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26Check out the trick way you access the tire valve on this BMW Alpina B6

The wheels are one of the first things you notice when checking out the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The 20-inch aluminum alloy rollers have 21 spokes that spray out from their hubs, creating one of Alpina's signature design features. But there's also plenty of function to go along with the stylistic form of this hotted-up BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.

22Jay Leno puts carbon fiber wheels to the test on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Jay Leno's Garage usually focuses on looking at cars new and old, speaking to their owners and then Jay taking a drive to see what he thinks. However, Leno throws his usual shtick to the curb this week to do a full product test of the carbon fiber wheels from a company called Carbon Revolution. If you're not interested in hearing about wheels for 18 minutes, don't worry. They get mounted on a Porsche and are tested back-to-back with stock wheels, and Leno takes the 911 for a track test, too.

1Muscle Car Speeds Down Highway While Missing Wheel

Sparks fly as Mustang drives at speed

YouTube user Gas of Mass uploaded this video of a Mustang kicking up sparks as it drags itself down a highway while missing the front driver's side wheel.

46BMW to offer carbon fiber wheels in a year or two

The Citroën SM sat on the first set of production glass fiber and resin wheels in 1972 when parent company Michelin developed the exotic hoops in order to take the SM rallying. It wasn't until 2008 that we got the first all-carbon-fiber wheel for passenger cars in the form of a prototype model from Weds Sports in Japan that remained a prototype. Australian company Carbon Revolution followed that a year later with its CR-9 all-CF wheel, first introduced on the Shelby Ultimate Aero and now av

39SAE Congress: Evolve Hybrid Wheels give Ford Focus SE a 1.1 mpg boost

As fuel economy regulations tighten all around the world, each part of the automobile is getting a second (and third and fourth ...) look to see if there is any way to squeeze out a few more yards per gallon. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit this week, Lacks Enterprises was showing off its contribution to the get-every-efficiency debate: Evolve Hybrid Wheels.

24HRE carbon fiber wheels for all your customizing desires

HRE has brought some pretty excellent wheels to market in the past, such as the retro-tastic Vintage Series, bridging old and new in fantastic fashion. The wheel-maker's latest offering is the Carbon Series CF2 Concept, now on display at SEMA.

255Chevrolet Camaro rolling on 32s is a Hot Wheels come to life

Some would say that the Chevrolet Camaro already looks like a Hot Wheels car come to life when fitted with the factory installed 20- or 21-inch alloy wheels. But others – including the folks in this video, apparently – would say that those wheels simply aren't large enough. Twenty-fours? Still too small. Twenty-sixes? You're getting warmer.

31Watch HRE make one of its Vintage Series wheels

We're smitten with the Vintage Series three-piece wheels from HRE. The hardware is about as cool as it gets in our opinion, and you can bet we'd rock a set if we had a vehicle worthy of the rollers. If you've ever wondered how the company goes about putting the wheels together, you're in luck. HRE and StanceWorks have collaborated on a video documenting the ins and outs of crafting "investment grade" wheels.

37HRE introduces the Vintage Series, modern versions of retro supercar wheels

Classic cars have been getting all kinds of love and money lately. Classic wheels, not so much. HRE has introduced a new line called the Vintage Series that puts old rims in a new light.

9Taking time to enjoy the little things

What separates an old car from a classic? In many cases, not a lot. Beautiful sheet metal, a legendary powertrain or world-class performance could make a world of difference, and so can attention to detail.

23SEMA 2010: Where supercars go to get new wheels

Supercars at the 2010 SEMA Show - Click above for high-res image gallery

28You had us at "Wheels." SR Auto Group's Lamborghini Reventon

SR Auto Group's custom Lamborghini Reventón wheels – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Design students imagine lightweight, aerodynamic wheels... of steel?

As car makers strive to meet increased CAFE standards, a lot of cars will be getting both lighter and more aerodynamic. While aluminum and carbon fiber grab a lot of the lightweight headlines, there's no getting around the fact that cars are going to be made out of steel for a long time to come. So it's no surprise that the steel industry is out to prove that it, too, can be a source for relatively lightweight and aerodynamic products. This week's entry: three new wheel design's that are intende

48Motionlite retractable wheel puts the spotlight on your dubs. Yes, really. [w/video]

Motionlite wheel illumination – Click above to watch the videos after the jump

2Meadow Brook Concours 2009: Wheels and Badges

Meadow Brook wheels and badges - click above for high-res image gallery

14Alcoa developing lighter wheels for increased efficiency

Heavy steel wheels are relatively rare in showrooms these days -- it seems they are heading the way of bias-ply tires. Most new cars are delivered with cast aluminum wheels. While cast wheels weigh less than comparative steel wheels, they are still manufactured with thick castings and solid spokes (forged aluminum wheels, both lighter and stronger, are generally more expensive and as such, fitted largely to performance vehicles).

2Pirelli working with Brembo and Magneti Marelli on Cyber Tire

Pirelli's Cyber Tire will provide real-time tire performance information via a chip/transponder setup in the tire tread. Operating temperature and pressures, typology of the road's surface, and vertical load exerted on the tire will be among the data collected and monitored. The system will work in conjunction with another Pirelli invention, the Cyber Wheel, which will convey wheel information such as hub loads in the same way.

10Detroit 2009: Hot Wheels

Sure, there were a few brands missing from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, but we never got the feeling that things were bleak... until we went looking for ten cool wheels. After walking the floor twice, we were able to come up with nine. America's premiere auto show had left us walking in circles, one wheel short, debating whether an ugly wheel with internally-mounted calipers was cool enough to make the list. And it was then that the real tragedy of this show hit us: not the subtracted brand count

10Detroit 2009: Ford's Mustang Alley features accessory wheels for 2010 model

Click above the see the full lineup of Mustang accessory wheels

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