Audi noted that wheels over 23 inches make no sense

Audi noted that wheels over 23 inches make no sense

December 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In any case, more than they already have, cars will not. But it is also difficult to argue that the design of the wheels is almost half the appearance of the car, and the larger they are (within reasonable limits), the better the car looks.

Over the past years, the average size of the wheels has gradually increased. But this trend has stopped, since everything has its reasonable limits. According to Audi Design Manager Mark Lichte, 23-inch wheels are the limit. Something more does not make sense.

For example, in the basic version of the Audi RS Q8 is equipped with a set of 22-inch alloy wheels. But as an additional option, you can purchase 23-inch wheels. Which slightly affects the dynamics and characteristics of the 600-strong crossover. Moreover, even such wheels seem huge on a large car.

 Another “limiting” factor is the electrification of cars. Designers are forced to reckon with the aerodynamic characteristics even in the size of the wheels. With this in mind, the size of the wheels, on the contrary, may become smaller.

However, Lichte speaks only for Audi. For example, GM chief designer Michael Simko has a different opinion. He is confident that 24- and 26-inch wheels will soon be in demand.