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      05-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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Standard dash material?

I've not optioned the leather dash with contrast stitching. The standard spec has stitching and a leather look and feel so what material is it alcantara dakota leather or something else?
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      05-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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I've never seen an actual name of the material. It has the look of Dakota leather (pebbly ? for lack of a better word), but I don't know if it is actual leather.It's definitely not plastic, like the X5/X6 as, like you said it has stitching, and you can see that it is a sheet of material covering it. It's not alcantara - the suede-like material used on the M Sport roofliner.

I guess it is either Dakota or some type of synthetic leather material.

The first is a close-up I took at the dealership of the non-Nappa, and the second is mine with Nappa and contrast stitching:
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      05-13-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Stop it Southern! You're making me regret not getting the leather dash. Sigh...
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      05-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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Although I opted for the nappa, there is a whole lot of the 'other' material in the car, so if you've not gone for nappa, I would not worry, it will look great and match the rest of the interior. For me DAB was a much better option.
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      05-14-2012, 04:01 AM   #5
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Although I opted for the nappa, there is a whole lot of the 'other' material in the car, so if you've not gone for nappa, I would not worry, it will look great and match the rest of the interior. For me DAB was a much better option.
Yes!!! Exactly why I didn't get the nappa dash (other than the fact that im not a fan of the contrast stitching).
I am really big on consistency and the standard dash seems to flow better with the rest of the interior's materials. Also, not all of the stitching is contrast stitching which I wasn't a fan of either.
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      05-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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I've not optioned the leather dash with contrast stitching. The standard spec has stitching and a leather look and feel so what material is it alcantara dakota leather or something else?
Here's a quick shot taken of the door, although not a great photo (dark and my iPhone won't focus close up) still I hope you can see that most of the door is covered in what I think is the same material as the dash. The bars either side of the windscreen are the same material (sorry not very good on the lingo) I was thinking the other day, the interior may well look better without the nappa.

Hope this helps. I'd certainly not be worried.
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      05-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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I have the Nappa dash with contract stitching. I wish I had the stock dash. That dakota like leather on the stock car is much more durable and easiter to care for.

-of course the nappa looks better. I have not kept a car longer than 15 months in 10 years, so I guess it doesn't matter. I told myself I would drive this thing for 4 years his time, but I always say that.
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      05-20-2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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Although I opted for the nappa, there is a whole lot of the 'other' material in the car, so if you've not gone for nappa, I would not worry, it will look great and match the rest of the interior. For me DAB was a much better option.
Yes!!! Exactly why I didn't get the nappa dash (other than the fact that im not a fan of the contrast stitching).
I am really big on consistency and the standard dash seems to flow better with the rest of the interior's materials. Also, not all of the stitching is contrast stitching which I wasn't a fan of either.
I agree, the nappa dash is cool, but a bit too delicate for me... Can easily be scratched...
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      05-20-2012, 12:14 PM   #9
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In my opinion, the nappa leather dash with contrast stitching refines the interior dramatically and gives it more upscale quality which makes it stand out more in terms of details. Honestly, I have it in my X6 and wouldn't hesitate to order it in the future.
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      08-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #10
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I understand the post-July 2012 640d M Sport Convertibles now come with leather covered dashboard and contrast stitching as standard.

I confirmed this with the local dealer (dubious source, I know), latest brochure and online configurator.

If anyone knows any different, please advise..
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