Due to the power consumption restriction of the turbocharger compressor, common turbine maps are rather narrow. To extrapolate them, reliable physical submodels are needed that are valid for broad ranges. Plenty of research has been done referring to tip leakage losses in axial and traditional radial turbomachinery. However, less effort has been put into the tip leakage analysis of radial turbocharger turbines, whose characteristics including high rotational speed and geometry are rather different. Commonly developed tip leakage loss models in radial turbines are mainly based on correlations with the rotational speed, while in axial turbomachinery they are mainly based on blade loading assumptions. Wide range computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data of a medium sized automotive turbine have been used to analyze tip leakage mass flow under extremely diverse running conditions. To be able to fit a model in a broad range of the map, blade loading and rotational speed have to be considered. A novel tip clearance model has been derived from the Navier Stokes Equations. The model owns a dependency on the rotational speed and the blade loading. With this approach CFD data have been fitted in a very good quality to model the tip leakage mass flow rate and tip leakage losses.