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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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So would that also be the same for a W114 then ?
Yes, basically. There is a difference in the width of the wheels on various cars, and the vent slits vs. vent holes is different, but they are interchangeable. Example: in the US market, a 1981 240D will have a 5.5" width while the same year 300D or 280E will have a 6" width. Early W114/W115 cars will have a 5.5" width. Not sure about later ones. Very early Pagodas have 5.5" width, then quickly switched to 6" width. I think W108 and W109 wheels have 6" width on everything but I'm not sure of that. And if you are in the non-US market and you opt for the 15" rims for service vehicles such as a hearse, they will have 5.5" x 15" rims. Bolt pattern is the same for all of them - 5 x 112. The 600 I believe might have a different bolt pattern that is unique to that car, but I'm not 100% sure of that.
So the size remains the same, but after W123 I _think_ the offset changes. And on W116 I think the sizes are 6" width and 6.5" width, but again, I'm not sure of that. On R107 they run the spectrum since it is such a long run of the car. I suspect a late R107 will have a different wheel size and possibly a different offset than the earlier cars, as will a late W126 and anything after that... But I'm not all that knowledgeable about wheels post 1981....
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...