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)
 
INDustry distribution
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-15-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
carbonblackcab
New Member
 
Drives: E46 M3 Cab
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Miami, FL

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

why isnt M3 CF interior shiny like M6?

I have been looking at pics of various CF trims and they all seem to have a glossy/shiny look. The M3 concept pics have CF interior trim, but it is not glossy...it has a matt finish.

I hope they have a glossy option for the CF as it looks much better than the matt finish.
carbonblackcab is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 8,047
iTrader: (0)

its not CF

Just CF look on the M3 pics
__________________
Nominated: Member of the Year, Most Contributing Member


BMW if you are reading, I need a job
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
epiphone3
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X3 35i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary

Posts: 1,647
iTrader: (0)

like Fleet said... it is actually Leather woven to into a Carbon Fibre pattern. Corbin makes motorcycle seats this way as well...
epiphone3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 09:26 AM   #4
southlight
Moderator / European Editor
 
southlight's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany

Posts: 6,746
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by carbonblackcab View Post
I have been looking at pics of various CF trims and they all seem to have a glossy/shiny look. The M3 concept pics have CF interior trim, but it is not glossy...it has a matt finish.

I hope they have a glossy option for the CF as it looks much better than the matt finish.
According to the german price list you can get a real CF trim as extra equipment, 1.220,30 € in Germany.

Best regards, south
southlight is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 09:45 AM   #5
aerisolphaln
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: '05 G35 coupe 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Iowa City, IA

Posts: 396
iTrader: (0)

I saw an M6 with the real carbon fiber trim interior last weekend and it looked fantastic in person. It has much more flare and style to it in person than it conveys in photographs.

I would very much like to see the carbon fiber pattern leather in person before considering this option on the M3. The pictures shown thus full present a matte finish, as the OP noticed, that is quite dull and lifeless.

If real CF trim is a state-side option, I am seriously considering ordering it after seeing that trim in person in the M6.
__________________
Now:'05 G35 6MT\Laser Red\Beige\Sport\Premium

06/2008: M3, 335+Dinan, or ...
aerisolphaln is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
gtr
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2015 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Michigan

Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aerisolphaln View Post
I saw an M6 with the real carbon fiber trim interior last weekend and it looked fantastic in person. It has much more flare and style to it in person than it conveys in photographs.

I would very much like to see the carbon fiber pattern leather in person before considering this option on the M3. The pictures shown thus full present a matte finish, as the OP noticed, that is quite dull and lifeless.

If real CF trim is a state-side option, I am seriously considering ordering it after seeing that trim in person in the M6.
Does the M6 carbon look like the porsche carbon packages?
gtr is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 10:24 AM   #7
Mark
Administrator
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 3,926
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I love the leatherbound CF look better personally, just check out an M roadster at the showroom to see what it would look like, I think its perfect, subtle but sporty
__________________
The new beast. BMW M5.
Mark is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 10:39 AM   #8
skierman64
Brigadier General
 
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkE90M3 View Post
I love the leatherbound CF look better personally, just check out an M roadster at the showroom to see what it would look like, I think its perfect, subtle but sporty
I will have to go to my dealer to check it out.
skierman64 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
E90Fleet
Major General
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

Posts: 8,047
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aerisolphaln View Post
I saw an M6 with the real carbon fiber trim interior last weekend and it looked fantastic in person. It has much more flare and style to it in person than it conveys in photographs.

I would very much like to see the carbon fiber pattern leather in person before considering this option on the M3. The pictures shown thus full present a matte finish, as the OP noticed, that is quite dull and lifeless.

If real CF trim is a state-side option, I am seriously considering ordering it after seeing that trim in person in the M6.
Find a Z4 M Coupe

It has a option with similar "carbon look" dash pieces
__________________
Nominated: Member of the Year, Most Contributing Member


BMW if you are reading, I need a job
E90Fleet is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 10:51 AM   #10
Steved
Lieutenant
 
Steved's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 CSL, AMG ML63, B7 RS4 Avant
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: England

Posts: 502
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by epiphone3 View Post
like Fleet said... it is actually Leather woven to into a Carbon Fibre pattern. Corbin makes motorcycle seats this way as well...
It is not woven, it's a CF pattern pressed into the leather. I have it on my Z4M coupe and it's one of the best interior trims I have ever had on a BMW.
Steved is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 12:54 PM   #11
gtr
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2015 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Michigan

Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkE90M3 View Post
I love the leatherbound CF look better personally, just check out an M roadster at the showroom to see what it would look like, I think its perfect, subtle but sporty
Ok, I've seen that. I really like the porsche carbon on my car much better. I hope they will use something similar.
gtr is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 01:35 PM   #12
Mark
Administrator
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 3,926
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtr View Post
Ok, I've seen that. I really like the porsche carbon on my car much better. I hope they will use something similar.
Well, like southlight said it seems like BMW will offer a more traditional clearcoated CF as an option, seems like they are more willing to cater to all different tastes these days as porsche does. Which is a good thing
__________________
The new beast. BMW M5.
Mark is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 01:40 PM   #13
TheDreamer
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 06 Scion Tc
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern California

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

DOes the CF trim save any sort of wait at all? just curious
TheDreamer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 02:42 PM   #14
RandyB
Lieutenant Colonel
 
RandyB's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 330i, '09 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas

Posts: 1,504
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
DOes the CF trim save any sort of wait at all? just curious
No. Just makes it look Japanese.
RandyB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2007, 03:05 PM   #15
M3onTwomps
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: '02 E46 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Sandbox

Posts: 319
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
DOes the CF trim save any sort of wait at all? just curious
Mostly for looks. The plastic or leather trim doesn't weight that much to begin with.
M3onTwomps is offline   Iraq
0
Reply With Quote
      04-16-2007, 03:46 AM   #16
The CSL
For the love of ///M3
 
The CSL's Avatar
 
Drives: Peugeot 306 XSI 16v
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Plymouth, UK

Posts: 660
iTrader: (0)

Carbon Fibre is meant to be matté finished, the glossy stuff always looks fake to my eyes, even the M6, which didn't move me in any way.
__________________
The CSL is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      04-16-2007, 04:54 AM   #17
esquire
Colonel
 
esquire's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.5 Dakar Yellow M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Orange County, California

Posts: 2,800
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The CSL View Post
Carbon Fibre is meant to be matté finished, the glossy stuff always looks fake to my eyes, even the M6, which didn't move me in any way.
agreed
__________________

[ESS VT2-625] [Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust] [KW Clubsports] [OSS Angel Eyes] [Revinora r-CRT Lip]
[Vorsteiner Boot] [Challenge Race Diffuser] [See the Build Thread HERE]
esquire is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
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 12:24 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