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Alcantara is trash. It doesn't really make sense to have it anywhere other than a track-type car, if only b/c it's flame-retardant. Otherwise, it's just, well...retarded.
post #7592 of 15413
Love alcantara.
post #7593 of 15413
That interior looks gorgeous. It'd confuse the fuck out of someone like my mom though... I'm having trouble finding a car that doesn't have some complicated MMI, iDrive etc infotainment setup or a billion buttons on the dash because while I love her, she can barely operate a flip cell phone.
post #7594 of 15413
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Love alcantara.

 

My car has Alcantara on the seat and back, with leather trim on the rest of the bucket. I wasn't so sure about it at first, although I've come to like it over time. I find that the Alcantara is more comfortable in both hot and cold weather than straight leather (although this is less of an issue if you have seat warmers/coolers).

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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

Alcantara is trash. It doesn't really make sense to have it anywhere other than a track-type car, if only b/c it's flame-retardant. Otherwise, it's just, well...retarded.

Sure they don't flock the dash etc.

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Love alcantara.

+1
post #7596 of 15413

alcantara is p. cool. Reduces glare, feels nice and doesnt afraid of anything

post #7597 of 15413
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm glad they're back with the orange background lighting for the dash. Also, is that fucking SUEDE trim on the A-pillar!?

One of the last decent gasoline-powered cars Americans will be able to buy with an MT....

Not really fond of the concept interior, just too many things going on. I'd need the alcantara pillars and headliner in the same color as the dash cap, I'd probably nix whatever pattern treatment is on the seats, and just focus on keeping it two-tone top/bottom with the wood accent... They presented the 6GC with a horrendous sample interior too, but in real life 6ers the interior looks great in normal color schemes.

also, a put a lid on the cupholder bin, for god's sake....
post #7598 of 15413
Yeah, you're right. Way too many colors, patterns, and textures going on in that interior.

The wood grain trim should probably be removed, as there isn't much of it to begin with to be considered substantial, but there's just enough to be seen that throws everything off balance.

Personally, I'm a fan of glossy black trims, but not sure if that would work in this interior.

Also, the notches on the seat... wtf is that for?

Finally, the center bulge of the steering wheel looks awkward. Wished it looked more sleek like the old M5/6's steering wheel.
post #7599 of 15413
I don't like the droopy fronts of the new BMWs - the 4 and 6 both have it. I'd probably go Cayman or Pajun or whatever stupid name they give their new mid-size sedan, although Porsche interiors are total crap.

Jag is going to re-enter the 3-series market with something a lot more competitive than the X-type. It will be interesting to see what Tata comes up with since Jag quality is bottom due to the transition.
post #7600 of 15413
I've never heard anyone complain about the newer Porsche interiors.
post #7601 of 15413
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I've never heard anyone complain about the newer Porsche interiors.

They are okay, but frankly it is partially only because other brands have descended in quality.
post #7602 of 15413
the new Porsche interiors are fantastic.
post #7603 of 15413
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post

My car has Alcantara on the seat and back, with leather trim on the rest of the bucket. I wasn't so sure about it at first, although I've come to like it over time. I find that the Alcantara is more comfortable in both hot and cold weather than straight leather (although this is less of an issue if you have seat warmers/coolers).

I've had an alcantara steering wheel and other accoutrements for years and nothing beats the feel of it on the wheel not to mention the huge advantage of it never getting hot and being very comfortable. If I were to go back in time the only thing I would change is I would get the m alcantara on the seat inserts and door panels, love that shit. Classic bmw.
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