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Check the BMW M Series book by Alan Henry (m) (archive)

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Posted by dudel on August 30, 2001 at 04:28:24:

In Reply to: I second that; reposting my M5 wheel FAQ tomorrow posted by Ben on August 29, 2001 at 21:25:47:

Page 126, second column. "The most distinctive aspect of the M5 are the 8Jx17 road wheels, a striking and unique two-part design, which was developed and patented by BMW. The visible part is a pressure cast magnesium cover of turbine design, developed in a wind tunnel....."

On my friend Neil's 93 M5, with both covers, the wheels as well sure look and feel like magnesium. Why would BMW go through the weight savings in the cover and not in the rim. Unsprung weight is a critical part of handling. After all, the car is supposed to be a no compromise setup.

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