Apex Wheels 18" VS-5RS in Anthracite

BMW E63 & E64 M6 Wheels

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Lightweight forged & flow formed Apex wheels for your 2005–2010 BMW E63 and E64 M6. Browse our inventory of BMW wheels.

Enduro Line

Sprint Line

Touring Line

Finish: Anthracite

$1,358.00

BMW E63 E64 M6 Wheel Performance

Despite having nearly 100 more horsepower and additional weight, the factory equipped front E63 and E64 M6 wheels were narrower, when compared to the front wheels on the competition pack E92 M3s that came later. These narrower front wheels with tall tires did provide the ride comfort that was expected of a grand touring machine, however a set of wider wheels and tires significantly increases performance. We created wheels like the forged VS-5RS, SM-10RS, and EC-7RS along with our flow formed ARC-8, EC-7, SM-10, and FL-5 to give M6 owners options that suit their modern classic. With low factory offsets and complex front fitment, be sure to review our BMW E63 E64 M6 Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide before selecting your next set of Apex wheels.

About the E63 and E64 M6

Launched a year after the M5, the M6 offered a GT-oriented coupe experience to buyers that still wanted the exotic S85 V10 engine. The E63 Coupe model offered the classic 2 door chassis with the sloping roofline, while the E64 model gave M6 owners a unique open-top driving experience with the V10 engine note accompanying the wind in their hair.

With the M-engine mode engaged and all 500 horsepower available, the S85 engine in the M6 provides a truly unique performance experience, while still providing the comforts of a luxury coupe. Most cars came equipped with the final iteration of BMW’s single clutch 7 speed automated manual transmission dubbed the SMG-III. This transmission did an excellent job of keeping the engine high in the rpm-band when pushing the car hard, but was less ideal for the slow speed work many of these cars see when driven daily. North American markets were blessed with a limited number of 6-speed manual cars, which has become the discerning enthusiasts choice for those willing to pay the steep premiums these cars command on the secondary market.

E63 and E64 M6 wheel fitment was a relative outlier among modern BMWs, with extremely low offset requirements for wheels both front and rear fitments. While these cars can be robust and dependable daily drivers, an aging luxury coupe with a high strung 500 horsepower engine can’t be considered risk free. Brush up on the common issues that plague these models in Autocar’s Buyers guide.

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

E63 E64 Gallery

  • White BMW M6 - ARC-8 in Hyper Silver
  • Blue BMW M6 - ARC-8 in Anthracite

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