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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:00 PM
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No hole in rear seat for skis?

I just started skiing and bought a pair of skis this weekend. Surprised to note that there is no hole after pulling down rear armrest.

I don't have any cold wthr or comfort access pkgs but thought a hole was at least standard. I have my own ski bag and wasn't looking for the E90 style.

Is it me or everyone else?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 PM
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I just started skiing and bought a pair of skis this weekend. Surprised to note that there is no hole after pulling down rear armrest.

I don't have any cold wthr or comfort access pkgs but thought a hole was at least standard. I have my own ski bag and wasn't looking for the E90 style.

Is it me or everyone else?
You probably will have to get a ski rack. Folding seats are standard on 2013s but were not standard on 2012s. I'm glad I got them because already had to carry a couple of large items that would not have been possible without them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 PM
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Do you have an F30? Folding rear seats? If you have folding rear seats the entire center section folds down.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:09 PM
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Yea, I have a 2013 F30. My rear seats fold down as I have two levers in trunk that I pull to lower.(as usual).

But I can't figure out a way to pop the hole cover in armrest. After folding down the arm rest, i see a long piece of rubber that does nothing.

I am at work now and don't have car to take a picture to show.

Anyone near to their 2013 F30, go take a look?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:12 PM
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Yea, I have a 2013 F30. My rear seats fold down as I have two levers in trunk that I pull to lower.(as usual).

But I can't figure out a way to pop the hole cover in armrest. After folding down the arm rest, i see a long piece of rubber that does nothing.

I am at work now and don't have car to take a picture to show.

Anyone near to their 2013 F30, go take a look?
There is a release in the center section of the rear seat that releases it separately. It is locked to either the left or right seat back (can't remember which).
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:34 PM
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It's independent of the left and right rear seats.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:39 AM
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The independent center seat fold down is part of the cold weather package.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:47 AM
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I don't have the cold weather package, but I do have the independent center section that folds down. Mine is a MY12 and I ordered the fold down seats.

I know that the folding rear seats are standard in MY13, but I don't know if the center section function changed. I wouldn't think so.

OP: Can you post a picture of the center of your rear seats?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:21 AM
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I don't have the cold weather package, but I do have the independent center section that folds down. Mine is a MY12 and I ordered the fold down seats.

I know that the folding rear seats are standard in MY13, but I don't know if the center section function changed. I wouldn't think so.

OP: Can you post a picture of the center of your rear seats?
When I ordered my MY13 it said fold down seats were standard but the center fold down was part of the cold weather. This is coming from the BMWUSA build config which is known to have misprints so take that as you will.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:40 AM
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I looked at the current BMW configurator, and you're right; the rear center section looks different from my MY12.

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:44 AM
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When I ordered my MY13 it said fold down seats were standard but the center fold down was part of the cold weather. This is coming from the BMWUSA build config which is known to have misprints so take that as you will.
I don't have the cold weather package on my 2013 - the center fold down is standard. And it's awesome. I fit a snowboard and two pairs of skis (in a bag) easily. While not having to fold down seats so my skiing buddies don't have to sit I'm each other's laps.
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