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      09-19-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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M Sport Steering Wheel

What is the difference between M Sport and Sport steering wheel on X3? I can see that M SSW is definitely not as sexy as in 3 or 5 series, with three narrow spokes and circular center. I wonder why is that? I secretly hope they will include the same M SSW as in other series.
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I think the MSport steering wheel is a tiny bit thicker with bigger thumb grip and made with better leather.
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Last week I had a X3 2014 loaner and it had a reasonably thick steering wheel, a wheel about as thick as that in my Z3 except the Z3 wheel is leather covered. It was also a wheel I would have not given a second thought about if I also did not have the M Sport wheel in my X3. I perceive the extra thick leather M Sport wheel to be consequentially thicker and certainly more satisfying to hold. This is very obviously a personal opinion thing but difference, IMO, is sufficiently significant that the next BMW I buy will have the thick M Sport steering wheel as I will not be satisfied with a thinner non-leather wheel. BTW, to be fair, my wife likes the thinner Z3 wheel.
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The M wheel in my 2011 X3 is nearly identical to that in my 2008 M5, with just a few extra buttons as the X3 has the updated IDrive. Though cant remember if the X3 wheel has the M color stitching.

Your saying the latest M wheel in the X is different than latest 3/5?

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What is the difference between M Sport and Sport steering wheel on X3? I can see that M SSW is definitely not as sexy as in 3 or 5 series, with three narrow spokes and circular center. I wonder why is that? I secretly hope they will include the same M SSW as in other series.
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The M wheel in my 2011 X3 is nearly identical to that in my 2008 M5, with just a few extra buttons as the X3 has the updated IDrive. Though cant remember if the X3 wheel has the M color stitching.

Your saying the latest M wheel in the X is different than latest 3/5?
Hes taking about this one, I don't like it either:


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