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BMW M offers steering wheel with integrated computer and readout

Posted Nov 9th 2012 2:59PM

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BMW M Performance Steering Wheel

We see quite a few factory performance parts come through our inbox, but few warrant more than a cursory glance. That said, BMW grabbed our eye with its new M Performance steering wheel. Trimmed in carbon fibre and alcantara, the tiller is slick enough, but it also features two readouts to convey all sorts of vehicle information. Two color LED strips at 11 and 1 o'clock swing from green to red with engine rpm to serve as a shift light, and they can also be reconfigured to act as a drag-strip Christmas tree for timing your quarter-mile mile runs.

A small LCD display sits at 12 o'clock, and can be set up to convey everything from vehicle speed and g-load to oil and coolant temperature. We're a little less smitten with the notion of shoving yet another display in our faces, but the gadgetry is slick. Of course, the wheel isn't free. BMW offers the wheels on 1 Series, 3 Series and M cars built since 2006, and the upgrade will set you back US$1,700. That's a lot of coin for something that won't make you any quicker around your favorite track.

Check it out in action in the video. You can also head over to the BMW site for more information.

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bcsngan

I had the Dinan one for my E92 M3. It's a fantastic bit of kit. It set me back closer to 2.5k (canadian here) but it was worth it. Glad to see BMW is doing it stock for marginally cheaper.

November 09 2012 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply