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Hi all! First post so go easy please :)

I've been doing my Mach E research for a while and I'm on the verge of placing an order for a RWD XR model. However, I'd like to swap out the factory fitted 18" wheels for the 19" set. I asked the Ford order team but they said I'd have to place a standard car order from their website and then sort out the different wheels with my chosen dealer for aftermarket fitting.

So this leaves me with a couple of questions that hopefully an expert on here can answer!

Is there any benefit to a dealer of me selecting them for my car order? So, am I likely to be in a position to bargain for the new wheels because they want my business, or does it make no difference to them at all?

What do I do with the surplus set of 18" wheels and tyres? Any ideas if a dealer would buy these off me, or where could I sell them? I realise I can just whack them on ebay but I'm wondering if there's a clever option I've not considered.

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Hi all! First post so go easy please :)

I've been doing my Mach E research for a while and I'm on the verge of placing an order for a RWD XR model. However, I'd like to swap out the factory fitted 18" wheels for the 19" set. I asked the Ford order team but they said I'd have to place a standard car order from their website and then sort out the different wheels with my chosen dealer for aftermarket fitting.

So this leaves me with a couple of questions that hopefully an expert on here can answer!

Is there any benefit to a dealer of me selecting them for my car order? So, am I likely to be in a position to bargain for the new wheels because they want my business, or does it make no difference to them at all?

What do I do with the surplus set of 18" wheels and tyres? Any ideas if a dealer would buy these off me, or where could I sell them? I realise I can just whack them on ebay but I'm wondering if there's a clever option I've not considered.

Cheers!
I'm no 'expert' but here goes. If you want the 19" wheels why not go for the AWD. I think I can guess the answer to that.
I very much doubt you will get 'a deal' from your dealer. They aren't making much from selling the MME anyway so selling the dealer fit options is the only way to increase their profits from the car. I very much doubt they would buy them off you. Unless they are compatible with other cars you would have difficulty in selling them on ebay. Unless you/dealer can find someone who has an AWD car and wants 18"wheels that is. The other thing to consider is that by putting on bigger wheels you will be impacting on the range. Hope this helps.
 
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Super helpful - Thanks so much for responding.

With the points you're raising it makes it a little more difficult to justify the 19s on the RWD.

You're right, AWD would solve this, it's just whether I can do without the extra 100 miles range!

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Super helpful - Thanks so much for responding.

With the points you're raising it makes it a little more difficult to justify the 19s on the RWD.

You're right, AWD would solve this, it's just whether I can do without the extra 100 miles range!

Cheers
You will also not be entitled to the government ev grant due to the additional cost of the AWD ER. The wheel option would not impact your eligibility.
The wheels are listed as an option like any other as Grahame says there is zero chance of doing a deal. Where do you live in the uk - fit winter tyres to the 18inch and get a fitter to store them or store yourself.
 
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I'm not sure I'd stretch to the AWD ER for the extra £10k, which is why I thought about putting the 19s on the RWD ER. If I went to the AWD SR then I just realised that I'd get the 19s but then miss out on the panoramic roof, B&O system, and a few other things that I'd prefer.

I'm in Hertfordshire. Not sure how beneficial it is to have a spare set of winter tyres, but it's still a decent idea as at least I'd be making efficient use of them. I might look into that, ta!
 

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I’m in the same boat at the moment. Wheels currently have 25% off, but they are out of stock. Might be able to get the dealer to honour that price, but would still need tyres. Frustrating it’s not just an upgrade option as there is only £30 difference between the 18” and 19” on the accessories store.
I care more about the unpainted wheel arches and bumpers, but hoping in person they look better.

https://shop.ford.co.uk/products/mu...el-19-5-x-2-spoke-design-liquid-ebony-09-2020
 

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Blimey - wheels and tyres are a bag of worms!!

As background I have a spare set of winter tyres on some quite nice rims which are left over from my wife's Freelander 2, now sold. I am hoping they might fit the Mach-e. They both share the 5/108 d63.4 bolt pattern and I think the Freelander was largely a Ford car from the days when LR was Ford owned.... Focus based I think...

Mustang Mach-E 18” 225/60 R18 100V SUMMER BSW.

so I calculate:

18” - 45.72cm + 225*60% =13.5cm 45.72+27=72.72cm total diameter

my wheels are 19" 255/50 R19 107v so....

19” - 48.26cm +255*50% = 25.5 = 73.76cm

the Offset for LR is 55 but how can I tell from my Rims what they are? Any symbols or marks?

I'm thinking they should fit but offset will be an unknown. :-/

Update: so MME offset is 47.5mm I think my wheels are actually 40mm based on some markings on the back... might get away with that.
 
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