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      07-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
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I actually prefer the slightly thinner rimmed Sport wheel on the F30. To me it has just the right feel. Of course it's all personal preference.
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      07-06-2012, 10:58 PM   #24
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[quote=RPM90;12282187]Ah, I'm not alone in seeing that the rear end of the Msport is not so great.
In profile the Msport rear seems a bit too extended.
The front looks great, the rear doesn't match up as well.
I'm sure it'll grow on me, not literally I hope.

The rear end stopped me from buying my car as an M sport. I also prefer the red trimmed balck seats of the sportline but would have been able to live with that.

Picky Picky Picky.

PS..I did see the M-6 steering wheel today when I brought my 135 in for the per-lease return inspection. It looks and feels great. Sorry to report..not as thick as the 135 M steering wheel.
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      07-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #25
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Yes, i agree with BMWCali:

the M-Sport Steering wheel is the single most prettiest/most beautiful thing out of that M-Sport F30 package !

If we didn't have to wait for the M-Sport to be made available so long...
i would also have purchase the M-Sport Tanzanite 335i 6MT instead of my Luxury!

but i just couldn't wait!

.... and i am still waiting noneless...
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      07-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #26
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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.
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      07-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #27
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PS..I did see the M-6 steering wheel today when I brought my 135 in for the per-lease return inspection. It looks and feels great. Sorry to report..not as thick as the 135 M steering wheel.
If it's good enough for a great $120,000 car, it's good enough for me.
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.... and i am still waiting noneless...
Wait, your car is still not delivered? What's the holdup?
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Yes, i agree with BMWCali:

the M-Sport Steering wheel is the single most prettiest/most beautiful thing out of that M-Sport F30 package !

If we didn't have to wait for the M-Sport to be made available so long...
i would also have purchase the M-Sport Tanzanite 335i 6MT instead of my Luxury!

but i just couldn't wait!

.... and i am still waiting noneless...
I wanted to get Tanzanite, too, but I'm told it would tack an additional month or two onto the order time since it would be a special order! Not willing to wait that long just for a slightly cooler color.

Tell you what... when we swap wheels, maybe we can swap steering wheels too. I think I'll probably get the M6 steering wheel so if you give me $300 or so (will have to see how much the M Sport wheel goes for by itself and I'll discount it for you), I'll give you the steering wheel, too. You'll just need to buy the airbag module for it.
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      07-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #30
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PS..I did see the M-6 steering wheel today when I brought my 135 in for the per-lease return inspection. It looks and feels great. Sorry to report..not as thick as the 135 M steering wheel.
How much thinner than the 135i M wheel is it?
It's gotta be thicker than the non M F30.
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Hmmm... I wonder if I could buy the M6 wheel with those different style paddles and then custom code the M1 and M2 buttons to whatever function I'd like.
Evil Look ! Your F30 is gonna be so personalized and customized


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M sport steering wheels looks 10x better than the base or sport wheel imo.
and after looking the the M6 steering wheel, it is twice if not 5 times better than the F30 M-sport!
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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.
hardly any other steering wheel came close to this one.... until the F30 M-Sport and M6 above!



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I wanted to get Tanzanite, too, but I'm told it would tack an additional month or two onto the order time since it would be a special order! Not willing to wait that long just for a slightly cooler color.

Tell you what... when we swap wheels, maybe we can swap steering wheels too. I think I'll probably get the M6 steering wheel so if you give me $300 or so (will have to see how much the M Sport wheel goes for by itself and I'll discount it for you), I'll give you the steering wheel, too. You'll just need to buy the airbag module for it.
why do i have to buy the airbag module ??
because you're gonna swap it onto your M6 steering?

who much would the airbag module be, do you know?

Looks like we're gonna make my trip/our meeting in SB worthwhile

great ideas you got there
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Wait, your car is still not delivered? What's the holdup?
It's on a truck somewhere in SoCal, heading for my dealership...
Tuesday for sure i will get the car...

few more days....

i have been deceiving myself for so many weeks already...

initially i had hoped for the 23 of June,
then said 27th of June, i was hoping (so i could drive it to San Diego with my girlfriend see the "Beatles")
wrong, we ended up driving her RX330.

so i was crossing my fingers for the 3rd of July (so i could show it off to my friends)

nothing, and now everyone thinks i am a liar and a wannabe show off...

still i was really expecting for tomorrow th 7th of July...
but having called earlier today,
My dealership still doesn't have it... they said early next week

Another weekend doing nothing

It's been three weekend of let down




EDIT: BY the way BMWCali
do you know if the steering wheel would have the +/- paddle shift ?
if so, i wonder if i can wire them for some other functions, since i have a MT? LOL

your evil look is contagious BMWCali

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who much would the airbag module be, do you know?

Looks like we're gonna make my trip/our meeting in SB worthwhile

great ideas you got there
Not sure. It's expensive though. The airbag usually costs more than the steering wheel. See if you can find out... ask your dealer's parts department how much the M Sport steering wheel airbag module is. If you are a BMW CCA member, you get 15% I think off that price. Let us know how much they say. Also, while you're at it, find out how much the M Sport steering wheel is with the paddle shifters but without the airbag.
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      07-07-2012, 01:47 AM   #33
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I like it too... Brave step by BMW using such a bold design. It's grown on me, a lot
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      07-07-2012, 03:01 AM   #34
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I am seriously thinking of changing my Luxury line steering wheel with this M-Sport when it comes out. Do you guys think they will be compatible ?
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      07-07-2012, 03:39 AM   #35
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The M wheel should have been a stand alone option, or an option for the sport line to differentiate more from the "lux" and "modern" lines.
It is a stand alone option here in Europe. Available on all lines (and no line cars), and standard on the M-sport.

710 - M Leather sport steering wheel.
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      07-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #36
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does the paddle shifters come standard with the M sport package and M steering wheel??
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      07-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #37
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Tell us how that goes. Probably gonna be a super expensive swap ($1000+) because the airbag is different I believe.[/quote]


I have talked to a CA about the price for msport steering wheel, here in Canada, it's about $800. But not sure how much labor it's gonna cost.
We will see when it comes out
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      07-07-2012, 08:15 AM   #38
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How much thinner than the 135i M wheel is it?
It's gotta be thicker than the non M F30.
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.
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No, I'm not really excited about it.

It would be be much better if it came with a built-in coffee maker.
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I can understand falling in love with a steering wheel as I feel my GTIs steering wheel is by far the best I've owned. On looking into the autocarbon steering wheel for my new f30. Nice and thick with the flat bottom similar to my GTI.
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I can understand falling in love with a steering wheel as I feel my GTIs steering wheel is by far the best I've owned. On looking into the autocarbon steering wheel for my new f30. Nice and thick with the flat bottom similar to my GTI.
That one does look great. I also love the GTI wheel.
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I have stared at that wheel for far too long when I was deciding between sport & M Sport and I just don't like it. Maybe need to see it in person first.
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I am seriously thinking of changing my Luxury line steering wheel with this M-Sport when it comes out. Do you guys think they will be compatible ?
To make the switch I understand that you have to get not only the steering wheel, but also the M-sport airbag case.
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Not ready for depends because of it but I wish it was an option separate from m sport pack. For me the back end of the car on m sport kills whatever I would gain lusting for the steering wheel I hope somewhere down the road I can fit that wheel to my sport line. 335
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.
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