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      11-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Why don't we have split-centre armrests?

Is it just me or north of the border do we not have this option from factory? Am I missing something, was looking at every for sale thread that included interior pics and they ALL have it..

Do you guys have it, did I not get a certain package with my car? Hmm, 2011 E92 if that helps, not sure if it's a 2011.5 or .75 but yea..

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EDIT - Think I'm gonna have to order a MY2012 just so I can get extended fox red, but then again speed cloth is sweet too
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      11-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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It's my understanding that it's now standard in the US spec M3. I am quite surprised it's on mine especially when my 2008 328i coupe did not have it. Nor was it an option.
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It's my understanding that it's now standard in the US spec M3. I am quite surprised it's on mine especially when my 2008 328i coupe did not have it. Nor was it an option.
Wish we got it as standard too..
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My 08 doesn't have it too
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Wish we got it as standard too..
Yeah I really like it even though I don't use it much. I was so pleasantly shocked my car had it that I thought it was a factory error.
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Heh, another reason to import. My US 08 has it.
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Not available in Canada... US only option.

apecush... importing a car from the US to get the split armrest but losing the 4 year maintenance plan and diminished resale value that US cars have in Canada doesn't seem like a win/win scenario.
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Not available in Canada... US only option.

apecush... importing a car from the US to get the split armrest but losing the 4 year maintenance plan and diminished resale value that US cars have in Canada doesn't seem like a win/win scenario.
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It was for me. a whole 9 remaining months of service and diminshed value were trumped by 10k+ in savings, a low mile car that hadn't seen a day of snow, and no plans to sell the car for 4+ years...

In all seriousness though, the sliding armrest isn't the greatest design if you use the e-brake as they interfere.
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220 bucks gets gets your elbows this:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3-S65_4.0l/ES2063670/
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Sorry to bump this; which is a match for the OEM coverings? Black "sensatec" leatherette? I've got speed cloth.
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I have it in my US import and it's okay. It's good for longer drives on freeway. City driving or otherwise it's not a big deal. I didn't realize it's a US specific feature until now. Bonus!
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I have it on my 09. US import.
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I have it in my US import and it's okay. It's good for longer drives on freeway. City driving or otherwise it's not a big deal. I didn't realize it's a US specific feature until now. Bonus!
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Guess it's another feature that Canadian spec cars don't have ... just like the Fox Red/Black/Black interior combo ...
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