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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 05-18-2016, 06:31 AM
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Lug bolt size

I've been investigating different wheels for my F10 and see a lot of 3 series wheels for sale. Assuming offsets and wheel sizes are correct, I'm wondering about lug bolt size.

One of the wheel size web sites lists the lug bolt size of a 3 series as M12x1.5 and the 5 series as M14x1.5.

Will my M14 size bolts fit a 3 series wheel?
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:31 PM
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I'm no expert but I think the bolts will fit the wheel OK as long as the bolt seats properly. I think the difference is mainly in the threaded portion of the bolt but I may be wrong. Hopefully another poster can confirm. The offset of the wheel is very important both for looks and the suspension.
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Yes, my thought is if the hole is large enough. Assuming the taper will bottom out at some point. There's gotta be some people out there who have used E90/F30 wheels on F10s.
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You also have to determine if the thread pitch is the same, i.e. fine or standard. IF I recall correctly the F10 uses a fine thread, can't say about the 3er.
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I would still use my F10 lugs. The pitch is the same; 1.5mm. There must be lot's of F10 owners who have 3 series wheels? No?
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