BMW M is injecting a dose of racing prowess into the DNA of their road cars. In an exciting announcement, the motorsport division has revealed that BMW M Performance centerlock wheels are set to grace a diverse array of variants within the BMW M2, M3, and M4 family. These lightweight forged wheels are being hailed as the crown jewels in the esteemed BMW M Performance Parts lineup.
Which M Cars Embrace the Elegance of Centerlock Wheels?
Originally unveiled in the highly exclusive and considerably expensive BMW 3.0 CSL earlier this year, the lightweight and aerodynamic allure of centerlock wheels is now extending its reach to “regular” M cars. Presently, these BMW M Performance centerlock wheels are available for the BMW M2, BMW M3 Touring Competition with M xDrive, BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe, and BMW M4 Convertible.
Originating from the high-stakes world of motorsport, centerlock wheels were meticulously crafted for lightning-fast wheel changes, ensuring shorter pit stops. Forget about the conventional five screws; each wheel now finds its secure place with a single central screw. The robust connection is established by applying a formidable torque of 930 Nm during installation, offering a wheel change experience akin to that of professional racers.
BMW takes pride in asserting that this technology not only infuses the pure DNA of the racetrack into your everyday drive but also contributes to a reduction in rotating masses. This optimization not only enhances performance but also elevates the exclusive appearance through a distinctive design in the hub area. Beyond the surface allure, there’s a functional component that contributes to a seamless driving experience.
The M Performance centerlock wheels are presented as a unified set, boasting sizes of 19 inches for the front axle and 20 inches for the rear axle (275/35 ZR19 for the front and 285/30 ZR20 for the rear). The Y-spoke design in Jet Black matte color, adorned with milled M Performance lettering, not only exudes coolness but presents a compelling upgrade option for enthusiasts seeking to elevate their driving experience.