Been following e90post since I got my 2012 E92 328i Coupe last year, so it's about time for a first post and intro.
Since this is also the forum for mods, there'll also be (iPhone only, bear with me) photos of my ... mods!
Completely stock, back in 2012 ...
... and now
Custom grille and painted side reflectors (both Mod Bargains); also retrofitted auto-folding, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and auto-dimming interior mirror with compass, Euro sun visors, and 19" OEM 313 Performance Wheels w/Continental DWS tires (225/265).
Nothing new to you guys for the most part. Here's the mods in detail ...
OEM BMW M3 Carbon Leather interior trim (GetBMWParts)
This is original M3 interior trim; all pieces (dash, doors, rear sides) fit the 328i E92 just like they do the M3 E92. (You can also see the custom center console in the first pic.)
Custom black leatherette center consoles (Richy / BMW MotorSport)
OEM BMW Euro split arm rest, Black Dakota leather (ECS)
An M3 front center console won't fit a 328i, so if you're like me and want something similar, you'll have to go custom (or buy an M3; whichever is cheaper). A special thanks goes to fellow forum member Richy / rich mannmotorsport-at-gmail-dot-com
(remove space in email address, or call him at 805.404.6166
) in Simi Valley, who custom-wrapped my front and rear center consoles in black leatherette. He's done a few of these jobs in the past, e.g. Andy M's leatherette console
and Shih's leatherette console
. Richy does amazing work at an affordable price, is very friendly, and detail-oriented. I HIGHLY recommend his work to anyone interested in a similar mod.
With automatic transmission (or long forearms) the Euro split arm rest is really pointless, functionality-wise, but looks better than the standard US arm rest, so ...