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Your probably right, but... (archive)

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Posted by 328 in Phila on November 13, 2000 at 16:07:23:

In Reply to: Z8 wheels will probably NOT match up... posted by jedinite on November 13, 2000 at 15:41:12:

BMW offers the "Double Spoke 47", which appears very similar to the Z8's wheels. The "47" comes in 16" and 17" for the 3 series. My hope is that they will extend their offering to 18" for this type of wheel.

Actually, the Z8 wheel is one of many "OEM" wheels I'd like to see on the M3. BMW has some beautiful wheels (I love the 7 series "sport" wheels for example), but they have some "so-so" offerings as well - I'm afraid that the new M3's initial wheels fall into the latter category (to my eyes, at least).

Interestingly, one of the spy photo's posted here in the past (from Santa Barbara, I think) seemed to show the M3 wearing the 7 series wheels - though I could be mistaken.

It's assumed that the M3 wheels will share the same offset & pattern as the standard 3-series wheels (enabling 323/5/8's and 330i's to upgrade to the M3 wheel). The Z8 shares the offset & pattern as the 5-series and 7-series.

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