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I recently acquired a 1999 328 E36 convertible. It has an M badge on the rear and steering wheel, seat extenders and 16 inch wheels, but it has an automatic transmission. Is this really an msport or did a previous owner change parts? I thought they would all be standard transmission. Im new to BMW ownership so take it easy on me.
Im curious because if I upgrade or change parts I want to make sure correct parts are ordered.
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M sports came with either manual or automatic transmissions, but they wouldn't have M logos. Someone has been busy buying aftermarket stick-ons. You can verify if it's an M sport by running the VIN on line at one of the VIN decoders.
 

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They would have had to change out the seats and steering wheel in addition to a trunk sticker. Thanks for verifying M sports also were automatic. I thought that was odd. I ran the VIN on a couple of sites but only got basic info such as date of manufacture and engine type.
 

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The interior bits would have M logos. I was referring to the exterior.

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Thank you. So I checked the VIN. It shows msport steering wheel and seats. It's like BMW threw on a few leftover msport items
 
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