Fitment guide

BMW G87 M2 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 07/20/2023
Updated | 02/14/2024

Looking for the best wheel and tire fitment for your 2023-current G87 M2? Our M2 fitment guide outlines the best options for every type of M2 whether you’re looking for an upgrade over the stock wheels or an aggressive track fitment with wide, meaty tires. Apex Forged wheels like the VS-5RS and SM-10RS provide a substantial increase in performance over the stock configuration as well as additional benefits including non-staggered diameter tire options. Our Flow Formed SM-10s provide a value option perfect for M2 owners looking for a winter fitment without the Dealership markup and poor tire availability of the OEM options. Our wheels are optimized to clear the large factory brakes that are equipped on the M2 even in our 18” M2 track fitment available in our VS-5RS design. If you have a non-M G42 2 series, head over to our BMW G42 2 Series Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide to get your ideal fitment.

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 G8X master brake clearance guide

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern:

5x112mm

Centerbore

66.6mm

Lug Seat

60° Conical

Lug Thread Pitch:

M14x1.25mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Satin Bronze
  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Satin Black
  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • Green BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
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These fitments focus on ease of use and fitment. While they do offer increased performance through weight savings and/or tire model availability, fitment is prioritized. Our stagged 10" front/11" rear G87 M2 fitment allows owners to reuse their stock tires on new lighter and wider forged wheels. The additional width of this fitment is perfect for upgrading to wider tires in the future.

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: 19x10" ET12
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10" ET12
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 + (560TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • 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: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 + (560TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 (340TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)

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: 19x9.5" ET25 
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10.5” ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • 5mm spacers recommended - matches factory front wheel offset with spacers installed.
    • SCCA street class legal setup

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • All Season: Continental Extremecontact Dws 06 Plus (560TW), Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 (540TW), Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW), Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate (500TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4s (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport 02 (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x10" ET12
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20x11” ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-20
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 + (560TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW)

  • Narrower Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-20
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 + (560TW), Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)

  • OE Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-20
    • OE tire sizes
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 + (560TW), Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW, * rated available), Continental Extremecontact Sport 02(340TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240) (240TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW)

Aggressive Street Wheel Fitment

Aggressive fitments focused on appearance

  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear

These fitments prioritize appearance and aesthetics over pure performance. These setups do often still increase performance relative to the stock wheels, but use larger diameter wheels with lower offsets to fully fill the front and rear fenders. While 19" diameter Apex G87 wheels clear any of the factory brakes equipped on the M2, Our 20" fitments are a fantastic option for those who prefer larger wheels without the significant weight penalty of other aftermarket options.

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: 20x10" ET8
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20x10" ET8
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/30-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/30-20
    • Direct Fit
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 + (560TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental ExtremeContact Sport (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/30-20
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW), Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 + (560TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer:Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer:Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW),Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Goodyear Supercar 3 (220TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 20x10" ET8 
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20x11” ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-20
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 + (560TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW)
    • R Compound: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW)

  • Narrower Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-20
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • All Season: Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 + (560TW), Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Satin Black
  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Satin Black
  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Red BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite
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These fitments are our most popular options for G87 M2 owners. They offer a substantial increase in performance and tire width without requiring major modifications in most cases. Dual-duty fitments are the goal here with tire options like ultra high performance summer tires or 200TW track compounds being used to get more consistent on track performance and better laptimes while still being streetable.

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: 18x10.5" ET18
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • 3-5mm front spacer recommended.
    • Wider front spacers required for aftermarket suspension that limits inner clearance.
    • Additional negative camber via adjustable camber plates is recommended.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 295/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/35-18
    • Some rubbing up front at full lock against fender liners & cooling duct outlets is possible depending on tire.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 (340TW), Michelin Pilot Super Sport (300TW), Pirelli P Zero Rosso (160TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS (200TW), Nankang Sportnex CR-S (200TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: N/A

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • 5mm spacers or wider are recommended.
    • Significant rubbing up front at full lock against front fender liners & cooling duct outlets. Aftermarket or trimmed liners are recommended.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: N/A
    • Max Performance Summer: N/A
    • Extreme Performance Summer: N/A
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100TW), Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Drag: Mickey Thompson Street ET S/S, Nitto NT555R2 (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick:Toyo RR (40TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x10" ET12
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10" ET12
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 (340TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW) Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW)

  • Narrower Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • 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: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x10.5" ET18
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10.5" ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Aggressive track setup compatible with CCBs
    • 3-5mm front spacer recommended.
    • Wider front spacers required for aftermarket suspension that limits inner clearance.
    • Additional negative camber via adjustable camber plates is recommended.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • Some rubbing up front at full lock against fender liners & cooling duct outlets is possible depending on tire.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • 5mm spacers or wider are recommended.
    • Significant rubbing up front at full lock against front fender liners & cooling duct outlets. Aftermarket or trimmed liners are recommended.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental ExtremeContact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 EVO2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW), Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick: N/A

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: 19x10" ET12 
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x11" ET22
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/35-19
    • Some front rubbing can occur with tires that run wide against the inner fender liner at full steering lock.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer:No options currently available
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

  • Narrower Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW)

  • Shorter Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 285/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Direct Fit
    • A shorter tire sidewall option with improved tire model availability
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer:Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW), Pirelli P Zero (220TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

  • Blue BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Grey BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Anthracite

This fitment represents our most aggressive option for the G87 M2. These wheels require spacers and modifications to the fender liners, but allow you to run a wide and square wheel and tire package perfect for track tire compounds. This wheel setup compromises ease of fitment for on track performance but represents a fantastic way to achieve personal bests using a versatile and widely available range of tire sizes.

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: 19x11" ET22
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x11" ET22
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS
    • 12mm front spacer required.
    • Additional front negative camber via adjustable camber plates is required. -3° minimum, more may be needed with tires that run wide.

Tires

  • Apex Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Some rubbing up front at full lock against fender liners & cooling duct outlets is possible depending on tire.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental ExtremeContact Sport (340TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 EVO2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), BFGoodrich G-Force Rival S 1.5 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (180TW), Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW), Nitto NT01 (100TW), Nankang AR-1 (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick: N/A

Tires

  • Narrower Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/30-19
    • Some rubbing up front at full lock against fender liners & cooling duct outlets is possible depending on tire.
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Bridgestone S-04 PP (280TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R (200TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW)
    • R-Compound: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R (60TW), Toyo Proxes R888R (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick: Hoosier A7 (40TW), Hoosier R7 (40TW), Toyo Proxes RR (40TW)

Drag Race Wheel Fitment

For maximum straight line traction and lowest ET's

  • White BMW M2 - VS-5RS in Satin Black

This section is for enthusiasts seeking the most straight-line traction possible from their high HP build. If you don't mind sacrificing a little handling to get it, our drag fitments are the answer. They also feature our high friction paintless knurled beads, a fully street-legal alternative to beadlock wheels, which helps prevent tire slippage under heavy load. These fitments are not recommended for cold or wet conditions but they are perfect for G87 M2 owners looking to minimize 1/4 and 1/8 mile times without custom wheels.

Square Configurations

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

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET18
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Aggressive setup compatible with base steel brakes only.
    • Significant rubbing up front at full lock against fender liners & cooling duct outlets.
    • 5mm front spacer recommended.
    • Not recommended for aftermarket suspension that limits inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • 5mm spacers or wider are recommended.
    • Significant rubbing up front at full lock against front fender liners & cooling duct outlets. Aftermarket or trimmed liners are recommended.
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Drag: Mickey Thompson Street ET S/S, Nitto NT555R2 (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40TW)

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: 19x9.5" ET25
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18x10.5" ET18
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • Aggressive setup compatible with CCBs and standard steel brakes
    • 5mm front spacer recommended.
    • Wider spacers will be required for aftermarket suspension that limits inner clearance.

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/35-18
    • Direct Fit
    • 5mm front spacers recommended.
  • Front Tire recommendations:
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport 02 (340TW), Hankook V12 Evo2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Hankook Ventus R-S4 (200TW), Nankang Sportnex CR-S(200TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R (100tw)
  • Rear Tire recommendations:
    • R-Compound: Toyo R888R (100TW)
    • Drag: Mickey Thompson Street ET S/S, Nitto NT555R2 (100TW)
    • Slick/Semi-Slick: Toyo RR (40TW)

Winter Wheel Fitment

These wheel fitments allow G87 M2 owners to more easily source winter tires compared to the OE staggered diameter fitments. 19" wheels with narrower tires are perfect for the winter months and provide an affordable alternative to dealer-sourced non-rotatable winter wheel and tire packages.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size 19x9.5" ET25
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x9.5" ET25
    • Available in: SM-10, SM-10RS, VS-5RS
    • 5mm front & 15mm rear spacers recommended for aesthetics (not required for fitment)

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-19 
    • Rear Tire Size: 265/35-19 
    • Direct Fit
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Bridgestone Blizzak LM32, Continental Contiwintercontact TS830 P, Pirelli Winter 270 Sottozero Series II
  • Wider Alternative:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19 
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-19 
    • Direct Fit
    • Performance Winter: Pirelli Pzero Winter run flat (Star BMW spec), Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, Vredestine Wintertrac Pro

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x10" ET12
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x10" ET12
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 275/35-19 
    • Rear Tire Size: 275/35-19 
    • Direct Fit
    • Performance Winter: Pirelli Pzero Winter run flat (Star BMW spec), Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, Vredestine Wintertrac Pro

Additional Resources

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.

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