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      09-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Small but classy interior upgrade

As an M guy, I absolutely love the cars but I've always taken issue with the dated M badge on the bottom of the steering wheel – not sure why but it bothered me on my e46 and again on my e92.

The small badge, identical to the decal applied to the M wheels near the bolts, has been fitted to M car steering wheels since at least the introduction of the e30 M3. The cabin improves with each successive generation with enhancement to fit, finish and function but for some reason, this 30 year old sticker still adorns the wheel – the driver’s connection to the car - as an identifier of the vehicle’s capabilities. In fact, its affixed to the bottom of the steering wheel in the new F10 M5.

But there now appears to be hope of change. The new F12/F13 M6 has an evolved version of the sticker affixed to the southernmost point on the newly designed steering wheel (see pic below).

I was wondering if anyone knew how to procure one of these little badges to execute on a small update/upgrade for a neurotic owner? I can’t seem to get anyone at my local shop to find a part number other than the entire steering trim and, even then, they can’t seem to order it from Germany yet.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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btw - it looks like the old sticker remains in the new M6 - just not on the steering wheel - allow your eyes to drift downward - its stuck to the dead peddle.
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Looks to be identical to the current one. From what I can tell, it's currently only available on the trim piece and not separately assuming it's different from the wheel ones.
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i'm missing the tri color stitching on the middle of the seat in the corner. loved that in the e36
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i'm missing the tri color stitching on the middle of the seat in the corner. loved that in the e36
Agreed. My E36 M3's seat:

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Looks to be identical to the current one. From what I can tell, it's currently only available on the trim piece and not separately assuming it's different from the wheel ones.
I was at Oktoberfest in Ohio this weekend and took a good in-person look at the M6 interior - the M logo on the steering wheel is definitely different from the F10 M5 and my e46/e92 M3s - no rubbery plastic coating and the M logo is raised and contoured.
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I was at Oktoberfest in Ohio this weekend and took a good in-person look at the M6 interior - the M logo on the steering wheel is definitely different from the F10 M5 and my e46/e92 M3s - no rubbery plastic coating and the M logo is raised and contoured.
Interesting.
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Agreed. My E36 M3's seat:

man thats so good looking. what a shame it'snot on the e92. maybe on the next version. looks so classic
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Courtesy of ECS Tuning - the old steering wheel badge with a flat logo covered in some type of transparent plastic coating.
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Interesting.
Any word on pricing the entire trim piece? You can PM me if you have an idea.

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i'm missing the tri color stitching on the middle of the seat in the corner. loved that in the e36
So awesome - I've seen a few of the special edition M3s come with stitched color logos in the headrest but I think it looks cheap.

The subtle tri-color leather corner was an excellent touch. I bet a good leather shop could put it in for you for a reasonable sum.
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man thats so good looking. what a shame it'snot on the e92. maybe on the next version. looks so classic
I know, it's really too bad they dropped it and replaced it with the embossed logo in the headrests. I'd love to see it make a comeback.
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Agreed. My E36 M3's seat:

I always loved that little detail...
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Any word on pricing the entire trim piece? You can PM me if you have an idea.

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I don't show a price as of yet, only a part number. 32307846029
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I don't show a price as of yet, only a part number. 32307846029
Cool - same part number I've been looking at. Let me know if they come up with a price anytime soon.

I've attached a close up comparison photo below to better demonstrate the difference...
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