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      11-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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E93 owners Heat reflecting leather work?

I am still torn on the leather color for my E93, I may just go black, but with the top down any vert I have ever been in with a dark color interior would bake.

I have read that the leather is heat reflective in the E93, does it really work? Anyone with a black interior weigh in please.

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I am still torn on the leather color for my E93, I may just go black, but with the top down any vert I have ever been in with a dark color interior would bake.

I have read that the leather is heat reflective in the E93, does it really work? Anyone with a black interior weigh in please.

Thanks!

It works. No issues here in sunny California.
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I am still torn on the leather color for my E93, I may just go black, but with the top down any vert I have ever been in with a dark color interior would bake.

I have read that the leather is heat reflective in the E93, does it really work? Anyone with a black interior weigh in please.

Thanks!
Works for sure. I checked out the functional display that they had out at BMW Welt. Pretty neat.
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It works. No issues here in sunny California.
+1 all-black int. in SD., it does feel like the leather has been 'treated' imo (smoother?), not unpleasant to the touch though. Previous 5 cars were convertibles with leather interiors and the m3 is noticeable and better in this regard, but only now that I think about it.
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I bought my E93 with a black interior in Palm Beach Florida in July.

The seats stay suprising cool when parked in the sun.

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OP you might want to change the title of your first post given that it says E92 at the moment.
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I have the beige but no issues whatsoever. It is unique leather.
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It works. No issues here in sunny California.
Agree - in Texas (seriously hot this summer!), it worked surprisingly well. The leather should have been hot enough to hurt, and that didn't ever occur.

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OP you might want to change the title of your first post given that it says E92 at the moment.
Haha thanks corrected!
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It definitely works, never have I got in my E93 and felt hot leather even in bright sunlight!
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