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Why do some late North American-spec E36 M3 sedans have M stripes on their headrests?

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Why do some late North American-spec E36 M3 sedans have M stripes on their headrests?

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Due to supplier issues, BMW was no longer able to produce sufficient quantities of the Black (N5SW) or Light Grey (N5TT) Nappa leather interiors for the North American-market E36 M3 sedan beginning in March of 1998. Therefore, these E36 M3 sedans received the lower-grade Bison leather from the normal E36 3 Series and a “leather credit” refund (listed as Option Code S996A on the build sheet) of several hundred dollars was applied to their MSRP. M3 sedans with Bison leather can be identified by M stripes on all four headrests, as the Bison leather did not include the usual M stripes on the seats themselves. E36 M3 sedans with a Mulberry, Magma or Modena Natur Nappa leather interior continued to be produced with no alterations.

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