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Mercedes-Benz BR205 C-Class AMG Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 05/31/2023
Updated | 06/21/2023

Vehicle Covered in this Guide 2016-2018 Mercedes C205 C43 AMG

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.

All of our current Mercedes offerings require 60* conical seat lug nuts or lug bolts.

Click here for our offered M14x1.5 stud kit with 19mm conical lug nuts.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x112

Centerbore

66.6mm

Lug Seat

60 Degree Conical

Thread Pitch

M14x1.25mm

Aggressive Street Wheel Fitment

Aggressive fitments focused on appearance and concavity

  • White Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG - VS-5RS in Anthracite

Aggressive fitments focused on appearance and concavity

deal for the driver who wants to fill out the wheel wells with the widest possible rubber and/or perfectly flush offsets. These fitments are sometimes direct bolt-on, but oftentimes require small spacers, negative camber, or rolled fenders for the sake of dialing in the perfect blend of function and form.

Narrower tire sizes relative to wheel width are more common here to help move the tire sidewall away from the fenders with more aggressive offsets. Street-oriented all-season and summer tires are popular 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 & Rear: 19x9" ET25 or ET28
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS, & SM-10

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear 235/35-19
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Ultra-High Performance All Season: Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus Elect (500TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+ (500TW), Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 (540TW), Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW), Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 (340TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook Ventus R-S4 (200TW), Continental ExtremeContact Force (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS (200TW), Kumho Ecsta V730 (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW)
  • Wider Alternative: Front & Rear 245/35-19
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Ultra-High Performance All Season: Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus (500TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+ (500TW), Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 (540TW), Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ (440TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS31 (460TW), Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 (340TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Hankook Ventus R-S4 (200TW), Falken Azenis RT615K+ (200TW), Continental ExtremeContact Force (200TW), Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 (220TW), Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS (200TW), Kumho Ecsta V730 (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW)

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 20x9" ET25
    • Available in: VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 245/30-20
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Ultra-High Performance All Season: Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 (540TW)
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW), Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 (340TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW), Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama Advan A052 (200TW), Bridgestone Potenza Race (200TW), Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW)
  • Narrower Alternative: Front & Rear 235/30-20
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Ultra-High Performance All Season: Nothing available at this time
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Nothing available at this time
    • R-Compound: Nothing available at this time

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: 19x9" ET25 or ET28 // Rear: 19x10” ET38
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS, & SM-10

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front: 245/35-19 // Rear: 275/30-19
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (340TW), Falken Azenis FK510 (300TW), Sumitomo HTR Z5 (320TW), Toyo Proxes Sport (240TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport 02 (340TW), Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 (320TW), Kumho Ecsta PS91 (260TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
  • Taller & Narrower Alternative: Front: 235/40-19 // Rear: 265/35-19
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Ultra-High Performance Summer: Hankook Ventus S1 EVO3 (340TW)
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300TW), Yokohama Advan Apex V601 (280TW), Continental Extremecontact Sport 02 (340TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yohama Advan Neova AD09 (200TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect (240TW)
    • R-Compound: No options currently available

Winter Wheel Fitment

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 19x9" ET25 or ET28
    • Available in: VS-5RS, SM-10RS, & SM-10

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 245/35-19
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Performance Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Wheels

  • Front & Rear: 20x9" ET25
    • Available in: VS-5RS

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick: Front & Rear: 245/30-20
    • Minimum of -2.0° camber recommended all around.
    • 4Matic Compatible
    • Direct Fit
    • Performance Winter: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Additional Resources

Whether you are a casual weekend track warrior that still enjoys your car on the street, or a hard core racer competing for a spot on the podium, negative camber is a vital part of chassis setup that has many benefits. Not only will adding negative camber create more room for wider wheel and tire configurations, it more importantly improves handling, turn-in and tire longevity. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber.

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