BMWs have a great looking wheel lineup, and are extremely popular. Most owners of BMWs love their cars and want to drive in style and enjoy the looks, especially if you drop a few thousand dollars on your rims. Sometimes you may find yourself asking, “Will 3 Series Wheels Fit 5 Series Bmw?”. This can also apply for if your interested in buying a set.
3 series wheels
The answer is yes. They will fit on your 5 series, but it is not the best idea. The problem with these wheels is that they are not made for your car and therefore may cause problems.
The first issue with these wheels is that they do not have a center bore that is the same as your stock wheels. This means that if you were to put them on, it would leave a gap between the wheel and tire. This could lead to poor handling or even blowouts on the highway due to vibrations caused by the tires rubbing against the fender well.
The second issue with these wheels is that they are made for a different style of vehicle than your BMW 5 series. The 3 series has fender flares over its wheels while the 5 series does not have this feature and therefore requires different offset measurements in order to sit flush against the fender well of your Bimmer.
The bolt pattern is different between a 3 and 5 series
The wheel size of a BMW 5 series is different than a BMW 3 series. It will not directly fit. The bolt pattern is different between a 3 and 5 series. You could have them converted to the 5 series pattern to make them fit.
The easiest thing to do would be to have the wheels refinished and painted or powder coated. If you want to keep the same look, you can either get hub rings or hub centric rings for your wheels. They will help center the wheel on the hub so that it fits tighter than without them. This option works well for most vehicles, but if you don’t have any clearance issues, then it probably won’t be necessary
18″ M3 Style 335i Rims and Tires (With TPMS)
The BMW 3 series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. The first generation 3 Series was a compact car developed under Günter Faltz and introduced in 1975 as 1976 model year.
The E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 is the fifth generation of the BMW 3 Series, which was produced from 2004 to 2013. It replaced the E46 generation in 2004, while the convertible (E93) was launched almost two years later. The body styles of the range are:
- Two-door sedan (E90/E91)
- Rear-wheel drive only
- Four-door sedan (E90/E91)
- All-wheel drive only (xDrive)
Set of 4 19″ BMW M3 Style Wheels with Tires
The 3 series is a smaller car than the 5 series, so you can’t put wheels from it on your 5 series. You can however find wheel styles that will look good on both cars.
I would recommend looking at 19 inch wheels with a brushed finish and split spoke design. You can also try going with a staggered setup (meaning one wheel is wider than the other) such as this one: https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelDetailPage.jsp?wheelid=2FE1256F8D44A4B4&catalogid=10054&pagetype=cen&tab=0#tab-overview
18″ Style 190 Wheels and Tires for BMW 5 & 6 series with TPMS sensors
These factory style wheels are direct replacements for the OEM factory wheels. They have a smooth polished lip, and come in silver or black. They will fit the following BMWs:
5 Series 135i, M5, 550i 535i 550i GT X1 28i 28i xDrive 28i Xdrive Gran Turismo F10 F11 F18
6 Series 650i 650i Grand Sport 650i Coupe M6 Convertible 650i Convertible M6 Gran Coupe 650I/M6 Gran Coupe F06/F12 F13/F13 LCI
19″ Borbet 5-spoke wheels w/ Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires. Fits 3-Series, 5-Series, X1 and X3 models.
The Borbet 5-spoke wheels are designed to fit a wide range of vehicles. The wheel has an offset of +45mm and is 19″ in diameter. The backspacing is 6″ and the lip size is 3″.
The 19″ Borbet 5-spoke wheels w/ Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires are a direct bolt-on application. The wheel comes with center caps and hardware for installation.
These wheels will fit:
- 3 series BMWs (E36/E46/E90/E92/E93)
- 5 series BMWs (E39/E60/E61)
- X1 BMWs (F25)
Aftermarket wheels for the BMW 3 Series usually need to be custom made
This is because the bolt pattern, offset and center bore are different from one model to the next.
In general, the following applies:
- BMW F30/F31/F32/F33/F34 = 5x120mm bolt circle (center bore 73mm)
- BMW F80 M3 = 5x120mm bolt circle (center bore 73mm)
The main difference between the 3 series and 5 series is the diameter of the wheels. The 5 series uses a larger wheel size, so BMW decided to make all of their rims custom for the 5 series range. This means that you will have to have your 3 series wheels custom made if you want them to fit onto your BMW 5 series vehicle.