They put bigger brakes on the "S" in the middle of the 2006 model year. Any 2006+ "S" model will need 16" rims to clear the brakes.
Originally Posted by 02Z3COUPE
Hi, this is my first post on the Mini side
My wife's 2008 S has the 17" wheels (very bad in the snow) and we would like to put 15" rims with snow tires
on it. There seems to be some confusion as to if this will work. We have been told the 15" wheels will have caliper clearance issues, but my dad put 15" wheels on his 2002 S with no problems. Can someone out there give a definite yes or no on this? from experience? Thanks!!!!!!!
2013 BMW 335xi Sedan
Estoril Blue / Black Leather
6MT, M-Sport, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, Dynamic Handling Pkg, Tech Pkg, HK Sound, M Performance Exhaust, M Performance Power Kit
Former: 2011 335xi Coupe -- 2009 MCS JCW -- 2006 MZ4 -- 2002 325i -- 1997 318ti -- 1991 318i