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"New Six" Sedans (E3)

6-Cylinder Executive Sedans
Bavaria, 2500/2800, 3.0S/Si
(1968 - 1977)

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E3 "New Six" Sedans (1968-1977)

Complete Kits Seat Kits Carpet Sets Headliners

In 1968, BMW released a new line of 6-cylinder cars called the "New Six". The sedan version of that line was designated as the E3 while the coupe version was the E9 CS Coupes. The first E3s came in 2 versions: the 2500 and the 2800. In 1971, an American exclusive was released and was named as the Bavaria. It was basically a 2800 but stripped of some interior to make it cheaper. 3.0-L versions (3.0S/Si) were soon added in 1971 as well as long wheel base versions (L/Li models). The E3s were soon superceded by the 5 Series in 1977.

Seat Upholstery

World Upholstery & Trim offers front seat kits for all model years of the BMW E3 Sedans from 1968 to 1977. There are 5 different known styles for the front seats with matching rear seat styles. Seat kits includes all the necessary seat covers to completely replace your seat's upholstery. It does not include the seat pads or any other seat parts. Pre-made seat pads for these models are no longer available.


Front Seat Kit
Product # 280-0774
E3 Sedan
with Horseshoe
Cushion and Backrest
(1968 - 1977)

Front Seat Kit
Product # 280-0934
E3 Sedan
with Horseshoe
Backrest Only
(1968 - 1977)

Front Seat Kit
Product # 280-0944
E3 Sedan
with Horseshoe
Cushion Only
(1968 - 1977)


Front Seat Kit
Product # 280-0874
E3 Sedan
no Horseshoe
Inserts are Edge to Edge
(1968 - 1977)

Front Seat Kit
Product # 280-0954
E3 Sedan
no Horseshoe
"Pillows" on Top & Front
(1968 - 1977)

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Carpet Sets

World Upholstery & Trim offers interior and trunk carpet sets for all short wheel base (SWB) E3 sedans (i.e. non-L models). The carpet for SWB E3s did not change in a decade of production except for the trunk area of the 3.0S/Si where the addition of a tools storage area on the right side affected the carpet. We currently do not have carpet patterns for long wheel base E3s (2.8L, 3.0L/Li, 3.3L/Li).


Interior Carpet Set
Product # 280-2265
E3 SWB Sedans
(1968 - 1977)

Trunk Carpet Set
Product # 280-2367
2500, 2800 & Bavaria
(1968 - 1974)

Trunk Carpet Set
Product # 280-3368
3.0S & 3.0Si
(1971 - 1977)

Call (805) 921-0100 or e-mail us so we can find the correct carpet for your car!

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World Upholstery & Trim offers pre-sewn headliners for all models of BMW E3 sedans. The headliners for each model vary based on wheel base (short or long), existence of sunroof (with or without) and type of sunroof (electric or manual). Most E3 sedans used a type of white, snakeskin-like texture, headliner material.

White Snakeskin
E3 Headliner Material
(1968 - 1977)

Call (805) 921-0100 or e-mail us so we can find the correct headliner for your car!

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Products Available for
BMW E3 Sedans

Complete Kit

Seat Upholstery

Carpet Sets


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Over the years, different terminologies have been used for the same parts. To minimize confusion we've collected many of the diffeent names to give customers some reference to the different Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Fiat and Jaguar trim parts that vary in terminology around the world.

Convertible top = soft top, rag top, head, hood, hooding, soft window Targa top, retractable top, vinyl top, top boot, convertibles arriba, converteerbare boven
Carpet = rug, rugs, carpet kit, carpet set, molded carpet, cut and bound carpet.
Seating = seat kit, upholstery kit, leather upholstery, sport seat, recaro seat, vinyl seat, cloth seat, sitzkissen, perforated, perforiert, embossed, sitzpolsterung, imbottitura sedile, asiento tapizado
Sealing = rubber seals, weatherstrips, weatherseals, door seals, window seals, gaskets, dichtungsrahmen
Panels = door panels, linings, trimmings, coverings, sun visor, sunvisor, sonnenblenden, headliner, himmel bespannung, encabezando
Trunk = boot


Leather = hide, side, skin, cowhide, leder, cuero, Connolly, Roser, Bridge of Weir, cuoio, split
Carpet = Abetone, Dorsett, FTV, feintuft, loop, cut pile, Wilton, perlon, tufted, automatico de alfombras, teppich, tapijt, tapis
Vinyl = Spradling, China General, Freudenberg, MB Tex, ambla, leathercloth, rexine, hardura, ICI, vinyle, naugahyde
Topping = Happich, Stafast, STF, Aresma, Sonnendeck, Sunfast, dobby, lienzo, leinwand
Seat Pad =  rubber fiber pad, foam pad, gummihaarauflage, almohadilla
Sunvisor = sonnenblend, pare soleil, domenica visiera, zonneklep