BMW wheel style 55

The BMW wheel style 55 is part of bmw’s lineup of original wheel styles.
The bmw Style 55 wheel is available in diameters of 16″ inches, with a bolt pattern of 5×120.
This is the original wheel style for the bmw series E36, E46 and Z3, however it might fit other models given the specifications match below with the replacement wheel.The style given to this wheel is best described as Star Spoke.

BMW wheel style 55

BMW wheel style 55 Technical Specifications & Parts 

Wheel StyleNrPart NumberPart NamePart Details
550336 11 1 096 138Light alloy rim7JX16 ET:464
550436 13 6 781 150Wheel bolt blackM12X1,520
550536 13 6 783 536Hub cap with chrome edgeBMW4
550636 13 6 767 547BMW insignia stamped/painted4
550736 12 1 116 326Rubber valveL=42,5MM4
550736 14 6 792 829Screw-in valve, RDC4
550836 14 1 095 389Valve4
550936 12 1 120 779Valve caps4
550936 11 1 095 436Valve caps RDC4
BMW models for which the BMW wheel style 55 fits: E36 E46 Z3

Will the BMW wheel style 55 fit on your BMW?

Bear in mind that it could be dangerous to run your BMW on tires or wheels they aren’t designed to fit. If you are unsure about your current wheel specifications, please check our BMW wheel fitment chart and guide


Insert your existing BMW wheel and tire dimensions, and the sizes of the BMW wheel style 55, and the outcome will be shown on the diagram. The strut shown in the diagram below is for illustration purpose only.

Existing Tyre
Existing Wheel

Above values are only examples! If unsure of your current wheel size? Check here!

Existing Tyre
Existing Wheel

Above values are only examples! Change values to view fittment.


are automatically applied below

The diagram is only for show to help you visualize your tires and wheel fitment of your new setup.

Tire Width - The width of your tire in millimeters. 195/55ZR15

Tire Profile - The ratio of tire wall width to tire width. 195/55ZR15

Tire Diameter - The diameter of your wheels in inches. 195/55ZR15

Offset - the distance from the center of the wheel to the mounting face in mm. ET20

Rim Width - The width of your rims in inches. 7.5JX17

InchesOriginal WheelNew WheelDifference
Wheel Revolutions

What is the recommended tire pressure for the BMW wheel style 55?

The tire pressure for the BMW wheel style 55 will depend on your BMW model. Most BMW models like the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 3 Series, have a recommended tire pressure of 32 PSI (2.2 Bar). However, you should always double-check this for your specific BMW model. You can find out the recommended tire pressure for your BMW, by checking the the sticker on the inside edge of the driver’s door or, check your owner’s manual if you still have the same type of tires that came with the vehicle.

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