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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:14 AM
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Is steering wheel on M and Sport Activity pakage the same?

Hi, I'm planing on taking the 35i with sport activity package but the dealer did not have one for the test drive, so I took a test drive on M model and I hated the beefy steering wheel.
I love the steering wheel that comes in the standard 35i without sport activity (they have this car in the show room). Can any owner of 35i with Sport Activity Package tell me what steering wheel does it come with? Like standard 35i or like 35i with M?

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:25 AM
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The SAP steering wheel is just like the M-sport except for trim work differences and the M-logo. It is the "beefy" wheel. I personally love it!
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:57 AM
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All the 35i models in the US come standard with the sport steering wheel (does not change with Sport Activity), which is mostly identical to the M sport steering wheel except for the badges and chrome bits. The 28i gets the thinner, standard steering wheel.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:05 AM
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AzNMpower32 - the M model the I drove had a different steering wheel. Much bigger on the sides the standard on 35i. I know that 28i has thinner then standard 35i, but M had bigger wheel then 35i standard. That is why I started that topic.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:13 AM
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AzNMpower32 - the M model the I drove had a different steering wheel. Much bigger on the sides the standard on 35i. I know that 28i has thinner then standard 35i, but M had bigger wheel then 35i standard. That is why I started that topic.
You are correct Bellorusha. The SAP wheel has the bigger bump out on it like the M wheel and is the same thickness as the M. If you need me to take a pic of the SAP 35i wheel, I can post a pic of mine if you'd like.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:42 AM
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Want the Thrill - can you please do post pictures? I called multiple dealers and nobody knows the answer to that question.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:40 AM
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Sure, here you go. Let me know if you need more from a different angle. Hmm, pic didn't attach. I'll try it again...
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:42 AM
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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The M steering wheel is thicker than the sport steering wheel. I drove both.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:08 PM
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I hated the beefy steering wheel.
You must have very small hands. Most people here love the beefy wheel. Even my wife loves it and she has small hands.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:42 PM
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@neurom: I actually have very large hands.. lol.. but really don't like the steering wheel on M.

@Drizz: thanks for response. Is sport steering wheel any different from the standard wheel that comes in 35i?

@Want the Thrill: Thanks for the picture. I made a screenshot from video review of 35i with M. IF you can do the same angel on yours, we will see the difference, if any

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Old 08-12-2011, 01:05 PM
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Sure, I can take a picture from that angle. I'll have it posted by this evening....
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:08 PM
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These shots are from the drivers side, but I just realized on your pic the angle is from the passenger side as the wheel is on the opposite side. If you want me to take some from the passenger side, I can do so.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:51 AM
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Thanks a lot for the pictures, I think it looks like a standard steering wheel from 35i. Thanks again for pics.
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