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      09-11-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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M5 343 20" Wheels were Cast All Along?

I was just browsing the BMWUK website, until I stumbled across this...

M6 Gran Coupe Wheels (under Design section):
"The car dazzles with its 20" M Double-spoke 433 M light-alloy wheels, fitted as standard. These burnished rims are painted Orbit Grey. An alternative option is the cast 20" M Double-spoke 343 M light-alloy wheels in a high-quality Bicolour look. Both designs include mixed tyres and display the striking M tag that identifies them as high-performance products at a glance."

F10 M5 Sedan Wheels (under Design section):
"As a standard feature, the BMW M5 Saloon stands on sporty, 19” Double-spoke 345 M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres – the perfect balance between an agile appearance and comfort. An exclusive athletic set of light alloy wheels is also available: cast 20” Double-spoke 343 M light alloy wheels in Bi-colour look or in Black with mixed tyres, consisting of 9 J x 20 with 265/35 R20 tyres and 10 J x 20 with 295/30 R20 tyres at the rear."

So the 343's are not forged after all? So who said that the 343's were forged in Italy and all? Just curious. Honestly, I thought Vossens were expensive cast wheels, but $4K for cast rims? Hell no.
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I was just browsing the BMWUK website, until I stumbled across this...

M6 Gran Coupe Wheels (under Design section):
"The car dazzles with its 20" M Double-spoke 433 M light-alloy wheels, fitted as standard. These burnished rims are painted Orbit Grey. An alternative option is the cast 20" M Double-spoke 343 M light-alloy wheels in a high-quality Bicolour look. Both designs include mixed tyres and display the striking M tag that identifies them as high-performance products at a glance."

F10 M5 Sedan Wheels (under Design section):
"As a standard feature, the BMW M5 Saloon stands on sporty, 19 Double-spoke 345 M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres the perfect balance between an agile appearance and comfort. An exclusive athletic set of light alloy wheels is also available: cast 20 Double-spoke 343 M light alloy wheels in Bi-colour look or in Black with mixed tyres, consisting of 9 J x 20 with 265/35 R20 tyres and 10 J x 20 with 295/30 R20 tyres at the rear."

So the 343's are not forged after all? So who said that the 343's were forged in Italy and all? Just curious. Honestly, I thought Vossens were expensive cast wheels, but $4K for cast rims? Hell no.
BMW.de says forged (Geschmiedet). Probably lost in translation to English.
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