They didn't go cheap. That nice rubbery feely coating stuff is an extra process and only adds to the cost. Durability is the issue especially if you have hand cream and rings on all the time. The outside parts, the UV will eventually get at it.
Originally Posted by 3284me
This is not wear, BMW went cheap on the injection molded plastics by not including the color in the resin on early E90 models. This is the only way trim can peal and BMW knew this and made the change.
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