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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:06 PM
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what wheel is S289A

just as the title says. what wheel style is S289A. Thanks!
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Where did you get that number? BMW wheel nomenclature is as noted here: http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm
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Where did you get that number? BMW wheel nomenclature is as noted here: http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm
it is what shows up on the vin decoder.
http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bw61518.pdf
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help us help you better...do you have 16, 17, or 18 inch wheels? If you look up the e39 wheels in the part dataase...you'll note that there are only a few wheels that have "radial" in their name.

A pic would also help...and below are links to all the e39 wheels and the part database:

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/5

http://bmwmobiletradition-online.com...96&hg=36&fg=15
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help us help you better...do you have 16, 17, or 18 inch wheels? If you look up the e39 wheels in the part dataase...you'll note that there are only a few wheels that have "radial" in their name.

A pic would also help...and below are links to all the e39 wheels and the part database:

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/5

http://bmwmobiletradition-online.com...96&hg=36&fg=15
im trying to find out what wheels originally came on my car. when i originally got it, it had 2 3 series wheels and 2 steel wheels. it is a 1998/04 540i with sport package.
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help us help you better...do you have 16, 17, or 18 inch wheels? If you look up the e39 wheels in the part database...you'll note that there are only a few wheels that have "radial" in their name.
S289A BMW LM Rad BMW Styling
"Rad" is also German for wheel. I believe the LM signifies "leichtmetall" = alloy.

This site - http://kun.de/homes/maus/pages/sa-codes.html (and others) gives this add'l info:
S289A BMW Leichtmetallfelgen 71/2J mit 225/70 ZR 16

I don't see any wheels that came with 70-series tires, and the radial-spoke wheels (Styles 32, 48 & 50) are 7x16.
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
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S289A BMW LM Rad BMW Styling
"Rad" is also German for wheel. I believe the LM signifies "leichtmetall" = alloy.

This site - http://kun.de/homes/maus/pages/sa-codes.html (and others) gives this add'l info:
S289A BMW Leichtmetallfelgen 71/2J mit 225/70 ZR 16

I don't see any wheels that came with 70-series tires, and the radial-spoke wheels (Styles 32, 48 & 50) are 7x16.
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
ok thanks for the links.
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S289A BMW LM Rad BMW Styling
"Rad" is also German for wheel. I believe the LM signifies "leichtmetall" = alloy.
All acrynyms and terms used in this forum should be here, so, I checked:
- BMW E39 technoterms, acronyms, glossary, definitions slang, technical terms, abbreviations (1)

LM = Light Module
LMR = Light alloy wheel--Leichtmetallrad

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ok thanks for the links.
See also:
- BMW wheel specs (1) (2) & BMW & replica rim styles (1) (2) (3) (4) & the difference between cast vs forged rims (1) & how to choose the right size wheel spacers (1) (2) & where to go when you bend or otherwise damage your wheels (1) & wheel terminology (1) & Tire circumference, diameter, offset, & clearance calculators (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
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im trying to find out what wheels originally came on my car. when i originally got it, it had 2 3 series wheels and 2 steel wheels. it is a 1998/04 540i with sport package.
D'oh...this isn't that difficult...and I'm not sure why I didn't put all the pieces together.

Well...the 1998 model year was the first time a sport pkg was offered for the 540i & 528i w/auto tranny (in the USA)...the wheel upgrade was the 17" Style 19 (7 spokes) 2 piece wheel for the 540i...the 528i got the 17" bolted Style 5 Cross spoke (also a 2 piece wheel)...and the 540i/6 (manual tranny) got the staggered 17" Style 32 wheel:
  • 1998 540i/6 (manual tranny) - staggered 17"x8"/17"x9" style 32 wheels
  • 1998 540i sport pkg (auto tranny) - 17"x8" Style 19 wheels
  • 1998 528i sport pkg (auto & manual tranny) - 17"x8" bolted Style 5 Cross spoke wheels



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just as the title says. what wheel style is S289A. Thanks!
well... if you still don't know...wheel style S289A option code are the wheels mounted on your car in the pic you posted.

BTW...did you have a spare...and if so...what BMW wheel style # is it?


17"x8" Style 19 wheels
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Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg

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well... if you still don't know...wheel style S289A option code are the wheels mounted on your car in the pic you posted.

BTW...did you have a spare...and if so...what BMW wheel style # is it?


17"x8" Style 19 wheels
Yeah that's what I thought! I bought them from the person I got the car from, so it makes sense. No spare wheels came with it.
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