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I used an insulation foam that is typically used around replacement windows and trimmed it to fit, covered with a cotton batting and then with a leather cover. I didn't care about the storage; I simply hated hitting my arm on the useless plastic phone tray.
The US armrest is fatter than the Euro one even before the batting, just as the US dash has an additional 3" of foam above both the driver's and passenger's knees (which I swapped out for the European dash in my sedan).
Given the extra work, maybe this would not be a money maker for you; I just thought I would toss it out.
HRE 543s w/Michelin Pilot Sports; Koala Quaiffe lsd w/3:38 gears; H&R springs; Bilstein Sport shocks; Strong Strut; Eibach sway bars; TCDesign sway bar brackets; M5 calipers, SS brake lines, EBC Green Stuff pads, European M5 floating rotors; Rogue transmission mounts; CDV delete; Zionsville alloy radiator; Authority CAI & ECU tuning; Sprintbooster; Huper Optic tint; European lower dash; Euro aspheric mirrors; Euro armrest; Lighted M5 shifter, V1 w/custom ashtray display; Lidatec W/custom dash switch; M5 grills; Saab Trunk handle