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      06-05-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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M Sport Alcantara Steering Wheel

Hi Everyone,

I've been looking at options for interior upgrades and this one m sport alcantara wheel really caught my eye, however I have not been able to find it anywhere. It is basically an alcantara version of the m sport wheel. I really like the look of this wheel with the round airbag and button layout vs the m performance wheel. Does anyone know where I can find this wheel??

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its probably a custom job ... i havent even seen that in any of the m-performance catalogs
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Its coming out soon...
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      06-05-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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It looks custom or at least pre-production. Note the stitching; and the slight pull near where the 9:00 spoke meets the rim.
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Looks nice. They should make the M sport steering wheel standard and that one the upgrade!
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The problem with that is alcantara is designed to be used with racing gloves. It's not designed for daily use.
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Wow, that looks so cool. I wonder if it's heated?
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The problem with that is alcantara is designed to be used with racing gloves. It's not designed for daily use.
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      06-07-2013, 03:31 AM   #10
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The problem with that is alcantara is designed to be used with racing gloves. It's not designed for daily use.
Agree. Not a fan of alcantara at all. Doesn't look good for long, and cheapens the look of the car imo. The standard M Sport wheel looks so much nicer.
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hmm... good point on the alcantara not being durable.. I wouldn't be all that into wearing gloves while driving, though if they just sold the carbon fiber trim, I'd be all over that!
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Your picture is the M-performance version of a 6 series steering wheel that is indeed fitted to a 3 series.

This is the M-peformance version of the 3 series M-sport wheel:
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If they put the latter into production, I'll definetly order the carbon inlay piece and exchange it with the regular M-sport steering wheel.
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Alcantara lasts fine in the real world. It's not like it's never been done before, stop speculating about 'meant to be used with racing gloves'.
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dbonline - damn!! that is a sick wheel, i hope it comes out!
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The problem with that is alcantara is designed to be used with racing gloves. It's not designed for daily use.
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The oils in your hands start to mess up the material which is odd because you would think a synthetic material would be better.
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does this thing exist yet?
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      09-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #17
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Alcantara lasts fine in the real world. It's not like it's never been done before, stop speculating about 'meant to be used with racing gloves'.
Agreed....when maintained well. I loved the alcantara steering wheel and e-brake in my '05 ZCP M3, which is why I'll go back to it in my '14 335i. I do use the ///M driving gloves, but even still, it can be maintained without the use of gloves.
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That wheel is so sick... I really hope it comes out. I feel like that could have been a custom 1 time thing.
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Your picture is the M-performance version of a 6 series steering wheel that is indeed fitted to a 3 series.

This is the M-peformance version of the 3 series M-sport wheel:
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If they put the latter into production, I'll definetly order the carbon inlay piece and exchange it with the regular M-sport steering wheel.
Beautiful wheel. I'm surprised at the cheap shifter though.
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