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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, May-25-2018, 01:10:17 AM   #41
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Try samples from Hydes Leather.

This is their cinnamon equivalent:







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Looks really nice. However, I think they only supply the material.
Also, which name is that specifically? Basis, bison etc?
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True, they are just a supplier for the raw leather. I believe it is named ďZIMTĒ in their Nappa leathers section.


https://www.hydesleather.com/shop/pr...bil-prima-zimt


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Old Fri, May-25-2018, 02:39:13 PM   #44
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That looks unacceptably off in color, to me!
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That looks unacceptably off in color, to me!
In fairness, no two cinnamon cars look alike. Mine is probably closer to the seat color, but one of my friend's M3 was closer to that sample color.
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That looks unacceptably off in color, to me!


My seats are from 2004.....

Itís not really a fair comparison. Leather will always darken with age. No new replacement will ever match.


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In fairness, no two cinnamon cars look alike. Mine is probably closer to the seat color, but one of my friend's M3 was closer to that sample color.
That's true, but doesn't mean I'd go with that supplier based on that match!

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My seats are from 2004.....

Itís not really a fair comparison. Leather will always darken with age. No new replacement will ever match.


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Took me ~20 samples to find one that matched my Imola... but I did. Mine is of a similar age to yours

FWIW, I ended up going with Relicate. Not saying they'll match on all cars/colors, but it was spot on mine in color at texture.
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My seats are from 2004.....

Itís not really a fair comparison. Leather will always darken with age. No new replacement will ever match.


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Agree. Rather do the color comparison with the inside of the rear seat arm rest where the leather should still be in a like new condition


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That looks unacceptably off in color, to me!
Hard to compare 12 year old leather with new.

Maybe comparing it with a portion of leather that is protected from the sun and wear would be better.
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Hard to compare 12 year old leather with new.

Maybe comparing it with a portion of leather that is protected from the sun and wear would be better.
My sample vs seat:



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