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02-06-2003, 09:48 PM
I am working with my dealer to get Birchwood trim added to my CB/BLK '03. I used the search and found one pic - anyone have any more photos of this trim or better yet, color combo?

Thanks in advance-

02-06-2003, 10:14 PM
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02-06-2003, 10:22 PM
I appreciate it though. I also like the Maple that you installed in your car - very, very nice.


02-06-2003, 10:52 PM
and may be easier to get than individual woods.

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02-06-2003, 11:02 PM
Birch Wood as well as Birch Anthracite, we'll have to see. What do you think of the Black interior / Birch combination?

Thanks Again,

02-06-2003, 11:11 PM
From Steve's photos it looks pretty good. Don't know if I'd pick it
for myself... would need to be feeling bold.

I don't care for the non-natural colored woods, so the Anthacite
doesn't pique my interest at all.

I was really surprised with how good Agent7's Eucalyptus looks.
BMWNA told me it was a nasty greenish color and that was the reason
they were protecting the USA from ordering it.

Is a shift knob and brake handle available in Birch? I
<i>really</i> like the half wood - half leather shifters. Wasn't
sure I was going to like the brake handle, but am very glad now that
I ordered it.

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02-06-2003, 11:35 PM
It did look really good. The reason I asked about the additional pictures is exactly the reason you mention. I'm not sure if it is for me either, thatís why I like some additional shots. What I am sure of is that I would like to get something in the wood family, Iím not sure which (my wife already vetoed the Anthacite) yours looks very nice as well -

As for the shifter / brake, I am not sure. I sent an e-mail to BMWNA and spoke to my salesman today. Hopefully I'll hear something in the next few days. If I can get it for $700 like Agent7 I'll do it, but I'll have to wait and see.

Next week I'll be in Spain and there's a dealer close to where I stay, I may stop in and inquire about price / delivery. Too bad the Euro is high right now....

In any case I'll keep you posted -


02-07-2003, 02:12 AM
I got birch directly from the dealer in Munich when I was there last month. Unfortuantely the parts didn't arrive before I left, so I won't have them in hand until next weekend. From what the dealer said, the ONLY BMW Individual wood trim that can be ordered is the black birch. If I could have ordered it, I would have gone for the blue birch (I have a topaz cab/gray interior).

First, for natural birch, there is no parking brake handle.

Second, the only natural birch shift knob has a 5 speed pattern.

With that said, here are the part numbers and pricing in <b>Euro</b> from the 2002 German accessories catalog (left/right for the last three digits):

E46 Coupe:
51 41 7 049 216 - 3 dash pieces - 163.50
51 16 7 052 055 - Shift panel trim - 59.50
51 41 7 050 643/644 - Front Arm Rests, black - 167.50
51 43 7 053 043/044 - Rear Arm Rests, black - 147.00
51 41 7 050 645/646 - Front Arm Rests, beige - 167.50
51 43 7 053 045/046 - Rear Arm Rests, beige - 147.00
51 41 7 050 647/648 - Front Arm Rests, gray - 167.50
51 43 7 053 047/048 - Rear Arm Rests, gray - 147.50

E46 Cabrio - Same dash and forward armrest as coupe
51 16 7 052 056 - Shift panel trim - 59.50
51 43 7 055 529/530 - Rear Arm Rests, Black - 147.00
51 43 7 055 531/532 - Rear Arm Rests, Beige - 147.00
51 43 7 055 533/534 - Rear Arm Rests, Beige - 147.00

Once I get my pieces installed, I will post pictures. I also got the european cab alarm, so that will be an interesting install as well.

02-07-2003, 12:14 PM

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