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Old 01-17-2013, 03:58 PM
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Anyone got M performance steering wheel?

Hi,

Anyone here has an M performance steering wheel?

I have a regular sport steering wheel.

I'm debating to upgrade to Msport or M performance steering wheel.

Which one is fatter? Please give us some reviews if you have one.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:06 PM
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Would stay away from Alcantara wheels. Unless you want toreplace often. They do not wear well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:19 PM
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Would stay away from Alcantara wheels. Unless you want toreplace often. They do not wear well.
That's my concern too. BMW sells Alcantara and upholstery cleaner along with this M performance line of products. I don't know if the foam cleaner will help
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:27 PM
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I hope that red mid point is optional. I would find it very disturbing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:25 PM
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I hope that red mid point is optional. I would find it very disturbing.
I think it is required. M3 version has either yellow or blue.
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From what I have seen the base wheel is one thickness, and the sport package wheel and the M sport wheel are the same thickness.

I am not sure now but in 2011 when I got my car there were non sport, sport and M sport options. The only difference I could tell between the sport and m sport wheels was colored stitching and an M logo. I did not really compare them in detail so there may be more differences.

In either case I suspect it will cost a couple grand to buy another wheel and have it installed because of the airbag.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:14 PM
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The sport and msport steering wheel do not have the same thickness.

Base - thin, no thumb rest
Sport - thicker with thumb rest (this is I have)
Msport - thickest with thumb rest

M performance - ???? Alcantara
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