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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:27 PM
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Auto Shift Knob Replacement

Just a quick note to all of those with auto shift knobs that have worn out or look a little "used". I was looking at a BMW performance shifter that was designed for the current generation 1 and 3 series and when I got to feel it I was hooked - the alcantara felt great so I ordered one and set out to figure out how to retrofit - which turned out to be a non-issue - it popped right in.

The silver is a perfect match for the cup-holder and for the steering wheel trim and it looks like it was meant to be there. There is a matching alcantara shift boot but I didn't get that - it would require more - but not too difficult - modding to make it fit. I attached a picture of it and the part number is 25 16 2 153 758. It is sold on ebay for $115.

Now it's on to the real mods - new interior trim (Madeira Walnut from an M6), SS exhaust, and some new tires/rims and springs coming in the spring!
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:33 AM
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:48 AM
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Wow. Nice. Do you have a picture of it installed in your 6? I'm close to getting this and I'd like to see it with the 6 boot.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:08 AM
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Great looking shifter bmwe39fan! That is a great looking mod and like you said, it blends right in.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:30 AM
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awesome find... getbmwparts.com has them for 105...

i bought the wood shifter for mine and it cost more... I wish I knew of this a few months ago....

I must say the boot seems like an integral part... likely worth getting as well..
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wow. Nice. Do you have a picture of it installed in your 6? I'm close to getting this and i'd like to see it with the 6 boot.
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I will try and take a decent picture tonight - I took one last night with my BB (attached) but it didn't show much boot - but it did show my diet coke quite well...
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I will try and take a decent picture tonight - I took one last night with my BB (attached) but it didn't show much boot - but it did show my diet coke quite well...
it really blends in well... even the coke

you could always wrap your wheel in alcantara and that would make it all match...

pics from other angles would be nice.... thanks for sharing
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Well - I didn't get out of meetings until after dark here so this is the best I can do tonight with poor lighting in the garage - but you get the point. I really thought there was going to be an issue with the alcantara against the leather but I am ok with it - it works for now.,..

I will try and take some good pics this weekend.
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Well - I didn't get out of meetings until after dark here so this is the best I can do tonight with poor lighting in the garage - but you get the point. I really thought there was going to be an issue with the alcantara against the leather but I am ok with it - it works for now.,..

I will try and take some good pics this weekend.
Looks sweet man. No worries. BMW might catch on and try to put that shifter in the new 6 with the lighted gears incorporated
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A quick internet search came up with these pictures...
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Here are some pictures from this morning...
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And the replacement was a simple pull of the old one (I've heard it's quite a pull that's necessary) and pushing in of the new one?
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it was for me - but I have heard that sometimes you have to swap the stalks that go down into the shift mechanism - I've done that before and it is easy as well...
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can we get the new shifters from the 6 series in i would spring for that..Oh boy
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Unfortunately no - the new shifters are very different and won't work with our units...
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when i went to Driving School those shifters and the HUD sold me.. Couldnt spring for a 09 tho girlfriend would've left me for sure no wedding ring for her
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you guys need the alcantara headliner, i just pick up my car and the guy who did it did an amazing job. pics will be up tomorrow i promise. Anybody in the orlando area i def recommend it!!!!!!
and price well you cant beat it!!!!
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:37 PM
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You can install the new shift knobs in the 6 series. I already did and it is awesome!!!!! It is this style, but this is not an actual pic of my car. If anybody wants i can do a write up with actual pics of my shift knob.
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One more question on knob

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it was for me - but I have heard that sometimes you have to swap the stalks that go down into the shift mechanism - I've done that before and it is easy as well...
Sorry but I'm a mechanical idiot - if you buy this knob you're suggestion, are you saying you just "yank" the old one out??
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