Borbet Brings Back the Classic Type A Wheel

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Doc Horvath

For many years, the Borbet Type A wheel was a favorite for BMW owners that wanted a simple and clean five-spoke design. Production stopped on this wheel more than a decade ago, but has resumed due to popular demand.

Manufactured in a 16 x 7.5 size, the Type A is available in a silver with machined lip finish for BMW 3 Series (E30 chassis), 5 Series (E28) and many early 1970s models. Fitments for Volkswagen and other imports are not yet available as the high offset (20mm) will cause fitment issues for those models. We can also offer replacement center caps for all Type A wheels.

Visit our Upgrade Garage and see if this classic wheel is a match for your BMW.

Comments on Borbet Brings Back the Classic Type A Wheel

Friday, March 8, 2013 by James:
Hi, Can you get the Borbet Type A in size 17x8.5(2)
17x10 (2)
thank you.
Friday, March 8, 2013 by doc:
We have been told not to expect anything other than the 16x7.5" size for at least the next 12 months.... Sorry !
Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Thomas:
Hey can you get 16x7,5 (2) and 16x9 (2)

will they fit my VW mk3 jetta ? and shipping time please ?

Thanks !
Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Matthew Bockhouse:
i can do 16x7.5 with an ET30 offset just fine...But they HAVE TO BE 4x100...MKII LOVE!!!
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Stevie Haig:
Hi can you supply flat style centre caps for the Borbet A 14" they are approx. 150mm dia

Regards Stevie
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Doc:

We have that cap on order with Borbet, and when they come back in stock we will sell them for $ 20 (plus a little for shipping). It looks like we will get them no earlier than this coming January , however.....
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Stevie Haig:
Hi thanks for your reply, can you let me know when you have them in stock as I need a set of 4

Regards Stevie
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Doc:
the 16x7.5 Type A is available in both 4x100 and 5x120 in our Indiana warehouse at the moment. We have the ability to transfer inventory around if you are closer to either coast, so give me a call if you need more information !
Sunday, October 27, 2013 by Luke:
Do(will) you have any 16, 17 or 18 inch Type A wheels with a 5x130 bolt pattern? I have an 87 Porsche
Friday, November 1, 2013 by Doc:
We have been told not to expect anything other than the 16x7.5" size for at least the next 12 months.... Sorry ! -
Saturday, July 19, 2014 by Rommel Castro:
Is this still available? How much for the 16 x 7.5 as described above? Thanks.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
We have a good supply in hand, currently priced at $ 185 per wheel (plus shipping) while they last.
Monday, August 11, 2014 by Tufan :
Hi -
Are you still offering the flat center caps and if so how much?
Could you pls email me back?
Thank you
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Joshua :
what offsets are available for these wheels?
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Doc:
Last remaining set is 16x7.5 in 5x120 ET20. We are expecting same wheel in 4x100 ET20 in Spring 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by Kevin:
I have been trying to add this wheel to my cart and i select bmw 1990 325ic and it is not available for my vehicle. Would I have to call to order or, is there another option?
Saturday, January 3, 2015 by Doc:

The only wheel we have with your bolt pattern has a +20mm offset, which will stick out side the fenders of a 3 series. That's why it is not listed as a fitment.

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