BMW E31 WHEEL STYLE, SPECS, 8 Series

BMW E31 wheel style specs:

The BMW E31 8 series was only offered with 5 different wheel options over its 9 year production run. Not all wheel options were offered in all markets of the world. The 850CSi was not sold in the North American market and as a result never received the M Parallels, style 37, as a wheel option. The below BMW E31 wheel style specs cover all E31 8 series models offered.

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BMW E30 steel wheels
Wheel Style Number:
Style 8
OEM Part Number: 36111178826
Standard on: Non iS, iX & M3 models
Wheel Name: Steelies
Offset: ET+35
Lug Pattern: 4 x 100
Factory Setup, Front: 14 x 5.5
Factory Setup, Rear: 14 x 5.5
Factory Tire Size, Front: 175/70/14
Factory Tire Size, Rear: 175/70/14
Weight, Front: 17.5 lbs (7.95 kg)
Weight, Rear: 17.5 lbs (7.95 kg)
Notes: Also could have been assembled with plastic hub caps.
BMW E31 wheel style 8
Wheel Style Number:
Style 8
OEM Part Number: 36111181919
Standard on: 840Ci, 850Ci
Wheel Name: Cross spoke
Offset: ET+15
Lug Pattern: 5 x 120
Factory Setup, Front: 16 x 7.5
Factory Setup, Rear: 16 x 7.5
Center bore: 72.5mm
Factory Tire Size, Front: 235/50/16
Factory Tire Size, Rear: 235/50/16
Weight, Front: 18.3 lbs (8.300 kg)
Weight, Rear: 18.3 lbs (8.300 kg)
BMW E31 wheel style 9
Wheel Style Number:
Style 9
OEM Part Number, Left: 36111180197
OEM Part Number, Right: 36111180198
Standard on: 840i, 840Ci, 850Ci
Wheel Name: Turbine
Offset: ET+15
Lug Pattern: 5 x 120
Factory Setup, Front: 16 x 7.5
Factory Setup, Rear: 16 x 7.5
Center bore: 72.5mm
Factory Tire Size, Front: 235/50/16
Factory Tire Size, Rear: 235/50/16
Weight, Front: 17.73 lbs (8.040 kg)
Weight, Rear: 17.73 lbs (8.040 kg)
Notes: These wheels are designed to extract hot air out away from the brake discs to aid in cooling. This is the reason for the directional wheels. Installing the wrong wheel on the wrong side of the car will not aid in this cooling benefit.
BMW E31 wheel style 5
Wheel Style Number:
Style 5
OEM Part Number, Front: 36111181887
OEM Part Number, Rear: 36111181888
Standard on: 840i, 840Ci, 850Ci
Wheel Name: Basket weaves
Offset Front: ET+10
Offset Rear: ET+19
Lug Pattern: 5 x 120
Factory Setup, Front: 17 x 8.0
Factory Setup, Rear: 17 x 9.0
Center bore: 72.5mm
Factory Tire Size, Front: 235/45/17
Factory Tire Size, Rear: 265/40/17
Weight, Front: 20.83 lbs (9.450 kg)
Weight, Rear: 21.05 lbs (9.550 kg)
Notes: Two piece wheel design.
BMW E31 wheel style 21
Wheel Style Number:
Style 21
OEM Part Number, Front: 36112227438
OEM Part Number, Rear: 36112227439
Standard on: 840i, 840Ci, 850Ci, 850CSi
Wheel Name: M System II, Throwing stars
Offset Front: ET+10
Offset Rear: ET+19
Lug Pattern: 5 x 120
Factory Setup, Front: 17 x 8.0
Factory Setup, Rear: 17 x 9.0
Center bore: 72.5mm
Factory Tire Size, Front: 235/45/17
Factory Tire Size, Rear: 265/40/17
Weight, Front: 21.50 lbs (9.750 kg)
Weight, Rear: 20.72 lbs (9.400 kg)
Notes: The front faces are removable covers. The faces are directional for the left and right sides. The blade design is to help aid in brake cooling.
BMW E31 wheel style 37
Wheel Style Number:
Style 21
OEM Part Number, Front: 36112229730
OEM Part Number, Rear: 36112227633
Optional on: 850CSi
Wheel Name: M Parallels
Offset Front: ET+13
Offset Rear: ET+25
Lug Pattern: 5 x 120
Factory Setup, Front: 18 x 8.0
Factory Setup, Rear: 18 x 9.5
Center bore: 72.5mm
Factory Tire Size, Front: 245/40/18
Factory Tire Size, Rear: 285/35/18
Weight, Front: 23.26 lbs (10.550 kg)
Weight, Rear: 23.92 lbs (10.850 kg)
Notes: Optional upgrade to the 850CSi in some world markets starting in 1995.

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