My 1999 BMW 323 had the beige Leatherette and it wore very well, however, not sure I kept it long enough to really test. Traded it on a 2001 BMW 325 convertible with beige (I think Montana?) leather. Had that car until 2006 and the leather did NOT wear well. I took exceptional care of the exterior and interior and it still got splits in the seat seams and only had 38k miles when traded. Being it was a conv. may have played a part, but rarely, if ever, did I leave the top down parked in direct sunlight. Very disappointed in that interior. My X1 now has the Coral Red leather and it seems leaps and bounds above the other in quality, so I'm hoping it wears well. If Coral Red came in Leatherette, I would have seriously considered it.
Last edited by Jim2013X1; 09-24-2012 at 01:06 PM.