Forging Technology - Forging is a non-cutting forming process for material in a heated, solid condition. In order to generate the highest degree of material density and weight reduction at top performance from our high-strength and durable aluminum or magnesium alloys, they are further enhanced in a complex forging process. This entails placing the heated star hub or the entire wheel blank in a press and compressing it in several work steps at 5000 to 8000 tons of closing pressure to further densify the material in a special form known as a matrix. In between the individual work steps, the blank is repeatedly heated to approx. 400 degrees centigrade. As a result an optimal material structure is achieved particularly at the areas of high strain, the wheel can be dimensioned smaller, and is thereby lighter in weight. Since the beginning of the BBS forged wheel production, the raw material for all BBS forged wheels is supplied by our partner BBS Japan. There, the basis for perfect forged wheels from our Forged Line is created with great precision according to the typical BBS quality standards. The production facility in Japan is optimally equipped and therefore able to easily meet the highest requirements.
Weight Optimized - Because the spokes are back-milled, the optimal ratio between weight and stability is achieved for a light alloy wheel. This is achieved using a special CNC milling process, where the lateral parts that hold the wheel spokes, and are not relevant for stability, are removed to reduce the weight of the wheel‘s rotating mass.
We invest the highest possible degree of time, skill and perfection in each of our forged wheels. We thereby use the same machines and tools used for the production of the Formula 1 wheels. As a result, we put unfiltered high technology from the top-ranking motor sport on the road. This means that nothing is left to chance – even in everyday driving.
19" and 20"
9" x 20" with Centre Lock
12" x 20" with Centre Lock
The FI-R wheel with TÜV certificate is available for: