Geneva 2015: BBS Premieres CI-R in Platinum Silver

Sometimes walking nearly 12 miles while at the Geneva Motor Show just isn’t enough to see it all.  Case in point is BBS’s new CI-R in Platinum Silver, which saw its official premiere at this year’s event.  The new wheel is available in 20″ only with multiple widths, offsets and bolt patterns.  BBS’s CI-R is a ‘weight optimized wheel’, meaning that it is light (even lighter than the CH-R) while remaining strong enough to complete the company’s rigorous quality assurance testing.

Read more about the new CI-R below.

  • Premium wheel manufacturer from Schiltach extends product range
  • Concave high performance wheel characterized by the distinctive Y-spoke design
  • Numerous applications in 20-inch size for premium class passenger cars
  • Focus on weight optimization

Premium wheel manufacturer BBS will be showcasing its products together with the Swiss importer Carex at the Geneva International Motor Show (March 5-15, in Hall 7, Stand 7450/Gate 729). The event will see the premiere of the CI-R high-performance wheel in a new platinum silver finish. The weight-optimized wheel, with its concave shape, follows the current trend and comes in the attractive Y-spoke design. The proven flow-forming technology and backmilled spokes turn the CI-R into an absolute lightweight construction wheel. Due to this, it weighs in even lighter than the BBS classic CH-R. The three molds used in the production of the 20-inch wheel ensure three different concavities. Particularly concave here are the rear axle wheels. Of course the CI-R, like all BBS cast wheels, is 100 percent produced in Germany.

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The wheel is only available in the color platinum silver created especially for the design CI-R, and is sold in sizes 8.5 x 20, 9 x 20, 9.5 x 20, 10 x 20 and 10.5 x 20 inches, namely with a General Operating Permit (German abbreviation: ABE) and laser engraved KBA number. A 19-inch version is still being planned. The BBS logo is also lasered on the outer rim. The wheel is available starting from 540 Euro (non-binding retail price including value added tax).

The new BBS design is for cars in the premium class such as Audi (including S and RS), BMW (including M-models), Mercedes (including AMG) or Tesla. The focus of the exhibition in Geneva will be a BMW M4 equipped with the new CI-R wheel. BBS also offers attractive combinations for Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan as well as Citroën, Peugeot, Renault, Opel and VW.

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At the Geneva International Motor Show, BBS and Carex will also offer visitors an insight into the range of wheels from the premium manufacturer. A Jaguar F-Type is fitted with the two-piece version of the classic CH-R design in 21 inch.

For more information on the BBS wheel portfolio, visit www.bbs.com.