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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:03 AM
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X3 35i rear seat without split fold down option

Does anyone know if the new 2011 X3 middle rear seat is more comfortable without the split folding option and ski pass through?
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:15 AM
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Not having a fold down rear seat in an X3 defeats the whole purpose of the X3 in my view. I can't believe that BMW would even offer such an option, or anyone would buy it!
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:40 AM
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Not having a fold down rear seat in an X3 defeats the whole purpose of the X3 in my view. I can't believe that BMW would even offer such an option, or anyone would buy it!
The OP is talking about the 2:1:2 split option where the centre seat can be folded down independently of the other two halves of the seats.

I sat in the back briefly on my test drive and the vehicle had the middle split option; it doesn't look too comfortable because unlike the older BMWs, the centre armrest doesn't fold flush flat against the backing of the seat. They also eliminated the costly clip securing the centre armrest.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:57 AM
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So, it is just the middle section, which I keep down to get two extra cup holders and a few more inches of rear window view. I wonder why they messed with that very nice system?
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:06 AM
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Does anyone know if the new 2011 X3 middle rear seat is more comfortable without the split folding option and ski pass through?
Does the rear seat fold without the 2-1-2 split option? Maybe it is a 60/40 split fold-down without the option?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:35 AM
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Does the rear seat fold without the 2-1-2 split option? Maybe it is a 60/40 split fold-down without the option?
Correct.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:08 PM
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Does the 60:40 have a pass through option?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:05 PM
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Does the 60:40 have a pass through option?
Nope
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:00 AM
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Thanks MarcA78. I am glad I went with the 2-1-2 option as I don't plan to have three people in the back. Just keeping the middle down and laying skis and snowboards. I wonder why they didn't go with a pass through with the 60:40 setup?

I'm also wondering how one can get three mountain bikes in the back as per their brochure. I'm assuming the front tires are all coming off.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:44 AM
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Thanks MarcA78. I am glad I went with the 2-1-2 option as I don't plan to have three people in the back. Just keeping the middle down and laying skis and snowboards. I wonder why they didn't go with a pass through with the 60:40 setup?

I'm also wondering how one can get three mountain bikes in the back as per their brochure. I'm assuming the front tires are all coming off.
I don't understand why the 2-1-2 isn't standard. But I don't understand why a lot of things aren't standard.
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Little off topic but, do the back seats recline or move forward and backward? Seems like one of those std features that might not be bmw std.
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Little off topic but, do the back seats recline or move forward and backward? Seems like one of those std features that might not be bmw std.
No. They are just like most others in the class. I think you have to buy an American SUV or an X5 with the 3rd row to get backrest angle adjustment and fore/aft adjustments.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:32 PM
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No. They are just like most others in the class. I think you have to buy an American SUV or an X5 with the 3rd row to get backrest angle adjustment and fore/aft adjustments.
I was afraid of that. Someone got me looking at the q5, it has rear reclining and forward / aft movement. But you can't get comfort access equivalent unless you buy the top of the line model, ugh.
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