Originally Posted by mick78
they don#t look that premium to me.
I've been trying to put my finger on why this is the case (I also don't think BMW interiors look that expensive), even though material quality is supposed to be quite high.
I think it's b/c the detailing looks like it's been done w/ a thick marker or crayon. In MB, Audi, and (optional) Volvo interiors , there's a sense of delicacy, attention to small details, and a sense of the interior being designed w/ specific material quality in mind that seems to be utterly lacking in BMWs.
W/ BMW, it's like they took their pre-existing interior design (which is pretty coarse and a bit crude), covered it w/ better materials (maybe), and then threw on a few satin-finished trim bits here and there. And that's the other thing; satin-finish just doesn't look as upscale as chrome to me.