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      02-09-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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Compilations of Euro Mods for US M3s

Just want to start a list for US M3 owners who want to know the differences of our US-spec M3. This is not a complete list, so feel free to add whatever comes to mind.

Exterior:
Front reflector delete on front bumper cover
Anti-blind spot side rearview mirrors
Headlights
Front PDC (option)

Interior:
Rear fog light switch
Front driver side coin holder (below the headlight switch, option)
Rear cup holder (option for coupe)
Sun visors w/o airbag warning sticker
Front cup holder delete
Front seat bottom
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What's the difference on the headlights?
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What's the difference on the headlights?
I believe the beam pattern is slightly different due to DOT regulations. I think it's related to a couple etchings on the projector running in parallel to the headlights (in the US headlights). No big deal.

In the Mercedes Benz headlights, there's a significant different in refractive index in the lens between the US and EU spec.
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Just want to start a list for US M3 owners who want to know the differences of our US-spec M3. This is not a complete list, so feel free to add whatever comes to mind.

Exterior:
Front reflector delete on front bumper cover
Anti-blind spot side rearview mirrors
Headlights
Front PDC (option)

Interior:
Rear fog light switch
Front driver side coin holder (below the headlight switch, option)
Rear cup holder (option for coupe)
Sun visors w/o airbag warning sticker
Front cup holder delete
Cool great idea for a thread. Can you provide more info or a link to:

Anti-blind spot side rearview mirrors
Front driver side coin holder
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Cool great idea for a thread. Can you provide more info or a link to:

Anti-blind spot side rearview mirrors
Front driver side coin holder
As requested"

01 MIRROR GLAS, HEATED, WIDE-ANGLE, LEFT 1 51168046499
01 MIRROR GLAS, HEATED, WIDE-ANGLE, RIGHT 1 51168046500

FOR VEHICLES WITH
FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR
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01 MIRROR GLAS, HEATED, WIDE-ANGLE, LEFT ELEKTROCHROM 1 51168041951
01 MIRROR GLAS, HEATED, WIDE-ANGLE, RIGHT ELEKTROCHROM 1 51168041952

Coin holder is impossible to retrofit because you need to rip out the entire front dash to retrofit it.
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As requested
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Thanks, any pics, basic description of differences and benefit for the glass?
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I have it on my 335xi (w/ M3 mirrors) and swapped the glass over to the M3. Basically the out portion is a convex mirror that eliminates most of the blind spots. I can take a pic tomorrow but don't know if it shows up or not. You can see a fine dotted line that tells you where the convex mirror begins.
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I have it on my 335xi (w/ M3 mirrors) and swapped the glass over to the M3. Basically the out portion is a convex mirror that eliminates most of the blind spots. I can take a pic tomorrow but don't know if it shows up or not. You can see a fine dotted line that tells you where the convex mirror begins.
Post pic, id like to see!
By chance, do Saabs have this? I feel like I have seen this on Saabs
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I have it on my 335xi (w/ M3 mirrors) and swapped the glass over to the M3. Basically the out portion is a convex mirror that eliminates most of the blind spots. I can take a pic tomorrow but don't know if it shows up or not. You can see a fine dotted line that tells you where the convex mirror begins.

I had these on my e46m3. Great mod. Didn't realize they had them for the e92 as well. Thanks for posting the part numbers!
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awesome.... Kev can you post some pics of the euro mods youve done?
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awesome.... Kev can you post some pics of the euro mods youve done?
Sure, if I can get up early enough to take some pics before work tomorrow

I just added another item that I blatantly forgot: Euro front seat bottoms!!

I have all the cushions ready, waiting for RennSpec to get back to me wrt pricing of the seat covers.
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....I just added another item that I blatantly forgot: Euro front seat bottoms!!

I have all the cushions ready, waiting for RennSpec to get back to me wrt pricing of the seat covers.
Now that is one thing I definately prefer on the Euro models. Please post more info when you get it!
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What's the difference in the seat bottoms???
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What's the difference in the seat bottoms???
Ditto are you talking about how their seats have the seam that runs through the middle of them?
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What's the difference in the seat bottoms???
The US seat bottom is the same regular E92 sport seats. The European model has a different seat bottom that looks beefier and has more lateral projection.
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Ditto are you talking about how their seats have the seam that runs through the middle of them?
Part numbers for Euro front seat bottom cushions:

Thigh support upholstery 52 10 7 139 702
Seat upholstery 52 10 8 042 873

Silver Novillo Leather seat cover part numbers:

Cover, seat, Palladium Silver 52 10 8 043 099
Cover, cloth, thigh support, Palladium Silver 52 10 8 043 105
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The US seat bottom is the same regular E92 sport seats. The European model has a different seat bottom that looks beefier and has more lateral projection.
Any pictures?
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Any pictures?


Compared to:



You can see in the top picture, the seat bottom is different.
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Part numbers for Euro front seat bottom cushions:

Thigh support upholstery 52 10 7 139 702
Seat upholstery 52 10 8 042 873

Silver Novillo Leather seat cover part numbers:

Cover, seat, Palladium Silver 52 10 8 043 099
Cover, cloth, thigh support, Palladium Silver 52 10 8 043 105
Keep in mind the cushions house the OC3 occupancy sensor mat - there is a difference between euro and US versions.
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I am assuming the top picture is the Euro model, but don't understand why the split armrest? I thought that was not available in Europe? Armrest? Is that on your list? Here is a couple more pics of the seats and armrest:
EURO


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Keep in mind the cushions house the OC3 occupancy sensor mat - there is a difference between euro and US versions.
Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully we'll be able to find a way to integrate the sensor into the Euro seat cushions.

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I am assuming the top picture is the Euro model, but don't understand why the split armrest? I thought that was not available in Europe? Armrest? Is that on your list? Here is a couple more pics of the seats and armrest:
EURO


US
The split arm rest is an option in Europe, but standard in the US for M3, not available for the regular E9x (unless you retrofit it).
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