, 2022-12-25 09:30:42,
Aside from details like kidney grilles and headlight designs, one of the most instantly recognizable features of a BMW is the wheels. Throughout the years, factory BMW wheels have been generally revered as being stylistically above average. Thanks to a heavy motorsport influence, they’re generally light too, which has numerous performance benefits. Here are some of the best BMW wheels ever designed.
These iconic wheels first appeared on the E46 M3 CSL in 2003 before eventually being included in the Competition Package. Measuring 19 inches and using an oversteer-inducing staggered-width design, these wheels inspired countless replicas and even future BMW wheels. The Style 359 wheel on the 1M and E9x M3 with Competition Package closely mimics the original Style 163M wheel, and, similarly, it looks great too.
Style 20 and Style 21 Wheels: Throwing Stars / Turbine Wheels
The E34 M5 came with some incredibly unique wheels. A black, five-spoke wheel, it uses bolted-on covers to improve aerodynamics and direct air to the brakes. Unfortunately, they also gave the E34 M5 the look of wearing whitewall tires, which many automotive journalists were happy to mock. BMW eventually redesigned the turbine cover to M-System II design, which resembled a throwing star. Both BMW versions have become iconic for their interesting engineering and unique appearance.
The factory wheel on the CS-badged variants of the F8X M2, M3, and M4 features a classic five-spoke design and…
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