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BMW E31 Shift Knobs, Shift Boots, & Shift Handles

BMW E31 Shift Knobs, Shift Boots, & Shift Handles Your shift knob and your steering wheel (along with the pedals) are some of the most important control surfaces in your car. We believe these surfaces should not only look exceptional but perform and function beyond expectations. We offer shift knobs that are Original BMW parts, MOMO from Italy, and other brands that we feel make driving more enjoyable and enhance the technical sophistication that your BMW embodies.

BMW shift knobs are easy to replace. On manual transmission models, the knob is pressed into a groove at the top of the shift lever. It simply needs to be pulled off - place the transmission into 2nd gear and yank hard towards your chest (not your head). 2nd gear offers a better leverage point than anything else. To install the new knob just slide it over the shift lever and press down firmly. You will feel the knob 'snap' into place.

Note that some factory knobs are a one-piece design with the boot. Upgrading your knob may require a new boot as well.
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Momo Tall Anatomic Shift Knob Momo Anatomic Leather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. This is the taller version - 90mm / 3.5" tall. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Endurance leather with black anodized base. The Anatomic knob favors two-finger or over-palm shifting (the palm over the top of the knob). The shape allows two fingers to rest under the head of the knob - a more ergonomic shape than the factory shift knobs. This knob is 6oz, slight heavier than the ZHP knob. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: ALBK1
Price: $81.95 (USD) 
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MOMO GTR2 Shift Knob - Black MOMO GTR2 shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Top Grain leather on the lower half, bright chrome insert, and a rubberized top piece with the MOMO logo. The GTR2 knob favors over-hand or palm shifting as opposed to a two-finger grip. The shape rests comfortably in your palm and the soft leather is a pleasant touch. This knob is 7.3oz, heavier than most factory BMW or MOMO knobs. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
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Part #: GTRBK1
Price: $99.95 (USD) 
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MOMO Nero Shift Knob - Black Momo Nero shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Top Grain leather on the lower half, black enamel insert, and a rubberized top piece with the MOMO logo. The Nero knob favors over-hand or palm shifting as opposed to a two-finger grip. The shape rests comfortably in your palm and the soft leather is a pleasant touch. This knob is 7.3oz, heavier than most factory BMW or MOMO knobs. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: NERBK1
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MOMO Combat Evo Shift Knob - Blue Momo Combat Anatomic Leather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Endurance leather, blue stitching, blue insert, with black anodized base. The Combat knob favors two-finger or pistol grip shifting. The shape allows two or more fingers to rest under the head of the knob - a more ergonomic shape than the factory shift knobs. This knob is 6.2oz, slightly heavier than the ZHP knob. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: CTEBLU
Price: $99.95 (USD) 
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MOMO Combat Evo Shift Knob - Red Momo Combat Anatomic Leather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Endurance leather, red stitching, red insert, with black anodized base. The Combat knob favors two-finger or pistol grip shifting. The shape allows two or more fingers to rest under the head of the knob - a more ergonomic shape than the factory shift knobs. This knob is 6.2oz, slightly heavier than the ZHP knob. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: CTERED
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Alpina Automatic Shift Knob

Looking to add a subtle yet distinctive visual touch to your BMW? Look no further. This black leather shift knob features Alpina contrast stitching in their iconic green and purple contrast stitching..

Alpina is a legendary name in BMW performance, and now you can add Alpina performance parts to your BMW to create a distinctive style and impressive performance.

Fits the Following BMWs:

E36 E34 E39 E32 E38 E31 up to 09/1996

 

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Part #: 2516006
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CAtuned Weighted Sleek Stainless Steel Shift Knob Improve shift feel and change the look of your interior with this stainless steel shift knob. It retains less heat than aluminum and is more durable. It's also got a nice weight to improve your shift feel.
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Part #: Sleek_knob
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MOMO Combat Evo Shift Knob - Carbon Momo Combat Anatomic Leather/Carbon-look shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Endurance leather, black stitching, carbon-look insert, with black anodized base. The Combat knob favors two-finger or pistol grip shifting. The shape allows two or more fingers to rest under the head of the knob - a more ergonomic shape than the factory shift knobs. This knob is 6.2oz, slightly heavier than the ZHP knob. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: CTECBN
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CAtuned Weighted Stainless Steel Ball Shift Knob Improve shift feel and change the look of your interior with this stainless steel shift knob. It retains less heat than aluminum and is more durable. It's also got a nice weight to improve your shift feel.
CATuned
Part #: Steel_knob
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Manual BMW Shift Knob - Anatomic This Genuine BMW manual shift knob fits all 1982 and on BMWs. It "snaps" onto your shifter level just as your stock shift knob does, and can be installed in a matter of seconds. Features an anatomic shape for comfortable grip wrapped in black leather with choice of 2 shift emblems. (Sorry, there's no 6 speed option on this knob. For 6 speed cars, we recommend using the ZHP style shift knob, which is available both 5 and 6 speed patterns.)

Fits ALL manual transmission BMWs from 1982 through present.

Please choose your desired shift emblem below.
Genuine BMW
Part #: 25111221284
Price: $72.30 (USD) 
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Black Forest Industries Billet Heavy Weight Shift Knob - Red, Black, or Silver

This weighted shift knob makes shifts faster and the extra-large globe shape encourages over-palm shifting. The Black Forest Industries Billet Knob weighs in at 8.8oz (250g), about twice as much as a stock knob and a little heaver than the BMW ZHP knob. The heavier knob amplifies the pendulum motion of the shift lever resulting in smoother and faster shift times. BFI has designed this knob for BMW and VW fitments to fit snug on the shift lever and be secured with Allen set screws. They were careful to reduce tolerances compared to universal knobs. The overall height of the BFI knob is the same as stock anatomic knobs (some BMW M/Performance models have a stock knob that is shorter than this one).

Included with the BFI Billet knob is a matching BFI crest shift emblem. A 5 or 6-speed pattern emblem is available separately.

Black Forest Industries
Part #: GS1RB
Price: $99.99 (USD) 
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3D Design Handbrake Handle

This e-brake handle is a great way to personalize your BMW's interior. Constructed of alcantara and suede, it looks as good as it feels, and will add a subtle custom touch to any BMW.

3D Design is focused on high-quality styling components that allow you to personalize the look of your BMW & remain true to the car's original form. Inspired by European tuning trends & Japan's unique VIP tuning style, their wide range of lips, diffusers, side skirts, & spoilers are made from high-quality urethane or super light, super strong prepreg dry carbon and install easily to your factory bumpers & skirts to offer an understated, aggressive performance look.

3D Design
Part #: 6101-00211
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MOMO Gotham Shift Knob - Black Momo Gotham shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Top Grain leather on the lower half, dark chrome insert, and a rubberized top piece with the MOMO logo. The Gotham knob favors over-hand or palm shifting as opposed to a two-finger grip. The shape rests comfortably in your palm and the soft leather is a pleasant touch. This knob is 7.3oz, heavier than most factory BMW or MOMO knobs. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: GOTBK1
Price: $99.95 (USD) 
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Genuine BMW Gearshift Performance Shift Knob 25110429269 GENUINE BMW PERFORMANCE SHIFT KNOB:259050
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Part #: 25110429269
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Black Forest Industries GSA Heavy Weight Shift Knob - Black Or Silver

This weighted shift knob makes shifts faster and the shape encourages two-finger shifting while remaining true to classic BMW design elements. The Black Forest Industries GSA Billet Knob weighs in at 9.2oz (260g), about twice as much as a stock knob and heavier than the BMW ZHP knob. The heavier knob amplifies the pendulum motion of the shift lever resulting in smoother and faster shift times. BFI has designed this knob for BMW fitments to fit snug on the shift lever and be secured with Allen set screws. They were careful to reduce tolerances compared to universal knobs. The overall height of the BFI knob is the same as the original classic BMW knob (BMW #25111220823 or 25111221284).

Included with the BFI Billet knob is a matching BFI crest shift emblem. However, BFI has thoughtfully designed this knob to accept any of the round factory BMW emblems from the knobs listed above (round emblem, not oval). You can add one to your order with the options below.

Black Forest Industries
Part #: GSAB
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MOMO Automatico Shift Knob - Leather/Chrome MOMO Automatico leather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Endurance leather with bright chrome base. The Automatico knob favors over-palm shifting (the palm over the top of the knob) or pistol grip shifting. This knob is 9.8oz, heavier than most MOMO or factory BMW knobs. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: AUTOBK1
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Black Forest Industries Billet Heavy Weight Shift Knob - Alcantara Or Leather

This weighted shift knob makes shifts faster and the extra-large globe shape encourages over-palm shifting. The Black Forest Industries Billet Knob weighs in at 8.8oz (250g), about twice as much as a stock knob and a little heaver than the BMW ZHP knob. The heavier knob amplifies the pendulum motion of the shift lever resulting in smoother and faster shift times. BFI has designed this knob for BMW and VW fitments to fit snug on the shift lever and be secured with Allen set screws. They were careful to reduce tolerances compared to universal knobs. The overall height of the BFI knob is the same as stock anatomic knobs (some BMW M/Performance models have a stock knob that is shorter than this one).

Included with the BFI Billet knob is a matching BFI crest shift emblem. A 5 or 6-speed pattern emblem is available separately.

Choose from soft alcantara or perforated air leather with either a silver or black anodized base.

Black Forest Industries
Part #: GS2B
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Manual BMW Shift Knob - ZHP Style Weighted Anatomic - 5 or 6 Speed Pattern This Genuine BMW shift knob is about 3/4" shorter than the "standard" shift knobs and is weighted (5.4oz) to give a better, more substantial, shifter feel for the driver. We love the subtle, yet noticeable improvement this makes in the "feel" of gear changes. It's also identical in size/shape/weight to the shift knob that came on the E46 330 ZHP, and is available in either 5 speed or 6 speed gear shift patterns.

Your choice of shift patterns:
+ 5 Speed ZHP Shift knob: BMW Part # 25117896031 (25-11-7-896-031)
+ 6 Speed ZHP Shift knob: BMW Part # 25117896886 (25-11-7-896-886)

BMW ZHP Shift Knob installed in E36 M3 Perhaps best of all, this shift knob fits ALL 1982 and newer manual transmission BMWs. That's right -- this knob can be used on ALL BMWs, 1982 and later. So no matter what model BMW you have -- E30, E36, E46, E90 or E92 or anything else -- this knob will look, work, and feel GREAT. This knob also looks and works great on all 1 series including 128i and 135i.

Note that many newer models have a 1-piece knob + boot. This is standard on most M cars and on some other BMWs. We sell new replacement boots to use with this shift knob, choose the option below if you would like one included with your order (not for E9X M3 models).

Please choose the shift pattern below:
Genuine BMW
Part #: TMS1844
Price: $86.79 (USD) 
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CAtuned Weighted Stainless Steel & Leather Shift Knob Improve shift feel and change the look of your interior with this stainless steel shift knob. It retains less heat than aluminum and is more durable. It's also got a nice weight to improve your shift feel.
CATuned
Part #: Leather_knob
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Manual BMW Shift Knob - M Logo Weighted Anatomic - with 6 Speed Pattern This Genuine BMW shift knob is the same height as standard shift knobs - and 3/4" taller than the the "shorty" ZHP shift knobs - and is weighted (5.4oz) to give a better, more substantial, shifter feel for the driver. We love the subtle, yet noticeable improvement this makes in the "feel" of gear changes.

This shift knob fits ALL 1982 and newer manual transmission BMWs including E30, E36, E46, E90 E92 F30 F32 etc-- this knob will look, work, and feel GREAT. This knob also looks and works great on all 1 series including 128i and 135i.

Note that many newer models have a 1-piece knob + boot. This is standard on most M cars and on some other BMWs. We sell new replacement boots to use with this shift knob, choose the option below if you would like one included with your order (not for E9X M3 models).
Genuine BMW
Part #: 25117896884
Price: $82.14 (USD) 
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Manual BMW Shift Knob - Chrome Sphere - 5 or 6 Speed Pattern Let this distinctive hand polished, high gloss chrome finished shift knob enhance your BMW driving experience. Available in 5-speed or 6-speed patterns.

Choose from:
5-Speed Pattern(PN: 25 16 0 411 927)
6-Speed Pattern(PN: 25 16 0 411 928)

This item fits all BMWs from 1983 to present with manual transmissions.
Genuine BMW
Part #: 2516041192X
Price: $81.29 (USD) 
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Momo Shadow Shift Knob Momo Shadow Carbonlook/Leather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. This knob features a carbon fiber style top and high quality black airleather with black anodized base. The Shadow knob favors over-palm shifting (the palm over the top of the knob). This knob is 4.5oz, slight heavier than stock. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: SUBKCA
Price: $116.95 (USD) 
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Genuine BMW Gearshift Knob,leather ZHP - 25117896886

Improve the looks and feel of your shifter with the ZHP 6-Speed shift knob from Genuine BMW! Considered by many to be the nicest shift knob ever produced by BMW.

GENUINE BMW GEARSHIFT KNOB,LEATHER/M

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Part #: 25117896886
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Momo Short Anatomic Shift Knob Momo Anatomic Leather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. This is the shorter version - 75mm / 2 7/8" tall. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black Endurance leather with black anodized base. The Anatomic knob favors two-finger or over-palm shifting (the palm over the top of the knob). The shape allows two fingers to rest under the head of the knob - a more ergonomic shape than the factory shift knob. This knob is 5.5oz, slightly heaver than stock, and the same weight as the ZHP knob. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: ASBK1
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CAtuned Delrin Shift Knob Improve shift feel and change the look of your interior with this delrin shift knob. It retains less heat than aluminum and is more durable. It's also got a nice weight to improve your shift feel.
CATuned
Part #: Delrin_knob
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Momo Race Airleather Shift Knob - Black Momo Race Airleather shift knob for nearly all BMWs. Installs in minutes for a unique touch to your interior. High quality black perforated Endurance leather, and a silver anodized aluminum base. The Race knob favors over-hand or palm shifting as opposed to a two-finger grip. The shape rests comfortably in your palm and the soft leather is a pleasant touch. This knob is 7.3oz, heavier than most factory BMW or MOMO knobs. Comes with installation kit, ready to install.
MOMO
Part #: RACAIR
Price: $89.95 (USD) 
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Manual BMW Shift Knob - M Logo Weighted Anatomic - 5 or 6 Speed Pattern This Genuine BMW shift knob is the same height as standard shift knobs - and 3/4" taller than the the "shorty" ZHP shift knobs - and is weighted (5.4oz) to give a better, more substantial, shifter feel for the driver. We love the subtle, yet noticeable improvement this makes in the "feel" of gear changes. It is available in either 5 speed or 6 speed gear shift patterns.

Your choice of shift patterns:
+ 5 Speed M Logo Shift knob: BMW Part # 25117503231
+ 6 Speed M Logo Shift knob: BMW Part # 25117896884

This shift knob fits ALL 1982 and newer manual transmission BMWs including E30, E36, E46, E90 E92 F30 F32 etc-- this knob will look, work, and feel GREAT. This knob also looks and works great on all 1 series including 128i and 135i.

Note that many newer models have a 1-piece knob + boot. This is standard on most M cars and on some other BMWs. We sell new replacement boots to use with this shift knob, choose the option below if you would like one included with your order (not for E9X M3 models).

Please choose the shift pattern below:
Genuine BMW
Part #: M-SHIFT-KNOB
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CAE Ultra Shifter

Everyone who tracks their BMW knows the shifter is a bit of a compromise. On the street and around town it might be described as smooth and sweet. But on the track the same engineering that makes shifting effortless becomes a liability. It's all too easy to put your BMW into the wrong gear and over-rev the engine, resulting in the infamous mis-shift (or money$hift). Short shift kits are not the solution - effort and notchiness go up but it's still easy to grab the wrong gear. The CAE shifter IS the answer, however.

The CAE shift kit is the real deal as far as motorsport shift levers is concerned. It's function over form. The real engineering is inside the shifter housing. A spring pre-loads the shift linkage so shifts are much faster. There is no slop or play in the shift lever and the shift gate is much smaller than the factory setup so there's no wasted motion. Even the best BMW short shift kits will feel vague and sloppy after trying the CAE. Over-engineered? Nope it's just the German way. Check out the CAE shifter's long list of attributes -
 

video: CAE Ultra Shifter

 

  • Universal kit for vehicles with 5 and 6 speed Getrag and ZF transmissions.
  • Short and super-precise shifting travel in the traditional H-pattern.
  • The BMW linkage to the transmission remains unchanged.
  • Racing-style appearance.
  • Ergonomics optimized for fast road/motorsports:
    + positioning of the shift lever close to the steering wheel
    + narrow shift pattern/gate reduces wasted motion in between gears
    + reverse lock-out cable (accidental changing to the reverse gear is impossible). The reverse gear is unlocked by pulling up the sliding collar on the shift lever.
  • Low weight and high stability: CNC and laser-cut aluminum alloy with a durable brushed finish.
  • Stable shifting platform that eliminates the stock shifter carrier that is so susceptible to flex and deflection.
  • Integrated center position spring, ensuring perfect feedback when shifting up and down.
  • Right/left stops and reverse gear stop adjustable separately.
  • Complete kit for adaption to BMW selector rod with all small parts, fastening material, and detailed installation instructions.
  • Shifter is intended for vehicles without interior equipment or without a center console. Modification of existing interior panels required if using a stock center console.
  • Optionally available in all black anodized (please ask for delivery period). All shifters with anodized aluminium gear lever knob in the following colors: titanium grey (standard), blue, red, black, silver or orange.
  • Total height: approx. 400 mm (15.75")
    Total length: approx. 180 mm (7.09")
    Dimensions of base plate:approx. 150 x 125 mm (5.9x4.9")
    Shifting travel:approx. 65 mm (2.56")
    Selector travel (transverse direction):approx. 65 mm (2.56")
    Weight (complete):approx. 1,05 kg (2.3lbs)
    Offset of the gear lever knop (back/up):depending on vehicle type approx. 50 / 170 mm

    But don't take our word for it, read what others have been saying:
    "The stock shifter is a POS after driving with the CAE. The CAE shifter isn't your average aftermarket shifter. If you've never used one, you have no idea." - M3post user.
    "You aren't really switching to the CAE for faster shifts per say. You switch for a more responsive and better feeling shifter that's also much closer to your hands on the wheel. It's a fantastic mod and I love mine." - M3post user.

We stock many of the more popular option combinations of these - some may be special order from CAE and as they are manufactured in Germany, an additional lead time of 3-6 weeks is possible on these items.

CAE
Part #: 10023BMWC
Price: $979.00 (USD) 
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