In good time for the switch from winter to summer tyres at the beginning of spring, Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is offering new wheels designed to lend Mercedes vehicles an even more impressive appearance.

In line with customers’ wishes, the accessories specialists are broadening the range of popular bichromatic wheels. Apart from their visual merits, these wheels also boast an outstanding standard of quality. Wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories are required to meet the same high specifications as standard production wheels. Neither certification nor registration with the TÜV technical inspection authority are required when fitting these wheels, as they all form part of the vehicle homologation.

Alongside the wheels sporting an impressive single-tone paint finish, the high-sheen bichromatic light-alloy wheels derive their additional appeal from the interesting contrast between the apparently bare metal surface and the painted surfaces. These wheels lend the vehicle a yet more exclusive appearance and are considered by the designers at Mercedes-Benz to be more than just a passing fad. “Both the studies by our colleagues at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design studios throughout the world and intensive market research reveal one and the same picture. Bichromatic wheels are becoming ever more popular,” notes Klaus Frenzel, who oversees design development for new wheel models at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center.

For spring 2011, Mercedes-Benz Accessories is offering new light-alloy wheels amongst others for the following model series (as per March 2011):

SLK-Class 43.2 cm (17″) Incenio 10-spoke wheel
Surface finish: Bichromatic palladium silver / high-sheen
Wheel size 7.5J x 17 ET 42 / tyre size 225/45 R17
€ 289.-*
Optional for the rear axle: Wheel size 8.5J x 17 ET 36 / tyre size 245/40 R17
€ 295.-*

SLK-Class 45.7 cm (18″) Incenio 5-twin-spoke wheelSurface finish: Bichromatic palladium silver / high-sheen
Wheel size 7.5J x 18 ET 42 / tyre size 225/40 R18
€ 315.-*
Optional for the rear axle:
Wheel size: 8.5J x 18 ET 36 / tyre size 245/35 R18
€ 325.-*

CLS-Class 48.3 cm (19″) Incenio 10-spoke wheel
Surface finish: Bichromatic black / high-sheen
Wheel size 8.5J x 19 ET 34.5 / tyre size 255/35 R19
€ 399.-*
Optional for the rear axle:
Wheel size 9.5J x 19 ET 48 / tyre size 285/30 R19
€ 405.-*
Finish: Bichromatic titanium silver / high-sheenWheel size 8.5J x 19 ET 34.5 / tyre size 255/35 R19
€ 405.-*
Optional for the rear axle:
Wheel size 9.5J x 19 ET 48 / tyre size 285/30 R19
€ 411.-*

* recommended retail price incl. 19% VAT

Source: Daimler AG