2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test


2002 BMW M3: Wheels That Never Get Dirty

September 08, 2008

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The best thing about our M3's stock 18-inch wheels compared to the optional 19s? Their finish. Instead of brightly polished spokes, the 18s have a slightly duller, matte gray color. I think BMW calls it ghost chrome, but I could be wrong about that. More importantly, a nice coat of brake dust barely shows up. In fact, you would have to neglect this car for weeks before you would ever notice the wheels were seriously dirty. And trust me, if you owned this car, or I owned this car, neglect would not be a problem.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 60,842 miles

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