M50D BMW Winter Wheels

max
Member
Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:14 am

M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi all

Is there an 'approved' set of BMW winter wheels to use with the M50D?
Are the brake calipers bigger, thus more clearance is needed or can any set that can be used on a 30D or 40D be used?

Thanks
User avatar
Don Coffey
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 2452
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:37 pm

Yes and yes,

BMW will happily sell you a suitable set of 20” wheels with snow tyres fitted, for a premium price!!

19” wheels do not fit the M50d due to the larger calliper and disc.

Don
User avatar
Don Coffey
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 2452
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:41 pm

Ok, I may have been a bit quick off the mark there. A look on the BMW site says a 19” (£675 each! 20” start £1075 each)) is available if the car is not fitted with the M Performance Brakes. I’m not sure how you can tell if you have these or not.

Don
User avatar
X5Sport
Lifer
Lifer
Location: Planet X6......
Posts: 16219
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:27 pm

Try running a VIN decoder against your car to see what build options come back? Bmwvin[dot]com is pretty good for this.

Realoem will also show options, though the BMW site will do as you know. Even the ones for my F46 are £2k a set on 17” (yes that’s tiny I know... :oops: )
:ant: Never anthropomorphise computers. They hate that.
Image
max
Member
Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:14 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:48 pm

Thanks chaps
I'm considering 2 M50s, one has the 21" summer option and the other the regular 20" summer option. I don't think either car is upgraded with the M performance brakes (which are blue calipers on other BMW models, so I guess the same for the X5?)

I think I need to work out which set of BMW 19s will work as a winter option (if as you guys say they will clear the brakes). I won't be buying new at what they are charging so probably need to make sure all versions of 19s have the same offsets and I guess stagered set up the actual winter tyres
User avatar
Don Coffey
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 2452
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:52 pm

X5Sport wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Try running a VIN decoder against your car to see what build options come back? Bmwvin[dot]com is pretty good for this.

Realoem will also show options, though the BMW site will do as you know. Even the ones for my F46 are £2k a set on 17” (yes that’s tiny I know... :oops: )
I did use the last seven of the vin on the BMW site, but judging by the fact it gave me the option of the 19” wheels even though I have the M Performance Brake kit, it’s not that clever. I’ll have a look at those other sites Richard 👍🏻

Don
User avatar
Don Coffey
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 2452
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:57 pm

max wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Thanks chaps
I'm considering 2 M50s, one has the 21" summer option and the other the regular 20" summer option. I don't think either car is upgraded with the M performance brakes (which are blue calipers on other BMW models, so I guess the same for the X5?)

I think I need to work out which set of BMW 19s will work as a winter option (if as you guys say they will clear the brakes). I won't be buying new at what they are charging so probably need to make sure all versions of 19s have the same offsets and I guess stagered set up the actual winter tyres
Hi Max,

I was told my car could take 19” wheels but found out today it can’t, ie the calliper is too big. It’s not blue but just the standard silver. Thankfully the place I got the wheels from are prepared to take them back but now need to look at 20” wheels or change the tyres on the existing rims.

So do I have the M Performance Brakes 🤷🏼‍♂️ I don’t know but I do know that 19” wheels don’t fit my car.

Don
sid10
Member
Member
Posts: 657
Joined: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:21 am

I have a set of F15 / F16 20" for sale in the buy and sell section delivery mileage wheels and tyres ( summer) may split the wheels and tyres. They have the RDCi valves style 469M.
Sid10
Leslie
Member
Member
Posts: 220
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:58 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:31 pm

Id usually go by the sticker on the doorpost what is the smallest wheels it lists ?
User avatar
Don Coffey
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 2452
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:38 pm

Leslie wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Id usually go by the sticker on the doorpost what is the smallest wheels it lists ?
That sounds like a very sensible idea, I’ll have a look tomorrow and report back.

Don
max
Member
Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:14 am

Re: M50D BMW Winter Wheels

Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:08 pm

Don Coffey wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Leslie wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Id usually go by the sticker on the doorpost what is the smallest wheels it lists ?
That sounds like a very sensible idea, I’ll have a look tomorrow and report back.

Don
Superb idea :thumbsup:
Please do report back Don

Return to “General X5 Forum (F15)”