In Reply to: Which BMW wheel is better? posted by Future M3 Owner on March 11, 1999 at 10:58:00:
: I am about to order a new M3 Coupe, I've decided on Titanium Silver with a black interior. I'm having trouble choosing the wheels though. The M Contours look nice, but so do M Double Spoke Polished (wheels from the M3 Lightweight). What do you guys think? Are there any advantages getting either wheel? Aesthetically which do you think would look better on a Silver M3. Thanks in advance.
I've got M-Contours on my Silver M3 and really like them. IMHO they are the best looking of the optional rims. I'm sure others will dissagree.
Another plus is that these rims seem to be in high demand, so if you decide to go with after market rims later (Fikse, BBS, etc.) you can easily sell your Contours.
Also, the M-Contours are much much easier to clean than the M-dbl spokes.
However, the optional forged wheels are lighter and stronger. But, taking into considerations the additional money these wheels cost you plus the money you could get by selling your Contours, you can buy a much better quality and better looking set of wheels.