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Old 08-28-2011, 10:11 AM
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I am putting together my order sheet for a new 2012 F10. My '06 530I was just totaled after hitting a mobile scooter on the freeway. The 20-way multi function comfort seats were great in the 530I. Being slim, I appreciated being able to adjust the side bolsters. What a shame they did away with them. Oh well. I will be adding the luxury seating option ($2400) so with the added benefits of that option I may not miss the adjustable side bolsters.
I am wondering if you add the vent seats with the adaptive seat option,
would that give you the side bolsters?...
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:16 AM
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My 2008 528i had 20-way Comfort Seats. When I look on the configurator, the 2011 model has the 18-way feature. What's missing?

Will the missing feature be available on the 2012 models? I'm considering ordering a 2012 528i, but hesitate to do so if the full Comfort Seat feature is not available and I cannot get a full description on the Internet.

Does anyone know where to get a full description of Comfort Seats on the 2012 5-Series?
I have them in my 550i M Sport they are great.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:16 AM
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I am wondering if you add the vent seats with the adaptive seat option,
would that give you the side bolsters?...
No.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:58 AM
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No.
How about identifying the 7 last VIN digits from a european car with side bolsters,
and order that part straight from germany? (order the actual driver seat only)?

any european members who have their side bolsters can you give as your last 7 of your VIN?

PLEAAAAAZZZZZZ!!!?
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:03 PM
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How about identifying the 7 last VIN digits from a european car with side bolsters,
and order that part straight from germany? (order the actual driver seat only)?

any european members who have their side bolsters can you give as your last 7 of your VIN?

PLEAAAAAZZZZZZ!!!?
C272348 DONE;

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:25 PM
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Smh... Always threads about how small this car is and also about how big it is. If the side bolsters really mattered you shouldve got the sport seats.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:04 AM
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Smh... Always threads about how small this car is and also about how big it is. If the side bolsters really mattered you shouldve got the sport seats.
Sports seats do NOT have adjustable side bolsters.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:02 AM
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Sports seats do NOT have adjustable side bolsters.
Oh ok... is this thread about adjustable side bolsters or the lack of side bolsters? I thought it was about the lack of side bolsters....
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:34 AM
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My old E39 530i Sport had side bolsters but they weren't adjustable so you either fit the seats or you didn't. I fit them as I'm quite slim. A larger person may have been squeezed by them. I have the comfort seats on my new 528i but it doesn't have side bolsters, adjustable or otherwise. Have to say I don't miss the bolsters. I'm certainly not sliding around or swimming in the seat. The new seats are very comfortable and I can't see how they could possibly be called dangerous because of the lack of bolsters. Maybe you drive a lot faster than I do...
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:17 AM
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The fact that several posters have gone from seats with adjustable side bolsters to the new comfort seats without missing the adjustably of the side bolsters is reassuring.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:39 AM
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Oh ok... is this thread about adjustable side bolsters or the lack of side bolsters? I thought it was about the lack of side bolsters....
The E60 had adjustable side bolsters on the 20 way seats.

The F10 (in the US) has 18 way seats and the adjustable bolsters are missing. In Europe, they're still there, and they are still there on the 7, the GT, etc.

BTW, in the US, they are called Multicontour seats. Not Sport, not Comfort. This is confusing, because in other areas like Europe, there IS a dedicated Sport seat which we do not get. We get standard seats or 18 way multicontour seats.
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Comfort seats (optional) in Canada are 18 way without side bolsters, adjustable or not. Are these the same seats as Multicontour on the US models?
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Comfort seats (optional) in Canada are 18 way without side bolsters, adjustable or not. Are these the same seats as Multicontour on the US models?
Sounds like it, although the "without side bolsters" sounds incorrect as pretty much all cars have some form of bolstering on their seats, even cheapo economy cars.
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Yes, there are bolsters but nothing close to the body huggers on my old Sports seats. I am assuming that the adjustable bolsters being discussed here are much more prominent than on my current car.
My profile pictures show the interior of my car.
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Yes, there are bolsters but nothing close to the body huggers on my old Sports seats. I am assuming that the adjustable bolsters being discussed here are much more prominent than on my current car.
My profile pictures show the interior of my car.
Same seats we have here.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:20 PM
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C272348 DONE;

Many thanks
now we got 2
I will keep you updated with the part No. and $$$
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