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      08-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #7

Drives: BMW 118D F20
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Netherlands

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Originally Posted by airblade550 View Post
I too had a "retrofit" M type wheel fitted to my E87 and the increased thickness was indeed preferable... HOWEVER, whilst i'm not sure about the E87, the M wheel on the F20 is smaller than the Std and the Sports options fitted to the SE, Sport and Urban F20 models... SO, bearing in mind that most/all of the M wheels being sold as upgrade retrofits to the F20, whilst you will experience the thicker rim, the wheel will actually be larger in circumferance/diameter than the orig so the "sport" feeling will be diminished
Is this true? I can hardly believe the M-sport steering wheel is larger in diameter than the optional / sportline steering wheel.

Here is a picture of the wheel that I bought

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I presume that the airbag and finish out of my other steering wheel will fit, we put them next to each other and saw no differences. Will keep you all updated, have the retrofetting planned for Wednesday.