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Martin (Squiddie--you wouldn't happen to be ex-Navy??)--I took a pair of photos, seats up/down w/some dimensions. First time posting photos on Bimmerfest, so hope they are done correctly; send me a msg if not and I'll e-mail. These photos are in my Bimmerfest album, so maybe you can also see them there.
Let me know if further questions. The electronics 'pod' for the shark fin projects 1" into cargo bay at a point 14" in from hatch (red box). Also, there is 31.5" distance from hatch glass (mid-way up, at wiper area) to back of raised rear seat top as glass slopes inward.
Distance of 75-77" on floor is seat far back (75" of space) to 77" w/seats forward for a shorter driver (I'm 6'2").
Squiddie: Did you ever get a response as to the interior dimensions of an E61? I have a 2010 6-speed that I get via Euro Delivery (last one ever to arrive in N. America!). Trouble-free for the 52k miles I've had it so far. I can give you some measurements if you still need them.