David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/2/20 8:17 a.m.

Why do so many German cars use bolts to secure wheels? Because someone there hates us

Okay, maybe there’s a good, technical reason, but wheel bolts are kind of a pain, especially when you’re trying to swap wheels in the garage, at the track or, especially, on pit lane. Then consider how an 18-inch BMW M3 wheel and tire assembly weighs a bit more than the 13s found on an early VW Rabbit. And we haven’t even brought spacers into the equation. 


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