Originally Posted by Jack's dad
Just found this forum - lots of great information here...
I finalized my order this week and was told that 19's are not available for March production. I am OK with 18's, but am unclear on exactly what finish will be on the wheels on my car. I am inferring from previous posts here (did a search) that the finish on the wheels in the U.S. will be different than the "smoked" finish on European cars that are shown in car magazine reviews. The picture on the front of the U.S. Product Ordering Guide appears (it is a side shot as opposed to a straight on view) to be more chrome like and not smoked. Is this the satin chrome finish? Does anyone have a picture of the U.S. 18" wheels?
I think they are more chrome-like than the earlier pictures were. If you can get your hands on the February Roundel there is a full page M3 add on page 2 where they definitely look chromier than smoked IMHO.
But then again, that pic isn't for a US spec car (no reflectors) so the picture is not conclusive