3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
Hard to tell, something about it like the edges or wear looks different than leather, but then you also seem to have the extending leg bolster cushion, I dont even have that in my 330 and I have leather, so it would seem weird someone would go to the extent of getting the sportier seats and not go with leather.
Can you purchase different grades of leather, or is it either leather or leatherette?
Is the leatherette more along the lines of Vinyl? I did notice this past summer that it cooled off quite quickly after sitting in the sun all day. My first car ('88 Civic) had vinyl, and in the summer I couldn't drive it on hot day it was so unbearable to sit on.
ok i checked it out. for the three series, vinyl is std and montana leather is optional. form that picture it seems to have grain which vinyl doesnt. some leatehrs dont have grain but ur seat lok like leather, maybe leatherette but i dont think vinyl so most probably u have leather.
there is another way to see, check your door panels; if it has nice stitched weaves along the individual pieces' edges (nice stiched weaves i mean like the stiches along your seats...the nice dotted pattern on the edge. if you find those on your door panels, then you should have leather. if the edges are just edges, with no stiches, its leatherette.
if you want to see the difference between leather and leatherette, if you ordered leather, the part of the seat you sit on is leather, on the other hand... the back of your headrest is leatherette... you can feel the difference, but you cant see...
also, I beleive the lumbar support, or whatever that pull out peice is, comes with the sport package seats...
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