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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 Tue, Mar-07-2017, 08:47:01 PM   #31
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BMW updated all floor mats at some point last year.

I bought a set of floor mats for my M Coupe and M5 about six months ago and they no longer have the thin grey foam backing.

The velcro fasteners are directly attached to the back of the mat. It looks like they are heat pressed on. The back of the mat is similar to rough carpet.

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BMW updated all floor mats at some point last year.

I bought a set of floor mats for my M Coupe and M5 about six months ago and they no longer have the thin grey foam backing.

The velcro fasteners are directly attached to the back of the mat. It looks like they are heat pressed on. The back of the mat is similar to rough carpet.

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Very nice! What vendor did you order from? I would like to have these updated mats myself. I prefer Velcro anyhow.
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Old Wed, Mar-08-2017, 01:47:50 AM   #33
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you can retrofit the bayonet/anchor type to the carpet mats. have done this twice over the decade to my E46 floor mats.
where the material velcro comes off the back of the floor mat you just start a pilot hole there and remove the plastic velcro pad. it twists in just like the bayonet does into the floor.
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the issue with the velcro securing mats is that it can still move and wedge next to the gas pedal. with the anchors it's never moving up. perhaps why the CSL has this style to secure the mats
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I run the OE All-weathers in my car which are anchor-style. I'm honestly too afraid to use my dove grey floor mats ever. No car should have have a light-colored carpet, regardless of the interior color choice...

I've considered the Cocomats as well, but if they're that much heavier than fabric I may as well keep what I have.
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Things M3 owners say: "XYZ floormats are too heavy for my street car."
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You should hold one-- feels like the lead bib at the dentist. M5 spec part for sure.
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BMW updated all floor mats at some point last year.

I bought a set of floor mats for my M Coupe and M5 about six months ago and they no longer have the thin grey foam backing.

The velcro fasteners are directly attached to the back of the mat. It looks like they are heat pressed on. The back of the mat is similar to rough carpet.

Bump - getting ready to order some fresh mats. Where did you source these? I checked the watermark (bimmerbrothers) but did not find mats on their site. With this revision, I'd be okay with velcro again. Otherwise I will do Euro/CSL with the hooks. But, I'd prefer the heel pad (don't care about the M3 logo). I just want to make sure I get the updated version if I go this route, which could be tough if the PN is the same.

Also, anybody want the 3 passenger/backseat OE mats? They're like new, I am replacing only because my driver mat is worn and they are sold in a set of 4. You just pay shipping.
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Bump - getting ready to order some fresh mats. Where did you source these? I checked the watermark (bimmerbrothers) but did not find mats on their site. With this revision, I'd be okay with velcro again. Otherwise I will do Euro/CSL with the hooks. But, I'd prefer the heel pad (don't care about the M3 logo). I just want to make sure I get the updated version if I go this route, which could be tough if the PN is the same.

Also, anybody want the 3 passenger/backseat OE mats? They're like new, I am replacing only because my driver mat is worn and they are sold in a set of 4. You just pay shipping.
I think the new fastening pad may have been a global design change as the last 2 sets I purchased from the dealer (E38 and E46 both within last 4 months) have both been very robust. I actually got a warranty replacement on the E36 mats as the fastening pads failed within the 12 month warranty period.

My wife tore the backs of of the previous set in the E38 within a coupe of months.
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You really need to hold one to appreciate it.
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