Apex Wheels 18" VS-5RS in Anthracite

BMW E90 E92 E93 M3 Wheels

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Lightweight forged & flow formed Apex wheels for your 2008-2013 BMW E90 E92 E93 M3 sedan, coupe & convertible. Browse our inventory of BMW wheels.

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BMW E90 E92 E93 M3 Wheel Performance

The stock E9X M3 wheel size greatly limits the tire size you can run on the car. You can easily improve the performance of your M3 by getting a wider tire. We created E9X forged wheels such as the Apex VS-5RS, SM-10RS, EC-7RS and flow-formed wheels such as the ARC-8, EC-7, SM-10 and FL-5 to allow wider tires thus improving the mechanical grip. Luckily for owners looking to improve performance, the E9X is capable of swallowing up even more tire versus the outgoing E46. We’ve removed the guesswork of test fitting and assembled a detailed fitment guide that outlines the best E90 E92 E93 M3 wheels available. Visit the link below to give it a read: E90, E92, E93 M3 Wheels and Tires Fitment Guide

About the E90 E92 E93 M3

Dubbed the E9X M3 by enthusiasts, this fourth generation is split into three unique body styles; the E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe, and the E93 M3 hardtop convertible. Well into the height of the horsepower wars brought on by the famed Mercedes E55 AMG, for the first and only time, the engineers in Bavaria shoe-horned a V8 engine into the 3 series platform. Named the S65, this glorious V8 was based on the F1 derived V10, powering the E60 M5 and E63 M6. With two cylinders removed, and an all aluminum block, the end result was an engine even lighter and more compact than the S54 inline six, powering the E46 generation.

Following the new M car design language, the E9X M3 received wide fender flares, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, quad exhaust tips, and fender vents to relieve pressure in the engine bay.

E90 E92 E93 M3 Performance on Track

The engine. The balance. The sound. Enough said, this car is just legendary. If you’re a devout BMW fan, you’ll already know why those in love with this generation of M3 are more than happy to put up with tight rod bearing clearances, a massive thirst for premium unleaded, and practically disposable throttle actuators. Address those few reliability issues and you’re left with a car capable of setting blistering lap times with more satisfaction than any (faster) V8 powered American muscle car can provide. For those obsessed solely with lap times, the optional 7 speed DCT transmission has proved reliable and offers lightning fast up shifts and perfectly rev-matched downshifts.

If you’re still not sold, don’t just take it from us. Hear what the editors at Road and Track magazine have to say, after their track test in the article The BMW E92 M3 sounds like Screaming Thunder.

Depending on the style of driving you’re looking for, the E9X M platform can rock a wide square fitment for the road course, or a staggered setup made for putting power down. Our wide selection of E9X M3 wheels provides you with the perfect specs needed for any build. Our e90 e92 e93 M3 wheels don’t just perform, they also look the part. Checkout our E9X photo gallery linked here: E9X M3 Generation Fitment Gallery

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

E90 E92 E93 Gallery

  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Blue BMW M3 - EC-7 in Satin Black
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White BMW M3 - EC-7RS in Brushed Clear
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Yellow BMW M3 - EC-7 in Anthracite
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Multicolor BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Black BMW M3 - SM-10RS in Satin Black
  • Black BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Silver BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Green BMW M3 - ARC-8 in Anthracite
  • Grey BMW M3 - EC-7 in Anthracite
  • Grey BMW M3 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
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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