BMW E66 745LI on 22″ Mador’sPosted: 07/07/2012
The BMW 745Li has been one of BMW’s riskiest vehicles in terms of styling. It broke away from the sleek lines of the 90′s E38 and replaced it with a bulky body with futuristic looking parts. When you first laid eyes on this model, you most likely formed a strong opinion. Some loved it while others hated it-
until they seen this E66.
Jim gave us a call and told us he wanted to build his car to be VIP styled and we were thrilled since it hasn’t been executed (outside of Japan at least). The platform is very fitting being a big body refined German flagship luxury sedan. The unorthodox styling of the car would eventually gain it a reputation in the DUB scene. This would present a challenge for the E65/66 to be accepted as a vip styled vehicle as the stock body styles are not as loud. Gaudiness is only accepted if executed with precision in the vip scene where as in DUB, there are no limits.
Excessive lowering of the suspension, negative camber adjustments, proper wheel selection and fitment would all have to be spot on to bring out the untapped potential. The Mador seemed like the perfect wheel for this particular 7 series. The aggressiveness of the concave matches that of the AC Schnitzer spoilers on the 3/4 angles while the silhouette of the wheel face compliments the body lines on the side profile. It has a modern appeal to it which ties the whole package together.
What you see below was a collective effort to help turn this dream into a reality. Special thanks to Platinum VIP for the suspension parts and installation and Jim for choosing us to best represent his vision.
Wheel Specs: 22×10.5, 22×12, Brushed with chrome lips.
Picture credit: Luxeboxmedia.