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Old 06-22-2005, 08:24 AM
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leather/leatherette ques....

Hey guys...yah I know this has already been discussed a lot....but my question is not the feel of the material on the seats.

My question is that if i do NOT take the leather option, is the gearshift, steering wheel, doors dash etc, also NOT covered in leather?

If so, how do they feel in comparision to to the leather version?
Like the bmw across the top in the front looks like its covered in leather....how does it feel in leatherette etc...

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Old 06-22-2005, 08:34 AM
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I can only speak of the e46 in this case but it did feel like high-end soft-touch materials anyways... It's not leather but it will fool a lot of people into thinking it is.
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by saury316
Hey guys...yah I know this has already been discussed a lot....but my question is not the feel of the material on the seats.

My question is that if i do NOT take the leather option, is the gearshift, steering wheel, doors dash etc, also NOT covered in leather?

If so, how do they feel in comparision to to the leather version?
Like the bmw across the top in the front looks like its covered in leather....how does it feel in leatherette etc...

Thanks!
The steering wheel is leather if you get the sports package, even if you have leatherette on the seats.
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:21 PM
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Based on BMWUSA.com, Leather steering wheel is standard in US. The shifter is metal.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:52 AM
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Based on BMWUSA.com, Leather steering wheel is standard in US. The shifter is metal.
Hmm the shifter is real metal?
It looks like plastic in the pictures compared to the rest of the aluminum trim in the interior. Can you confirm that the shiftknob is leather/real metal?
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:37 AM
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Hmm the shifter is real metal?
It looks like plastic in the pictures compared to the rest of the aluminum trim in the interior. Can you confirm that the shiftknob is leather/real metal?
Itīs galvanized plastic. Sort of real and then again not. Itīs the same mateerial as the (inner) door handles.
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:47 AM
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Based on BMWUSA.com, Leather steering wheel is standard in US. The shifter is metal.
Sorry for the mis-info. The leather steering wheel is mentioned in the website. I tested drive the manual 325i with lette and the shifter feels "metal" to me.
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