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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-12-2019, 03:09:36 AM   #1
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Default M Texture Reproduction

Wanted to share this with the community, I have been working on reproducing the very rare M Texture fabric and am very proud to post this as we are nearing final production next week!

This is the reproduction below It has not been glued together at the proper orientation yet but gives a very nice idea how it will look



For those who do not know, M Texture is a two layer fabric. At the bottom is a printed M colored pattern, as shown. This part was simple enough to reproduce



Here is an example of the new printed fabric under a layer of original perforated fabric material



BMW did not use an off the shelf perforation for this, at least nothing that is available today - they have a round perforation off the shelf that is similar but none in a square pattern quite like this. So we commissioned a custom perforation die and perforated our own





Those pictures were taken just a couple days ago. The adhesion process between the printed bottom layer and the top layer is happening next week and then it is shipping to me! For anyone interested it is currently available at a discounted pre-order price at bmwfabric.com/mtexture

Here are a few pictures of some OE interiors to get an idea how it looks. I love this fabric, it has long been one of my favorites and for a long time we didn't think it was feasible to reproduce due to the complexity.





Just very excited to have been able to reproduce this and wanted to share!
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that's awesome!
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Very cool. Now I need an excuse to refinish my seats.

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This is so cool. Looks like you guys really did a nice job. Would love to do my seats this way if cost is Not prohibitive.
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Wow that looks perfect!!! Very well done indeed. Very tempted to replace my mcloth seats with the m texture.
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Very nice but $185 per yard is highway robbery. But thanks for doing this, for some people itíll be worth it.
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It was expensive to produce that perforation die.
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Very nice but $185 per yard is highway robbery. But thanks for doing this, for some people it’ll be worth it.
FYI regular Alcantara is about $100/yd. BMW M cloth (when you could even buy it in raw form) was about $170 per meter, and M-textur was something like $400.
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FYI regular Alcantara is about $100/yd. BMW M cloth (when you could even buy it in raw form) was about $170 per meter, and M-textur was something like $400.


Coming from a family of tailors and interior decorators and being born into it and knowing more than there is to know about fabrics and upholstery the asking price for this material is still high.

Donít get me wrong, I LOVE it and would do my OE CSL interior centers in that in a heartbeat if it was priced closer to alcantara.

Any way thatís my $0.01 on the matter.
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Very nice but $185 per yard is highway robbery. But thanks for doing this, for some people itíll be worth it.
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Coming from a family of tailors and interior decorators and being born into it and knowing more than there is to know about fabrics and upholstery the asking price for this material is still high.

Donít get me wrong, I LOVE it and would do my OE CSL interior centers in that in a heartbeat if it was priced closer to alcantara.

Any way thatís my $0.01 on the matter.
That's some miserly shit!
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