This part is listed by BMW as BMW part number 32347919218 (32-34-7-919-218) and is described as BMW Motorsport E46 Sport Alcantara Steering Wheel, with multi-function button controls (for stereo, cruise control, etc). It can be used to replace a worn alcantara wheel OR as an upgrade for an E46 that came with a different wheel (2001+ E46 models only).
This gorgeous Alcantara suede steering wheel feels as good as it looks, and was originally used on the E46 M3 CSL, E46 M3 competition package as well as some of the E46 330i/330Ci "ZHP" Performance package equipped cars. It's thicker than the non-M wheel (the same thickness as the E46 M3 leather wheel) and has a rich and luxurious suede for great grip and driving feel that's soft to the touch.
If you already have this wheel, perhaps on a ZHP or Competition package E46 M3, than you know that after many years of age and use, it's pretty common for these wheels to wear out and look ugly over time. After years of driving the suede leather surface gets worn, tattered, matted and ripped. If your original suede "M" wheel has seen better days, the fix is a fresh new alcantara steering wheel. You can get that perfect luxurious grip of the stock suede wheel, resetting the clock and adding value back into your car.
This wheel has the very standard multi-function steering wheel control buttons that are plug and plug across the 2001-2006 E46 3 series. (If you would like to delete the buttons, please see our part number 32347919217.)
If you are retrofitting this wheel into a non-M3 E46 model, all you need to make the swap is the round / circular shaped "Sport Package" airbag. If your 2001+ E46 already has this round Sport air bag, then this steering wheel is plug and play! If you don't have this wheel, you'll need to locate one to make this alcantara steering wheel work for you. Not for cars with SMG shift paddles.
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