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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 01-17-2013, 05:13 AM
gnrllee gnrllee is offline
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Wheel question

I'm wondering what these wheels are called and if they will fit on my 99 528i. And are they hard to find?
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:19 AM
firehawk17 firehawk17 is offline
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if im not mistaken those are the M parallels... and yes they will fit if I'm correct
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:30 AM
Reuvers Reuvers is offline
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looking at topic starter's car they fit and yes M parallel is what they are called. Mind there are replica's on the market as well, so before buying these, find out what offset and bore size they have
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:49 AM
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Those wheels are called Style 37, M Parallel BMW wheels, nicknamed "M-Pars". They came as an optional wheel on a number of different BMW models including my 2003 M-Sport 540i. Be aware that the wheels that will fit on the E39s (yours and mine) are different from all other BMWs in both offset and hub bore diameter. You can find Reps pretty easily but the factory wheels are expensive and hard to find as they are forged alloy and are one of the lightest and strongest wheels BMW supplied from the factory. They were originally developed as the factory wheel for the E34 based M5.

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