A surprisingly meager effort from the Bavarians

All things considered, I’d argue the 2017 New York International Auto Show turned out to be pretty decent. The list of debuts ended up including stuff that’s fast, stuff that’s fancy, and a few things that are actually kinda weird. Nevertheless, a few of the automakers in attendance didn’t really bring their A-game for 2017, including BMW. You see, the only new stuff propped up at the Bimmer booth this year was a couple sets of upgraded wheels.

That said, they are pretty nice wheels. First up are large multi-spoke rollers finished in silver and fitted to a BMW M4 Convertible. The silver color is nicely complemented by the drop-top’s Yas Marina Blue exterior, filling the flared fenders with purpose. Get them as part of the optional Competition Package.

Then there are dark, split five-spoke wheels shown on a scorching Austin Yellow M3. Finished in black, these rollers look awesome alongside the dark-colored trim on the sporty four-door, and come offered in a variety of sizes between 19 and 20 inches in diameter. The Bavarians call them 763M, and they come direct from the brand’s M tuning division.

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Why It Matters

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Traditionally, BMW likes to flood each and every car show with a deluge of special editions and performance parts. Of course, we can’t help but give them crap for throwing some new wheels and trim on a car and expecting us to get all hot and bothered about it, but it’s still a bit odd to see BMW put in such little effort for this year’s New York show.

What’s wrong, BMW? Run out of colors to paint the next limited edition i8?

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