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BMW E89 Z4 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 04/18/2019
Updated | 09/21/2023

Vehicle Covered in this Guide 2009-2016 Z4 Roadster (all trim levels).

Chassis Introduction Although not offered in an official M variant, the E89 Z4 remains a pure driver's car at heart. Already a phenomenal car for the street, we expect this chassis to gain much-deserved appreciation on the track as well in the years to come.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x120mm

Centerbore

72.56mm

Lug Seat

60° Conical

Lug Thread Pitch

M12x1.5mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

  • Blue BMW Z4 - FL-5 in Race Silver
  • Blue BMW Z4 - SM-10 in Anthracite
  • Black BMW Z4 - EC-7 in Race Silver

Ideal for the driver who wants a no-nonsense direct bolt-on fitment. These fitments are a small step up from stock wheels and tires, and offer a small but noticeable performance improvement.

Square Setups Recommended for most types of street and performance driving. Allows proper front-to-rear tire rotation to extend tire life & improve handling balance.

  • Front & Rear: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 (EC-7) with 235/40-18 tires
    • Available in: ARC-8, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS
    • Direct fit

Staggered Setups

Maintains stock-like handling characteristics, tires can only be rotated left to right. Maximizes both front and rear tire width.

  • Front: 18x9" ET30 or ET31 (EC-7) with 235/40-18 tires // Rear: 18x9.5" ET35 with 255/35-18 tires
    • ARC-8, EC-7, EC-7RS, FL-5, SM-10, SM-10RS
    • 265/35-18 rear tires may also be used, but rear fender liner may need slight trimming to avoid rubbing.

  • Front: 19x8.5" ET35 with 225/35-19 tires // Rear: 19x9.5" ET33 or ET35 with 255/30-19 tires
    • ARC-8, EC-7, SM-10
    • Direct fit

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.

Aftermarket E89 Z4 Suspensions Known To Reduce Inner Clearance (includes but not limited to):

  • KW Variants
  • KW Clubsports
  • Öhlins Road & Track

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.

Big Brake Kit Clearances

We have tested many brake kits with the wheels listed in this guide. Please email us with any questions related to brake clearance, we’ll be happy to help.

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