In Reply to: forged or cast? posted by v on May 17, 2001 at 15:57:02:
M double spoke (style 22) cast, painted, 7.5 x 17, 41 mm offset, stock wheels for 1995 M3 without Lux package (commonly called 10 double-spokes)
M double spoke forged (style 24), forged, painted, 7.5 x 17, 8.5 x 17, 41 mm offset (commonly known as LTW wheels) Stock on the 1995 M3 LTW, optional wheel package on the regular 1995 M3. (commonly called LTW wheels, 5 double spokes)
M Contour (style 23) cast, painted, 7.5 x 17, 41 mm offset, wheels included with 1995 M3 Luxury package (commonly called lux wheels)
M double spoke II (style 39), cast, painted, 75 x 17, 8.5 x 17, 41 mm offset, stock wheels for 1996+ M3s (commonly called 10 double spokes also, but different than 1995 10 double spokes)
M double spoke polished (style 24) forged, polished, 7.5 x 17, 8.5 x 17, 41 mm offset (what distinguishes this “LTW” wheel from 1995 is polishing, absence of “BMW Motorsport” embossed around hub, and the addition of a small ///M emblem in a recession around the hub area), optional wheel package on the 1996+ M3
M Contour (style 23) cast, painted, 7.5 x 17, 8.5 x 17, 41 mm offset, optional wheel package on the 1996+ M3. The difference between the 1995 wheels and 1996 wheels is only that in 1996+ it went to a staggered format. 1995 had the wheels the same size at all 4 corners and the spare.
In all cases above, the spare wheel was a full size spare of a matching wheel style and in a size of wheel and tire that was on the front of the car.