Apex Wheels 18" VS-5RS in Anthracite

BMW F10 F11 5 Series Wheels

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Lightweight forged & flow formed Apex wheels for your 2010-2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan/Wagon. Includes 518d, 520i, 520d, 523i, 525d, 528i, 530i, 530d, 535i, 535d, 550i, M550d. Browse our inventory of BMW wheels.

Sprint Line

Touring Line

Finish: Anthracite

$1,358.00

BMW F10 F11 5 Series Wheel Performance

Despite the significant size increase compared to its predecessor, the factory equipped F10 and F11 5 series wheels were quite conservative in width. The relatively narrow wheels paired with wider and taller tires produced fitments that lacked sidewall support, which compromised performance. We created forged wheels like the EC-7RS, VS-5RS, and SM-10RS along with flow formed wheels like our ARC-8, EC-7, SM-10, and FL-5 to offer wider fitments that increase grip and driving pleasure. Identify your perfect fitment on our F10 F11 5 Series Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide.

About the F10 F11 5 Series

The 6th generation 5 series brought an air of luxury to the mid range sedan in BMW’s lineup. With architecture similar to the F01 7 series platform including double wishbone front suspension and significantly increased overall proportions, the F10 took comfort to the next level.

While the F11 touring or wagon bodystyle was not available in the US, two 5 series body styles were still available for North American buyers. The F07 5 series GT was launched as a new model unique to this generation of 5 series with a taller overall profile, improved headroom and a unique rear truck and hatch combination. While these models were quite practical, the F10 5 series sedan was far more common both in the United States and in other markets.

A large variety of engine options were available for the F10. 528i models used either the naturally aspirated n52/3 6 cylinder engines or 4 cylinder turbo N20 engines. 535i models featured the n55 turbocharged inline 6 cylinder engines while the range topping 550i featured the potent but finicky n63 twin-turbo V8. European markets received the usual wide range of diesel engines, while the North American market got the 535d, one of our first tastes of a diesel powerplant in the 5 series platform. Transmissions were limited to either the venerable ZF 8 speed automatic or the rare but satisfying 6 speed manuals.

xDrive models were also available and quite popular. Like other BMW models, the AWD drivetrain configuration can make wheel selection difficult, so be sure to email us at expert@apexraceparts.com if you have any questions. F10 fitment photos are rare so be sure to check out our F10 F11 5 Series Gallery page where we have several galleries featuring our VS-5RS and SM-10 F10 and F11 5 series wheels.

Don’t let this introduction to the F10 be your last review of this classy performance sedan. Check out Jalopnik’s BMW 5 Series Buyer’s Guide on the same subject here.

VS-5RS Specifications

Front
Rear
Wheel Size
18x10" ET25
Face Profile
Profile 3
Bolt Pattern
5x120mm
Center Bore
72.56mm
Centering Ring
N/A Direct fit
Lug Seat
60 Degree Conical
Center Cap
Gloss Black
OEM Cap
Compatible*
Load Rating
1,600 lbs
Weight
18.5 lbs
Tested By
STL
Test Reference #
STL-AX1-0012
Front Profile

* Designed to fit BMW 5x120mm center caps

F10 F11 Gallery

  • Black BMW 5 Series - ARC-8 in Anthracite
  • Blue BMW 5 Series - VS-5RS in Anthracite
  • Grey BMW 5 Series - SM-10 in Race Silver
  • Black BMW 5 Series - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Black BMW 5 Series - EC-7 in Race Silver

Fitment Help

Which Wheels Should I Get?

Check out our Fitment Guides, the most in-depth, authoritative guides for wheel and tire fitments, tailored for your vehicle and how you drive it.

VS-5RS Features

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10K Tons of Pressure

Our new forgings weigh as much as 120 pounds before machining. To form such a thick blank we require special equipment capable of 10,000 metric tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.

True Motorsport Blanks

Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch to give us total control over the final product.

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Side-Milled Spokes

To be as light as possible the VS-5RS features extra-deep, side-milled spokes. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out using a precision CNC ball cutter. Side-milling is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for true performance without compromise we believe it's essential.

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A Stronger Lightweight Wheel

Our forged Sprint™ wheels are lightweight without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First, we carved out as much material as possible, then we purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating.² What’s the point of a lightweight wheel if it’s fragile?

Load Ratings (lbs)
JWL Load Standard 1521
Typical Forged Wheels 1521
APEX Flow Formed 1550
APEX Forged Sprint™ Line 1600

Weight Optimized

We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The result is a wheel that is exceptionally light without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels.²

APEX Sprint™ Line
18 lbs 1600 lbs
APEX Flow Formed
21 lbs 1550 lbs
  • Wheel Weight
  • Load Rating
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Independently Tested

We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. We chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test our Sprint™ wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height, and total load.

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Tougher Inner Lip

Introducing the Sprint™ spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than our previous designs. So even though our Sprint™ wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is stronger.

32%

More reinforcement

than our flow formed wheels3

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Big Brake Clearance

From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. Our new forged wheels are the product of everything we’ve developed over the past 10+ years, including an innovative high-clearance barrel design and vehicle-specific spoke profiles.

Deeper Concavity

Our new forgings were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows us to make any profile, from flat to deep and everything in between. Each one is optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.

Paintless Knurled Bead

Whether it's a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking and acceleration can make a tire slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. Our forged line features unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.

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Built for Impact Sockets

Track wheels need track tools. Don’t settle for wheels that require undersized tuner lugs or thin walled sockets. All APEX wheels accommodate over-sized race lugs and impact sockets to make swapping wheels lightning fast.

32mm

Socket Diameter Clearance

Laser-Engraved Specs

As track enthusiasts ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to try to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily hammered into the rim or become unreadable over time. With our new Sprint™ wheels, we chose to invest a little extra and laser-engrave the specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read. (You’re welcome.)

Additional Features

Hub Centric

All VS-5RS wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.

Center Caps

All APEX wheels come with our gloss black cap included that is interchangeable with the OE cap. We also offer additional colors for select fitments.

Wheel Hardware

APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and most wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.

TPMS

All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If you don’t have sensors, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes.

VS-5RS Warranty

A Wheel You Can Depend On

All Apex Wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, plus a 1 year finish warranty. Exchanges are fast, easy, and hassle-free.
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Accidental Damage
Replacement

Curb rash or pothole damage on the street? Make an oopsie at the track? We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement wheels, no matter the damage.
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¹ VS-5RS vs. the original EC-7R, comparing side milling of 18x9” ET46 5x130 fitment.

² Strength and weight comparisons are based on an 18” BMW 5x120 wheel.

³ Comparing the amount of material reinforcement in our standard inner lip profile vs Sprint™ spec inner lip profile on an 18” wheel.

⁴ All wheels compared with equivalent 18x10” ET25 5x120mm / 72.56mm fitment