Originally Posted by philly-dee
Bunch of questions:
Do you know how this individual option was able to be ordered by your dealer? Was there a code or a selection that was able to be made at the time of the order?
Did this have to go through regional for pricing and/or approval?
How much was it to add the leather dash?
Any dealer should know how to submit the Special Order Form to do an Individual order; your electronic order gets coded specially and your dealer submits additional paperwork that gets tied to it on the backend.
Yes, there's an approval process that they go through with BMWNA and BMW AG, both to make sure they can accommodate any special requests you have (very old paint colors, special interior treatment requests) and also to make sure they're willing to do so (e.g. getting the M3 GTS' Fire Orange paint on a regular M3 was almost always denied, but a few have been made).
The option for a leather dash and upper door trim (I believe code 4M5?) doesn't seem to be available for the US. As to what Individual would charge you for this, let us know if you ask!