Despite being a capable platform from the factory, the F06 F12 F13 M6 wheels limit the overall performance of the car by restricting the tire width. Apex Forged and Flow Formed wheels take advantage of the extra width available in the factory wheel wells and allow M6 owners to run wider tires to increase performance. Popular designs like the Forged VS-5RS, EC-7RS, and SM-10RS are perfect for owners looking to shed weight or run larger 20” fitments. Our classic Flow Formed ARC-8, EC-7 and SM-10s also provide a high quality affordable wheel fitment for owners looking to upgrade their M6 without breaking the bank.
With unique suspension and less information online, our fitment guide is a fantastic resource for information on Apex F06 F12 F13 M6 wheels. Click the following link to dial in your order: BMW F06 F12 F13 M6 Fitment Guide.
First launched in 2012, the 3rd generation M6 featured the potent twin-turbo S63 and 7 speed DCT used by the M5. While the DCT was a welcome upgrade over the prior generations single-clutch SMG system, the M6 also featured a very rare 6-speed manual option. The F12 (2 door coupé) and F13 (convertible) models launched first with the F06 (4 door gran coupé) following afterward. In the standard configuration, the S63 output a healthy 560 claimed horsepower while optional competition packages bumped power up to 575 initially and eventually 600hp.
Following the trend of the 5 series, this generation of M6 was more conservatively styled with a less risky design that has aged well over time.
While not many of the street cars were used on track, it wasn’t for a lack of capability. The F12 M6 served as the basis for BMW Motorsport’s GT3 car from 2016 through 2018 with a relatively unmodified and restricted version of the S63/N63 engine. Despite the size and weight of the large GT platform, this short GT3 program was quite successful with a class win at the Spa 24 hours in 2016 helping to establish the car’s launch. The standard M6s were formidable track cars for drivers willing to manage the weight and power of the platform, but the high costs of maintenance, consumables, and modifications made them a rare sight at most track days. The carbon ceramic brake option, while quite beneficial for weight and braking performance reduces the number of wheel and tire options as well as massively increases the cost of replacement parts.
If you’re considering picking up an M6, be sure you do your research. Repairs can be frequent and costly so finding a good example is critical. Check out PistonHead’s BMW M6 (F06/F12/F13) Buyers Guide to ensure you get the best M6 possible.
* Designed to fit BMW 5x120mm center caps
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.
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.
One of the most significant upgrades to the EC-7RS is the addition of wider and deeper 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.
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?
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
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.
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.
than our flow formed wheels3
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.
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.
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.
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.
Socket Diameter Clearance
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.)
All EC-7RS wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.
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.
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.
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.
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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We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement
wheels, no matter the damage.
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