Wheels fashion – the Mercedes-Benz 2015 summer collection
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Wheels fashion – the Mercedes-Benz 2015 summer collection

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The choice of wheels can make and, sometimes, even break the look of a car, just like paint color does. But, unlike paint, the wheels are a lot easier to change later on…

If you’ve ever felt like your Mercedes-Benz deserved better wheels, now’s the perfect time to do it. Not only do people switch from winter tiers to their summer counterparts, so a visit to the tire shop is scheduled anyway, but Mercedes-Benz has also launched the new catalogue for their official wheel models.

Just like with the real fashion industry, this season has a mantra: big wheels with fine details.

The “big wheels” part is easy to understand – nowadays you can have 18 inch wheels on compact vehicles like the A-Class, so as you move further up the range, the big SUVs can go as far as 21 inches. The bigger, the better.

At least that’s what Mercedes-Benz designers say. If you were to ask your physician, he might have another opinion. But who ever listened to a doctor when it came to looks?

It’s not just size that matters, though, with style just as important. The wheels range features fine details such as rim flanges painted in a different colour, since two-tone finishes continue to be popular, as do high-sheen light-alloy wheels, whose special appeal stems from the contrast between the seemingly bare metal and the painted surfaces.

A selection of new Mercedes-Benz light-alloy wheels
A-Class (also suitable for CLA and B-Class)
5-twin-spoke wheel, 45.7 cm (18-inch)
Surface: black, rim flange: red
Wheel size: 7.5 J x 18 ET 52
Article number A24640106009Y23
CLA Shooting Brake (also suitable for A- and B-Class and CLA Coupé)
5-twin-spoke wheel, 45.7 cm (18-inch)
Surface: black, rim flange: high-sheen
Wheel size: 7.5 J x 18 ET 52
Article number A24640106007X72
GLA
5-spoke wheel, 48.3 cm (19-inch)
Surface: matt black, rim flange: red
Wheel size: 8 J x 19 ET 43.5
Article number A15640104009Y22
C-Class
5-spoke wheel, 45.7 cm (18-inch)
Surface: matt black
Wheel size: 7.5 J x 18 ET 44
Article number A20540106007X35
C-Class
10-spoke wheel, 48.3 cm (19-inch)
Surface: black, rim flange: high-sheen
Wheel size: 7.5 J x 19 ET 44
Article number A20540129007X72
E-Class
5-twin-spoke wheel, 48.3 cm (19-inch)
Surface: matt black, high-sheen finish
Wheel size: 8.5 J x 19 ET 48
Article number A21240148027X36
GLE (also suitable for M-Class)
10-spoke wheel, 50.8 cm (20-inch)
Surface: matt black, high-sheen finish
Wheel size: 9 J x 20 ET 57
Article number A16640116007X36
GLE (also suitable for M-Class)
10-spoke wheel, 53.3 cm (21-inch)
Surface: black, high-sheen finish
Wheel size: 9 J x 21 ET 53
Article number A16640117007X23
S-Class
10-spoke wheel, 50.8 cm (20-inch)
Surface: palladium silver
Wheel size: 9.5 J x 20 ET 43.5
Article number A22240128027X19
SL-Class
Multi-spoke wheel, 48.3 cm (19-inch)
Surface: palladium silver, high-sheen finish
Wheel size: 8.5 J x 19 ET 35.5
Article number A23140127027X19
V-Class
10-twin-spoke wheel, 45.7 cm (18-inch)
Surface: black, high-sheen finish
Wheel size: 7.5 J x 18 ET 52
Article number A44740137007X23
All Mercedes-Benz wheels undergo a very strict testing programme until they are allowed to be fitted on any car.

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