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The F22 BMW M235i offers a powerful engine sending the oomph to the rear wheels in a small car body in traditional BMW fashion, as we mentioned in our Best Mods for BMW M235i / F22 2-Series guide, but oddly enough, we haven’t seen too many of the F22s on any aftermarket 2-series wheels around SoCal – though we’d love to see that change. This is one of first F22’s we’ve seen rocking a set of VMR wheels thanks to Sr Mod Expert Alan Wei and this customer just happened to be stopping by for an alignment, making for a great opportunity to get some photos.
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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

This is the first 2-series we’ve seen on classic VMR VB3/V703 Wheels for BMW in 18×8.5 / 18×9.5 wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

This shot captures the flame surfacing in the car’s contours perfectly; I hadn’t really seen what Chris Bangle had been on about with BMW design language in the early 00s, but today, the way the cars look with the classic Hofmeister kink, the V710 wheels seem a perfect match.

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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

Our new Hunter Alignment machine makes quick work of alignments so we had the car done in almost no time.BMW_F22_M235i_VMR_V710_wheels-11 Let’s take a closer look at those VMR Wheels.BMW_F22_M235i_VMR_V710_wheels-13Here’s how the other wheel fills out the rear arches.
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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

And here’s how the car looks stationary in the light. We apologize, as it was as dark out as this car’s paint color the day we shot these, but it didn’t take away from the car’s aesthetic at all.
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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

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VMR VB3 / V703 Gunmetal 18×8.5 ET40 / 18×9.5 ET45
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40-18 / 255/35-18

We love the look of this F22 BMW M235i and we hope to see more 2’s in here in the future.

Interested in BMW F22 2-Series Mods?

Not sure where to start? Ask our team of Mod Experts and BMW Specialists for their advice – Call 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Sr Mod Expert Alan Wei), chat live at ModBargains.com, or just stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra, CA during business hours.Need something installed? Our shop, Mod Auto, offers full service installations – if it’s aftermarket and bolt on, odds are we can install it for you. Call 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Sr Mod Expert Alan Wei) or CLICK HERE to Use Our Online Appointment Scheduling System

Story & Photos Nick Gregson

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