Well in breaking news, I finally got around to “installing” the new OE floor mats in the E46 M3. At first i was in denial that I would see a difference between the original, now at least 12 years old, and the new ones, which as listed on the manufacture label was sometime in 2016.
At first glance there is a striking difference in color, namely the carpet is less faded. Also, the middle dark blue color in he tri-color M logo went from dark blue to a striking violet color. This variation and some of the contours of the outside borders are different from the original. It’s unclear how that actually happens, but, once installed, fit well in the car! They look sharp once in and remind you that it’s all about the little things in life.
Back to your regularly scheduled programming.
PS – I am still waiting for delivery of the DINAN mats for the DINAN S2 M5…