e36 97, 318i
Can 17" fit in my bimmer? yes
Will the fuel consumption go up sharply? Will braking be improved? not sharply but it may be affected. braking may be worse but i don't think dramatically.
Comfortabilty? harsher/stiffer ride due to a smaller sidewall
Any other effects?better handling, rubber is more expensive, looks better, might have a 4x4 look to your car.
Current:2013 Candy White VW Golf TDI
Sold:2004 Silver Gray M3
Mods: Dice Unit, EAS Angel Eyes, Painted Reflectors, CSL Diffuser, Smoked Corners, PSS10s, 15mm Front and 10mm Rear Spacers.
Gone:1990 Brilliantrot 325is
Mods: Alpine speakers and HU, Euro Projectors, Magnaflow Muffler, Euro Smoked Tails and GC Coilovers.