Along with Porsche and Ferrari, BMW now has center-locking wheels for some of its M models that are based on racing wheels. You can get new center-lock wheels for your BMW M2, M3, or M4 from the M Performance Parts catalog. They will make you feel a little cooler on the track. There is a catch, though. In fact, there are two.

We in the US have yet to be allowed to use center-lockers on BMW cars, even though they are available for those cars. Even though they look like they’re beautiful. A BMW USA representative told the Drive that the center-locking wheels still need to be for sale in the US. At this time, there is yet to be any information on whether or not people in the US will be able to order these. This could change in the future, though. It seems odd that BMW would leave out center-lock wheels since Porsche sells the 911 GT3 and GT2 with center-lock wheels in the US.

The $13,000 BMW Center-Lock Wheels are not sold in the US and do not come with any tools

Also, the tools needed to take them off are not included with the wheels, so people in Europe who order them will have to pay extra for those as well. Some types of sockets don’t work with center-locking wheels because they only have one big lug that holds the wheel to the hub. This nut is a lot bigger than most wheel lugs.

There is a special socket in the trunk of a Porsche 911 GT3 that comes with center-lock wheels when you order it that way. On the other hand, this is not true for BMW wheels, as the socket can be used for a fee that the company has yet to announce. This means that customers will either have to pay extra for the socket on top of the 12,000 euros ($13,133) that the wheels are said to cost, or they will have to take the wheels off at a dealership. BMW seems very greedy to do this since a lot of people will use these wheels on the track and may need to change settings quickly.

In order to take out the socket, owners will also need to buy either a big-ass breaker bar or a torque multiplier. The wheels on Porsche are the same way. BMW says that you need 930 Nm (685 lb-ft) of torque to tighten the center lug, so you will also need a heavy-duty torque wrench.

It doesn’t matter how much BMW charges for the wheels; the socket should come with them. Screw that; they should include a torque wrench and a membership to upper body massages for life for more than $13,000 to make cranking 685 lb-ft less painful. It would help if you remembered, though, that this is a BMW. Is this a shock?

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