Fitment guide

BMW F87 M2 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 04/08/2018
Updated | 06/15/2024

Looking for fitment advice for your 2016 - 2021 F87 BMW M2? Our M2 fitment guide has vehicle-specific wheel and tire size recommendations that allow you to run wider tires and increase performance on and off the track. This guide covers all models of the F87 BMW M2 including the base N55 powered OG M2 as well as the S55 powered M2 Competition and M2 CS models. From OEM+ setups that emulate the factory 437M and 763M wheel fitments to aggressive wheel widths that require significant modifications, there’s an Apex M2 wheel spec for your needs. Our Forged wheels provide a lightweight track-oriented option including our popular VS-5RS, EC-7RS and SM-10RS. M2 owners looking for a more affordable option that still offers wide tire fitments with chassis-specific features can run our Flow Formed wheels - ARC-8s, EC-7s, or SM-10s. If you’re looking for fitment notes on the standard F2X non-M 2 series, check out our BMW F22 F23 2 Series Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide.

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter.

Click Here to view our F87 M2 master brake clearance guide

* 2019+ M2 Comp 2NH 400mm brakes, as well as 2020+ M2 CS Carbon Ceramic 400mm brakes will require 19" wheels or larger.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x120mm

Center Bore

72.56mm

Lug Seat

60° Conical

Lug Thread Pitch

M14x1.25mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Black BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Blue BMW M2 - EC-7 in Race Silver
  • Silver BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
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These bolt-on wheel fitments are ideal for the F87 M2 owner looking to reuse stock tires or run bolt-on staggered fitments. No changes are required to suspension or alignment and spacers are not required. All-season and summer street tires are typically run with these wheels.

Wheel Specs

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 (EC-7)
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10" ET33/ET40 (VS-5RS)
    • Available in: EC-7, SM-10, VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/40-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Direct Fit
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 (340TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Direct Fit
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 (340TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200 TW)

The Essence of OEM

This fitment was specifically requested by the M2 community. These wheels are nearly identical in terms of width & offset to the 19x9 ET29 Front and 19x10 ET40 rear 437M wheels standard on the M2 and are a great option for M2 owners looking to reuse OE tires or update the look of their M2 with a more optimized interpretation of BMW's 763m M2 CS wheel.

Wheels

  • Front: 19x9" ET30 // Rear: 19x10" ET40
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
  • APEX Staff Pick: Front: 245/35-19 // Rear: 265/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • OE Tire Sizes
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 Plus (560TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Sport Cup 2 (180TW = M2 CS spec tire, 240TW, 240 connect) 

  • Wider Alternative: Front: 255/35-19 // Rear: 275/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 Plus (560TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Sport Cup 2 (180TW = M2 CS spec tire)

Aggressive Street Wheel Fitment

Aggressive fitments focused on appearance

  • Silver BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • White BMW M2 - EC-7RS in Anthracite
  • Silver BMW M2 - SM-10RS in Brushed Clear

These fitments are ideal for those who prioritize an aggressive stance and look. While these setups can still perform, these wheel fitments focus on a flush look and larger diameter wheels. All-season and summer street tires are popular choices once again.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 20x9.5" ET22
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20x11" ET44
    • Available in: VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/30-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-20
    • Tires will be slightly stretched
    • Additional negative camber via adjustable camber plates may be required up front.
    • All Season: No Options currently available
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300 TW), Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Pirelli P Zero (220TW)

  • Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-20
    • A minimum of -2.3º of front camber is required via adjustable camber plates.
    • Fitment may rub at full lock up front on front fender liners.
    • All Season: Michelin AS4 (540 TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 connect (240TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Silver BMW M2 - ARC-8RT in Brushed Clear
  • Black BMW M2 - ARC-8RT in Brushed Clear
  • White BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Silver BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Silver BMW M2 - EC-7 in Anthracite
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These are our most popular M2 fitments perfect for drivers that want a substantial increase in wheel and tire width over stock without the compromise of having to heavily modify the car. Some modifications may be needed depending on the tires and wheels run. These fitments offer a dual-duty option for those who want to use these wheels on the street and drive to the track for an HPDE day. Square fitments let drivers rotate wheels between the front and rear axles to save on tire wear while our staggered fitments take full advantage of the extra room within the wheelwells. Summer and Extreme Performance tires are what we recommend for these wheel fitments.

Square Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that want to mitigate understeer and rotate tires front & rear for extended life. Square configurations may compromise rear-end grip when compared to staggered configurations.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x9.5" ET28
    • Available in: EC-7, EC-7RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (100TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180TW), Toyo R888R (100TW)

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)

Wheels

  • Front Tire Size: 18x9.5" ET35
  • Rear Tire Size: 18x9.5" ET35
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, VS-5RS
    • 5mm front spacers are required with OEM suspension. Thicker spacers will be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (100TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180TW), Toyo R888R (100TW)

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)

Wheels

  • Front Tire Size: 19x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Tire Size: 19x9.5" ET28
    • Available in: ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW)

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

Staggered Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that prioritize rear end grip/traction. Wheels and tires cannot be rotated front to rear and large staggers may induce understeer.

Wheels

  • Front Tire Size: 18x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Tire Size: 18x10.5" ET40
    • Available in: EC-7, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 18x9.5" ET22 front wheels can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance with negative camber dialed in.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook RS-4 (200TW), Maxxis VR-1 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Short rear tire
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (340TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW) 
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

Wheels

  • Front Tire Size: 19x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Tire Size: 19x10.5" ET45
    • Available in: ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 19x9.5" ET22 front wheels can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance with negative camber dialed in.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, a moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW)

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

  • Alternative #3:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Direct fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180TW)

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

  • Blue BMW M2 - ARC-8 in Hyper Silver
  • White BMW M2 - SM-10RE in Anthracite
  • White BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • White BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Black BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • Black BMW M2 - SM-10RS in Brushed Clear
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These fitments prioritize on-track performance and consumable management over ease of fitment. While some of these fitments are direct fit options, all of them are track-worthy options. Many require modifications including alignment changes, alternate aftermarket brakes or aftermarket suspension. Reducing rotational mass is a key consideration with these fitments. Support for wide aggressive track track tires is arguably the most important aspect for many of these fitments. F87 M2 specific issues including 2NH brake clearance and tight front wheel fitment are addressed either through modification or wheel choice.

Square Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that want to mitigate understeer and rotate tires front & rear for extended life. Square configurations may compromise rear-end grip when compared to staggered configurations.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x9.5" ET28
    • Available in: EC-7, EC-7RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, a moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide.
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (100TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180TW), Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW, Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo Proxes RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x10" ET40
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10" ET40
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Adjustable camber plates required
    • 15-20mm front spacers may be required depending on tire size/model and suspension type. Thicker spacers and additional negative camber will be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of -3º front camber is recommended.
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo RR (40TW)

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-18
    • A minimum of -3º camber is recommended.
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Nankang CR-1 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar Eagle 3R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 (40TW), Hoosier A7 (40TW)

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • A minimum of -2.5º front camber is recommended.
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (100TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180TW), Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x10" ET25
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10" ET25
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • Popular fitment
    • Adjustable camber plates required, and possibly aftermarket rear lower control arms
    • Rear fenders may need to be rolled/pulled
    • 3mm or 5mm front spacers may be required depending on tire size/model and suspension type. Thicker spacers and additional negative camber will be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.
    • 18x10 ET33 wheels can be used instead of ET25 for easier rear fitment. A 12mm minimum spacer will be required up front.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.5º rear is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo RR (40TW)

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-18
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.5º rear is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Nankang CR-1 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar Eagle 3R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 (40TW), Hoosier A7 (40TW)

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • A minimum of -2.5º front, and -2º rear is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (100TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180TW), Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET40
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET40
    • Available in: EC-7, EC-7RS, VS-5RS
    • Adjustable camber plates required, and possibly aftermarket rear lower control arms
    • 20-25mm front spacers are required depending on tire size/model and suspension type.
    • Motorsport-oriented coilovers with a slim spring silhouette and favorable lower spring perch location required

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 295/30-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-18
    • A minimum of -3.5º front camber is recommended, rear is typically a direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW),
    • R-Compound: Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 (40TW), Hoosier A7 (40TW), Toyo RR (40TW)

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-18
    • A minimum of -3.5º front camber is recommended, rear is typically a direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200TW), Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Michelin Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Nankang CR-1 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar Eagle 3R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 (40TW), Hoosier A7 (40TW)

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • A minimum of -3º front camber is recommended, rear is typically a direct fit
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Dunlop Direzza ZIII (200TW), Falken RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (200TW), Nankang CR-1 (200 TW), Hankook RS-4 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW), Toyo RA1 (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW), Maxxis RC-1 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), BF Goodrich R1S (40TW), Toyo RR (40TW)

  • Alternative #3:
    • Front Tire Size: 305/645-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/645-18
    • A minimum of -3.5º front, -2º rear camber is recommended
    • Racing Slick: Pirelli DH

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x9.5" ET28
    • Available in: ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200TW), Yokohama AD08R (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Cup 2 240 Connect (240TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x10" ET40
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10" ET40
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • 15mm front spacers are required for this fitment with OE suspension or coilovers with similar inner clearance. Motorsport-oriented coilovers with a slim spring silhouette and favorable lower spring perch location recommended. 
    • Not recommend for aftermarket suspension that limits inner clearance
    • Adjustable camber plates required

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • A minimum of -3º of front camber is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200TW), Yokohama AD08R (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • A minimum of -3º of front camber is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

Staggered Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that prioritize rear-end grip/traction. Wheels and tires cannot be rotated front to rear and large staggers may induce understeer.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET40
    • Available in: EC-7, EC-7RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 18x9.5" ET22 front wheels can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance with negative camber dialed in.
    • Our wider 18x11" ET44 rear wheels can also be used for added rear tire sidewall support

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook RS-4 (200TW), Maxxis VR-1 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/35-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-18
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, an moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Short rear tire
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (340TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 Connect(240TW) 
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

  • Alternative #3:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • 11" rear wheel recommended.
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x10" ET25
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x11" ET44
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, SM-10RE, VS-5RS, VS-5RE
    • 3mm or 5mm front spacers may be required depending on tire size/model and suspension type. Thicker spacers and additional negative camber will be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide.
    • Adjustable camber plates required

Tires

  • Apex Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • A minimum of -3º front, and -2.0º rear is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-18
    • A minimum of -2.5º front is recommended
    • Short rear tire
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (340TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama A052 (200 TW), Michelin Cup 2 Connect(240TW) 
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x9.5" ET28
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10.5" ET45
    • Available in: ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm front spacers may be required with certain aftermarket suspensions that reduce inner clearance. See the suspension clearance section at the bottom of the guide. 19x9.5" ET22 front wheels can be used to avoid running spacers due to its superior inner clearance with negative camber dialed in.
    • Our wider 19x11" ET44 rear wheels can also be used for added rear tire sidewall support

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit with street tires, however, a moderate increase in front negative camber will be required with compounds that run wide
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200TW), Michelin Cup 2 Connect (240TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • Extreme Performance Summer:
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • A minimum of -2º of front camber is recommended
    • 19x11 ET44 wheel recommended for additional sidewall support
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Semi-Slick: No options currently available

Winter Wheel Fitment

  • White BMW M2 - EC-7 in Anthracite
  • Blue BMW M2 - EC-7 in Anthracite

Square Configurations

Recommended for enthusiasts that want to mitigate understeer and rotate tires front & rear for extended life. Ideal for winter fitments where narrow tires are prioritized over wider rear tires for grip in adverse conditions. 

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 (EC-7)
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 (EC-7)
    • Available in: ARC-8RT, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • Will not clear M2 Competition brakes, use 19" fitment below.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/40-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 245/40-18
    • Studless Ice & Snow: Bridgestone Blizzak WS90, Michelin X-Ice Snow, Yokohama Iceguard IG53
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Wheels

  • Front Tire Size: 19x9" ET28 (ARC-8) or ET30
  • Rear Tire Size: 19x9" ET28 (ARC-8) or ET30 
    • Available in: ARC-8, ARC-8RT, EC-7, SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • 3mm spacer required for the ARC-8

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 245/35-19
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Additional Resources

Concavity & Face Profiles

Each of our wheel designs is available in two or three different levels of concavity, which we call Profiles. The Profile is dictated by the width and offset, meaning wide lower-offset wheels will have more concavity, while narrow higher-offset wheels will have less concavity.

Identifying Suspension Types

If you’re using coilovers, see the image below to identify which type of coilover spring you have, as it may effect your wheel fitment.

About Camber Plates

Adjustable camber plates do more than just aid in wide wheel and tire fitment. They provide increased grip and reduced tire wear by spreading the load evenly during cornering. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber