From the young car enthusiasts to the older generation, everyone knows what BBS is. BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik is the company behind the most successful wheel brand, not just in Europe but worldwide.
It is a company that manufactures high-performance wheel designs used as an OEM application as well as the wheel of choice for motorsport racing.
BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik began in 1970 in Schiltach, Germany as a manufacturing plant for plastic auto body parts.
During the time where wheels were made as a single piece, BBS introduced a three-piece racing wheel in 1972. It was lighter compared to its competitor, which makes it suitable for motor racing.
They were the first to introduce a forged magnesium racing wheel which enables them to manufacture wheels as light as possible - without sacrificing its strength.
Even today, BBS continues to revolutionize wheel designs by introducing new innovations such as the Air Inside Technology (AIT). It is where they have created hollow chambers within the wheel structure to compensate for the small air volume in modern ultra-low-profile tyres. This helps in reducing the wheel weight, thus improving the vehicle's handling.
Due to the company's success, it has been chosen as the OEM wheels for big automotive brands such as Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Mitsubishi, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Infiniti, Jaguars, Renault, Saab, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen Volvo and Lexus.
BBS offers a variety of new wheel designs depending on your taste. But it's most successful design; the multi-spoke mesh type rims have been a timeless favourite both by casual drivers and motorsport enthusiasts. Various companies have copied it, but these brands never reached the status attained by the original BBS rims.
BBS has played a big part in the development of the automotive industry. It has shaped how wheels are made today. Owning one doesn't just satisfy your desire to have a better performing wheel. It provides you with a piece of what is known to be a wheel icon in the automotive world. Visit Vivid Racing and check out the list of BBS rims suitable for you.