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Old 08-13-2010, 06:14 AM
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Best Place to get the BMW 312 Wheels?

Where can I get the best price on BMW 312 wheels? Thanks.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:37 AM
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I want those wheels also...I think they are very nice..Does anyone know if the dealer would credit the cost of the wheels on my car against the 312's? Thanks
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:06 PM
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:20 PM
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I've only seen them through BMW. But as you know, you have to buy them with the Pirelli's on there. If you count the tires as costing 1600 bucks, that means at $5600, that's $1k per rim. Ouch, the 312's are about as sweet as they get, and their color helps with the brake dust issue, but that's a lot of coinage for some new shoes.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:59 PM
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Where can I get the best price on BMW 312 wheels? Thanks.
Gven your record of BMW owmership, you may be a member of BMW CCA. Most dealerships will give a discount to members -- typically 10% I think.

My experience has been that the lowest advertised price on OE parts is via phone orders or internet orders through ads on bmw forums or in the Roundel magazine -- typically 20% off list.

Another tactic I recommend and have used: After doing your hunt for greatest discount, go to your local parts counter, tell them you can get the parts at 20% off (+ shipping) from the internet, but tell them you would prefer to give your hard-earned money to your local dealership and see if they will match internet specials. This has worked for me; in fact for several years I enjoyed a 25% discount on parts at my local dealership -- and the deal was made sweeter by no sales tax in Oregon. After the dealership changed ownership, I talked to the new parts manager -- he gave me a one-time 20% discount on a set of wood trim, but now I'm back to the normal 10% discount locally and buy through ads in Roundel.

Beware dealer markups over list of BMW parts, too; for a BMW part that in their data base retails for $100, the dealer may list higher retails (typically 10-15% markup.) So, let's see... cost to dealer perhaps $60, BMWNA list $100, dealer list $115. You buy with a "10% discount" and take it home for just a few dollars more than the list price. Gee, thanks...

I know of no good independent source for BMW parts prices. For accessories, sometimes including wheels, the published brochures available at the dealership normally list retail prices and can be used to see if your dealership is adding the markup.

Lastly, BMW wheels can be purchased without the tires. The 312s are too new to show up in any of my usual internet sources to determine part numbers. A few minutes with a friendly parts counter guy might be profitable.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:27 PM
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I got my dealer to agree to give me a credit for the factory wheels on my 550 for the 356 wheels. They wont give you full retail credit, but if you can pay about 50% of the retail on a $6000-7000 wheel and tire package, it sure helps.
Then its a matter of personal preference of how much you are willing to spend.
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Contact Gary Romani at Newport BMW (GRomani@bmwofnewport.com). They give members of E60.com a 25% discount. I received this quote some weeks back

Style 312 only available in 20"
36116792594 479.00ea
36116792595 486.00ea

Ferric grey
36116792596 502.00ea
36116792597 509.00ea


Shipping for either set 130.00
No sales tax charged on merchandise shipped to Florida
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Contact Gary Romani at Newport BMW
Newport RI, or Newport, CA?
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:43 PM
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Found the Rims

Found the rims only for $2250 plus $125 shipping but would come from Germany. There aren't any in the US but a large stock abroad. I am going to wait for my car and then decide whether or not get these but the fact that they are very rare in the US makes me want them even more.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:43 PM
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Please give European dealer

Where did you get the 312 style wheels overseas. I would like to order them.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:03 PM
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Found the rims only for $2250 plus $125 shipping but would come from Germany. There aren't any in the US but a large stock abroad. I am going to wait for my car and then decide whether or not get these but the fact that they are very rare in the US makes me want them even more.
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Where did you get the 312 style wheels overseas. I would like to order them.

Why would you want to order them from overseas and fool with all that when E60, just provided discounted pricing from a dealer here in the US, per below. Cheaper this way than the overseas price. Am I missing something here?

Style 312 only available in 20"
36116792594 479.00ea
36116792595 486.00ea

Ferric grey
36116792596 502.00ea
36116792597 509.00ea
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:21 PM
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Found the Source

Call Newport BMW in Rhode Island. I spoke with Garry Romani and he was great. Great prices and NO TAX. Wheels are ordered from Germany and delivered to their dealership in 3 weeks and then UPS to you.
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