Originally Posted by THE TECH
Unless they were lightweight or had some sort of value beyond the looks, there's no reason to spend high dollars on a bling wheel.
The "other value" is that you cannot get certain fitments from the major manufacturers. Specifically, these types of custom wheels are great, only?, options for SUV/SAV/etc. market. The big dogs only make up to 20s right now (BBS, Work, Volk, etc.). BMW proper does make a couple of sets of 21s.
But a *basic* 5 spoke monoblock wheel is going to be damn strong and fairly light really. Just as an example of why one might still choose these for say an M3.