RetroFit - E89 door cards & Seats into an E85

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RetroFit - E89 door cards & Seats into an E85

Post by Motley786 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi everyone, first time here..

Just need some confirmation and help.

I have an E85 2003 3.0 is Sterling Grau metallic. The interior is looking tired... Spoke to a breakers yard and they informed me that a E89 door card and seats will fit into a e85. Maybe he was saying it just to sell it to me. However this was confirmed by a a US based BMW dealer when I called. However spoke to a BMW dealer in the UK and they were clueless.

If anyone has a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the Z4, can you please let me know if this is possible? IF so, do I need any different electrical connectors for the windows/mirror/seats in to the door cards and floor of the E85.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Post by srhutch » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:29 pm

You might be able to get the seats to fit, would take some work though.

Not a chance on the door cards though.
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Re: RetroFit - E89 door cards & Seats into an E85

Post by Motley786 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:52 pm

Ok thx.but thought E85 & E89 shared the same platform. Is that correct?

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Post by sk93 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:12 am

nope.

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Re: RetroFit - E89 door cards & Seats into an E85

Post by aquazi » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:39 am

As above maybe they are getting mixed up with the E86 coupe?


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Post by cj10jeeper » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:17 am

aquazi wrote:As above maybe they are getting mixed up with the E86 coupe?


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Exactly this. No way will E89 kit fit into an e85 or E86

More chance of a 1970's MGB bits fitting straight in...


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Re: RetroFit - E89 door cards & Seats into an E85

Post by Motley786 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:38 pm

Thx everyone for letting me know, It is just strange how UK BMW dealers do not know the answer. Even scarier that a US dealer said it was the same platform. Question: The door shape of the E85, does look like an E89...BMW saving costs perhaps.. If anyone knows in the UK where a Z4 Sport seats/Z4M and door cards in red are available, please give me shout.

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Post by cj10jeeper » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:03 pm

Red ///M seats and door cards. Good luck.
In 7 years of ownership I've only ever seen 2 sets and one is fitted in mine :)
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Post by srhutch » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:28 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:Red ///M seats and door cards. Good luck.
In 7 years of ownership I've only ever seen 2 sets and one is fitted in mine :)
Rarer than hens teeth is the oft quoted phrase.
There have been a few more than two, pawnsacrifice also had a set as have others, but yest they are rare and desirable so you will need to be quick and prepared to pay a premium.
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