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      08-14-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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E92 M3 seats fit into E82?

Do the electric seats from and E92 M3 swap straight into an E82 that had electric seats previously?
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      08-14-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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First see if anyone swapped e92 seats

I know z4M seats have been swapped into an e87
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      08-14-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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These bolt right up, and the airbags still work?
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      08-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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I think, I remember seeing some pics of the early 1M prototypes running around with M3 seats. We need to call upon or local 1M WiKi aka @Artemis for a picture!
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      08-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #5
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Yes, they do fit. There was recently a thread about it and a guy posted a pic of manual M3 seats in his 135.
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      08-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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See also:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869235
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371464
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=31 ("E92 M3 are direct bolt in for E82 1-series. Plugs and bolt locations require 0 modification")
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...45&postcount=9 ("I had a e90 and e82 at the same time for a few months and compared them. They are the same width and have the same 4 mounting points. Also, the electric control are identical.")

If you want more sporty seats for the 1M, then first consider the BMW Performance Seats (which are actually Recaro Sportster CS seats trimmed to BMW spec):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862951



Piece of advice: save yourself the extra cost of restitching with an orange thread - simply buy a good orange textile pen (for almost no money) to match the white seat stitching of the BMW Performance Seats with the 1M Kyalami Orange stitching:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=20
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=461

BMW Performance Seats installation instructions:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/attac...7&d=1338504565

Note that the Recaro seats that featured inside the BMW 1M MotoGP Safety Car (Recaro Profi SPG XL) were not foldable (well, at least not in that race car) - on the contrary, the BMW Performance Seats can be folded:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=46

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I think, I remember seeing some pics of the early 1M prototypes running around with M3 seats. We need to call upon our local 1M WiKi aka @Artemis for a picture!
Only few pictures are around showing the seats in 1M test mules. Here's one (as you can notice, the alcantara trim and anthracite ceiling still had to be implemented - no M3 seats).

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      08-15-2014, 05:00 PM   #7
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@Artemis you made me go digging in my 1M photo archives!

I found the picture(s) I remembered showing the M3 seats in a 1M prototype. This was also the first photos of the 1M instrument panel gauges. You can clearly see the M3 seats.


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      08-15-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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wow, WHAT A GOLD MINE of links pics. Thank you @Dackelone @Artemis
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      08-15-2014, 05:36 PM   #9
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@dackelone and @artemis , that is dedication! Some seriously good info posted in here.

Reason for the question, is that I've found an m3 at a local wreckers with immaculate interior, and was thinking of doing a front seat swap for them.

My current leather is Lemon White, and it is wearing pretty badly. The previous owner didn't look after it too well, and it looks like a rotten lemon now. Lol

Instead of re-trimming, I like the idea of the m3 seats, if I could get my hands on them.
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First see if anyone swapped e92 seats

I know z4M seats have been swapped into an e87
Link? My peeve with the e87 is the seat height and lack of hold (compared to a fixed back bucket). Legally I can't remove my curtain airbags, so therefore can't fit a decent fixed back.
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Link? My peeve with the e87 is the seat height and lack of hold (compared to a fixed back bucket). Legally I can't remove my curtain airbags, so therefore can't fit a decent fixed back.
Ill see if i can find photos. The car had no instructions it was on bmw syndicate de. He used z4M e86 seats
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