Yikes, New BMW 8-Series Looks Odd On Gold-Rimmed 24″ Custom Rims

BMW’s latest 8-Series is still a novelty item, be it the Coupe or, as is the case here, the Convertible. Nevertheless, aftermarket specialists have already started rolling out their products for the new grand tourer.

For example, Forgiato has fitted it with a set of Orologio-M rims that come with either a regular gold outer edge, like you see here, or a rose gold one, and in 20, 22 and 24 inches in diameter.

BMW designed the new 8-Series to look sleek and dynamic, enchanting us with its muscular surfaces and sporty stance, something the old 6-Series Coupe/Cabrio failed to do, at least to this extent.

Now, we will argue that the sheer size of these wheels is too excessive for this car and that the Bimmer’s design doesn’t mix that well with the Orologio-Ms, which are supposed to remind you of a wrist watch in a retro type of way.

We guess they would look less out of place on something substantially bigger, like a Rolls-Royce Phantom or even a Mercedes-Maybach. For the 8-Series, though, a set of 20-inch M alloys with the Y-spoke design works much better in our opinion.

The car shown here is an M850i xDrive, which means power comes from a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 good for 530 PS (523 HP) and 553 lb-ft (748 Nm) of torque that’s enough to get you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds.

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  • Adilos Nave

    Whoever did this should be punched in the face.

  • blunt-o

    Very vulgar rims. Vulgarity is a choice.

  • ErnieB

    Can I flag this as being offensive? Yikes this is wrong!

  • Liam Paul

    I am not crazy about the gold but if it was crome I think I would like it

  • Blade t

    Looks ghetto..

  • Bash

    Ugly car, Ugly rims.

  • SteersUright

    Holy crap those have to be the ugliest wheels I’ve ever seen. Then again, were I a rapper…

  • Nordschleife

    Well this is rather ghastly.

  • Six_Tymes
  • Pelopidas Georgiadis

    OK, let’s put things into perspective, shall we?
    Number 1: It’s supposed to be a relatively low, coupe / cabrio, sport luxurious GT. Therefore, if someone wishes to change stock rims, with said Forgiato ones, he absolutely does not want THIS car. Why? Because he’s in for a increase of the car’s actual height. If increasing height is the wished outcome, buy an SUV instead, be en vogue!!!
    Number 2: Rims with any gold colour motif, usually and due to best colour mating procedure, are to be used with black coloured cars. For this white coloured car, with black hood, are completeley inapropriate. In case someone wants still to go for it, make it a white car with beige hood. Top notch combination is a black car, with beige hood.
    And please, use the 21-inch version of the same type rims. Suits better this kind of car.

  • JonPaul

    Where on earth do people acquire their taste?

  • Just put some Mustang stock wheels on to complete the look!

  • TB

    Well…I like the gold…and the amount of gold that’s on the wheel…but I’m not too sure I’m digging the overall design of the wheel. The spike and center cap could be different. I like the idea…but they need to change a few things.

  • DMax

    ‘Tis a new Kia Optima coupe?

  • KAG25

    the rims look like white wall style tires, not a good look

  • Sjaak

    bad taste, looks like a cheap 70’s watch bezel

  • man


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