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Yes, it does look great! (m) (archive)

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Posted by PeteS on June 16, 2000 at 00:39:37:

In Reply to: BMW does offer CF Trim posted by Dan Wang on June 15, 2000 at 14:51:24:

: If you look on the US LTW there is a CF glove box insert.

: If you look on the Euro CSL there is also a CF center console as well. There are also CF ashtrays.

: Aftermarket stuff stuff looks too tacked on to me. But I heard the BMW looks great!

: : I see what you are saying. When CF is added after-market, it does look "cheap" in most cases. But have you ever seen a Porsche CF interior? WOW. Very nice. I guess since BMW doesn't offer factory CF trim, we are ALL wanna-bee's!

: : Why CF if not for just looks? WEIGHT! In racers, CF is a significant weight advantage, without giving up durability and tensile strength. ALso, for engine/exhaust parts, heat dissapation (sp?)is great- that's why Dinan uses CF for their CAI.

: : Anyways- let's see what other responses you get...

: : JAW
: : 98 M3C

: :
: : : NO FLAMING HERE, JUST AN OBSERVATION

: : : After reading a lot of hype about how great looking the carbon fiber products are, I happened to see some examples up close. A 97 Dakar coupe at Chris BMW in ATL had CF door panel trim, and also over the glovebox.
: : : The interior was black.

: : : I've no problem with anyone wanting to use CF. But I think it looks extremely cheap, and is better suited to low price sophisticated-car-wannabes. I don't understand the fascination with it. I guess I'd better put on the old flame suit now...

: : : YMMV


It has very cool red thread in the fiber. Matches the red in the ///M logo and my red M3.

www.bekkers.com sells the BMW LTW trim (center console, glove box trim, and ash tray). You can also get it from a BMW dealer.





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