BBS Wheels: The Prestigious Wheel Company

BBS Wheels: The Prestigious Wheel Company

Silver wheel closeup with water droplets on it and the tire
Forged BBS LM Wheels
rodarte-f via Flickr

In the realm of automotive engineering, few names resonate with as much prestige and innovation as BBS Wheels Kraftfahrzeugtechnik. Established in the picturesque town of Schiltach, Germany, in 1970, BBS emerged as a pioneering force in wheel manufacturing, driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a passion for automotive performance.

black and white photo of three men standing next to stacks of wheels
Co-Founders, Klaus Brand (Left) & Heinrich Baumgartner (Center)
pictured above with the infamous BBS RS wheel.
Source: BBS

The genesis of BBS finds its roots in the vision of Heinrich Baumgartner & Klaus Brand in Schiltach, Germany. They shared a common ambition: to craft wheels that would not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of vehicles but also elevate their performance to unparalleled heights. With this lofty goal in mind, they embarked on a journey that would redefine the automotive industry.

lettering stamped on the side of a metal wheel that says "Made In Germany"
While the BBS company has grown to house several facilities around the world, the original foundry located in Schiltach, Germany is still operational today.
Source: BBS

From its humble beginnings, BBS quickly gained recognition for its unwavering commitment to quality and precision engineering. Each wheel produced bore the hallmark of meticulous craftsmanship, setting new standards for durability, functionality, and aesthetics. This dedication to excellence soon earned BBS a reputation as the epitome of high-quality automotive wheels, a distinction that endures to this day.

Orange BMW m3 pictured at an angle on silver wheels with a dark background
2018 BMW M3 sitting on Forged BBS FI-R wheels
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