Originally Posted by Grovsnus
Is there much difference between the standard steering wheel and the M steering wheel (without paddles), apart from the ///M logo at the bottom?
IMO yes, there is a big difference. The M wheel is much thicker, and the leather is perforated and much softer than the other wheels. The M wheel appears to be the same wheel offered on the E9x M Sport package. Many feel that this wheel is superior to the wheel that comes on the M3 (M3 owner have swapped to the M Sport steering wheel).
I am also not a fan of the aluminum colored trim on the non-M Sport steering wheels.