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X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

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Old 03-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Jbarr Jbarr is offline
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X1 Seat Swap

I have had the X1 for a couple of months now and I finally went on an extended drive (3 hours) and found the seats hard and uncomfortable for long durations (been driving it back and forth to work ~30 minutes). Compared to the 5 series, there is a big difference. Only have 2,000 on the car, will these seats soften up? Has anybody ever swapped out the seats with an other option (sport seats) after taking delivery?

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Old 03-30-2014, 04:58 PM
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What kind of seats do you have?
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:14 PM
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Pretty much standard. They came with the premium package, leatherette.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:40 AM
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I thought the Premium package was leather. Either way I have the leatherette and agree my butt gets a little sore over the long haul but not enough to really bother. Seat contour is probably a bigger factor in long term sitting comfort than is the firmness of the seat.

The seats do not appear to get softer over time in my experience.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:13 PM
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Forteatwo ...thanks, I'll continue to adjust until I find the sweet spot.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:21 PM
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I really hate the seats! I have leather I have sometimes an hour commute, not comfortable and I have adjusted the seat all over the place. When I get in my Mustang, I'm like, oh this is nice! Really bothers me,
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:36 AM
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In my experience, the seats without power lumbar adjustment are less comfortable than those with. I had a loaner 328i M-Sport w/leatherette and no lumbar adjustment and the sport seats were quite uncomfortable. No such problems with a recent X3 loaner with standard leather seats w/lumbar adjust.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:40 AM
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The 5/X5 and up have seats much nicer than the 3/X3 and below. The optional multi-countour seats are some of the best I've ever felt, I hope to be able to afford them someday.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:01 PM
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Does anyone know if there would be a way to install BMW Comfort seats? or maybe some better option for the rear seats?
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:20 PM
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We have the sport seats in our X1. It took me about 3 hours of long distance driving to get it just right... then locked it into memory. They are really comfortable and when i get a little stiff, i just turn on the seat heat ( yes even in Florida) and it soothes your back aches away.

Now if I could get the massaging seats like I had in my old E Class MB...
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:22 PM
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The M Sport seats without electrics (only electric lumbar) are the best I've ever had in any car.

It's also leatherette, and it you could have any complaint they might be warmer than leather, but the grip is good for the track, etc.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:21 PM
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I have the premium package leather and find the seats to be quite comfortable. In fact much better than the two other 5 series BMW's I had in the past.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:40 PM
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my standard leather seats w/ Lumbar control are comfortable on long trips for me. Much better than the sport seats in the MDX anyway. It just lacks latteral support for spirited driving, but it doesn't keep me from driving spirtedly; it just takes a little more effort to keep planted. Maybe the leatherette would have been better in this respect.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:12 PM
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I have a 2013 X1 35i with X line package. No sport seats. They are soooo uncomfortable. I went to dealer and sat in a new 328i and could not believe how great those seats were. HOW do I get those seats in my X1?
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:07 PM
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I would love to know if I can somehow get ahold of the sport line red-stiching seats and swap them for the regular m seats. I just love that red stitching haha! Still think its pretty dumb that they aren't avail on the m sport!
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:55 AM
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They are really comfortable and when i get a little stiff, i just turn on the seat heat ( yes even in Florida) and it soothes your back aches ...
I'm in Florida also and I would not buy a car without heated seats. Car makers should offer the option in the warmer states (especially in Fla where there are a lot of older people) as an "orthopedic option"

In terms of comfort, I have the ultimate package with the M Sport and the seats are great. There are so many adjustments and side bolstering that it's fairly easy to make them comfortable.

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Old 10-16-2018, 08:34 PM
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I know this is an old thread but I wonder if anyone ever did a swap for the X1 seats? I have a 2015 x-line non sport Dakota leather interior. Do any of the sport seats from other models fit?
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:58 AM
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i have 2015 with sport seat. i think the foam is it is not not great, the are firm, not supportive . for a BMW i am quite disappointed of comfort of this vehicle.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:54 AM
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There's a thread over in the e84 forums about this very topic.
I think e90 and e8x seats will fit the X1 since it is based on these two models. That said there might be some ECU challenges.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:48 AM
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Yes, he said the swap was straightforward but there is a different connection/signal that has to be coded out.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:25 AM
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Looks like the E90 and E91 come with the same base. I'll have to find a set and check the electrical connections. Thanks for all the responses!!
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:35 AM
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This is what was posted: "As it turns out there is a sensor in the seats that is different from what the car is looking for. I have an appointment next week and they are going to code around it."
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:40 AM
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Following up, any luck with coding out the sensor?
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