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      02-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel Differences - Sport vs. Mtech (MSport) vs. M3

Hi guys,

Just bought a complete steering wheel set on ebay... borrowed a picture from google and posted below.

In any case, I just got the M-tech steering wheel. I posted a picture of the sport-package (i believe) steering wheel as a comparison - thickness.

Now my question - does anyone know if the Mtech and the M3 steering wheels are the same diameter and thickness? I've tried doing various searches, but couldn't find any details regarding the M3 and Mtech steering wheel. The only difference is that the Mtech steering wheel has perforated leather on the sides (which I prefer), and the M3 steering wheel is NAPA leather throughout. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to get the thickest steering wheel possible -and it seems the Mtech and M3 steering wheels were my only option (other than getting the performance V1/V2 steering wheeels).

Anyway, teaser below... again, not the actual picture, but posted for reference.
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      02-28-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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Bump for this thread as id also like to know the differences between the 2.... Judging by your last pic, the mtech wheel is much thicker than an 07 sport wheel?
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I think Mtech and the M3 steering wheels are the same diameter and thickness. Just the materials are different.
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maybe this thread helps a little http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809483
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spoke to a couple buddies who have the 135 msport steering wheel, as well as the m3 steering wheel. The one that upgraded to the M3 steering wheel said the thickness is likely the same. However, the M3 has softer leather (on the sides), so it "feels" thicker. Hope that helps!
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Mtech and M3 are the same steering wheels. M3 just has the different leather material and tri-colored stitching
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Mtech and M3 are the same steering wheels. M3 just has the different leather material and tri-colored stitching
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As a side note, those the stock sport steering wheel trim fit an MTEC wheel? I heard that it was a little off...

I would not want to get the MTEC trim since it has the M logo.
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Please forgive my ignorance, but M-Sport and M-Tech are the same thing, right?
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Please forgive my ignorance, but M-Sport and M-Tech are the same thing, right?
Yes.
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Wow, this is very informative. I thought the thickness of the MTech was the same as the sport and was opting against it because I loved the thickness of the M3. The M3 feels SO good though, but I think the looks of the MTech is much better. Now I know that when an MTech comes up for sale I'll be going that route.
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Please forgive my ignorance, but M-Sport and M-Tech are the same thing, right?
Yes - you are right... when I put this post up, I was just referring to the sport-package -- where the sport steering wheel thickness is almost identical to the non-sport steering wheel.

I will post some pictures of the M-Tech steering wheel and Non-Sport Steering wheel this weekend to show you guys the difference in thickness.

Thicker is better
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Yes - you are right... when I put this post up, I was just referring to the sport-package -- where the sport steering wheel thickness is almost identical to the non-sport steering wheel.

I will post some pictures of the M-Tech steering wheel and Non-Sport Steering wheel this weekend to show you guys the difference in thickness.

Thicker is better
Alright, just wanted to make sure! I'm planning on getting an E90 in a few months, trying to work out what I want to get on it haha
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