Originally Posted by M3Now!
I have the cold weather pkg (but an '09) with ski bag pass through, and I still have the cup holders. If you have two covers in the rear center console, the one closest to the seat back slides forward and backwards (cubby hole), and the front one opens by pressing the black button on the seat back side. The two sides stand up, and it becomes a "drink holder."
Thanks very much for this. To confirm, are you saying that the two sides that stand up become an "upright" cupholder vs. putting your cup down into a cupholder like it's done on 99.9% of cars out there? I think I got confused because I expected a cupholder to be below level vs above level! BTW, for what it's worth, I read my entire manual and they never explained the cupholders...
Meanwhile, I expected the "unique" design of the cupholders in front to be a disaster in terms of stability but, surprisingly, I have no issues whatsoever after 3+ weeks. And I have cans in the car almost every day!