Modification Expert Frank recently started working with S. Hutcheson to fit their BMW 135i with a new set of wheels for 1-series. Hutcheson’s standards for service – and for quality – were quite high, so we had the bar set for us from the get go. The 135i is a great little car and responds brilliantly to mods, not to mention that it looks killer on a proper set of wheels. Up front you can see this 1-series wears the M-Sport Front Bumper, giving the car a happy, eager-to-please sort of look, as if it can’t wait to take you to your favorite windy road.

bmw-135i-msport-vmr-vb3-hutch-006A pair of Matte Black Kidney Grilles for BMW 1-Series gives the M-Sport front end that much more visual “pop”, creating a clean but subtly aggressive look.

bmw-135i-msport-vmr-vb3-hutch-005Under the hood, that already potent turbo six under the hood is allowed to breathe a little more freely than the restrictive OEM unit, thanks to a BMS Performance Intake for E82 BMW 135i letting you not only hear your turbo doing its thing, but also adds an additional 10 horsepower at the rear wheels. Hutcheson’s starting point wasn’t totally zero, making the addition of new wheels even more dramatic. Modification Expert Frank Kim recommended a set of staggered VMR VB3 Wheels for 1-series, rocking 19×8.5 ET40 up front and 19×9.5 ET45 out back for a sporty stance.


VMR Wheels VB3 Matte Black 19×8.5 ET40 / 19×9.5 ET45

Seeing the wheels mounted on Hutcheson’s E82 BMW 1-series, it’s easy to see why they were pleased with this setup – and with Frank’s recommendations. “As you can tell from the pictures, the fitment is great, and Frank was quickly able to find the PERFECT wheels for me, even though my requirements were very vague and high level! You guys (ModBargains) exemplify quality customer service, and I appreciated everything from the great price to the quality packaging my wheels were shipped in. Thank you!”


VMR Wheels VB3 Matte Black 19×8.5 ET40 / 19×9.5 ET45

That 19×9.5 looks especially nice out back and the black ties in nicely to the M-Sport rear diffuser.


A big thank you to S. Hutcheson for sharing their photos with us – and for allowing Frank and our team of Modification Experts to earn your business.

If you’re looking for a set of wheels for your BMW, talk to the Modification Experts. Give us a call at 714-582-3330 or check out our selection online at, where you can also live chat with our experts.

Thanks for reading!
Story by Nicholas Gregson in Collaboration with Modification Expert Frank Kim
Photos S. Hutcheson

Wheel Specs:
VMR VB3 Matte Black Wheels
19×8.5 ET40 / 19×9.95 ET45