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Hi All

 

Just wondered if anyone out there has Nappa in their G30/G31 and if so hows it holding up.

 

Never really fancied it in a car before just stuck with the standard leather but do like the look of the Nappa with extra stitching in the G30/G31.

 

Cheers Steven

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I haven’t but here is a few words describing each.....

 

Merino Leather

Usually in M models (although not the 5 series as standard) and BMW Individual orders. This is genuine fine-grain natural leather, it is dyed with no artificial coating applied.

 

Nappa Leather

This is an optional upgrade for the higher-level BMW models (such as the 5, 6 and 7-Series, X5 etc). It is a full-grain, un-split semi-aniline leather with a light clear coating on top of the surface for protection. Its grain quality is not as high as the Merino leather, and it is considered to be the 2nd highest quality leather in BMW cars.

 

Dakota/Nevada Leather

Used on most model’s base trims. This is a lower grade leather, usually corrected-grain or even created from the split, and coated with a synthetic polymer paint. Its surface is embossed with an artificial grain.

 

SensaTec - Vinyl Material

Used on some lower-level models’ base trims. Previously known as the “Leatherette”, this is not a real leather material. In fact this is just a vinyl material tries to mimic the look and feel of the leather sheets. This fake leather material does not breath as good as leather, so you will feel hot after sitting on it for an extended time period. However, it wears better than Merino/Nappa leather, easier to clean and maintain, and it is not animal-based.

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I've got ivory nappa in mine, vast improvement over the dakota in my last car- wouldn't have bought the new car without it. No issues with wear with this or previous cars with nappa.

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