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I have some modest skills in photoshop. Does anyone have an aftermarket wheel in mind that they would like to see on the GLA? I can produce a rendering.
 

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anything BBS, German and BBS just seem to go well together.. I've seen a few Cayennes on BB's and they look sooooo goooddddd.



maybe something like the Vettel FX


or even these are just as pretty
 

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BBS, HRE Wheels, ADV.1 Wheels & Vossen has some amazing wheels that will suit the GLA. If it will look great on the CLA, it should look great on the GLA.
 

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I have a feeling the new directional wheels from Vossen will look great on the GLA, it would have to be lowered without excessive wheel gap

 

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Don't see too many lowering a GLA.
I think there's even more of a chance for it to happen to the GLA, it's an affordable Mercedes CUV. There's an overwhelming amount of aftermarket modifications for German cars, depending where you live you may not see many modified german vehicles.
 

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AMG will lower the GLA45, so it's plausible that third party tuners will regularly do it as well.
tuning houses with special variants, sure. Individuals in the driveway, NO. Rims will be big with GLA but if you lower it you lose all of its perceived off road prowess ;)
 

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tuning houses with special variants, sure. Individuals in the driveway, NO. Rims will be big with GLA but if you lower it you lose all of its perceived off road prowess ;)
You will lose some, not all. Plus these tuning houses usually tend to keep the wheel size at a size that wont sacrifice performance much.
 

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So has anyone actually placed new wheels on their GLA yet?

Really considering putting 20s on mine. HRE FF01 or TSW Nurburgring, had the TSW in matte gunmetal on my old Z4 and loved it so I'm contemplating getting it again.


 

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So has anyone actually placed new wheels on their GLA yet?

Really considering putting 20s on mine. HRE FF01 or TSW Nurburgring, had the TSW in matte gunmetal on my old Z4 and loved it so I'm contemplating getting it again.
I have lightweight flow-formed 19x8.5's in +35 offset by Advanti on mine. I love them. Acceleration, braking and handling all improved through the decrease in rotating mass. I lost 11lbs per wheel from stock. 11 x 4 =44lbs in reduced rotating and unsprung mass which equates to 44 x 2 = 88lbs of 'sprung' weight (approximately) off of the vehicle.

Plus they look great!

I also have the CLA250 'sport' brakes that are cross drilled, and they weigh about 2lbs less than stock per corner.




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Nice!

No problems with 8.5 width and +35 offset?
 

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My main concern is rubbing but I am not trying to go extreme, would likely go with 20x8.5 +43 offset.

The optional 20's are 20x8 and I think the offset is +45 so I think I should be safe with my choice.
 

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Also just as reference for those looking for info on the stock and optional wheels:

 
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