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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth - Tire Speed Rating?

Hi all,

Question about speed ratings on tires for the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth:

I'm looking to get replacement all-season tires (205/40R17 XL) and was told by a sales rep at a tire center that I can't use a tire with a V speed rating because my car is a W speed rating.

I can't find any literature on tire speed ratings in my Owner's Manual (after a cursory search). I'm not sure if he was B.S.ing me because he just didn't want to order the tires or if this is a very serious tire manufacturer / auto manufacturer liability & safety limitation.

I understand the rationale behind speed ratings and braking distance and all - but as this is a town commuter car, I don't foresee ever going 150mph - ever. I'm not the original owner and have no idea what the original factory tires were.

Can someone point me to Fiat literature that states the tire speed ratings for their various car models?

Thanks so much!

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Re: 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth - Tire Speed Rating?

Looking at the Mitchelin UK site then for a 2013 Abarth 145bhp Tjet they recommend the following:-

205/40 R17 84 W
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Re: 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth - Tire Speed Rating?

Thanks! I saw the same on Michelin US - but I didnít know if Fiat is pushing for a W speed rating or itís the tire manufacturers.

Does anyone have a US manuf they can recommend? So far I see Kumho has 84W in my size, but not sure how hard-wearing Kumho is in all-weather tires.
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