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One thing I always have liked about BMWs is that you can always find them on remarkably cool wheels stock. It makes them all the more appealing when you see them for sale 20 years after they came off the showroom floor and whoa excuse me nevermind look at those AMG five spokes those are clean as hell.

This all came to me the other day when I walked past a 2000s Mercedes E-Class on those smooth wheels with ‘AMG’ cut into one of the five spokes. I brought this up with my coworker Kristen who owns a 2000s AMG, whoa totally agreed that they looked awesome and then sent me a photo of a completely different set of smooth five spokes with AMG cut into the wheel. No, not that good five-spoke wheel, the other five spoke wheel, I nearly said, before realizing that AMG has offered approximately one hundred thousand different five-spoke wheel designs, each of which is authoritatively good.

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A personal fav are the extra old wide five-spokes you used to get on, for instance, a late ‘90s E55 AMG, as pictured above. These must be in the running for the beefiest looking wheel available from the factory.

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I also forgot there were many iterations of this ideal, as well. Look at that the multi-piece ones on this early ‘90s R129 6.0 AMG pictured above.

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BMW wheels, however, should not be discounted, and I think that the BMW catalog may be deeper than AMG’s. So many multispoke wheels through the years. So, so many meshies.

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It might be hard, after all that, to top the Campagnolo wheels that BMW put on the original M1.

In any case, this kind of argument is best done extensively and across many hours, because I am torn.