I'm glad they made the folding rear seats standard on F30, they are so useful. Since I got mine I've carried a large mirror, a pretty big ottoman, and yesterday a large painting no problems thanks to the folding seats.
I switched to the F30 from a SUV and was a bit worried about the practicality but so far it's passed every test! :thumbup:
Nope. Folding rear seats were available as a stand alone option.
this was big for me because i want to carry my bike if I can. hate to have it on a bike carrier, plus this way I can take it to work and go riding right after without having to go home and then out again.
You can fit a standard road bike with wheels off in the trunk, actually took my bike down to the dealer to check how well it fit. I did have to release the rear passenger side seat to get just a couple more inches as the rear derailleur was pressing into the back of the seat.
Hm. must have been the 09-11 model years that required it with ZCW. I remember we had to get it for the 2009 328i, but i might have missed it during the spec out for the 2012 one.