Suggest a one size increase only; the wider the tire the "faster" the
steering reaction becomes but the steering feed-back from grooves in the
roadway etc. also increases. Also, wider tires are not as good in snow
if that's a consideration in your area.
Going 1-plus larger is unlikely to cause problems, will improve look of car,
and (IMO) improve handling a bit. I have done this on all my W124s.
205/60's will give you 24.7" inch overall diameter vs 24.9" on the 195/65's
so speedometer will be OK. The sidewall height will also be just about the
same ( 4.85 inches vs 4.99 inches). Added bonus is more tire choices for
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