The M3 was introduced with a respectable 265 rear tire on the 9.5" and 245 front tire on the 8.5" 219M and 220M wheel designs.
BMW later introduced what is arguably the greatest wheel design ever produced: the M359. It featured 0.5" widened front and rear widths to accommodate the GTS uprated tire sizes of 255mm front and 285mm rear.
Good, but not good enough.
As the E9X M3 chassis evolved with the aftermarket, we needed more, and less: wider, lighter.
As an avid OEM+ enthusiast, none of the available aftermarket wheels truly fit the E9X M3 like the original Hypersilver M359.
Until now.Matt / @m3_epoustouflant
My fitment experiments.
New technology, new possibilities.
The recommend tire fitment is 265/30 (as shown) or 275/30. This fitment gives enough leeway for owners running stock suspension who need a more conservative offset. The front wheels weight 25 lbs.
The recommend tire fitment is 295/30. This fitment is more aggresive on the rear as the OEM suspension has enough flexibility to avoid rubbing at any height. The rear wheels weight 27 lbs.
The wheels are offered in a standard finish: Hypersilver. AG uses the same 3 stage paint process, there will be very slight variations to OEM.
The wheels are hubcentric and were designed to fit with OEM M wheel stickers, center caps, and conical lug bolts. This hardware is not included.
The wheels were engineered to a load rating of 1523 lbs and certified to JWL standards by AG.
- Genuine BMW floating center caps (SKU 36122455269)
- Genuine BMW 12x1.5x26mm wheel bolts (SKU: 36136781150)
- Genuine BMW M wheel sticker (SKU: 36112228660)
If you use spacers on the front wheels, you will need extended bolts.
AG Wheels, also known as AvantGarde wheels, has been in business for close to 20 years. Its ownership and employees have been in the industry forever.
I was first row to their launch of AG Forged wheels lineup which slowly but surely has become a staple in the aftermarket forged market.