DescriptionNurburgring custom alloy wheels are made by TSW, the same folks who make our popular Beyern wheels. They feature the same high-quality manufacturing yet are lighter in weight than comparable Beyern wheels, and much lighter than the E46 BMW factory M3 wheel. (E.g.: 8x18 Nurburgring weighs 20.55 lb.; 8x18 M3 wheel weighs 27 lb.). Nurburgring wheels are available in three, cool new finishes: matte bronze, matte gunmetal and gunmetal with a mirror-cut face.
Nurburgring wheels are named after the famous Nurburgring race circuit (known simply as "the Ring" by enthusiasts), located in Nurburg, Germany. This was the main venue for the German Grand Prix as part of the F1 World Championship in the 50's through early 70's. Built in 1920, this 22 km track was widely known as being one of the toughest and most dangerous tracks in the world. It was nicknamed "the green hell" by Jacki Stewart. In 1961, Phil Hill raced the fastest lap here at under 9 minutes in the Ferrari 156 F1 car and Niki Lauda later became the only person to lap the full circuit in under 7 minutes. The new Nurburgring Grand Prix Track, called GP-Strecke was completed in 1984 and has hosted several Grand Prix events.
TSW is one of the oldest aftermarket alloy wheel companies in the world. It was founded by a former Formula One racing driver, Eddie Keizan in the 1960's. Initially TSW Alloy Wheels operated as Tiger Sports Wheels and had retail stores in a small manufacturing facility in South Africa. During the 1980's the company went public on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and manufacturing was expanded dramatically. The company began to supply almost every significant car company in the world. Over the next 20 years, through the purchase of ATS wheels of Germany and other expansions, new production was established in Germany, Poland, South Africa and the United States.
n 2001 the TSW aftermarket wheels operations were split off from the OE wheel production which continued to operate under the Tiger Wheel and ATS name. The aftermarket operation in the America's was sold to Terence Scheckter who had formally run that business, and the European aftermarket operation was sold to Yokohama of South Africa. From 2001, TSW Alloy Wheels in the United States began to overhaul the product line and expand the range of wheels dramatically.
By 2011 TSW Alloy Wheels in the United States had acquired the European aftermarket business and the Asian aftermarket business from Yokohama of South Africa.
Everything we sell comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, products that carry the Bavarian Autosport brand come with a minimum 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. (Some have lifetime warranties!) If you are unhappy with a product's quality or performance, simply let us know. We'll make it right. Call Customer Service at 800.535.2002, option 7, or e-mail [email protected].