BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-20-2008, 03:48 PM   #23
KonigsTiger
Racying Dynamics
66

 
KonigsTiger's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3 RS46 Club Sport, others
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dweller


Posts: 4,398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keto View Post
The e46 M3 leather was Nappa (same as Napa? who knows) and the Novillo leather is markedly better in feel.
Really!! Wow, I honestly cannot tell the difference between the Nappa in my MB and my E92M3!! But hey, maybe MB uses Novillo and calls it Nappa, or my "feel" nerve is FU!
__________________
==================================================
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 03:48 PM   #24
southlight
Moderator / European Editor
591

 
southlight's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany


Posts: 6,748
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW-M-Mexico View Post
If by extended leather you mean all that plastic in another color, then I have seen many and don't like it. Its not really "extended leather".
lol, there's no plastic on the M3 in an other color than black. When you see a silver, red or beige lower dashboard, that's leather.


Best regards, south
__________________
Those forums...WHY NOT?


JOIN THE 6MT CLUB GROUP
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 03:52 PM   #25
KonigsTiger
Racying Dynamics
66

 
KonigsTiger's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3 RS46 Club Sport, others
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dweller


Posts: 4,398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by southlight View Post
lol, there's no plastic on the M3 in another color than black. When you see a silver, red or beige lower dashboard, that's leather.


Best regards, south
Hahahahaha!!!! Thanks for the clarification South, it looks like plastic in the pics. BIG mistake!! Then I think it must be really nice.
__________________
==================================================
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 04:10 PM   #26
Mickb
Private First Class
4

 
Drives: AW/FR E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ireland


Posts: 137
iTrader: (0)

Guys

Having sat in both, the extended leather is really worth it. The additional leather really adds to the "premium" feel of the car and helps to distinguish it from the otherwise regular 3er interior, one thing that most reviewers have remarked on as being disappointing.

That said, if I had my heart set on black leather, I might not bother. FR, PS & BB definitely.

Mick
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 04:12 PM   #27
Epacy
Reincarnated
88

 
Epacy's Avatar
 
Drives: 02 Maxima SE
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: IL


Posts: 4,227
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW-M-Mexico View Post
Hahahahaha!!!! Thanks for the clarification South, it looks like plastic in the pics. BIG mistake!! Then I think it must be really nice.
You have been around the board long enough you should know. This is very surprising.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 04:15 PM   #28
DJ9
Captain
United_States
16

 
DJ9's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3_SG
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Francisco/Marin County, CA


Posts: 657
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
http://www.m3post.com/forums/bpgarag...o=view&id=2773

Click on my interior pic image. Color aside, the leather on the seats flow right into the the console, dash, and doors. It's all personal preference, but I do like the look.

Is it worth 1.1K? That's the question.
__________________
-Dave


2008 E92M3-Space Gray
Eisenmann Sport Exhaust_MT/Loaded
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #29
skierman64
Brigadier General
United_States
43

 
skierman64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area


Posts: 3,068
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
IMHO, it's not worth the cost. I got nearly every other option, so I'm glad I saved some money somewhere. I also didn't get the the Sirius radio, so I guess I saved money there too.
__________________
Get a professional motorsports full featured stopwatch app for your Blackberry here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19464
Invest Wisely...The best mod for your money?? BMWCCA high performance driver's school. The mod that lasts a lifetime and improves the performance of any car you drive
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #30
KonigsTiger
Racying Dynamics
66

 
KonigsTiger's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3 RS46 Club Sport, others
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dweller


Posts: 4,398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Epacy View Post
You have been around the board long enough you should know. This is very surprising.
Yes I should!! Oh well, goes to show!!!
__________________
==================================================
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #31
ersin
Brigadier General
United_States
42

 
ersin's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 IB E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland


Posts: 4,068
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Epacy View Post
Captain Obvious, I think the fact we were talking about M3s was very apparent.
Maybe I read too many forums, but it didn't come across that way to me, especially when you mentioned all those threads.
__________________

I've been assimilated. 6MT/ZPP/18"/PS extended.
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 05:20 PM   #32
ersin
Brigadier General
United_States
42

 
ersin's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 IB E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland


Posts: 4,068
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW-M-Mexico View Post
I have a MB with Napa and it feels, smells and looks identical to Novillo. Also, one guy building a steering wheel that works with leather told me its the same thing, although several people here believe it is somehow different (and they may be right). I just can't tell the difference.
Is Napa (Nappa?) the same thing in MB as in BMW? I'm not really sure what makes leather Nappa, Novillo, Merino, Oregon, etc. I've asked but never seen a good answer to this. Only stuff like "Merino > Nappa". Do the different leathers come from different animals? Is it treated differently? Is one softer or longer lasting? And is there a standard, i.e. does it mean the same thing to different manufacturers? I wish I knew the answers.
__________________

I've been assimilated. 6MT/ZPP/18"/PS extended.
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #33
KonigsTiger
Racying Dynamics
66

 
KonigsTiger's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3 RS46 Club Sport, others
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dweller


Posts: 4,398
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ersin View Post
Is Napa (Nappa?) the same thing in MB as in BMW? I'm not really sure what makes leather Nappa, Novillo, Merino, Oregon, etc. I've asked but never seen a good answer to this. Only stuff like "Merino > Nappa". Do the different leathers come from different animals? Is it treated differently? Is one softer or longer lasting? And is there a standard, i.e. does it mean the same thing to different manufacturers? I wish I knew the answers.
All good questions indeed!!! The difference that I can see in Mercedes-AMG Nappa and my M3 Novillo (which means calf in Italian) to other leathers is that they are really much smoother, have no imperfections or wrinkles, smell better and feel much softer and supple (again, I own and MB AMG and the M3 and cannot tell the difference between these). I should say however that I can immediately tell the difference between these leathers and other “less expensive” MB or BMW models. If there is a difference between Mercedes-AMG Nappa and BMW M Novillo leather, I cannot for the life of me discern the differences!!! So, I do think what that leather guy told me is probably correct, that they are in fact the same. I have not stepped into an E46 in at least three years so I don´t know if their “Nappa” is the same and Mercedes-AMG; from the above statements, I suspect not.
__________________
==================================================
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #34
TheBry
Captain
United_States
11

 
TheBry's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 740Li (F02) Loaded!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco, California


Posts: 760
iTrader: (0)

Didn't get it. Money wasn't the reason. I would have selected the option if I'd chosen another interior color, but Fox Red didn't look that great to me in extended. Just too much red.
__________________

Past: 2004 E46 330ci Convertible
Present: 2008 E93 M3
Present: 2012 740Li (F02) M-Sport (European Delivery)
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #35
Seth_Horwitz
Tired of feather footed //M drivers
6

 
Drives: 330ci, 911 Turbo X50
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New York City


Posts: 387
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonSucksBalls View Post
Does it have leather on the dash?
No, it doesn't. It has leather on the bottom of the dash, up to knee level, and then stops. Porsche extended leather wraps the whole dashboard and looks intense. I don't like BMW's mini-extended leather.


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBry View Post
Didn't get it. Money wasn't the reason. I would have selected the option if I'd chosen another interior color, but Fox Red didn't look that great to me in extended. Just too much red.
I agree completely. The Fox Red needs some more black to balance out the interior. Because BMW half-assed the extended leather, I went with FR.

If they had really done extended like Porsche, I would've gone for the black as a FULL black leather interior is beautiful. If they offered deviating stitching color like Porsche, ... I feel like the extended leather is a "nice try, but not quite there" on these cars. I'd rather have the regular dash than have someone ask me why I didn't get the option "to have the top covered too." The E46 Individual dash was available completely wrapped in leather so I'm kind of disappointed that BMW didn't carry that forward. Just my opinion.
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #36
mofomat
Captain
United Kingdom
24

 
mofomat's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M3 (E92)
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maastricht, NL


Posts: 996
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Epacy View Post
You have been around the board long enough you should know. This is very surprising.
Nothing I see on here surprises me anymore.
__________________
BMW M3 (E92)
Silverstone II, Fox Red Extended, M-DCT.
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 09:57 PM   #37
mofomat
Captain
United Kingdom
24

 
mofomat's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M3 (E92)
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maastricht, NL


Posts: 996
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ersin View Post
To clarify -- all M3s. In the other 3-series it's wood or aluminum.
We're not talking about the interior trim strips.
__________________
BMW M3 (E92)
Silverstone II, Fox Red Extended, M-DCT.
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 10:06 PM   #38
Jack28
HUSTLER
13

 
Jack28's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3-E92 M3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: So/Ca Los Angeles


Posts: 1,319
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Jack28
I have ordered my M3 with Extended Fox Red Leather. I think It completes the Interior Better.
Without Extended Leather, IMHO the interior looks Half done.
I had Imola Red Interior in my E46 M3 and I wish BMW had the Extended Leather Option
available when I was Ordering my Car (e46 M3). It would have look 10x's Better.
What I would really wish BMW Did was Really make the Extended Really "Extended"
by wrapping the dash too like the P cars with color stitching. I dont know why
they still half assed it. Anyways, I still think the extended still completes the
interior better then without it....
__________________

E92 M3 ZCP- AW/FR w/Extended Leather) Packages: ZCP, 6MT, Fully Loaded
E46 M3 - AW/IR 6 Spd, Fully Loaded. 19'' BBS LM DBK, V-CSL C/F Bmpr, Botld, Diff, V-CSL Custum IR-CF Center Counsel, V-GTR Hood, Dixis Ti 76mm, Meisterschaft Ti Sec. 1&2, EvoSport Headers, CAI, D/A Chip, tck d/a, Alcantera Headliner with Imola Red Sttitching....
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2008, 10:12 PM   #39
Epacy
Reincarnated
88

 
Epacy's Avatar
 
Drives: 02 Maxima SE
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: IL


Posts: 4,227
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by mofomat View Post
Nothing I see on here surprises me anymore.
Vaild...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2008, 05:32 AM   #40
Davo2003
Captain
United_States
19

 
Davo2003's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 M3 Coupe Jerez and loaded
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Texas


Posts: 652
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Epacy View Post
Captain Obvious, I think the fact we were talking about M3s was very apparent.
Actually I was speaking to those coming from non-M cars like myself..my last was a 330i and I do prefer the black leather in the M of course. I just mentioned it because someone had said something about plastic and the fact that new M owners may not realize that center console was black leather, I had no idea and was happy to see it.
__________________
Crying is for babies, little girls, men who have just had their ears ripped off, and men who have toasted MDCT's due to service errors.
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2008, 05:35 AM   #41
yoyeewee
Major
United_States
23

 
yoyeewee's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 BMW M6 coupe
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, CA


Posts: 1,046
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
i think Novillo feels softer than Nappa leather. when i sat in the E92 M3, it feels softer than the E46 M3.
__________________
2008 335i coupe Atlantic Blue with Black Leather Steptronic ZSP ZPP NAV PDC COMFORT ACCESS REAR SUNSHADE HEATED SEATS HD RADIO SIRIUS USB/IPOD 20" Klassen K5.1 3-piece wheels w/Toyo Tires Job Design Body Kit M3 Trunk Spoiler Eisenmann Exhaust Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST