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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 02-06-2017, 11:52 PM
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Those Seat Memory Buttons on my 228i...OMG

Is it just me or those buttons look like they're from 1980's? I mean WTF? Can't they make them a little modern?

Also, I have to press and hold the button until my seat stops moving to get to the memorized position. That's another WTF. Why can't I just press it once without holding it? I think that's the way most of the cars work (at least Lexus, Infiniti, Hyundai).
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:54 AM
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Why can't I just press it once without holding it?
Because if you accidentally press a button which is set for someone much shorter than you, you can find yourself rammed into the steering wheel. The lawyers would rather you hold the button to get that to happen, rather than have the car ram you into the wheel all by itself.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:46 AM
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Is it just me or those buttons look like they're from 1980's? I mean WTF? Can't they make them a little modern?

Also, I have to press and hold the button until my seat stops moving to get to the memorized position. That's another WTF. Why can't I just press it once without holding it? I think that's the way most of the cars work (at least Lexus, Infiniti, Hyundai).
Unless they have changed something, if you press the button before you get in the car you do not have to hold it. This was very convenient in my 1999 528 because my wife is very short and if I got in before adjusting the seat I would be scrunched up against the steering wheel.
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Because if you accidentally press a button which is set for someone much shorter than you, you can find yourself rammed into the steering wheel. The lawyers would rather you hold the button to get that to happen, rather than have the car ram you into the wheel all by itself.
Ignition off: press and release.
Ignition on, seat belt on: press and hold.

RTFM p 55*

* Like most BMW owner manual explanations, this one is somewhat opaque, but I think it is pretty clear that press-and-release works when you're not yet in the driver's seat, and maybe when you are seated but haven't yet turned on the ignition or started to put on your seat belt.

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