APEX EC-7 | 18" x 8.5" ET35 | 5x120mm | 72.56mm

APEX Race Parts designs and manufactures high performance, flow-formed and forged wheels for a growing list of vehicle makes. They are constantly expanding their product line with new wheel designs, wheel accessories and other performance and race parts. It is their mission to produce and distribute high-quality performance parts that meet the demands of racing and street performance enthusiasts.
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Product Information

Model EC-7
Wheel Quantity Sold Individually
Wheel Diameter 18"
Wheel Width 8.5"
Offset ET35
Bolt Pattern 5x120mm
Centre Bore 72.56mm
Load Rating 1,550lbs
Weight 20.1lbs (9.11kg)
Face Profile Profile 1; shallow concavity
Wheel Construction Flow Formed


A FITMENT FOR YOU

Need help selecting the proper wheel fitment for your BMW? APEX Race Parts have tirelessly test-fitted hundreds of setup combinations in order to provide direct-fit, spacer-free wheel packages for everything from showroom-fresh cars to all-out race builds. Their detailed fitment guides help you avoid costly trial-and-error and walk you through every step of finding your perfect setup.

VIEW GUIDE

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of this wheel for your BMW model.


APEX EC-7 DESIGN




Fit Matters
The right solution for every application

An optimized car setup begins with the perfect wheel and tyre fitment. Without model-specific attention to each wheels specifications, maximum performance is compromised. Each size was selected to find the right balance between a clean fit and the most grip possible. The EC-7’s wide range of widths, diameters, offsets and face profiles result in unique fitments ranging from 8.5" to 10.5" wide. Each wheel combines these features to meet the different brake caliper, strut, and fender clearance needs of each BMW model. Most vehicle models have options for wheels that range from direct-fit to aggressive for specialty applications.

Face Profile
One design, many levels of beauty

The EC-7 wheel is available in three increasingly-concave face profiles; The shallowest face provides increased caliper clearance on narrow applications, while the deepest concave face reduces weight and creates a stunningly aggressive appearance on low offset and wide-width applications.

Spokes
More than just a pretty face

The curved spokes of the EC-7 serve many purposes, both in terms of form and function. The split "Y" spokes were carefully evaluated from every aspect to ensure light weight and remarkable strength. Their curved design increases brake calipers in almost every application, allowing the EC-7 to fit where the ARC-8 design simply cannot. The unique curvature of each face profile reduces centre pad material as they are optimally selected for each unique width and offset. The lack of a deep front lip and spokes that connect directly to the barrel's lip, producing a rigid wheel with even load distribution.

Brake Clearance
A lot of room in a tight space

Spoke clearance is only half the problem. The barrel construction on a wheel also needs to be big enough to clear the sides of your caliper and rotor. Many aftermarket wheels that have aesthetic compromises in their design may work with smaller stock brakes, or smaller diameter big brake kits, but the larger kits will pose a major problem. The barrel of the EC-7 wheel offers unmatched caliper clearance because wheels shouldn’t limit your choice of aftermarket brake kits, and brake kits shouldn’t force you to run oversized wheels. APEX 2D modelled most Big Brake Kits available in Solidworks and tweaked the wheel design of the EC-7 prior to production in order to fit as many kits as possible.

Hub Centre
Easy to access lugs

Race wheels can't just be light, they need to function in a high performance environment. Unlike the narrow lug recesses of most other wheels, the EC-7 wheel features a wide open hub centre that easily accommodates oversized race lugs and beefy impact sockets. This allows for quick and easy wheel changes and prevents chips and scratches from tools.

Hub Centric
No rings or adapters here

All APEX EC-7 wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications, and hub locating rings are never required for any BMW application. All 5x120mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 72.56mm centre bore.

Centre Cap
A factory fit and finish

APEX don't reuse one cap design for all of their wheels. Every EC-7 wheel is designed to work with factory centre caps. You can easily replace APEX centre caps with OEM roundels for a clean factory look. The EC-7 wheels will ship with the APEX Gloss Black centre cap that mimics the size and shape of a BMW factory centre cap.

Wheel Hardware
Original or Aftermarket, it all works

The EC-7 wheel can be used with all OEM and aftermarket mounting hardware with a 60° tapered seat. Lug bolts, wheel locks, and stud conversion kits all work perfectly. The EC-7 wheel also accepts wheel spacers without issue. The shallow rear chamfer allows the wheel to remain hub centric even when 5mm flat spacers are used. The chamfer is deep enough to clear the chamfered lip found on some aftermarket spacers that would typically cause improper seating of the wheel and, therefore, wheel vibration.

TPMS Sensors
They all fit

TPMS sensors, which monitor tyre pressure, are one piece of technology that can't be compromised. The attention to OEM compatibility on the EC-7 wheel doesn't end with centre caps. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent TPMS sensors, and any standard sized metal or rubber valve stem.


THE APEX STANDARD


Flow Forming
Benefits of forging, without the pain

These APEX wheels are produced using a manufacturing process known as flow forming. This process significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. During the manufacturing process, rollers apply high pressure to the inner barrel, compressing the aluminium into its final shape. This effectively eliminates porosity and aligns the grain structure of the metal, which increases tensile strength. The end result is a lightweight and extremely strong barrel that equals that of a traditional forged wheel at a fraction of the cost.

Testing & Certifications
Verifiable 3rd party testing

Many companies promote their wheels as being certified by the VIA when they actually aren’t. That’s like using the USDA logo on food without permission. APEX wheels get officially tested and registered by the VIA in Japan, and they have the proof to back it up.

Japan’s JWL is a commonly followed standard for wheel load ratings. The APEX flow formed wheels meet, and most exceed, their load rating requirements. Most manufacturers only meet the minimum while some don’t even do that. Check and verify load ratings before you buy.

Weight & Strength Optimization
It’s all in the details

Various design features were implemented to ensure that the EC-7 wheel design was light, but had even more strength to handle the abuses experienced in endurance racing. APEX began with a beefy, multi-spoke, one-piece design. They then added reliefs in the mounting pad to remove weight between lug holes, where they could safely save weight. The design was then run through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to further optimize the spoke and barrel design. The result is a lightweight wheel with extra strength in all the right places. Use the EC-7 with confidence. It’s over built for both street and track.

Finishes
Because being faster is just not enough

The EC-7 wheel is available in multiple finishes. All APEX wheels are finished using a comprehensive multi-stage liquid paint system over a powder coated base coat. Standard finishes include gloss-metallic finishes, and semi-gloss or matte finishes.

Often overlooked, painted or powder coated lug hole seats can cause hardware to loosen or begin the spread of paint chipping to more visible sections. The coating process of the EC-7 leaves lug holes, centre bores and mounting pads untouched, which ensures proper fit and torque values.

Lifetime Warranty
A wheel you can depend on

As of recent, all APEX wheels now come with a lifetime structural warranty and 1 year finish warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase. Please contact us for the full terms and conditions.

50% Off Replacement Wheels
Hit those berms like you don’t care

Do some serious damage to a wheel that’s not covered under warranty? No worries. Curb rash or even totally mangling a wheel in a car accident is covered by the APEX360° program. APEX offer replacements for wrecked wheels at 50% off our standard prices. Contact us for full terms and conditions or for more details.


Models
  • 1 Series / E82 / E88 (2007-2013) / 135i N54
  • 1 Series / E82 / E88 (2007-2013) / 135i N55
  • 1 Series / E82 / E88 (2007-2013) / 125i
  • 1 Series / E82 / E88 (2007-2013) / 120i
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 130i
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 120i
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 118i
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 116i
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 123d
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 120d
  • 1 Series / E87 (2004-2011) / 118d
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / M140i
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / M135i
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / 125i
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / 120i
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / 118i
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / 116i
  • 1 Series / F20 (2012-2019) / 118d
  • 2 Series / F22 / F23 (2014+) / M240i
  • 2 Series / F22 / F23 (2014+) / M235i
  • 2 Series / F22 / F23 (2014+) / 230i
  • 2 Series / F22 / F23 (2014+) / 228i
  • 2 Series / F22 / F23 (2014+) / 220i
  • 2 Series / F22 / F23 (2014+) / 220d
  • 3 Series / E30 (1984-1994) / M3
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / M3
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 328i
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 325i
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 320i
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 323i
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 318is
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 318i
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 316i
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 323ti
  • 3 Series / E36 (1991-1999) / 318ti
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / M3
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / M3 CSL
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 330i / 330Ci
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 328i / 328Ci
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 325i / 325Ci
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 323i / 323Ci
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 320i / 320Ci
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 318i
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 325ti
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 318ti
  • 3 Series / E46 (1998-2006) / 316ti
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 335i N54
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 335i N55
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 330i
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 325i
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 323i
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 320i
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 320d
  • 3 Series / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (2005-2013) / 330d
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 340i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 335i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 330i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 328i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 320i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 318i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 316i
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 318d
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / 320d
  • 3 Series / F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2018) / ActiveHybrid 3
  • 4 Series / F32 / F33 / F36 (2014-2020) / 440i
  • 4 Series / F32 / F33 / F36 (2014-2020) / 435i
  • 4 Series / F32 / F33 / F36 (2014-2020) / 430i
  • 4 Series / F32 / F33 / F36 (2014-2020) / 428i
  • 4 Series / F32 / F33 / F36 (2014-2020) / 420i
  • 4 Series / F32 / F33 / F36 (2014-2020) / 420d
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 550i
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 545i
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 540i
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 530i
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 525i
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 523i
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 530d
  • 5 Series / E60 / E61 (2003-2010) / 520d
  • Z Series / E36/7/8 Z3 (1995-2002) / Z3M
  • Z Series / E85 / E86 Z4 (2002-2008) / Z4M
  • Z Series / E85 / E86 Z4 (2002-2008) / Z4 3.0Si
  • Z Series / E85 / E86 Z4 (2002-2008) / Z4 3.0i
  • Z Series / E85 / E86 Z4 (2002-2008) / Z4 2.5Si
  • Z Series / E85 / E86 Z4 (2002-2008) / Z4 2.5i

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