There is no doubt that BMW has created some of the most iconic wheels throughout its history. They have teamed up with some of the best wheel manufacturers like Ronal and BBS to deliver striking wheel designs that fit their cars perfectly.
Because BMW has designed so many wheels, they had to come up with a naming scheme. Simply enough, BMW just used a numbering system. An example of this is some early model E36 M3s came with the classic Style 22, or the E30 325i came with what is now the most copied wheel design in the world, the Style 5.
There may come a time when you are looking for a specific style of a wheel but you do not know what the right number is. This is where BMWstylewheels.com is here to help. This awesome website has pictures of just about every BMW wheel design from the beginning. What else makes this website great is you can filter by series and chassis code to help you find the exact wheel you want quickly. It is also a lot of fun to look through and check out some rare wheels you may have never seen before, like these:
Once you choose your favorite style wheel, the website will then give you sample images of the wheel, what it looks like on the car, what chassis the wheel can be found on, and the specifications. Knowing the specifications of the wheel is a great way to find out if that specific style of wheel would fit your ride. Here is an example of one of my favorites, Style 21.
Here you can see that the Style 21 came on the E34 5 series, E32 7 series, and the E31 8 series. The wheel came in two different sizes, 8x17 or 9x17 and were offered with different offsets.
Whatever you're trying to do, this is a great website to bookmark and have on hand if you just can't figure out what style of BMW wheels it is.
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