AC Schnitzer AC1
Clean, masculine lines give the new AC1 its sharp identity, while those five double spokes converge on a pentagonal hub bearing the AC Schnitzer logo. It's the schnitz, produced in a low-pressure casting process and then heat-treated. The AC1 is a three-piece rim with visible bolting and comes in Bi-Color Anthracite or matte-finish Anthracite. It will fit most current BMW cars (naturally), several Mini models, and the Range Rover Sport. Diameters go from 18 to 23 inches, while widths range between 7.5 and 11.5 inches. $TBA. acschnitzer-us.com
Blaque Diamond BD-1
Here's a one-piece cast-aluminum wheel sporting a swish multi-spoke concave design and a deep 6-inch undercut lip. It comes in 20-inch and 22-inch diameters, with widths of 9 inches or 10.5 inches, plus staggered fitments and aluminum center caps. It can accommodate big brake upgrades and will fit most European makes, from reasonably priced VW to high-end Range Rover. $420 for 20-inch versions; $490 for 22-inch versions.
CEC C25/26/27 Made in Germany
Claus Ettensberger and his CEC company are celebrating 25 years of tuning and transformations in 2015. And those celebrations involve creating the C25 wheel, a diamond-cut, forged, two-piece, spinning work of art. But CEC isn't the kind of company to stop there, hence the C26 and C27 as well, forming the Made in Germany Wheel Collection. The 10-spoke C26, incidentally, is CEC's first directional wheel. All three are available in diameters of 20 to 22 inches and widths from 9 to 12 inches. They also come with standard, concave, or deep concave center profiles. From $1,899.
It has to be said that Fondmetal doesn't go in for many details on its website, but we do know that the KV-1 alloy wheel is made in Italy and has met with T&UUML;V approval. It's made by using a special low-pressure casting method and then additionally heat-treated. It's a five-spoke design with a concave center. Sizes range from diameters of 20 to 22 inches, along with widths of 9, 10.5, and 12 inches on the 20-inch version, plus widths of 9 and 11 inches on the 22. The company says applications include Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. From $558.
Gram Lights 57 Valkyrie
These new Gram Lights should be touching down on American soil at the time of this magazine release. Available in 17" (4x100) and 18" (5x100/114.3), the new 57 Valkyrie, also nicknamed "The Fighting Mesh," is the hot new JDM wheel you'll want to look out for in '15. It's a one-piece cast wheel that comes in silver or black. We're definitely digging its modern design and variable layer center cap. mackinindustries.com
For all those people with excellent taste who hanker after the older designs of HRE wheels (not that the contemporary styles are too shabby), the company has just launched its Classic line of three-piece and monoblok rims. There's the 300/300M mesh, 301/301M split 9-spoke, 303/303M 13-spoke, 305/305M 5-spoke, and the 309/309M 19-spoke. Diameters go from 18 to 22 inches; widths range from 8 to 13 inches. But the good thing is that they can still meet modern demands, and the simplicity of design means the Classic line can be offered at lower prices than regular HRE wheels. Each one is built to order, and HRE says there are "nearly infinite" options of fitment, color, and finish options. From $1,400.
HRE FF15 Flow Form
HRE's Flow Form series is produced by a low-pressure cast flow-forming process for precision and strength. Following on from the FF01 is this multi-spoke FF15, available in 18-, 19-, and 20-inch diameters and a range of widths to suit most European marques. Finishes are gloss silver or satin black, but the company will entertain requests for custom colors. From $2,900 for a set of four.
HRE Series R1
According to HRE, maker of beautiful wheels, this is the most advanced lightweight track wheel it has ever produced, a "culmination of years of supplying teams with a wheel that can last multiple seasons and take on the most challenging forms of motorsport." Evolved from the company's R34 wheel, the Series R1 Monoblok comes in a single style with diameters ranging from 17 to 19 inches and widths going from 7 to 14 inches, plus configurations for center lock setups. From $1,900.
Rays Volk Racing ZE40
This one-piece/five-lug/ten-spoke alloy wheel represents a brand-new forging for Rays. And although the company typically makes wheels for Japanese cars, some variants of the ZE40 will fit Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and VW cars. Available in Matte Blue Gunmetal and Bronze. Euro-specific sizes are 18 inches with widths ranging from 8.5 to 10.5 inches, plus 19 inches with 8.5-inch to 11-inch widths. High-type or standard center caps are optional. From $807.
SSR Formula MK-III Neo
We love how SSR is bringing back its old-school wheel designs. Last year the company brought back the Formula Mesh; this year it's releasing the Formula MK-III Neo similar to the original MK series. They are available in 16-inch reverse lip for the guys keepin' it old school and 19-inch with a stepped lip for today's bigger cars. From $550, ssr-wheels.com
Vorsteiner V-FF 101 Flow Forged
These entry-level alloys are a claimed 25 percent lighter than conventional cast construction but also stronger. They're offered with three center profiles of differing concavities, are compatible with big brake kits, and need no spacers, hub-centric rings, or any special hardware. The 101 is finished in Mercury Silver, Carbon Graphite, or Mystic Black. It's a 20-inch wheel, with widths ranging from 8.5 inches to 12 inches. Vorsteiner has outfitted a 991 Carrera S with Carbon Graphite examples—20x8.5 (standard profile) at the front, 20x11 (concave profile) at the rear—that use Porsche's original tire sizes of 245/35 and 295/30. The company says that even after a moderate drop in ride height, the car will still be rub-free. From $550 per wheel.
Vorsteiner V-FF 103
The V-FF 103 Flow Forged lightweight alloy wheel can now be bolted to the current F32 BMW 4 Series. The image shows the Carbon Graphite finish with a 20x8.5 at the front and 20x10 at the rear, with a staggered fitment. This split five-spoke beauty comes with a standard or concave profile. Vorsteiner says a V-FF 103 will take 245/30 and 275/30 tires and still not rub after a moderate drop. $600.
Style is an elusive pursuit, but you almost can't go wrong with the fashionable presence of Voxx's new rim, the MGA. Part of the wheel seller's Euro collection, the streamlined, five-spoke, one-piece design was made with a variety of platforms in mind, from Audi to Volkswagen. Sizes from 15- to 18-inch diameters are now available in a couple different offsets and bolt patterns. MGAs come in either Matte Black or with a Silver Machined face. For further details on the MGA and Voxx's complete selection of wheels, head on over to the company's website.