The complete guide to all wheel styles available on the 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan, chassis code F30. We expect more wheel styles to appear as we move from initial production to full production, including the wheels for the xDrive and HybridDrive 3. For now these are the wheels BMW is offering with the 2012 3 Series Sedan.

Double Spoke Style 392 - 17" 17x7.5 225/50/17 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Star Spoke Style 393 - 17" 17x7.5 225/50/17 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Star Spoke Style 394 - 17" 17x7.5 225/50/17 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

V Spoke Style 395 - 17" 17x7.5 225/50/17 front, 17x8.5 255/45/17 rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Star Spoke Style 396 - 18" 18x8 225/45/18 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Double Spoke Style 397 - 18" 18x8 225/45/18 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

V Spoke Style 398 - 18" 18x8 225/45/18 front, 18x8.5 255/40/18 rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Double Spoke Style 401 - 19" 19x8 225/40/19 front, 19x8.5 255/35/19 rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

V Spoke Style 413 - 17" 17x7.5 225/50/17 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Turbine Style 415 - 18" 18x8 225/45/18 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Multi Spoke Style 416 - 18" 18x8 225/45/18 front and rear
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

M Sport Package Star Spoke Style 400 M - 18"
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

M Sport Package Star Spoke Style 403 M - 19"
2012 F30 BMW 3 Series wheel guide

Cross Spoke Style 404 - 20"
F30 3 series cross spoke style 404 20 inch wheel

M Double Spoke Style 405 - 20"
Picture coming soon!


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31 responses to Complete F30 BMW 3 Series Wheel Guide Photo thread

jmnbmw commented:
October 18, 2011, 4:37 pm

Is that Mineral Gray the color of the car shown for wheels "Spoke Style 413"
tim330i commented:
October 18, 2011, 4:54 pm

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Originally Posted by jmnbmw View Post
Is that Mineral Gray the color of the car shown for wheels "Spoke Style 413"
No, it is Havanna metallic (that is how BMW spells the paint code).

Tim
papaalex commented:
October 19, 2011, 12:26 am

403M is the best looking so far...
Gold323Ci commented:
October 19, 2011, 9:21 am

Is there any info out there yet that tells what size these rims are? I know some are 17, 18, and 19 but I'm not sure which are what size.

I like the 392s but I'm not sure if they are 17 or 18. I am fairly certain the 401s are 19 inch. In some photos I've seen, the 401s look too big for the car but I'm sure many will disagree.

The 397s are especially nice but again, not sure if they are 18 or 19 inch.
pix335i commented:
October 19, 2011, 9:35 am

I updated the original thread with the generic wheel sizes (17/18/19) for everyone. I will try to add in more information later today to make it even more helpful!

Hope it helps.
Gold323Ci commented:
October 19, 2011, 9:52 am

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Originally Posted by pix335i View Post
I updated the original thread with the generic wheel sizes (17/18/19) for everyone.
Awesome. Thanks so much. With this update, my two faves are the 397 and the 400m. I have 18 inchers on my current E90 and they seem to be just right.
dtc100 commented:
October 19, 2011, 11:05 am

It would be nice if BMW can publish the offset and weight data.
pix335i commented:
October 25, 2011, 3:08 pm

Updated the thread with more details on the full wheel and tire sizes. No real information about the M sport wheels other than a 18 and 19 option. Will try to get more information about it.
tim330i commented:
January 30, 2012, 5:34 pm

BMW had a 328i sporting the 20 inch Cross Spoke Style 404 wheels at The Rolex 24 at Dayton. We got pictures of the car and the Style 404's it was rocking. Read more here

BMW F30 3 series cross spoke style 404 wheels in 20 inch size
20 inch cross spoke style 404 wheels for the 2012 f30 3 series
eddie33081 commented:
March 19, 2012, 12:41 am

Maybe this should be stickied. Good reference guide on the F30 rims. Thanks!
av98 commented:
March 19, 2012, 12:48 am

Any info on the weight of each style wheel?
bl@ster commented:
March 21, 2012, 4:01 am

Tim: Shouldn't the multi spoke style # 416 be 225mm wide, not 245?
tim330i commented:
March 21, 2012, 10:12 am

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post
Tim: Shouldn't the multi spoke style # 416 be 225mm wide, not 245?
Good catch, I updated the original post. Too bad BMW isn't offering a factory tire wider then 225.
eclampsium commented:
May 8, 2013, 8:59 pm

for me, 397 and 400M! Look good an have a litle bit off rubber the when you hit an undesirable hole in the asphalt (the asphalt here's not too good).
that 20's that got out in the M kit are cool, but i'd not like to use them here...
boltjaM3s commented:
May 8, 2013, 9:13 pm



After almost 10,000 miles, a few wheel-based observations:

1. The Luxury line multi-spoke wheels are a lot better looking than I originally thought.

2. The no-line star-spoke wheels are a lot worse looking than I originally thought.

3. The utter lack of brake dust is a godsend.

4. What you don't realize until you drive the car at dusk is that the wheels that come with any line look matte silver in photographs but have a highly-reflective coating that makes them look like glossy polished steel once high-noon dissipates.

BJ
captainaudio commented:
May 8, 2013, 9:32 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by boltjaM3s View Post


After almost 10,000 miles, a few wheel-based observations:

1. The Luxury line multi-spoke wheels are a lot better looking than I originally thought.

2. The no-line star-spoke wheels are a lot worse looking than I originally thought.

3. The utter lack of brake dust is a godsend.

4. What you don't realize until you drive the car at dusk is that the wheels that come with any line look matte silver in photographs but have a highly-reflective coating that makes them look like glossy polished steel once high-noon dissipates.

BJ
I like those wheels.

They would be a pain to clean if you were getting a lot of brake dust.

CA
boltjaM3s commented:
May 8, 2013, 9:44 pm

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I like those wheels.

They would be a pain to clean if you were getting a lot of brake dust.

CA


This is the closest shot I can find that shows the glistening polished rim and facia of the spokes. Really nice touch on the 'line' wheels.

Zero brake dust. Seriously. Zero.

BJ
CAL_F30-M commented:
August 20, 2014, 3:43 pm

which size is perfect for f30 328i? 18 or 19?
tim330i commented:
August 20, 2014, 3:46 pm

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Originally Posted by CAL_F30-M View Post
which size is perfect for f30 328i? 18 or 19?
I think 19" but 18"s work as well and people run 20"s. It is really personal preference.

Tim
CAL_F30-M commented:
August 20, 2014, 3:48 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
I think 19" but 18"s work as well and people run 20"s. It is really personal preference.

Tim
will 19" lag the car performancewise? Thanks Tim!
tim330i commented:
August 20, 2014, 3:58 pm

It probably won't change the diameter much, if at all. The weight will be an issue, but if you get light weight wheels it would be OK. I double you'll really notice the difference.

Tim
CAL_F30-M commented:
August 20, 2014, 4:06 pm

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Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
It probably won't change the diameter much, if at all. The weight will be an issue, but if you get light weight wheels it would be OK. I double you'll really notice the difference.

Tim
I am thinking about getting the HRE FF01 (http://www.hrewheels.com/wheels/hre-flowform/ff01) but considering the size now
tturedraider commented:
August 20, 2014, 4:31 pm

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Originally Posted by CAL_F30-M View Post
which size is perfect for f30 328i? 18 or 19?
Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
I think 19" but 18"s work as well and people run 20"s. It is really personal preference.

Tim
And I think 18". imo 19" degrades the ride too much.

The reality is anything over 17" is really just for looks. Most folks who are serious trackers would probably choose a 17" square setup for more neutral handling.
falar commented:
August 20, 2014, 4:52 pm

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Originally Posted by CAL_F30-M View Post
which size is perfect for f30 328i? 18 or 19?
18s I say. 19s tire selection really gets iffy and your profile gets really low and will make the 328s tiny brakes look even smaller (unless you get the M-Sport brakes).

I really love the look of my 18" 400m w/M-Sport brakes. I'm sucker for more simple, classic 5-spoke designs though (yes, I realize they are split so it is technically 10).

I just noticed this is an older post and they have some more choices now like the 442s. I think this would make for a great sticky especially if it gets updated with all the new wheels.

I know when I was building my car I had a hard time with all the numbers and figuring out which wheels were the ones I wanted.
Al_C commented:
September 7, 2014, 11:28 am

How come zero brake dust ... I haven't bought a new car for a while but I'm about to buy a new 328i.
namelessman commented:
September 8, 2014, 1:01 am

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Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post
And I think 18". imo 19" degrades the ride too much.

The reality is anything over 17" is really just for looks. Most folks who are serious trackers would probably choose a 17" square setup for more neutral handling.
The F30 17-inch style 393 is relatively light, in fact it is 5+ lb lighter than the luxury line 18-inch style 416 per wheel, while both have the same width(and both square setup). 17-inch style 393 paired with 704 suspension(as in Euro ala carte) should be an interesting setup.
gkr778 commented:
September 8, 2014, 9:26 am

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Originally Posted by namelessman View Post
17-inch style 393 paired with 704 suspension(as in Euro ala carte) should be an interesting setup.

704 suspension + 16" or 17" wheels (any style) + ultra high performance summer tires represents the ideal combination on a 4-cylinder F3x. I have two out of the three on my 320i, which isn't too bad.
Sanjuro commented:
September 8, 2014, 10:28 am

Got 18's on my 435i. Mostly due to the roads around here, didn't want to go lower profile.
Starting to regret it. 19's look damn good.
namelessman commented:
September 8, 2014, 11:04 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post

704 suspension + 16" or 17" wheels (any style) + ultra high performance summer tires represents the ideal combination on a 4-cylinder F3x. I have two out of the three on my 320i, which isn't too bad.
The following is an interesting read. It says 17-inch and 18-inch of similar width and tire rating should perform similarly. The article also says a wide tire(which staggered setup usually has at rear) can hurt grip.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-tires-tested

"Increasing wheel diameter and width, in turn, requires wider tires with shorter and stiffer sidewalls, which we found will increase skidpad grip, but as our test shows, there is a limit to this assertion. The 19-inch package came with the widest tires (235/35R-19) mounted to the widest wheels (8.5 inches), but this setup had less grip around the skidpad than the narrower 225/40R-18s on 8.0-inch-wide wheels. We asked the folks at Goodyear why that might be, and they postulated that the added width may have given the outside tire more grip, which would increase body roll and could therefore decrease the load on the inside tire enough to lose 0.01 g on the skidpad."
artie commented:
November 13, 2014, 9:12 pm

My parents who are elderly are getting a 328xi - would the ride quality be better/ softer with the stock 17's rather than the 18's ...I like the look of both the multi spoke 416 wheel that comes with the luxury and the 397 wheel as well and much better than the 17's...the 397 requires the m brakes and another 650 dollars though...any opinions on any of this? Thanks very much....
Nordique commented:
November 14, 2014, 12:20 am

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Originally Posted by captainaudio View Post
I like those wheels.

They would be a pain to clean if you were getting a lot of brake dust.

CA
What happened to the old brake dust? I never see it anymore except on much older bimmers.