Visual Upholstery Guide – BMW Individual (Custom Orders)

This indicates a full special order via BMW Individual, 
and could range from a different upholstery not regularly available in a certain market at a certain time 
(for example, full black Nappa leather for a UK market E38 in 2001, to a one-off interior in Porsche Star Ruby with Amethyst carpets). 
The possibilities were almost endless, and a few thousand customers took full advantage of the BMW Individual catalog at the time! 
This is where you will find the wildest interiors.

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When looking at Individual Data, it is important to note BMW specified the “seam pattern” of the upholstery, where applicable. For example, if a customer ordered Nappa leather, but wanted it to look like a Montana leather seat, the seam pattern was specified as N6/N8. Likewise, if a customer ordered a seat with Montana leather, but wanted it to look like Nappa, the seam pattern would be specified as N9/P1 or P4/P5 depending on the type of seat.

Z1XX – Sonderpolsterung. This is a code to designate “Special Upholstery”, seen in BMW Individual models.

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, Champagne Nappa Leather seats with Amethyst Nappa Leather piping, but one has black carpets and the other has amethyst carpets, both are counted under the same page. The production numbers in this section do not include E38s produced under a “Special Series”; those are listed here.

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