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Post by AlpinaRoadsterS » Sun May 29, 2016 7:56 pm

This pictures shows the difference for New England leather seats (left side) and normal leather seats:

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Post by markeg » Sun May 29, 2016 8:14 pm

Interesting - which ones got the New England leather option?
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Post by AlpinaRoadsterS » Sun May 29, 2016 8:28 pm

Some of the lefthand cars.
It was one of the options.

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Post by PerryGunn » Sun May 29, 2016 8:29 pm

AIUI 'New England' leather was the name for BMWs extended leather option and 'Oregon' was the standard leather - in the US they were called something like 'High Performance' leather and 'Extended High Performance' leather
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Post by craig3.2 » Sun May 29, 2016 10:19 pm

New England was available in UK too,had it on my black 2005 3.0i......added a wee bit extra to the otherwise plain black leather,i liked it alot :D
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Post by GuidoK » Sun May 29, 2016 10:28 pm

New England/extended leather has code LB in the bmw vin decoder.
I have black extended leather so the code for that is LBSW
And indeed if you have the m sport seats you have that little patch in there, I have that too:

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Normal seats in LB have a vertical double stitch row along the back and seat.

like this:
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I also think new england leather is a bit softer than the oregon leather.

Extended leather/new england has on the pre facelift roadster (apart from the different leather/stitching on the seats) full leather doorcarts, full leather sun visors, full leather A pillar coverage (so 2 sideparts and 1 top part).
Later on in the facelifts the center console was also leather trimmed. That would be nice too I think as those parts are normally made out of really cheap plastic (just as all the plastic behind the seats.... cheap and thin if you ask me)
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Post by srhutch » Mon May 30, 2016 12:10 am

They are talking about Alpina specific here guys.
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Post by AlpinaRoadsterS » Mon May 30, 2016 5:05 pm

@ GuidoK
Thanks for your detailed explanation.

New England was NOT only in Alpinas available - so I think his posting in this area is OK -
otherwise I should have posted it in the normal section.

For the Alpina Roadster S only normal leather (Oregon) or the option New England was possible.
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Post by srhutch » Mon May 30, 2016 5:11 pm

AlpinaRoadsterS wrote:@ GuidoK
Thanks for your detailed explanation.

New England was NOT only in Alpinas available - so I think his posting in this area is OK -
otherwise I should have posted it in the normal section.

For the Alpina Roadster S only normal leather (Oregon) or the option New England was possible.
That is correct it was available on normal Z4's, but as this is the Alpina Specific section thought I should correct them :telloff:

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Post by PerryGunn » Mon May 30, 2016 5:14 pm

srhutch wrote:...as this is the Alpina Specific section thought I should correct them :telloff:
Are you channelling Maniac, Steve? :whistle:
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