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Today in this thread I decided to satisfy peoples curiosity of what exactly BMW Extended Leather is,
For the M Roadster its a $2700 option, For the Z4 Roadster its a $1700 option,
So there have been threads I have read where people have asked, "just what exactly do I get?"

Well I'll show you using my M Roadster,
Firstly there is a $1000 price difference in the M Roadster and the Z4 Roadster option cost, There is ONE thing you get with extended leather on the M you cannot have with the Z4, More on that with the pictures,

Firstly lets look at the car,
This is my car (and no prizes for guessing my first name)
Its finished in beautiful jaw dropping Imola Red paint, with Black Nappa Extended leather inside,
Other options include everything you could possibly add to an M Roadster, and I mean everything,

So here it is in all of its Imola beauty,





Next we look at the seats and roll hoops,
The seats on the M Roadster (and coupe) have the ///M logo recessed into them, Personally I love this feature, I think id even welcome the M logo colored with stitching but lets not go there right now,



You can see the hoops are actually covered with leather, This is a ///M only feature and cannot be added to the Z4,
I'm sure everyone is aware the roll hoop covers are silver on the Z4 where the M roadster gets black roll hoops, Adding extended leather covers them with black nappa leather (regardless of color of interior)






And just one more look at that ///M logo ;)
 

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Next we will go into the car to look at another extended leather feature, The door cards,
You will notice with the extended leather the entire door card is covered with leather, Not just the middle "stripe" as other Z4's/M's without EL,



Also quickly to point out, The silver paint used for the door handle and the door release handle seems to be much glossier than my previous Z4 3.0i, Im not sure if this is an M option, Or an extended leather option,
Its hard to see exactly what I mean from the pictures but if anyone is into Formula 1 as I am the color and glossy finish of this silver is very much like (dare I say it) the McLaren silver paint they use on their F1 cars,
So heres a shot of that,



and back to the door cards




Now we look at the center console,
The EL covers the entire center console with leather, Starting at the buttons for the roof/heated seats and finishing behind the driver at the roll hoops, The only exception is the center storage box lid and plastic cover above that which remain plastic, The knee pads on the sides of the transmission tunnel are also leather,






 

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Finally EL covers the windscreen surround and the vanity mirrors with more of the cows good stuff,
The map light surround, the entire window surround and the mirrors front and back are finished in leather,







Lastly these pictures have nothing to do with EL but I just love the size shape and feel of the ///M stitched steering wheels in the M models so I took a picture of that for people to see,



Also (again lastly lol) a few shots of another M exclusive option and my personal favorite interior option, Carbon leather,
Hard to see exactly from the pictures but its leather strands stitched into a carbon fiber look, I think it sits very well with the whole extended leather theme and sets off the interior at the same time as not being too over the top tacky,





and thats it!

So to recap extended leather (For the M Roadster) adds,

Leather Roll hoops,
Leather Door cards (full)
Leather Center console
Leather front window and map light surround
Leather Vanity Mirrors
and a $2700 bill at the end :p

Is it worth $2700? Thats up to the individual driving the car, For me I love it and glad its in my car, just adds to that "something special" element the cars have.

Hope you enjoyed the long winded thread and the pictures :)
 

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Damn :yikes:

That's a lot of cattle :eeps:
 

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When you drive by a farm, do the cows throw pick forks at you??
Thanks for explaining, it looks great. I hate the cheap, dry, rough plastic that adorns the standard interior. What happened to quality look interiors? BMW and Merc went to the toilet in the early 2000s. Hard cheap tacky plastic that scratches easily and belongs on a Korean car quite frankly. Not to mention the airvents and A pillar covers that squeek and rattle. Now they are coming back, just look at the 2008 5series, soft textured surfaces. Admitting they were below par? I think so.
 

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It really shows up nicely on the console with Sepang Bronze Extended.
 

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Absolutely gorgeous! I may consider this option in the future, but the amount of required maintenance would kill me. Letherette is an absolute dream to maintain although it doesn't look/feel and smell as nice as lether.
 
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