufacturer it has been designed for.

Goodyear is working with over 600 car manufacturers


Star BMW Group (Star) BMW group   AO Audi AO Audi (Original)   MO Mercedes MO Mercedes (Original)
AR Alfa Romeo AR Alfa Romeo   NO Porsche Porsche   Maserati Genuine Tyres Maserati Genuine Tires

A chart showing which marks correspond to which manufacturers on this page.

Original Equipment Manufacturer Sidewall marking Explanation
Alfa Romeo AR Alfa Romeo
Aston Martin AM Aston Martin
  AO Audi Original
Audi AOE Audi Original Extended (ROF)
  RO1 Audi Quattro
Bentley B Bentley
BMW * “Star” marking
BMW & Mercedes * MO(E) "Star" marking & Mercedes Original (Extended)
Ferrari K1, K2, K3 /
Jaguar J Jaguar
Lamborghini L Lamborghini
Land Rover LR Land Rover
Jaguar & Land Rover JLR Jaguar Land Rover
Lotus LS Lotus Exige S
Maserati MGT Maserati Genuine Tires
Maserati & Jaguar MGT J Maserati Genuine Tires & Jaguar
McLaren MC Mclaren
  MO Mercedes Original
Mercedes MOE Mercedes Original Extended (ROF)
  MO1 Mercedes Original (for AMG models)
Nissan NR1 Nissan GT-R Nismo
Porsche N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6  
Tesla T0, T1, T2,… Tesla Original
Volvo VOL Volvo