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After buying my 95 Lux M3..(Long) (archive)

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Posted by ChewToy on April 28, 2000 at 16:20:37:

In Reply to: Opinions about Luxury M3s posted by ///M3Power on April 28, 2000 at 15:16:27:

I would do it again. This is my opinion but I have yet to see an M3 sport interior that looked sweeter than mine. They almost look cheap in comparison, and you notice it mostly on the sport vs lux doors. The armrest, the chrome door handles, the nappa leather door inserts, and the wood trim looks great to me. Besides that the vadar seats that I have seen are all cracked! What's the big deal with vader seats? They don't really hold you in the seats any better than mine, and if anything hinder movement with a winter jacket on. The power sport seats imo rock and the nappa leather in the lux seems to take a beating alot better. I have a friend with a daytona violet 95 M3 sport, and I love his car.. but I have to say if I were to have to choose I would pick mine, (no offense Chris K! :) I'm not sure if all or most of the sports have this.. but it appears alot have some strange interior color combinations. Like my dash is all black.. this goes all around the doors etc, makes for a very cool two tone interior. On most sport models I've seen.. the dash around the gauges are black.. and everything else is a different color, which almost looks like it doesn't belong like that, maybe I'm just used to my interior. In 95 the lux came with the contour wheels that kickass over the 10 spoke imo. Either way I love all M3's and I'm glad we have all these choices to keep them all special in their own way.

If I had to do all over again.. I would definitely get another luxury M3. The package is very sweet imo and I haven't seen another M3 with an interior color combination as sweet as mine!

What it comes down to is.. what do you like? As long as your happy, the rest really doesn't matter.

95 Daytona Violet/Mulberry M3 Lux

The luxury package was only offered in 1995 through 1997. The package included:
-Wider, 8-way electrically adjustable seats. Became optional on all M3's in 98
-Armrest (Became standard on all M3's in 98)
-Chrome interior door handles
-Extended leather interior (Included gathered Nappa leather on doors and side panels)
-"M-style wood trim" (BMW's description - wood trim on door side panels, center console, shift knob, and dash)
-Cruise control
-On-board computer
-M-Technic front spoiler (Has no lower black lip, and has slats in center opening instead of mesh)
-M-Technic side sills
-M-Contour(95) or M-Contour II (96-97) wheels (M-Contour II wheels became optional on all M3's in 98)
-Exclusive interior colors:
1995: Champagne & Mulberry
96-97: Magma & Mulberry (Both became optional on all M3's in 98)
-Exclusive exterior colors (I'm not 100% confindent on this):
1995: Arctic Silver & Boston Green
96-97: none

: After buying my 95 M3 and looking around at various cars, I have come to the conclusion that Luxury Package M3s suck! You pay more to get rid of the awesome vadar seats and to get a slat grille instead of the mesh. The woodtrim on M3s looks pretty bad if you ask me!

: what do you guys think?

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