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      06-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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aluminum trim or barbon leather

does tge aluminum trim or carbon leather trim go better with black leather interior in the bmw e92
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      06-28-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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I like some contrast so I'd vote for aluminum. CF leather trim would just be too dark inside, but I do love it. That's why I have Palladium Silver leather with the CF trim.

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      06-28-2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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Carbon leather is the best trim by far - even with my black extended it still has a little contrast.

What does contrast matter? It's about what you like and what looks best, which is CL not that cheap aluminum trim the M5 has...
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      06-28-2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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It's about what you like and what looks best, which is CL not that cheap aluminum trim the M5 has...
Exactly. I like contrast. But I like the CF leather trim better than aluminum so I have the silver leather interior with CF leather trim. But if black was the only color interior I'd consider then I'd have aluminum for the trim. And that's the first time I've heard aluminum (real aluminum, not aluminized plastic) trim referred to as cheap. Especially in the context of a BMW M5.


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      07-01-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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I like the dark interior of my AW car, so I went with the black leather interior and the Carbon Leather trim

It's all personal preference
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      07-01-2010, 02:59 PM   #7
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Ive got the aluminum trim with black leather. It's doesnt' look cheap at all in my opinion. I've also seen carbon leather trim with black leather. It looks good as well.
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      07-01-2010, 03:11 PM   #8
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i dont like the CF leather as much, need to break up the monotnomy
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      07-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #9
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The all black blackness of the interior looks sick, and I NEVER liked black interiors before. Almost went silver or red, but sitting in the all black cockpit...Though, I may opt for the real CF soon.
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I have the Alum trim, I like it a lot... I wasn't a huge fan of the carbon fiber leather. I think carbon fiber has gotten very played out, but it looks great depending on the color of your interior.

Alum/Black is a great combo.
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      07-02-2010, 11:45 AM   #11
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On an all black interior, the Carbon Leather is a bit too much black. (I had this on my 06 M roadster and it was pretty dark)

On my 2011 M3, I have a bamboo interior and the carbon leather looks really nice, since there is already a decent amount of contrast with the black dash and the seats.
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personal taste..

if you like the black on black on black look go for carbon.. if you like something to break it up go for the aluminum..
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If you want something in between go for Titanium Shadowline. And the best part is...its free at no extra cost!!!
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Like that, wish I'da know about it.

My only beef with the alum trim, I doesn't "scratch", but it gets a lot of marks that look like scratches... A wet microfiber removes them, but I've had quite a few "oh shit" moments.
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      07-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #16
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going with the carbon leather thx guys
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      07-09-2010, 02:21 PM   #17
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Congrats and good luck. Are you ordering?
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Where can one find carbon Fiber trim ?
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I like the look of aluminum better than CF trim. that's the one compromise I had to make when I got my M3. I didn't want to wait 8 weeks for a custom order car, but my dealer found one in the area with all the same options but it had CF trim instead of aluminum. the CF doesn't have enough contrast with a black interior, IMO. I find it a bit dreary. I preferred the gray poplar trim with the black leather of my 335 to the CF I have now.
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I like the contrast of Aluminum but I think if it were my spec i'd still opt for the CF. But i'm a recovering CF addict.
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