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Re: 17" wheels on 2.3 (archive)

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Posted by Fred Meloan on September 24, 1998 at 16:26:03:

In Reply to: 17" wheels on 2.3 posted by Haywood on September 24, 1998 at 15:29:31:

: Ok. You can't order 17" wheels and tires from BMW on the 2.3Z like you can on the 2.8. So, can a dealer order them for you and then swap the 16" standard wheels/tires, and you pay the difference? Or is there some product/warranty reason why the 2.3 can't have the 17" wheels?...Doesn't seem like it. Sounds like some marketing genius in Spartanburg who is trying to differentiate two products that are basically the same.

: Inquiring minds want to know.

: Haywood


The "marketing" genius of BMW is all in New Jersey, not Spartanburg. Our friends there just build what they are directed to build--such as 3 spoke steering wheels for Z3's throughout the entire world except for (you guessed it) the good old United States. According to an unnamed source Mr. Doolan makes all the "product" decisions for the United States. I guess nobody's perfect.

Fred Meloan

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