Mazda CX-30 Turbo Comes With Cool Secret Wheel Option

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Chances are, you will never even see them.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 recently received a huge upgrade in the form of an optional 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This new motor produces 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel, a substantial increase from the non-turbo version's 186 hp and 186 lb-ft. The CX-30 Turbo receives some visual upgrades, including larger exhaust pipes, black door mirrors, special badging, and 18-inch gloss black wheels to go along with the improved power.

Those standard black wheels (pictured below) look pretty cool, but during a call with Mazda, CarBuzz learned that they aren't the only option available. You won't find either on the CX-30's configurator, but Mazda offers two additional wheel choices to jazz up the exterior styling. Just a warning, though, they aren't cheap.

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These wheels are available on Mazda's accessory page. Should buyers dislike the gloss black finish on the stock wheels, matte black 18-inch wheels offer a slightly different spoke pattern. These wheels (pictured below) cost $349.95 each, or $1,399.80 total. That's a lot of money, but it does not include new TPMS sensors, of which customers need to buy four for $60.99 each. In total, these wheels will add $1,643.76.

If that seems too steep to go from gloss black to matte black, Mazda also offers forged BBS wheels. Mazda says these "stylishly designed wheels are each created with our high-tech alloy casting processes," meaning they are likely lighter than the standards 18-inchers. Don't get too excited though, because these wheels are even pricier.

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The BBS wheels (pictured below) cost $918.95 each, plus $60.99 for each TPMS sensor. To add the BBS wheels to a CX-30 Turbo will cost a total of $3,919.76 plus installation fees. For references, the 2021 CX-30 Turbo starts at $29,900, meaning the BBS wheels add approximately 13% to the total purchase price. This is a significant fee to pay for a set of wheels, especially considering they come with Mazda center caps, not BBS ones.

If we had to guess, the high cost will make these BBS wheels a pretty rare option for the CX-30. These wheels are also available on the Mazda3 Turbo for the same price. The Mazda MX-5 Miata also offers more aggressive BBS wheels on the Club model for $4,470, but those include Recaro seats and Brembo brakes to better justify the price.

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