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SARAFIL 03-01-2005 06:15 PM

March production changes; 2005 E46 Coupe & Cabrio
 
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

2. Monaco Blue will replace Orient Blue starting with March production.

KrisL 03-01-2005 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by SARAFIL
1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

Whoa... that's interesting.

Dr. Phil 03-01-2005 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

2. Monaco Blue will replace Orient Blue starting with March production.

Pics :dunno: :tsk: :p

rumratt 03-01-2005 07:36 PM

Cool.

Whats Monaco blue?

Mr. The Edge 03-01-2005 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by rumratt
Cool.

Whats Monaco blue?

don't you have GT4? :rofl:

rumratt 03-01-2005 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by atyclb
don't you have GT4? :rofl:

No, and every time I click on that thread by accident, it takes me a minute you're taking about a :gay: computer game. :tsk:

SARAFIL 03-01-2005 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by rumratt
Cool.

Whats Monaco blue?

Dark Blue, kind of similar to Orient.

norihaga 03-02-2005 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Dark Blue, kind of similar to Orient.

What, no interlagos blue?? :)

andy_thomas 03-02-2005 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

Now this sounds interesting. Can you tell us if it uses the same round airbag as all other sport/M steering wheels? Thanks!

BE1w330 03-02-2005 06:32 AM

I am doing Ed and picking up my 330Ci with Performance pkg on March 17, I know my bmw has been built already. What are the changes of me getting the new steering wheel installed, I would prefer it to the alcantara wheel?

Uncle Fester 03-02-2005 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

2. Monaco Blue will replace Orient Blue starting with March production.

Where are the pictures??!!!

Moderato 03-02-2005 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

THANK GOD! :thumbup:

Moderato 03-02-2005 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rumratt
No, and every time I click on that thread by accident, it takes me a minute you're taking about a :gay: computer game. :tsk:

rumratt, GT4 is a real racing simulator. It's a lot of fun and I bet you would appreciate it, if you gave it a chance.

jvr826 03-02-2005 09:14 AM

PSYCH!!! I wanted a leather steering wheel! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

But, as they say, this thread is useless without pics!! HOOK US UP MAN!!

Spectre 03-02-2005 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by BE1w330
I am doing Ed and picking up my 330Ci with Performance pkg on March 17, I know my bmw has been built already. What are the changes of me getting the new steering wheel installed, I would prefer it to the alcantara wheel?

I would say it's unlikely. Now, your dealer could swap them out for you on redelivery, potentially. Worst case, you just buy the new wheel, swap it in, and then eBay the old one. I'm sure there are takers for a lightly used alcantara wheel.

SARAFIL 03-02-2005 03:36 PM

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Here's the only pic I have.

sky 03-02-2005 03:53 PM

It looks ok. It would have been better if it was all perforated leather or all regular
leather. Anycase, I think it's better than the alcantara.

Saintor 03-02-2005 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

2. Monaco Blue will replace Orient Blue starting with March production.


I thought that the E46 production was done.

Rowag 03-02-2005 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Saintor
I thought that the E46 production was done.

E46 sedans are done. Coupes and converts are still plugging away for another year or so.

BMWenthusiast 03-02-2005 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Hot off the presses!! Two "enhancements" to the 2005 E46 Coupe and Convertible, effective March production.

1. On the 330Ci/330Cic Performance Package, the Alcantara steering wheel will be replaced with a newly-designed M3-style leather wheel that is partially perforated.

.

:D...maybe i can buy it and fit it on my E36...wonder if its adaptable, and if hte controls would work

SARAFIL 03-02-2005 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Saintor
I thought that the E46 production was done.

Sedans and wagons are. Coupes and convertibles have about one more year of production left on the E46 platform.

icemanjs4 03-02-2005 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Here's the only pic I have.

Whew, I think I actually prefer the all Alcantara or all leather look. Somehow the perforations look too I dunno sporty? BMW's beauty is understated luxury blended with sport. I think the perforated leather is very non-BMW like.

Eduardo 03-02-2005 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by icemanjs4
Whew, I think I actually prefer the all Alcantara or all leather look. Somehow the perforations look too I dunno sporty? BMW's beauty is understated luxury blended with sport. I think the perforated leather is very non-BMW like.

:stupid:

Moderato 03-02-2005 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by SARAFIL
Here's the only pic I have.

That's a nice steering wheel, so much better then the Alcantara one. :thumbup: Now they just have to give the option to have different trim options then the cube. I can see not offering wood trim with the ZHP option, but why can't you get Aluminum? :confused:

allaboutme 03-02-2005 09:23 PM

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That wheel is wild. Here's my wheel that I just took to get an idea of the radical differences.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...id=45698&stc=1

and the new one to compare
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...chmentid=45686


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