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      01-29-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
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Question about 18" wheels

This will be my first m3 and ive been struggling choosing options. The bmwusa.com website shows some nice looking 18" wheels but it does have the "european model" disclaimer. Do you all think that the 18" wheels will look as good as they do on the website? Nearly every picture ive seen is with the 19".
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      01-30-2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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what you see is what you will get.

Try doing a in the pictures thread to get a better idea of what the 18s will look like.
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      01-30-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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that's where im confused. check out this pic of what appears to be a recently delivered m3 with some not so cool looking 18's.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...38#post2001338
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^ These "not so cool" looking wheels are the wheels BMW offers in combination with snow tires, M double spoke style 270.

The standard 18" wheels are M double spoke style 260 and are the wheels shown on bmwusa. Only the finish of the wheels might be different (darker) in the flesh...


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      01-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #5
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that's exactly what i was hoping. the ones on bmwusa are not bad at all. i was concerned about the "european model shown" disclaimer. glad the others were for snowtires. appreciate it. im new at this and about to place the order.
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^ These "not so cool" looking wheels are the wheels BMW offers in combination with snow tires, M double spoke style 270.

The standard 18" wheels are M double spoke style 260 and are the wheels shown on bmwusa. Only the finish of the wheels might be different (darker) in the flesh...


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is colour "gun metal" the only one awaible,???? because on pictures on bmw sites it is like chrome???
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is colour "gun metal" the only one awaible,???? because on pictures on bmw sites it is like chrome???
Assumedly yes.
The wheels might be darker than the ones shown on the bmw site.


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Assumedly yes.
The wheels might be darker than the ones shown on the bmw site.


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yeah, i know that there are darker, and they are gun metal, but what i want to know, is it possible to order a chrome 260? it seems that they are already produced on the factories at that moment and tahe will be called 219!
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yeah, i know that there are darker, and they are gun metal, but what i want to know, is it possible to order a chrome 260? it seems that they are already produced on the factories at that moment and tahe will be called 219!
That's new to me. Is that your assumption or do you have any information on this?


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check out this pic of what appears to be a recently delivered m3 with some not so cool looking 18's.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...38#post2001338
You are hurting our Batmobile's feelings - not so cool looking 18's ???

Ah well, but at least we already have our M3 (ooops, was that harsh now ?)

Edit: on second thoughts, yes, the last sentence was a bit harsh, sorry. Hope to see your pics soon !
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This will be my first m3 and ive been struggling choosing options. The bmwusa.com website shows some nice looking 18" wheels but it does have the "european model" disclaimer. Do you all think that the 18" wheels will look as good as they do on the website? Nearly every picture ive seen is with the 19".
If you look at the below post, you'll see an e-mail exchange I had with BMW. It looks like the US 18's will be in a satin chrome finish and not in the dark finish like on the european models.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104960

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anyone has photos of this silver chrome 18 wheels ?????
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Trust me, go for the 19s...when it comes to resale that's what buyers of pre-owned E92 M3s will want.
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