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      08-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #23
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Is the dash plastic or leather? Pics above look like plastic still. Personally, I think the cheap, plastic looks awful on a $70K car. Think that's my biggest issue with the M3...
Lower part of dash is leather, with extended leather. The section from where your center trim (i.e. Carbon Leather or Brushed Aluminum) is, on down.
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      08-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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Where did you buy the parts? Prices?

How much of a pain in the ass was it to switch-out the center console?
I think the dash portion may be a lot of work (might be a completely different dash) but the center console is easy, I have that. It's something like $700.
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      08-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #25
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Hah. Guess I have extended leather. I think I have every option on my car avail. Cool.
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      08-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #26
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Hah. Guess I have extended leather. I think I have every option on my car avail. Cool.
nice dude you def have extended leather on the c55. for sure



so the doors are different with extended v regular? on my reg, i have those compartments but extended pics looked like they didnt have them?
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Well jeepers I'll have to go look for a picture "without" so I can get an idea of what mine would look like if I didn't have that option.
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      08-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #28
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Is the dash plastic or leather? Pics above look like plastic still. Personally, I think the cheap, plastic looks awful on a $70K car. Think that's my biggest issue with the M3...
The dash isn't actually "plastic". It's a dense foam material and looks decent. The plastic area of the doors are a good grade of plastic also. That being said, $70k isn't what it used to be in the spectrum of things. You need to get close to, or north of $100k to get really premium interiors.
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      08-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #29
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The extended leather does not touch the doors whatsoever. Only the under part of the dash, which is disappointing as the upper would be more impressive, like the M6. To retrofit the dash would be big money. Around $1700 for the part, and intensive labor I'd think. The center console is around $550 and the glove box, which I enjoy, is $130. You can order from anywhere, but Steve Thomas had the best prices, as did Tischer. To install the console and glovebox was about two hours labor.
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I'm digging the extended leather look, subtle as it may be.
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I have a fully loaded e92 with paper plates. c55 was 3 cars ago.

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nice dude you def have extended leather on the c55. for sure



so the doors are different with extended v regular? on my reg, i have those compartments but extended pics looked like they didnt have them?
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what is the part number for the center console?
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I am not sure how helpful this is given that focus is on the driver's console, but you can see extended on my passenger door.

CLEAN @$$ Leather!!! What do you use? I wish my novillo looked like that
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      11-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #34
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I passed on Extended not only because it didn't change the contrast setup on the car like the other colors would, but mostly because I examined Extended at the dealer and the leather on the transmission tunnel and lower dash was thin, hard, and rigid -- almost like, well, plastic! In fact if no one had told me, I would have thought those areas were plastic or at best cheap leatherette. If the Extended leather had been even slightly plush and cushy -- like the leather in the door panels -- I would've sprung for it, but I wasn't willing to pay a premium to replace foil grain plastic with (what felt like) smooth plastic. Besides, those areas aren't spots you spend much time looking at (except maybe the passenger looking at the lower dash) and they sure as hell don't feel good to the touch IMHO.

Unfortunately, even the F10 M5 has this problem. The leather dash included with Full Leather uses that same crappy leather.
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      11-27-2012, 01:22 AM   #36
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I have black extended leather and love it
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i also have black extended. didnt know it was a rare option.
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      11-27-2012, 02:38 AM   #38
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Glad I don't have extended. The bamboo beige does not contrast well with black on the transmission tunnel and lower dash area.
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