Upholstery

This page contains all of the standard upholstery codes of the E38. It also contains some individual selections. 

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B6XX – Velour Seats. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers velour. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
B7XX – Wool seats. Seating surfaces, seat backs, and door inserts/door airbag covers wool. Door cards, center console, and dashboard are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
B8XX – Wool seats. Seating surfaces, seat backs, and door inserts/door airbag covers wool. Door cards, center console, and dashboard are leather. Available only on the V12 models.
B9XX – Épingle cloth w/leather seats. Vavona Trim. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers cloth. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
F4XX – Patterned cloth seats. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers cloth. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl as per N6XX. Available only on the non-V12 models.
F5XX – Patterned cloth seats. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers cloth. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are leather as per N8XX. Available only on the V12 models.
G4XX – Alcantara w/nappa leather seats. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers alcantara. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl as per N6XX. Available only on the non-V12 models.
G5XX – Alcantara w/nappa leather seats. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers alcantara. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are leather as per N8XX. Available only on the V12 models.
L7XX – US-Market Highline interior package. Full leather walknappa, two-tone in Ecru/Blue or Ecru/Green. Only found in facelift 740iL and 750iL models. Trim has same specs as N9XX if in a 740iL or P1XX if in a 750iL.
N6XX – Standard Montana Leather. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers leather. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
O7XX – Standard Montana Leather w/contrasting color. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers leather. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Top trim of door cards and dashboard are of a contrasting color. Available only on the non-V12 models.
N8XX – Extended Montana Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as are door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs. Seatbacks have a wood accent strip or tray tables. Available only on the 750i, 750iL and L7.
O8XX – Extended Montana Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as are door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs. Seatbacks have a wood accent strip or tray tables. Top trim of door cards and dashboard are of a contrasting color. Available only on the 750i, 750iL and L7.
N9XX – Standard Nappa Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as is center console and door armrests & inserts. Door cards, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
R1XX – Standard Nappa Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as is center console and door armrests & inserts. Door cards, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Top trim of door cards and dashboard are of a contrasting color. Available only on non-V12 models.
P1XX – Extended Nappa Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as are door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs. Seatbacks have a wood accent strip or tray tables. Available only on the 750i, 750iL and L7.
R2XX – Extended Nappa Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as are door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs. Seatbacks have a wood accent strip or tray tables. Top trim of door cards and dashboard are of a contrasting color. Available only on the 750i, 750iL and L7.
P2XX – Standard Water Buffalo Leather. Seating surfaces and door inserts/door airbag covers leather. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
P3XX – Extended Water Buffalo Leather. Seating surfaces are leather, as are door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs. Seatbacks have a wood accent strip or tray tables. Available only on the 750i, 750iL and L7.
P4XX – Standard Nappa Leather with contour (sports) seats. Seating surfaces are leather, with a slightly different color in the center. Door armrest and door inserts are leather. Door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs are vinyl/plastic. Available only on the non-V12 models.
P5XX – Extended Nappa Leather with contour (sports) seats. Seating surfaces are leather, with a slightly different color in the center, as are door cards, center console, dashboard and seat backs. Seatbacks have a wood accent strip or tray tables. Available only on the 750i, 750iL and L7.

 

R9XX – “The finest hide, with all-natural grain, is used for the Leather Club” – L7 Brochure
V1XX/V2XX: The highest quality of BMW leather; only seen in the L7, and, very rarely, Individual models. Coarse, all-natural grain.
Z1XX – Sonderpolsterung. This is a code to designate “Special Upholstery”, seen in BMW Individual models. There were 8802 E38s produced with this upholstery code. Here are some of them.

Important Note: The table with number produced counts the number produced with seating surfaces in the indicated color. Because of the nature of BMW Individual, very few are absolutely identical down to every last detail; as such, when compiling the numbers, if two different E38s have, say, Nappa Amethyst seats with Champagne piping, but one has Black carpets and the other has Amethyst carpets, both are counted under the same page.