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      12-20-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Are split-folddown rear seats standard?

I have been searching and seeing conflicting information both on the forums and internet about the rear seats. Do I need to get the cold weather package to get split-fold rear seats? Is it standard? Does it depend on the model year (considering 2008/2009 mostly) at all?
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      12-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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Folding, split rear seats are standard on all 3 series coupes and convertables. They are an option on sedans where they are included as part of the cold weather package or as a stand-alone option.
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      12-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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      12-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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Ah, fascinating. Thanks guys.
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      01-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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Huh? I have a 2011 E92 M3 and I dont have fold down seats? I only have that cheap ski door.
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disregard... found them. wow. 6months of this car and I didnt know I had that.

http://images.thecarconnection.com/m...00248690_m.jpg

I even asked how to get them down when I bought it and was only shown the ski pass thru.
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When I ordered my E90 M3 I didn't give a second thought to the idea that rear seat would not be folding. I had a few nervous nights where I couldn't stop thinking about my car before it arrived. Then I found the seats to be folding. My speculation is that all M3 sedans in Canada come stardard with folding seats. Any Canadian owners can chime in.
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      01-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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I have a 2011 E93. It does not have split fold down seats.
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      01-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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I have a 2011 E93. It does not have split fold down seats.
Then you have an extremely rare car! Keep it in good condition and hold on to it as it will undoubtedly become a collectable.
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      01-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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Folding, split rear seats are standard on all 3 series coupes and convertables. They are an option on sedans where they are included as part of the cold weather package or as a stand-alone option.
I believe this to be true. I have a sedan with out Cold Weather package and I have split folding seats. I am 2nd owner so, I can't confirm if the split folding seats were ordered as a stand-alone option.
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      01-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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In the US E90, folding rear seats are a $500 option stand alone or part of the cold weather package for $1000. I was told my SA that it came standard on E92/3. I'm sure BMW added the costs to the MSRP on E92/3. I think it should be standard on all cars regardless if it has 2 or 4 doors.
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In the US E90, folding rear seats are a $500 option stand alone or part of the cold weather package for $1000. I was told my SA that it came standard on E92/3. I'm sure BMW added the costs to the MSRP on E92/3. I think it should be standard on all cars regardless if it has 2 or 4 doors.
correct. For E90 M3s, the split rear seats comes either as a stand-alone option or with the cold-weather package.
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      05-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #13
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Thanks for the picture! I also had no idea how to tell (from the test drive on the one I'm about to get).
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      05-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #14
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disregard... found them. wow. 6months of this car and I didnt know I had that.

http://images.thecarconnection.com/m...00248690_m.jpg

I even asked how to get them down when I bought it and was only shown the ski pass thru.
how did you miss that for 6 months.
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      05-29-2012, 03:24 PM   #15
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I didn't think I had it either until a couple months ago too. Didn't think the release would be where it is in the trunk, thought it would be inside the cabin on the seats or something. VERY happy that I have them! Got two 80lb dogs, set of gold clubs, suitcase, dufflebag, two computer bags, tennis racket and come other small stuff in the car for a 400 mile trip. Surprisingly a lot of room!
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how did you miss that for 6 months.
I guess I didnt use the trunk much. I specifically asked my sales rep if they did before I purchased the car and he just showed me the lame pass thru. I guess I wasn't looking for them. None the less, I was very happy when I found them!


PS: I recently found out the flipper thing under there is to hold the bottom tray up too..lol.
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No folding seats on my E90. That is one option box I HUGELY regret not ticking. It would be nice not to lay down a sleeping bag or blanket every time I want to carry anything large or messy that won't fit in the trunk (eg my wheels).
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disregard... found them. wow. 6months of this car and I didnt know I had that.

http://images.thecarconnection.com/m...00248690_m.jpg

I even asked how to get them down when I bought it and was only shown the ski pass thru.
how did you miss that for 6 months.
Just last week my friend who also has an e92 m3, he was installing focal sound system and I saw him working in discomfort in the back seat when I told him why don't you simply fold down the seats, you'll have more room. He was shocked and had no clue and he had the car since 2008
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      05-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #19
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I don't miss not having fold down seats. I don't "haul" things in my M3. If its that big its going in my beater Explorer.
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disregard... found them. wow. 6months of this car and I didnt know I had that.

http://images.thecarconnection.com/m...00248690_m.jpg

I even asked how to get them down when I bought it and was only shown the ski pass thru.
Same here... dealer SPECIFICALLY said I DID NOT HAVE fold down seats, just the ski bag. Luckily Jesal at IND showed me how stupid I was for believing them and my stock x-pipe fit back there perfect!
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It's optional in the sedan but not in the coupe? Is it just me, or does that seem like the reverse of what you would expect?
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No folding seats on my E90. That is one option box I HUGELY regret not ticking. It would be nice not to lay down a sleeping bag or blanket every time I want to carry anything large or messy that won't fit in the trunk (eg my wheels).
when i was looking at a E90 M3, that's the 1 option I HAD to have. I swap out tires seasonally, and it's the only way I can transport all 4 tires to the shop for the swap.

those who don't need this feature either, swap tires only when their tread runs low, don't swap seasonally b/c they live in florida or have winter/track wheels where they do it themselves.
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