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Old 01-27-2014, 09:13 PM
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WANTED: 2011 535 with M sport package and REAR FOLDING SEATS

I am located in southern california and have not been able to find a single 2011 535 that has both the M sport package and the folding rear seats. it was a $400 option to get those seats but somehow none of the dozen cars i called about from san francisco to san diego have this combination.

ideally the car will also have premium package 1 & 2, less than 40,000 miles.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:41 AM
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I had the same annoying problem finding a 2011 335 sedan, very few out there with the CWP or the fold down rear seats on the West coast.

Maybe you should be looking for a 2013 535 where the fold down seats are standard?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:46 AM
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I am located in southern california and have not been able to find a single 2011 535 that has both the M sport package and the folding rear seats. it was a $400 option to get those seats but somehow none of the dozen cars i called about from san francisco to san diego have this combination.

ideally the car will also have premium package 1 & 2, less than 40,000 miles.
Just curious, what use do you find for the fold down seat option?
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:30 AM
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Just curious, what use do you find for the fold down seat option?
Fold-down rear seats are a must-have, for me, to get a bike in the back.
The OP might look in Oregon or Washington, where this option is for some reason much more common than in California.

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:08 AM
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I was so pissed I had to order these on my 2011, but I can't imagine life w/o them.

OP, if you can live w/ regular Sport and not M-Sport, I'll be turning in a 2011 w/ 22k in a month or two when my M-Sport arrives (with fold down seats, of course!).
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:45 PM
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dude's you don't understand how hard it is to find this combo! i called every dealer from San Francisco to San Diego and vegas and phoenix area... only 1 car!!!

and the only way to tell is for me to look at a trunk picture or have the guy look at the car or pull the detailed options list very painful
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:13 PM
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Louis, There is another way to indicate the car has a rear fold down seat. The center seat belt will have a large clasp to detach when the seats fold down. The dealers do not always put a trunk photo on line. If you use a VIN decoder, look for option S465A (through loading system). If the car had a ski bag package, it will also have the S465A. I also required the fold down seat for biking. I could not fine one in PGH, PA with the color I wanted so I purchased in NJ. Your car is out there, you have to spend time looking and be patient.
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Search for the VIN and drop it in here:

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

AS MENTIONED ABOVE....I believe you need to look for:

S465A Durchladesystem Through-loading system

It may be something else on the 2011's though for Fold Down Rear Seats.....
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:31 PM
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Cold Weather Package

I thought all the cold weather package cars came with split folding seats.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:59 PM
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I have a m. sport 535xi 2011 carbon black with rear folding seats,Premium1 &2 14.160 miles . Garage for winter .Like new .Want to buy it .Make an offer.Pa.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:24 PM
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Selling my 2011 550i with rear folding seats. Take a look at my thread above.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:45 PM
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I had the same annoying problem finding a 2011 335 sedan, very few out there with the CWP or the fold down rear seats on the West coast.
Does BMW think that the fold down rear seats are only for skis?
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:23 PM
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I have one. Also in CA. May be convinced to get out of it. 2011, black on black, msport package, soft close doors, rear folding seats, navigation, etc. Fully loaded. ~18k miles. PM me.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:53 PM
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Does BMW think that the fold down rear seats are only for skis?
There must have been some serious f*ckery going on in 2011. BMW must have done some analysis that said the vast majority of people that want fold down rear seats also want headlight washers, heated seats/steering wheels along with the fold down rear seats. As far as I could tell the FDR-seats weren't a stand alone option for that year. Furthermore, few non-xi sedans were ordered by dealers with the CWP especially on the West Coast. I found a total of 2 available back in December 2013 and bought one of them.

Also....items like the must needed trunk net hooks disappeared in 2011 (pretty easy DIY though) along with thing like the seatback nets and ashtray cover along with other options being bundled and/or misplaced for 2011 335.

It appears to have carried over into 535 as well at least for 2011.
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