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Old 09-18-2010, 01:50 PM
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Active front seat question

I couldn't find a nearby dealer with the active ventilated seat option to let me test drive. I like the Mercedes E-class massage chair function. One BMW internet salesman told me that I would be disappointed with the BMW active seat if I enjoyed the Mercedes' one. Anyone here can share an opinion. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:31 PM
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FWIW: my understanding is that it isn't a massage like the MB, but more along the butt/lower back area. Someone can correct me though.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:47 PM
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It feels like shifting, lowering and rising bags under the seat cushion. It is very nice for long drives, when you need to get your blood flowing and avoid a pain in the... butt.

Sometimes on my drive back from work after sitting for 8 hours, it is nice to turn it on and relax a bit.

Truth be told, the best feature of these seats is not the "active" feature, but the nice perforated leather and multi-adjustment options. I love these seats!
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:20 PM
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It feels like shifting, lowering and rising bags under the seat cushion. It is very nice for long drives, when you need to get your blood flowing and avoid a pain in the... butt.

Sometimes on my drive back from work after sitting for 8 hours, it is nice to turn it on and relax a bit.

Truth be told, the best feature of these seats is not the "active" feature, but the nice perforated leather and multi-adjustment options. I love these seats!
you can get the multi-adjustment in the sport package

+1 re perforated leather
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:45 PM
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It's just two air bags under your butt - they flow air from one side to the other every 15 seconds or so, making your butt wobble back and forth. Not really a massage, and only mildly impressive. They've had the same concept used for at least a couple years all the way up to the 7-series, not sure why they haven't developed something more advanced like MB uses.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:09 PM
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Thank you for the clarification. I do hope BMW will come up something like the MB massage chair.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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I have it on my F10 550i. It works quite well on long drives. I like it a lot.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:49 AM
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It's a nice function. I have it in my X5 50i. I like the ventilated seats as well . It's worthwhile to me as an option.


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Old 09-19-2010, 12:11 PM
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I am interested in this as well. Are the ventilation and "active" settings separate? That is, can you turn the ventilation on and leave the seat motion off? I know there is a ventilation switch, but I never noticed how you turn the seat movement on and off.

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Old 09-19-2010, 02:04 PM
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