Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 F25 (2011 - current)

X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2011, 04:53 PM
jkjjpc jkjjpc is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Washington DC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: Audi A4
X3 Comfort Access

What happened to the sensors for the back doors for comfort access on the X3? Our 08 X5 had them on the back doors as did our 07, 08, and 11 528i's. This is really annoying and seems like BMW really picked a poor place to cut corners.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 07:35 AM
jsublime jsublime is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orlando, FL
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 198
Mein Auto: 135i
There are no sensors on the back door of the 3 series, so I guess they're keeping the lines the same. As you said, this is a 5 series / X5 "luxury" feature.
First ED 19 May 2010.

Second ED ???
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 08:11 AM
AzNMpower32's Avatar
AzNMpower32 AzNMpower32 is online now
Tar Heel Faithful
Location: WNC
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,062
Mein Auto: 2014 Mazda3 GT
The 1er/3er/X3 do not have sensors on the rear doors, hence why it's only $500 (or something like that) versus $1000 for the 5er and X5 which have it on all 4 door handles. It's not cost-cutting, rather the X3 isn't quite the 'luxury' SUV of the X5. It's the same reason you don't see the Lane Departure Warning or Blind Spot Assist like what's available on a 5er.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 10:04 AM
M5driver M5driver is offline
Location: West Linn, OR
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: Silver e60 M5
x35i Demo Vehicle had them on driver's side doors

When I went to my dealer for the X3 Experience event, I noticed the x35i we drove had the Comfort Access ridges on the door handles of both doors on the driver's side. I didn't test the rear door to see if it functioned, but it looked as if it would. Anybody else noticed the ridges?
Reply With Quote


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 F25 (2011 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms