Mercedes is a luxury car manufacturer aimed at providing their customers with luxury, comfort, technology, innovation, and style while Toyota is mostly associated with economy-level cars that prioritize affordability, reliability, and accessibility.
Because Mercedes and Toyota cater towards two entirely different customer groups, there are many differences between the two. If you take a look at a Mercedes wheel you will probably be looking at a wheel that is considerably larger in diameter when compared to a regular Toyota.
In order for you to be able to use Mercedes wheels on a Toyota, a few things need to match. The first thing that needs to match is the bolt pattern. You also need to match the wheel and tire size accordingly. The wheel offset should also be the same if you want to retain all the safety and all the original driving characteristics.
As such, it’s safe to say that most Mercedes wheels are not going to fit a Toyota. However, there are some examples where this is not the case, and that’s only if the aforementioned measures match across the board. In order to be 100% sure you are doing the right decision, be sure to ask your dealer for detailed instructions.
The bolt pattern
Most Mercedes models use a 5x112mm bolt pattern which means that the Toyota you want to mount your Mercedes wheels on needs to have the same bolt pattern. However, most Toyota use an entirely different bolt pattern, and that’s 6×139.7. As such, you are not going to be able to mount your Mercedes wheels on a Toyota in most cases.
However, these are not always the same across specific models, especially if you compare cars from different segments. This means that in theory you could come across Toyota and Mercedes wheels with the same bolt pattern, and if that is truly the case, you can mount them on either of the two cars.
Be that as it may, you also need to make sure to follow all the other necessary measurements as well. If they all match or you make the right adjustments without sacrificing driveability and safety, you should be able to do it.
It’s worth mentioning that there are a few ways how one can mount wheels with a different bolt pattern but this is not something any dealer would like you to do because it’s usually unsafe.
Wheel diameter and tire size
Most people want to change wheels for stylistic purposes which usually means buying a set of lower profile wheels or wheels with a larger diameter. The good news is that this is indeed possible without making many compromises.
More specifically, if you want to upgrade your wheel size by an inch, you can do so, but only if you decrease the tire size correspondingly, and that means buying a set of tires that are one inch smaller. If you are able to do this and the bolt pattern and wheel offset also match, you can use your Mercedes wheels on a Toyota.
However, most Mercedes cars come with both larger wheels and tires and compared to a Toyota because most luxury cars use large diameter wheels because they make their cars look nicer. Furthermore, larger diameter wheels also make the car stiffer and better handling as well.
The final but equally important measurement that needs to match is the wheel offset which can be either neutral, positive, or negative. A wheel offset refers to the distance from the centerline of the wheel to the mounting hub of a wheel.
As such, a neutral offset means that the centerline of the wheel is directly in line with the mounting hub while a positive offset means that the mounting hub is moved outwards while a negative offset means that the mounting hub is closer to the suspension than it is to the outer edge of the wheel.
If these match between both Toyota and Mercedes wheels you should be able to mount your Mercedes wheels on a Toyota. However, if you’ve made adjustments with the wheel and tire sizes, you should also ask your dealer if any offset adjustments also need to be made if you want to retain all the original driving and safety characteristics.
Where can I find all of these wheel and tire measurements?
The first place you need to look for these measures is on the wheels and tires themselves as they usually place these measurements directly on the face of the wheel and tire. Furthermore, many cars have dedicated wheel/tire dimensions stickers placed on the door sill where you can find most of these measurements.
Finally, the owner’s manual has a dedicated section for all of your wheel and tire-related questions including the measurements. If you are unable to look for the measurements in either of these, it’s best to inquire about the measurements directly from your dealer.
Why do people like changing car wheels?
Most people tend to change their wheels to make the car look nicer. However, this is not the only reason why one would opt to change the wheels as different wheel types and sizes also correspond to a specific driving experience. As such, a large diameter lighter wheel is always going to be more dynamic than a smaller steel wheel.
If you want your car to be better at off-roading you are also likely going to opt for beefier tires with larger sidewalls. Furthermore, smaller diameter wheels paired with larger tires are a perfect way to increase your car’s overall comfort.
Why do cars come with specific wheel measurements?
That’s because automakers want to achieve a specific driving experience from a car while making it look the part. For example, a regular Audi A6 comes with a rather mid-level wheel diameter and size because Audi wants the A6 to be comfortable and quiet.
On the other hand, the high-performance Audi RS6 comes with low-profile tires and large diameter wheels which make the car look a lot more aggressive and agile while also making it a bit noisier and less comfortable.