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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-30-2005, 01:53 PM
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I MUST HAVE CINNAMON LEATHER someone help!

i cant take it anymore. i must have cinnamon leather in my 3. MUST HAVE. to me, it is can i stress that more? i am willing to pay anything. i know its not available as a color for the 3's but i have to have it so where can i get it put into my car? i have black leather right now.
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Old 03-30-2005, 02:21 PM
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i cant take it anymore. i must have cinnamon leather in my 3. MUST HAVE. to me, it is can i stress that more? i am willing to pay anything. i know its not available as a color for the 3's but i have to have it so where can i get it put into my car? i have black leather right now.
go to an upholstery shop and give them your credit card.
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Old 03-30-2005, 02:33 PM
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im in san diego, ca. know of any good ones around here?
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What's your exterior color? Someone in my parking lot has a black M3 w/ Cinnamon -- looks great. But, is an aftermarket leather job as good as original factory?
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Old 03-30-2005, 02:44 PM
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What's your exterior color? Someone in my parking lot has a black M3 w/ Cinnamon -- looks great. But, is an aftermarket leather job as good as original factory?
Probably not, unless you find a damn good upholsterer that does high end cars (perhaps someone that does restorations)...

Then again, the upholstery job from the factory isn't exactly top notch either.
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:28 PM
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What's your exterior color? Someone in my parking lot has a black M3 w/ Cinnamon -- looks great. But, is an aftermarket leather job as good as original factory?
yeah, if you get cinnamon, you get the nice nappa leather, vs our crap dakota leather
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:55 AM
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Since you have a Ci, all of the M3 pieces will fit--you just need to find and buy them. If cost is truly no object, go to a dealer and order new M3 front seats, new door panels, new rear side panels, and a new back seat.

Alternately, you could try and find this stuff used. You need to find someone who is planning to gut an M3 with a cinammon interior, maybe to turn it into a race car. There are people that do things like that.

Finally, if you do want to go the re-upholstery route, you may want to ask the leatherz.com guys over on the Z3 board about the availablility and cost of cinammon nappa leather. I know that they buy a lot of OEM hides.

Any way you go, I suspect you will not be pleased with the cost of the conversion. It probably makes more sense to sell your 325 and just buy a used cinammon-interior M3--then you get all of the other good stuff, too.
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In my limited experience I've found quality upholstery work isn't as expensive as you might think. Find the best one in your area and have a chat with them. They also have suppliers which can equal or exceed--yes, absolutely exceed--the quality of any German leather OEM.
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What's your exterior color? Someone in my parking lot has a black M3 w/ Cinnamon -- looks great. But, is an aftermarket leather job as good as original factory?
sapphire black
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yeah, if you get cinnamon, you get the nice nappa leather, vs our crap dakota leather
Actually, our "crap" interiors are "Montana Leather"... and I like it

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