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3.5 coupe

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im looking for which is the best tyers for my 3.5 coupe

whats the best size

thanks i like everything stock
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It depends on the speed rating which in turn depends on how fast you want to drive your car, even occasionally. Originally that car came with 185/82-VR14 tires. The closest to that is 195/75-14 but I don't know of any being V rated or even H rated. You can find them with a white strip.
A popular replacement size is 205/70-14 and you can still find them H rated, good for 210 km/h. You can get then V rated if you buy some classic XWX Michelins (a very common choice for that car back in the days) or Vrederstein but they're expensive. No white strips.

Personally I believe the 3.5 Coupes and their low front grill are better with biffier 205/70-14 black walls which was a replacement size officially recommended by Mercedes. H rated is enough for most applications (if not all). Then you have a choice between cheaper modern design or more expensive classic design.

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The 205/14 are not very cheap, so in germany frequently we use the W126 steal rims (15') with 15' steal caps (W100 or ambulance) or the barock 7x15 Fuchs/ATS designed rims with 205 (215)/15 on it.

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