Interior trims - Pics please!

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)

Interior Trim Options

Gloss Black
7
35%
Satin Black
2
10%
Carbon Fibre Wrap
3
15%
Alcantara
8
40%
 
Total votes: 20

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Post by SteveSmith » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi all,

I’m hoping to have my interior trims wrapped in the coming weeks but I’m struggling to decide what to do as I’ve not really seen any others done.

My initial choice was Gloss Black - but is Themis a bit boring?

Satin black would possibly be a good OEM look but again, even more boring.

Carbon Fibre Wrap? I know they’re starting to look good but it’s still fake Carbon!?

All out with an alcantara retrim? No idea yet on the cost of this so it may be out of the equation but it would look good with my new steering wheel I’m sure!

This is my interior at the moment. Keen to hear others thoughts :thumbsup:
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Post by mr wilks » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:22 pm

Alcantara steering wheel most definitely yes but otherwise id be leaving that cabin exactly as it is :?
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Post by SteveSmith » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:30 pm

I’d really like to see it without the wood effect. I think it suits the colour of the leather but I’ve never been 100% sold on the wood.

Thank you for your views though!
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Post by sunnydays » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:58 pm

mr wilks wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:22 pm
Alcantara steering wheel most definitely yes but otherwise id be leaving that cabin exactly as it is :?
Agreed.
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Post by Busterboo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:37 am

The trouble with replacing the wood is that it makes the surfaces look flat and shallow. I'm no great fan of veneer with a PU coat, which I've had on quite expensive cars, but it does add depth and I can understand why designers include it.

The common alternatives aren't brilliant, either. Fake carbon fibre looks like fake carbon fibre and, even if it's real, it begs the question, 'Who needs a lightweight centre console and door trim?' Engine-turned aluminium ain't bad, but it's got to be OE quality to be good.

So, I'm with the majority so far: stick with the wood.
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Post by Marlon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 am

As others have said, I really like the current interior look of the cabin.
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Post by BeardyJon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am

I've seen a dark grey/black version of the Carbon Aluminium trim which I think would be a good replacement for the wood effect trim.
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Post by Busterboo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 pm

BeardyJon wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am
I've seen a dark grey/black version of the Carbon Aluminium trim which I think would be a good replacement for the wood effect trim.
Not wonderful, I agree, but not "effect", I think.
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Post by SteveSmith » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Busterboo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:37 am
The trouble with replacing the wood is that it makes the surfaces look flat and shallow. I'm no great fan of veneer with a PU coat, which I've had on quite expensive cars, but it does add depth and I can understand why designers include it.

The common alternatives aren't brilliant, either. Fake carbon fibre looks like fake carbon fibre and, even if it's real, it begs the question, 'Who needs a lightweight centre console and door trim?' Engine-turned aluminium ain't bad, but it's got to be OE quality to be good.

So, I'm with the majority so far: stick with the wood.
You have just hit the nail on the head here which I’ve just figured out in my head.

That’s why I’ve put off going for gloss black.

Piano black looks great in some Audi’s though??

I agree re fake carbon.

So what about black alcantara then?
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Post by BeardyJon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:11 pm

Busterboo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 pm
BeardyJon wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am
I've seen a dark grey/black version of the Carbon Aluminium trim which I think would be a good replacement for the wood effect trim.
Not wonderful, I agree, but not "effect", I think.
Splitting hairs... :roll:
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Post by Busterboo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:49 pm

BeardyJon wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Busterboo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 pm
BeardyJon wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am
I've seen a dark grey/black version of the Carbon Aluminium trim which I think would be a good replacement for the wood effect trim.
Not wonderful, I agree, but not "effect", I think.
Splitting hairs... :roll:
Not at all. 'Carbon effect' is fake. The 'wood' in this case, although not to your taste, isn't.
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Post by firebobby » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 pm

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Post by Tumnus » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:39 pm

I had mine carbon fibre skinned as I wanted it to look OEM, and I was very happy with how it turned out.
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Post by SteveSmith » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:59 pm

Oh wow! Not normally a huge fan of carbon but that looks lovely! Can I ask how much that set you back?
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