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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Jan-06-2018, 02:51:48 AM   #1
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Default Leather Replacements for interior?

I am looking to reupholster my drivers seat as a tear has appeared. Does anyone know any place to purchase quality leather or if someone makes seat covers where all i have to do is deskin the seat and reskin it, that would make things much easier
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Old Sat, Jan-06-2018, 05:11:26 AM   #2
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I am looking to reupholster my drivers seat as a tear has appeared. Does anyone know any place to purchase quality leather or if someone makes seat covers where all i have to do is deskin the seat and reskin it, that would make things much easier
From my research I have found the following:
Autoberry is $999 right now and has some positive feedback, comes in oem color, closer match to oem grade/grain leather. I am waiting for an Imola swatch from them and will let you know.
Lseat is around $350, seems to wear quickly and doesn't hold up well. Does not come in oem colors, was not impressed with quality and grain of sample swatches. In a base 3 series, sure. But the M3 nappa is miles better. Not a good option imo.
A third option is Deskin your set and take to an upholsterer. Probably can sew up a set for a decent price and likely match the color/grain better and probably save a ton on installation.

If you do it, I'd replace the seat foam too or else you risk a baggy/wrinkly look.
I've seen some Vader's done with autoberry and not gonna lie, fresh leather looks great.
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From my research I have found the following:
Autoberry is $999 right now and has some positive feedback, comes in oem color, closer match to oem grade/grain leather. I am waiting for an Imola swatch from them and will let you know.
Lseat is around $350, seems to wear quickly and doesn't hold up well. Does not come in oem colors, was not impressed with quality and grain of sample swatches. In a base 3 series, sure. But the M3 nappa is miles better. Not a good option imo.
A third option is Deskin your set and take to an upholsterer. Probably can sew up a set for a decent price and likely match the color/grain better and probably save a ton on installation.

If you do it, I'd replace the seat foam too or else you risk a baggy/wrinkly look.
I've seen some Vader's done with autoberry and not gonna lie, fresh leather looks great.
Is AutoBerry $999 for each seat or both front seats? Please give feedback on how it goes. I️ want to do a cinnamon switch
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Default Re: Leather Replacements for interior?

I came across oe bmw leather replacements but cant rember where.

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I recall reading somewhere that they stopped selling OEM Leather. Will look into Autoberry in regards to total cost to have the seat reupholster.

I wonder what the market would be for a forum member if they offered a service to sell already sewed seat leather covers so all we have to do is just take the old one out and put the new one... Hmmmm.
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Is AutoBerry $999 for each seat or both front seats? Please give feedback on how it goes. I️ want to do a cinnamon switch
The $999 is for both front seats and 1,699 for both front and rears. They are a replacement for the seat leather so you will take the old one out and replace it with the new one. See link below

http://www.autoberry.com/details.php...categories_id=

The backrest foam pad seems to be going for $146.60 at ECS. Probably could find it cheaper on other websites with a single google search. OEM Part Number is #52108261014. See link Below

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...h/52108261014/

The bottomseat foam pad is going for $145.16 at ECS. Again, you can probably find it a little cheaper (A few dollars off) at a different website. OEM Part Number is #52108261013. See link Below

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...h/52108261013/

Total is $1,582.52 +Tax for just the front seats covers (Upper and Lower) with new foam padding.

Will continue to do research as far as having a shop reupholstering it in store to compare costs.

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Default Re: Leather Replacements for interior?

This is something I've been interested in as well. But do these work with heated seats? (Do you need a liner or something to keep the seat heater pads in place?)

On a related note, Turner has a bunch of cinnamon seat cover parts at ridiculously high prices right now, but I can't figure out from the descriptions which are the correct ones for my car and couldn't locate that information on RealOEM. Does anyone know what the part numbers are for the 4 pieces that make up the heated front seat covers, in cinnamon?
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This is something I've been interested in as well. But do these work with heated seats? (Do you need a liner or something to keep the seat heater pads in place?)

On a related note, Turner has a bunch of cinnamon seat cover parts at ridiculously high prices right now, but I can't figure out from the descriptions which are the correct ones for my car and couldn't locate that information on RealOEM. Does anyone know what the part numbers are for the 4 pieces that make up the heated front seat covers, in cinnamon?
If I recall correctly the heated pads are stitched onto the bottom of the lower seat cover so you will have to remove the old one and put it on the new cover. I have yet to see OEM seat covers that come with the heat pad or even the heat pad sold separately unless someone parts out their old one.

OEM Lower Seat Cover for Cinnamon are #52107902074
OEM Backrest Seat Cover for Cinnamon are #52107902080

No part number found for the heated pad or a cover that includes the heated seat option.
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If I recall correctly the heated pads are stitched onto the bottom of the lower seat cover so you will have to remove the old one and put it on the new cover. I have yet to see OEM seat covers that come with the heat pad or even the heat pad sold separately unless someone parts out their old one.

OEM Lower Seat Cover for Cinnamon are #52107902074
OEM Backrest Seat Cover for Cinnamon are #52107902080

No part number found for the heated pad or a cover that includes the heated seat option.
Thanks! (Are the left and right different?)
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Both Seats Covers are the same. If you really wanted to, you could switch your passenger seat cover with the drivers side!


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