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I've ordered a C180 Saloon (Sport version) which I expect to get in about 10 days. I have a good set of 205/55 R16 winter tyres from the [other German make] I'm selling. Obviously the old rims are no use here (wrong PCD) but if I get MB 16-inch rims will they fit my new C180 Saloon, which has 17-inch rims as standard? Other C180 variants have 205/55 R16 and that's within half a percent of the diameter, so presumably that's no problem for ESP, but I want to check the smaller rims won't foul anything like brake calipers. And I assume I also would need ones with TPMS.
 

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C180 has 195/60/16 tyres standard for several European countries, if not all. 225/50/16 or 205/55/16 being options. Your tyres should be fine then. And 16" wheels are OK if they are OEM, probably after market wheels too but some after market wheels need more space.

I wanted to have 16" wheels for winter tyres on our 204.089 but the brakes were too large on this model.

Edited: forgot to ask, do you really have TPMS or just the standard ESP based tyre pressure loss warning (RDW versus RDK)? If it is the standard RDW, then you don't need wheel sensors.
 

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205/55/16 being options. Your tyres should be fine then.
I thought so, though the service manager seemed to think it might upset the ESP. I can't see why, if the diameter and width are correct.

I wanted to have 16" wheels for winter tyres on our 204.089 but the brakes were too large on this model.
I'm not sure exactly what the model number of mine is! And I don't know if I really (will) have TPMS or just the standard ESP based tyre pressure loss warning. But now I know what to ask.

Thanks!

Any more opinions out there?

Pete
 

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I thought so, though the service manager seemed to think it might upset the ESP. I can't see why, if the diameter and width are correct.
ESP would be fine even if the diameter was incorrect as long as all tyres are of the same size (diameter).

You can see from the tyre valves if the wheels have sensors. If you don't want to go to the car, you can check it from your data card too.
 

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Absolutely no problem, and the overall diameter of a 205/55x16 is so close as to be almost identical.

You only need to worry about brake clearance when you get to the C350 and its bigger rotors (it requires a 17" wheel)...all models below that in the range have brakes that will clear 16" wheels.
 
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