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      03-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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replacement front seats?

So, I'm on the hunt for an E90 M3.


I wanted speedcloth until I saw it, and didn't like it in the whole car. Then, I kind of came up with the idea of just getting one with full black leather, then just ordering two front seats with speedcloth on then and having them installed. This way I get the best of both worlds and have a rather unique interior.

Does BMW sell entire replacement seats?
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So, I'm on the hunt for an E90 M3.


I wanted speedcloth until I saw it, and didn't like it in the whole car. Then, I kind of came up with the idea of just getting one with full black leather, then just ordering two front seats with speedcloth on then and having them installed. This way I get the best of both worlds and have a rather unique interior.

Does BMW sell entire replacement seats?
So your plan would be to have speedcloth front seats and all leather rear seats?

I believe BMW does sell replacement seats but would be very $$$. Your other option would be to find another E90 owner who would be willing to trade either speedcloth front seats or leather rear seats with you.

Do you ever plan on reselling the car? If so then you might encounter some difficulty and you may come across people who prefer either full speedcloth or full leather but not a mix of both... just something to keep in mind.
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So your plan would be to have speedcloth front seats and all leather rear seats?

I believe BMW does sell replacement seats but would be very $$$. Your other option would be to find another E90 owner who would be willing to trade either speedcloth front seats or leather rear seats with you.

Do you ever plan on reselling the car? If so then you might encounter some difficulty and you may come across people who prefer either full speedcloth or full leather but not a mix of both... just something to keep in mind.
I will most likely not be selling this car, ever.

I'm extremely young and feel that being able to buy any very slightly used BMW at my age is an achievement and let alone an M division car I've wanted since I was little.

So a 'milestone' car like this will stay with me. But I do want to get replacement seats, not just swap, just in case. That way if I sell way later on the leather will still be new, no cracks or tears, also
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Either:

a) Buy the OEM Speed Cloth front seat covers at your dealer
b) Take your leather seats to an upholstery shop
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a) Buy the OEM Speed Cloth front seat covers at your dealer
b) Take your leather seats to an upholstery shop
Do you have a link to these covers? Generally, I absolutely hate covers, so I'd rather spend the extra money on an actual factory pair of seats..
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I will most likely not be selling this car, ever.

I'm extremely young and feel that being able to buy any very slightly used BMW at my age is an achievement and let alone an M division car I've wanted since I was little.

So a 'milestone' car like this will stay with me. But I do want to get replacement seats, not just swap, just in case. That way if I sell way later on the leather will still be new, no cracks or tears, also
Good to hear, and I respect the fact that you don't want to sell this car ever. I was the same way when I bought my 323i 11 years ago. Once my kids were born and I brought them home from the hospital in my 323i, I again said how I'll never be able to sell the car that brought my kids home from the hospital.

But then I realized that after having modded this car over the past 11 years and paying out of pocket for such things as a tranny swap (auto tranny failed for reverse gear), I miss having a car that is under warranty and want to have a "stock" BMW that would give me even better performance than my supercharged 323i (purchasing an E92 M3 this summer).

Once I get my E92 M3, I do plan on that car being in my family forever and pass it down to my kids/grandkids.
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why don't put on some racing seats then?
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why don't put on some racing seats then?
I don't want racing seats on a car I'll DD for 1/3 of the year...
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Do you have a link to these covers? Generally, I absolutely hate covers, so I'd rather spend the extra money on an actual factory pair of seats..
The OEM covers are the Speed Cloth, they replace the existing leather cover.
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The OEM covers are the Speed Cloth, they replace the existing leather cover.
Now I feel stupid.

Okay, well I'll probably just do it that way, then.
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