Generation: III (E36) [1990 .. 2000]
The ranges of possible values for tires and rims for a BMW 3 Series 1996
Tires for BMW e36
Diameters: 15.0'' - 17.0''
Width (mm): 185 - 225
Tire aspect ratio (%): 45 - 65
Smallest tire size: 185/65R15
Largest tire size: 225/45R17
Rims for BMW e36
Bolt pattern 5x120
Diameter: 15.0'' - 17.0'';
Width (inches): 6 - 7.5;
Offset (mm): 40 - 47.
|Tire||Rim||PCD||TP (f / r)|
|185/65R15||6Jx15 ET40||5x120||2.1 / 2.2|
|205/60R15||6.5Jx15 ET40||5x120||2.1 / 2.2|
|225/50R16||7Jx16 ET40||5x120||2.3 / 2.4|
RIM: Ex.: 7J x 15 ET35 Rim width (in) x rim diameter (in) J is mounting flange type. ET35 is positive offset of 35mm. It is vital not to deviate too far from the offset of the wheel originally fitted to the vehicle.
PCD: This is the diameter of an imaginary circle drawn through the centre of the bolt holes. PCD is measured in mm. E.g. 4x100 means the wheel has 4 bolt holes and the diameter of the imaginary circle through the bolt holes is 100mm.
TP f/r:Tire Pressure (front / rear)" data-content="Vehicle's recommended cold tire inflation pressure. It is measured in bars or PSI (pounds per square inch).
is possible to install:
|R15 195/65R15||6.5jx15 ET42-47|
|R15 205/60R15||7.0jx15 ET42-47|
|R16 225/45R16||7.5jx16 ET42-47|
|R17 235/40R17||8.0jx17 ET42-47|
|R17 265/40R17||9.5jx17 ET42-47|
|R18 235/35R18||8.0jx18 ET42-47|
|R18 265/35R18||9.0jx18 ET42-47|
|R19 235/35R19||8.0jx19 ET42-47|
|R19 265/30R19||9.5jx19 ET42-47|