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      07-07-2012, 01:46 PM   #45
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I'm right there with you. That Rear bumper on the m sport is fugly to me. I'd love to upgrade the steering wheel and the front bumper to the m sport ones.
that would be perfect. Let me know if you figure out how to do it for less than a billion dollars.

That butt stopped me from going M sport. Unfortunately, where I park at work car, I look at the back of the car all the time. Maybe I should have gone M sport and bought a giant paper bag with cutouts for the brake lights.

Who came up w/ that design ???
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      07-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #46
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that would be perfect. Let me know if you figure out how to do it for less than a billion dollars.

That butt stopped me from going M sport. Unfortunately, where I park at work car, I look at the back of the car all the time. Maybe I should have gone M sport and bought a giant paper bag with cutouts for the brake lights.

Who came up w/ that design ???
Lol will do. I think they just over did it. It's not fitting to the rest of the f30 for some reason, looks disproportional.

Rest of the msport is just sexy!
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I am. I love the M-Sport steering wheel. It's like an updated version of the E30 M-Tech wheel.
I believe OP is far too young to remember the E30 M-tech wheel, but you're right.

In recent years, the Z4 M steering wheel took the cake. Small diameter, fat rim.



Looks like this new M-sport wheel will be awesome as well.
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      07-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #48
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I believe OP is far too young to remember the E30 M-tech wheel, but you're right.
You know my age just from my expressed excitement over a car part?
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You know my age just from my expressed excitement over a car part?
He got it right, didn't he?
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      07-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #50
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That butt stopped me from going M sport. Unfortunately, where I park at work car, I look at the back of the car all the time
Dude, just back it into the space.... problem solved!
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I also can't wait for the steering wheel....I think it is a beautiful design!
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The M-6 was locked (conv't) so I just reached in. Certainly felt thinner than the 135 wheel I was quite familiar with from my 135 and M-3 before it.

However they did not have a sportline car around, so everything was from memory. I DO think it was thicker than sportline..to what degreee, can't say.

I have small hands and love the 135 wheel but it is a bit too thick for me.
I am OK with OEM sportline wheel though I do prefer the M sport aesthetically and a nicer leather and the nice little M logo at the bottom.

If I can swap em out for not crazy coin, I will. If not, no biggie.

On my 911 I had to do the swap. The OEM wheel was waaay too thin.
That rape was $1200. w/o airbag. They are very proud of their work.

I was trying to remember the sport line wheel and taking note on my 135i. If the Msport wheel is thinner than the 135i, then it's not much thicker than the sport line.

The sport line wheel looks nice, but not differentiated enough from luxury and modern, as it's the same wheel.
Sport line should have got the Msport wheel, or something different from lux and modern.
As you said, no biggie, just BMW could have done better.

The Euro market gets the stand alone option for the M wheel, and we in NA don't. Just like Msport doesn't get the brushed aluminum option, or red stitching with black leather.
It's just really ridiculous. Seems to take more time and effort to figure out who gets what in what market, than to just give every customer the same choices. Hell, the cars are built on the same assembly line.
Unless they have special assembly lines for NA market, right hand drive market, Canadian market, etc...
The people working on the assembly line must have to deal with too many freaking variations that only serve to limit the customers choices.
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I was trying to remember the sport line wheel and taking note on my 135i. If the Msport wheel is thinner than the 135i, then it's not much thicker than the sport line.

The sport line wheel looks nice, but not differentiated enough from luxury and modern, as it's the same wheel.
Sport line should have got the Msport wheel, or something different from lux and modern.
As you said, no biggie, just BMW could have done better.

The Euro market gets the stand alone option for the M wheel, and we in NA don't. Just like Msport doesn't get the brushed aluminum option, or red stitching with black leather.
It's just really ridiculous. Seems to take more time and effort to figure out who gets what in what market, than to just give every customer the same choices. Hell, the cars are built on the same assembly line.
Unless they have special assembly lines for NA market, right hand drive market, Canadian market, etc...
The people working on the assembly line must have to deal with too many freaking variations that only serve to limit the customers choices.
I have owned 9 BMW products ( I count Minis as BMWs) and this has been the most frustrating ordering experience. They have always tended to put one item in a pricey package that forces you up market ( in 1999 I wanted the shadowline trim for my wife's 528--that required buying a sport package)
With my Minis I wanted the chrome trim around the back valence..that required a whole chrome trim pack and having to change back the mirror caps to white).. You wind up with something you don't care to pay for to get what you want.

I wrestled a dozen times over sportline vs M sport, all over the steering wheel. But in the end, I did not want it bad enough to deal with the rear end treatment of the M sport. The red trimmed black seats, 70-30 but , why not --is it because of the estoril trim availablity ? And why the dark walnut from the 7 vs. the "sportier" fine line anthracite ( z-4, 5 series) as the wood option. DUMB.

If the M sport steering wheel was a stand alone option for $800., I would have checked it off. They did have me leaning to spend $1500. more and take something I hated for one item I loved. Not this time , BMW.

The "packages" always had some restriction. But now its bringing in colors and trims as restricted items. Why do the sportline cars all get black mirrors but the M sport gets body colored. I am forced to buy new mirror caps and have them painted at the body shop to get what I want. IMHO , this is ass backwards. Give the M sport the black mirrors if its more "sporty" in their opinion.

BMWNA needs to re-think the limitations that put on us vs. the ROW. I won't stop buying their cars because of the driving dynamics but they are starting to p me off.

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OK, OK, two things that would make it even better:

1. If it had a #1 and #2 customizable button where it currently has the two empty slots on the cruise control side.

2. If it had the colored stitching to match the leather interior like this steering wheel comes with on the M6.

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      07-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #56
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Seriously. This is the sexiest and most perfectly built steering wheel I have ever laid eyes on. I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, but it's largely responsible for making me get an F30. I saw the interior on the other lines of the F30 and wasn't all that impressed. Then I saw the M Sport line and this steering wheel and almost wet my pants. It reeled me in to learn more and discover more and was the catalyst that got me hooked on buying an F30.

I don't know why I'm so excited about a damn steering wheel, but I'm just attracted to this thing in some unusual way. The look, the feel, the perfect placement and icons of the buttons (almost every steering wheel is overwhelmed with buttons, but this one is absolutely perfect), etc. This is the steering wheel that Apple would of built if they built a steering wheel. It's perfect in every way (no flamers are allowed to come in this thread and say otherwise! Let me enjoy this moment!).

It might be hard to believe, but BMW is selling more cars just because of this steering wheel if my own attraction is any indication.

Totally agree. Just love it, probably because it reminds me of the E30/E34 M Tech wheel. Can't wait to see and use it irl
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      07-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #57
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I love this steering wheel a lot! could we have any chance to retro fit it later ....ordered my sport line already before this all comes out>.<
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I have an M-sport wheel available for sale here if interested!
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It is one hell of a good looking wheel!!
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Not really a fan of the steering wheel.

If you actually own it, you will realize that it creaks with the plastic silver piece in the middle when under the sun and heat for a long time. I rather have the non sport version and not have the cheap plastic piece on it if I have a choice.

The design is alright. The grip is nice though.

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If you actually own it, you will realize that it creaks with the plastic silver piece in the middle when under the sun and heat for a long time.

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Who the hell dug up this thread?
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Bummer.
Nothing you can do about it. It's just the nature of plastic expanding. I would exclude the plastic and sacrifice the look a bit in order to eliminate the creak.

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It is a nice wheel. One thing though. My e92 m sport wheel feels awesome, my favorite part is the perforated leather. It is grippier, looks cooler, and wears better than the smooth leather. I wish M and M sport wheels had the perforated stuff all around.
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Can it fit an e90 ? Innocent question
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