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View Poll Results: Wheels for my 545i Sport
Old M5 2 10.00%
New M5 10 50.00%
M6 5 25.00%
CSL 3 15.00%
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:00 PM
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Tough call....

I have a friend who had the E39 M5 wheels on his E60 530i and they looked good but a little dated and odd since they were from the previous generation 5er. (Most people who never notice that but we do.) Not a bad option though.

The E60 M5 wheels would look best but I'm not sure if those wheels along with the M-Sport kit would make it look too M5 wanna-be. Don't get me wrong, I love the M-Sport kit and the wheels but some people would be bothered with the prospect of being labeled a poseur.

I'm not a big fan of the M6 wheels. They are a little too spindly and show way too much brake disc which would be fine if there were enough brake disc to fill in behind. This wheel is on the bottom of my list of the choices you gave.

The CSL wheels would look good as long as you went 19" or 20". It's a classic design and has been used in one variant or another across the BMW range. Here are a some pictures from Velocity Motoring.





How about Velocity's newest wheel, the V715? That would look awesome!

Velocity Motoring V715


Kev - also you're right, no M5 poser please.....that is why I went with the BMW kit, same kit offered on the new 5 series.

Now..what tires would I put on 19's to not have to play with the suspension???
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:24 PM
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personally, i like the ones on the new 550i sport





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Old 07-20-2007, 10:02 AM
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M5, M6, or 550i Sports... those would be my votes if you want to keep the OE look. I'd also consider ASA AR1s
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Hard to decide without seeing them on the car, but for some reason none of them do it for me.

E39 ones don't work, the M5 one might come off as a bit "poseur", the M6 ones are getting to be a bit overused. I mean, they're great, but people need to stop putting them on all the BMWs and leave it for the M6. The CSL-type ones don't work.

How about the 2008 550i sport wheels? Those look nice.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:31 PM
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Wheels have been picked and ordered, but you'll have to wait till the end of next week to see them
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new M5 or CLS
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new m5 wheels are a pain to clean with the deep groove in each spoke.
My vote is for M6 or CSL style.
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550i Sport. Voted for M6.
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