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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jan-01-2020, 03:17:52 AM   #11
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I don't want similar design to CSL rims on my Z4m. They are reserved for M3 in my opinion.
I couldnít agree more. Just commenting that some brands of black wheels can look amazing.
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Old Wed, Jan-01-2020, 03:30:40 AM   #12
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RAC RG 63s in hyper black look absolutely amazing in pics and in real life.
Those aren’t black. Closer to chrome than black :P
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Old Wed, Jan-01-2020, 04:15:54 AM   #13
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Those aren’t black. Closer to chrome than black :P
I have them on my car. Maybe a hint of chrome but 9/10 people who see them will say they are black not chrome. They definitely are not matte or flat black.

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I cant disagree more with those that are pushing you away from black. Matt black or even gloss black ok, but SM10's in Satin black will look really nice (in pictures and in person) on your car.

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I have them on my car. Maybe a hint of chrome but 9/10 people who see them will say they are black not chrome. They definitely are not matte or flat black.
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You got me there. Definitely look chrome is those pics/lighting.
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Black wheels look fine with immaculate cars in photos, but in real life tend to look... crappy
Car has to be in great condition in and out. No faded trims or swirled paint, clean tires etc. Gloss black wheels tends to look nicer than matte or satin black as it shows off the lines better.

A lot of modern cars come with gloss black wheels and look great. I plan to pc my wheels gloss black in the future. It’s a bolder look than gunmetal or silver.
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Red with gloss black wheels is a nice contrast.





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Silver or white.
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Gunmetal/anthracite looks good on almost all cars. I think imola needs a bit more contrast.

Black could work. But itís hit or miss IMO.

After 16 years of being a wheel *****, I keep going back to silver colors. Super classy. They look best on multi-piece wheels.
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