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      05-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Edition white center console

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Do you know where can I get the white center console from edition white models? I think it looks great.

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      05-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Good luck with that.
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      05-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Good luck with that.
I know that it's highly unusual to find it but I still want it.
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      05-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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What material is the center console?
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      05-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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I'd recommend getting a used center console
Pealing the leather, and send it to IND to paint for you
Keep in mind, it will scratch very easily
It's a part that sees constant use
You could also wrap it so when it gets scratched, you just peel it and re-wrap it
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      05-18-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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What year car is that pic from? Must be '09 or '10.
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      05-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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What year car is that pic from? Must be '09 or '10.
I would agree.
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What year car is that pic from? Must be '09 or '10.
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I would agree.
How can you guys tell?
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How can you guys tell?
Lots of ways.

Buttons on the steering wheel.
No silver trim on cup holders.
Auxiliary buttons changed below CD player.
iDrive knob.
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      05-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #10
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Lots of ways.

Buttons on the steering wheel.
No silver trim on cup holders.
Auxiliary buttons changed below CD player.
iDrive knob.
Thank you. I missed every one of those.
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Seat heater buttons did it for me.
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Thank you. I missed every one of those.
It's OK, I spend WAY too much time looking at pics of BMWs online

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Seat heater buttons did it for me.
Yep, and it's Euro-spec, too. Has front PDC button.
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      05-19-2012, 12:57 AM   #13
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The pic was from the press announcement about the Edition models. Came out in mid 2009. Did they actually even produce the white center console for production Edition models?
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Lots of ways.

Buttons on the steering wheel.
No silver trim on cup holders.
Auxiliary buttons changed below CD player.
iDrive knob.
How were the buttons changed?
I knew the rest
But didn't know there was any change to the steering wheel buttons
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      05-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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Lots of ways.

Buttons on the steering wheel.
No silver trim on cup holders.
Auxiliary buttons changed below CD player.
iDrive knob.
Add to the list...

Cloth Sun Visors
Bezel on the ignition button
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How were the buttons changed?
I knew the rest
But didn't know there was any change to the steering wheel buttons
I believe the button below the M button changed from a programmable one (marked by a star) to one which cycles audio sources (marked by a CD?).

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Cloth Sun Visors
Bezel on the ignition button
Also, the line going down the centre of the leg rests on the seats and the REST button on the climate controls; the list goes on
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I'd recommend getting a used center console
Pealing the leather, and send it to IND to paint for you
Is the center console section covered in leather? I just assumed it was textured plastic, but I took a closer look today and now I'm not so sure.
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That is a picture of an alpine edition, a special edition M3. Like mine is an M3 Monte Carlo edition which was launched at the same time. If you can get the chasis number of an Alpine edition car you should be able to order the center console. My car just had a black center console before I changed it for the glossy carbon fibre one but it was leather so I believe the white center console would be white leather also.
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How can you guys tell?
Lots of ways.

Buttons on the steering wheel.
No silver trim on cup holders.
Auxiliary buttons changed below CD player.
iDrive knob.
There's also the easy way: Edition cars were all MY10
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Is the center console section covered in leather? I just assumed it was textured plastic, but I took a closer look today and now I'm not so sure.
The center console trim is covered in leather
If you've ever removed yours and looked underneath, you can see it's wrapped
In leather
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The center console trim is covered in leather
If you've ever removed yours and looked underneath, you can see it's wrapped
In leather
Never took mine apart, so thanks for the confirmation. I am probably one of three guys on the planet with Black Extended leather, so it's cool to know I have even more than I realized
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      05-24-2012, 02:45 AM   #22
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Thanks guys. I might buy a used center console and get it wrapped with white leather somewhere. It will be probably cheaper as well.
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