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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-09-2007, 02:16 PM
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2007 X5 Seat Recommendation: Sport Vs. Comfort

We are close to ordered a 2007 V8 X5. At our dealer we test drove several vehicles and settled on one with the Sport package. My wife and I both liked the Sport seats but we are interested in ventilation which requires the Comfort seats. The dealer did not have any cars with Comfort seats fitted for trial. We know we can order the Comfort ventilated seats with the Sport package but we are not sure how the Comfort seats compare to the Sport seats in terms of fit, support during turns, etc. We are concerned because we did not like the standard seats. Anyone with any experience or advice: sport vs. comfort seats and reasons?
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:22 PM
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I cant speak for the Sports Seats, but I have the sports package w/ Active Ventilated Seats option.

IMO, if this is the only option you purchase it would be your best choice. I love the seats, they adjust in ways I wouldnt think were possible...very comfortable. The "active" part isnt that great (on a long trip, I will likely change my mind) , but I love the ventilated part....it works very well and cools you down and prevents your back from sweating on a hot day.
The seats are simply AMAZING!!!
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:26 PM
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What do you mean the 'active' part isn't that great but the ventilation is? I thought 'active' just referred to the fact that the seats were 'actively' ventilated with fans.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:55 PM
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No, the active part means it has a massage action. It rolls the seat bottom, like a massage chair. It works ok, I'm sure on long trips it will be very handy.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:18 PM
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on long trips it will be very handy.
And what else does it do????
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:20 PM
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it wraps it self to your body
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the update so far. It is very helpful. With respect to the comfort seats I have three additional questions: 1) are the seat bottoms long enough, 2) are the seats bolstered enough when cornering, and 3) is there anything about the comfort seats you do not like.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:22 PM
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1. The length is fully adjustable.
2. They can wrap your body as tight as you want
3. yes, my only complaint is I cant order one for the living room.

they are the finest auto seats I have ever sat in.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:01 AM
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Can I get clarification on this--- since my wife loves the look of the perforated leather.

When you got sport package, which includes sport seats, they deleted the sport seats and added comfort seats when you added the active ventilated package as well?

See, my wife wants the sport seats WITH perforated leather and we are trying to see if this is possible?
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:12 AM
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If you want sport seats do not order either:
1. Active Ventilated seats
2. 20-way multi-contour seats

these are both the same seats.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:14 AM
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If you want sport seats do not order either:
1. Active Ventilated seats
2. 20-way multi-contour seats

these are both the same seats.
but how do you get sport seats with perforated leather?
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:17 AM
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order that option
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:50 AM
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So perforated leather is a standalone option that you can get with ordering of the sport package that would include sport seats?

No active, no ventilation right? I just want sport seats with perforated leather?
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:04 AM
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I understand Comfort seats might not be available because the supplier has gone bankrupt. Check with your dealer.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:56 PM
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So perforated leather is a standalone option that you can get with ordering of the sport package that would include sport seats?

No active, no ventilation right? I just want sport seats with perforated leather?

That is the way I read it.
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