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View Poll Results: Which Finish for 20" Style 214's - 2011 Vermillion Red 35d
High Gloss Black Finish 5 50.00%
Traditional OEM Silver Finish 5 50.00%
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:53 PM
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Which Finish for 20" Style 214's? 011 Vermillion Red 35c

I recently acquired a 2011 Vermillion Red 35d...After owning an X6 35i and an X6 50i, I can say this is my favorite BMW SAV of the three.. Absolutely love it.

Living in the snow belt, I have an 18" winter tire/wheel set-up on it now.

Recently I traded my 19" All Season Continental Set in on Style 214 20" wheels and summer rubber. So I have this credit and now I need to decide which 20" Style 214 wheel finish to go with?

It was a no brainer earlier when there was only the traditional OEM Silver Finish. But now BMW is offering a new black high gloss finish on the 214 that I am seriously considering....A very different look than traditional finish wheel for sure!

I really like them both..However, if cost is not out-of-whack, I'm starting to lean to the high gloss black wheel finish with blacked-out grills...Am a little concerned I might tire of it after a year or two..

I've posted this poll on a couple of SAV sites hoping to garner many opinions...Would welcome everyones thoughts..
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Definitely go for the gloss black! If you don't like it, you can always trade/sell that set for the traditional 214's on here. No brainer.
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not a big fan of gross black. will go for matte black or gunmetal for red car if there is option
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not a big fan of gross black. will go for matte black or gunmetal for red car if there is option
+1, especially since most of the trim on the car is matte/flat.
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I like the black with either White or Black, matte black though - don't like gloss black in any case.
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