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Old 03-13-2008, 05:03 AM
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Difference in Steering Wheels?

The Sport Activity Package lists a Sports Leather Steering Wheel as part of the package. I know that the full Sports Package includes the ///M Steering wheel, but on the "build you own", I don't see any difference in the one that's in the SAP compared to the one that's standard equipment.

Is there a difference from the standard steering wheel to the one that's included in the SAP?
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:37 AM
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Steve,

I think the only difference is the polished metal piece on the bottom spoke of the steering wheel. The attached pic shows the SAP wheel.
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Wow, then as usual, the website doesn't reflect real life...what a surprise...
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Wow, then as usual, the website doesn't reflect real life...what a surprise...
BMW USA's configurator is rubbish.

The SAP steering wheel looks like what they used to use on SAVs as the sports steering wheel, i.e the 2005 X3 and the '04-'06 X5 sport. It can be combined with the heated steering wheel.
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I was disappointed to see that you can't get the M wheel heated.

But I have to say, I LOVE the sport steering wheel. It's thicker than the standard wheel, and has 3 spokes instead of 4.
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I was disappointed to see that you can't get the M wheel heated.

But I have to say, I LOVE the sport steering wheel. It's thicker than the standard wheel, and has 3 spokes instead of 4.
I thought I was going to miss the heated wheel but as it turns out I really don't at all. As someone stated on an earlier post, it doesn't seem to hold the cold as much as the standard/SAP wheel does and kind of negates the need for heat.

And I agree, I really like the feel and the control it gives you.
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I was disappointed to see that you can't get the M wheel heated.
Huge +1 here.

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But I have to say, I LOVE the sport steering wheel. It's thicker than the standard wheel...
That's definitely a plus to the Sport Pkg - the ///M wheel is very thick and grippy.
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I thought I was going to miss the heated wheel but as it turns out I really don't at all. As someone stated on an earlier post, it doesn't seem to hold the cold as much as the standard/SAP wheel does and kind of negates the need for heat.
I only wish that were true at -40! (sadly, that temp is the same in either C or F )
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