18” tyres for 218 Shooting Brake

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I’m considering fitting a set of 18” non staggered wheels with winter tyres.
Are there any issues with insurance or other issues I need to be aware of?

My current, factory fit wheels are 19” staggered.
The ones I’m considering are 8.5x18H2 ET43.5

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Not if they’re an approved size and speed rating from the manual
 
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I’ll check it out :geek:
 
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Nope! Nothing in any of the books I have mentions the approved (or any other) sized wheels?
My main question is the ET fit. the wheels are 34.5 (ignore the typo in the first post)
Any idea where I can find the info?
 

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Nope! Nothing in any of the books I have mentions the approved (or any other) sized wheels?
My main question is the ET fit. the wheels are 34.5 (ignore the typo in the first post)
Any idea where I can find the info?
There will be a winter tyre option - these cars are sold heavily on the continent where they have to fit winter wheels / tyres

I Can have 16", 17" or 18" wheels and tyres on mine with widths from 205 to 245

I have a staggered summer setup on 16" wheels (205 and 225) and a "square 205 setup on my winter wheels - all are listed in the handbook
 
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There will be a winter tyre option - these cars are sold heavily on the continent where they have to fit winter wheels / tyres

I Can have 16", 17" or 18" wheels and tyres on mine with widths from 205 to 245

I have a staggered summer setup on 16" wheels (205 and 225) and a "square 205 setup on my winter wheels - all are listed in the handbook
Thank you. I can’t find the relevant section in what my book calls the Owners Manual.
None of the other myriad of brochures I have even come close 789365AB-8CF4-4012-8F1C-C29BE55C982E.jpeg
 

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Has anyone ever heard of an insurance claim being denied because the wrong wheels were fitted ?
 
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What I have done, following on from Malcolms suggestion is emailed alloy wheels direct and asked them.
 
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Has anyone ever heard of an insurance claim being denied because the wrong wheels were fitted ?
I haven’t but I don’t want to be “that bloke” :D
 
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An answer from Alloyeheelsdirect

If you want to strictly comply with MB OEM recommendations for winter fitment you would need the ET 34.5 on all 4 wheels. The other fitment with the different ET and width in the rear is for summer fitments.
 

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