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Question Rims upgrade

I am planning to replace my w202 15" rims to a bigger one 16 or 17, so what do you think is better for a 4 cylinder 2.2L car !!! Do bigger rims affect acceleration and makes the car slower while going uphills??
My current setup is 195/65 R15 and i might go for 225/50 R17 ... if 16" rims is better i will go for it ...
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Larger, wider and thus heavier wheels will affect straight line speed. On a C220 I'd stick with standard 15'' wheels. 16x7 as a maximum with 205/55 tires. Really, the best wheel/tire modification you could make is just buy premium tires for the the 15'' wheels.
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I have 225/45 17's all the way around on my c220. The car is slow no matter whether you have the stock rims or not, you will not notice the difference in your seat. You may notice it in a stop watch but unless you are drag racing it, it is not a concern. What is a concern is the change in ride. I had the same size you have now, and going to the wider 17's, it corners much better, but the 17's make the ride harsher than before. I am ok with it, but some people may not be. I also put polyurethane bushings in the front control arm, so between the two, my ride is much harsher. But it does corner better.
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Larger, wider and thus heavier wheels will affect straight line speed. On a C220 I'd stick with standard 15'' wheels. 16x7 as a maximum with 205/55 tires. Really, the best wheel/tire modification you could make is just buy premium tires for the the 15'' wheels.
I'm with John here on this recommendation.
C220

If it were a 230K, 280, then larger diameter would be fine but larger lightweight wheels.
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Thanks guys for giving your opinions and experiences, i wont go for 17" rims, 16" is the best as you can say its in between, this car is daily driven to work 100km each day so i wont install 17" rims and then regret it, it's not worth it .
Thanks alot guys 👍
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