The VMR V703 (Previously called: VB3) wheels were well-packaged and came in this beautiful gunmetal finish. I’ve always liked gunmetal finishes because unlike chrome, polished, or even black wheels; they still look good even when dirty with brake dust which is a big issue on BMWs.
We ordered our V703s in factory diameters and widths (19×8.5 and 19×9.5) since they fill out the fenders nicely and are already pushing the limits of the available room in the wheel wells. While we considered running a 19×9.5 or 19×10 square setup, the factory 265/35-19 rear tire has a 26.30” diameter and would rub the wheel wells when used on the front, compared to the 25.75” diameter of the factory 245/35-19 front tire. The factory tire sizing is tight, with only 1/4” of room to spare radially!
It’s common for people to run 265/30-19 (which has a much smaller 25.3” OD) or a 275/30-19 front tires (with a 25.5” OD) staggered with the standard 35-profile rear tire, but that would defeat the purpose of being able to rotate the tires. This car is a daily driver and we didn’t want to experiment with affecting the ABS, TCS, ride quality, or having potential rubbing issues in our daily driver so we decided to stick with the factory sizes and modify the track width to reduce some understeer.