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      12-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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Difference between Aluminum trim and Glacier Silver

Wondering what the difference is looks wise between the Aluminum trim and the Glacier Silver in an M sport car. Which looks better, does anyone have pics of both please?

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      12-07-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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Aluminum.
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      12-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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glacier is plastic, aluminum is aluminum but dents easy.
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glacier is plastic, aluminum is aluminum but dents easy.
If its plastic why is it called Glacier Aluminum trim? lol

what is the more popular option?
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Glacier has a textured cross hatch pattern on it. Aluminum is just your regular brushed aluminum.

This is glacier:
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I've always like the woods instead, gives more of a warm feel. Aluminum trims reminds me of an infiniti...
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dark popular with red int? Im not sure if wood goes with red, correct me if I am wrong though.
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glacier is plastic, aluminum is aluminum but dents easy.
Glacier aluminum is not plastic.
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Glacier aluminum is not plastic.
It felt like plastic when I felt it at the dealership. Anyways,
here are some closeup pics of it.
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heres some closeups of aluminum. Hope this helps.
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It looks like silver snake skin
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dark popular with red int? Im not sure if wood goes with red, correct me if I am wrong though.
If you go with the grey wood it looks really good (quite a few people have this combo) but if you go with one of the brown woods (which i've seen as well) it doesn't look so great, its all just personal preference I guess....
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If you go with the grey wood it looks really good (quite a few people have this combo) but if you go with one of the brown woods (which i've seen as well) it doesn't look so great, its all just personal preference I guess....
I have Coral Red with brown wood in my e92. Looks great. The dark wood blends well if you have the M sport package. Otherwise I would get the aluminum.
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I have Glacier Silver - comes standard with the M-Sport (in Germany at least). Wood...yuck ! I also like piano black and carbon fiber trims.
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heres some closeups of aluminum. Hope this helps.
Where can you purchase all the BRUSHED ALUMINUM interior parts (to replace the plastic wood grain) as Aftermarket?

Would i abolutely have to purchase them from BMW (OEM)?
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Where can you purchase all the BRUSHED ALUMINUM interior parts (to replace the plastic wood grain) as Aftermarket?

Would i abolutely have to purchase them from BMW (OEM)?
Tischer BMW or check in the For Sale section. Some people would like to trade trim for trim.
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i have glacier and love it. it makes the car unique in the sense that you can only get it with M-sport
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Very interesting thread - I've wondered about the same question.
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+1 ... love the grey poplar ... too bad it wasn't offered as standard options ...
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never seen glacier before. looks pretty sick
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I don't get why some people think the Glacier looks cheap. The 335 tester I had had that trim, and I thought it looked fine. Preferred it over the standard alum trim.

It's all personal taste! You gotta see it in person though.
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