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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-26-2005, 08:35 AM
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Sports package wheels

It seems that there are 2 different wheel selections for the Sport Package.

The common one is the 5 (fat) Star looking 17" wheel.

I've recently seen a different one. Appears to be an 18" wheel (not the ZHP, which is SWEET). It's a different oneThe vehicle I'm looking to buy has this one. Personally, I like the 17" more.

I tried to attach it. What is the tire size on this vehicle? Does it have the 55 in the back? Would BMW let me swap it out for the 17" one?
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:13 AM
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style 72M v-spoke wheel.

front 8 x 18 with 225/40R-18 tire
rear 8.5 x 18 with 255/35R-18 tire

Not sure what you mean by "swap." You can buy these wheels at the parts counter of a dealership.

Edit: OK, I think I understand. You're interested in a used car that has these wheels on it and you wonder if the dealership might swap these for a set on another used car. They might... can't hurt to ask...
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:43 AM
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Right, you got it.

I want to swap them out for either the 17" 235/45, or the 17" sport for the 325i.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:46 AM
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Anyone have a pic of a 3 w/ these wheels (style 72M v-spoke wheel).

That is better than the one I posted? Side view or something?
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:07 AM
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They are great looking wheels on that car. If you don't mind the cost of replacing those tires, you should go for it. Someone spent some good money on them.
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:09 PM
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Why don't you just take the car with the m72 wheels (the ones already on the car)? They were an expensive option and you can always sell them later to recuperate your money. I have also seen very few people with the m72 compared with every other 330 with the m68... although the m68 is one of the best wheel designs in my opinion.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:32 PM
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Why don't you just take the car with the m72 wheels (the ones already on the car)? They were an expensive option and you can always sell them later to recuperate your money. I have also seen very few people with the m72 compared with every other 330 with the m68... although the m68 is one of the best wheel designs in my opinion.
Yup, buy the car with M72, if you don't like them, sell them here or on eBay... .... assuming rims & rubbers are of the same quality, 17" replacement (M68?) will be cheaper than these M72 , i.e. you'll have cash in your pocket for other mods
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:28 PM
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I had M68's and bought a set of 18" M72's for $1200 off a board member.....Then I sold the M68's on Ebay for $1100 !!.

No offense - but the M72's might look a little strange on a 325 because they were not available on that car.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:47 PM
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No offense - but the M72's might look a little strange on a 325 because they were not available on that car.
Shouldn't matter .. e.g. Style 42 Bolted are for Z3 or E39 ... .. and they don't look strange at all on my iT
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:31 PM
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Anyone have a pic of a 3 w/ these wheels (style 72M v-spoke wheel).

That is better than the one I posted? Side view or something?
I just bought my first 330i zsp 3 weeks ago and it has the 72M.

I didn't realize it was a rare one till I read this post. Just thought they were really neat looking wheels.

One thing to remind you though, these wheels get dirty REALLY FAST. The design really sucks up all the dirt off the road. I figured that I'd have to wash them at least twice a week to keep them look clean.

edit: Now I recalled dealer mentioning these wheels were a $1900 option. I simply took it as a sales pitch and didnt actually believe him at the time.

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Old 03-26-2005, 11:50 PM
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Anyone have a pic of a 3 w/ these wheels (style 72M v-spoke wheel).

That is better than the one I posted? Side view or something?
Several... Here's one:


PhilH also has these wheels on his steel gray 330i - his sig photo has a good, albeit small, view of his car.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:04 AM
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edit: Now I recalled dealer mentioning these wheels were a $1900 option. I simply took it as a sales pitch and didnt actually believe him at the time.
$900 MSRP, IIRC.
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:30 AM
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PhilH also has these wheels on his steel gray 330i - his sig photo has a good, albeit small, view of his car.
A few more pics here...

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/showga...00/ppuser/2094

and here...

http://www.bimmer.info/bmw/PhilH/330i.html
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This is mine, these are the 18inch wheels

[QUOTE=downtown]Anyone have a pic of a 3 w/ these wheels (style 72M v-spoke wheel).
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:05 PM
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Anyone have a pic of a 3 w/ these wheels (style 72M v-spoke wheel).

Wow. I'd say those are at least a thousand times better looking than M68 wheels. I *hate* the M68's. I can't believe some people actually like them. Then again, some people like white-chocolate, which I know to be the universe's most potent manifestation of evil.
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:37 PM
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No offense - but the M72's might look a little strange on a 325 because they were not available on that car.
I doubt anyone would notice, except maybe another bimmer fanatic. M72s are hot.
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:56 AM
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yeah, I agree on the wheels. I actually had to look long and hard (bought my car used) to find them. I don't like the standard wheels found on the 3s with the sports package at all.
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:38 PM
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Wow. I'd say those are at least a thousand times better looking than M68 wheels. I *hate* the M68's. I can't believe some people actually like them. Then again, some people like white-chocolate, which I know to be the universe's most potent manifestation of evil.
I have to agree (no offense to anyone here ), I always thought that M68's were I can't believe that BMW kept putting them on new cars for so long.

But I don't have anything against white chocolate, although I'm not a big fan of chocolate in general anyways.

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..... Then again, some people like white-chocolate, which I know to be the universe's most potent manifestation of evil.

Uhhhhh no. You overlooked lime Jell-O.


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Then again, some people like white-chocolate, which I know to be the universe's most potent manifestation of evil.
Sorry pal, you're way off - it isn't white chocolate, it's Celine Dion. Linky (scroll down)
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