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      03-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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8-way adjustable seats. Tilt is missing.

Hi all!

Took a delivery today on mine sDrive28i. List of standard features says: "8-way manual adjustable front seats"

I read the manual and 6-ways are present: Forward/Backward; Height(up/down); Backrest tilt. However Seat Tilt is missing. There is no lever on my seat where the manual states it is supposed to be.

Any idea?

Thanks.
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      03-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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Don't have my X1 yet, but I think seat tilt is just for sports seats. Do you have the sports seats, or regular seats?
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      03-03-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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The car does not have any additional package. So I guess it has regular seats. However the list of standard features says "8-way manual adjustable front seats". This means the basic seats must have 8 way adjustment. Which is not true. Guess going to ask a dealer to get 8-way seats for me.
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      03-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #4
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Here is the list of standard features:
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ModelCode=13XA
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      03-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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I believe my E46 manual sport seats advertised 6-way adjustable (did not include thigh adjustment), so there was not a tilt adjustment. You may need to get down on your hands and knees to examine the seat and locate all of the levers.
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      03-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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I believe my E46 manual sport seats advertised 6-way adjustable (did not include thigh adjustment), so there was not a tilt adjustment. You may need to get down on your hands and knees to examine the seat and locate all of the levers.
I did. Here is the picture from the manual. And two pictures of the driver's seat - left and right corners.
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      03-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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On the regular seats, adjusting the height simultaneously changes the tilt angle. So technically they could argue that it's 8-way adjustable even though you cant control height and tilt independently of each other. The pic you're showing from the manual is a pic of a sport seat, which does have independent tilt adjustment.
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      03-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #8
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On the regular seats, adjusting the height simultaneously changes the tilt angle.
No it does not. I just tried. It does move the seat back/forth somewhat. But no tilt. The manual says nothing about tilt being part of the sport's seat.

As far as I see it 8-way manual seat is false advertising.
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      03-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #9
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Apparently they count headrest too. Here is another discussion from another forum:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214440

So lame.
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Im experiencing the same thing.

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Hi all!

Took a delivery today on mine sDrive28i. List of standard features says: "8-way manual adjustable front seats"

I read the manual and 6-ways are present: Forward/Backward; Height(up/down); Backrest tilt. However Seat Tilt is missing. There is no lever on my seat where the manual states it is supposed to be.

Any idea?

Thanks.
I have no seat tilt control and i angle of the seat is starting to hurt the back of my left knee
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      03-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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Fordward and back - 2 ways
Up and down - 2 ways
Seat back tilt - 2 ways
headreads up and down - 2 ways

8 Ways.

The Sport seats come with the tilt, leg extension and adjustable side bolsters and are 14 ways.
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      03-06-2013, 12:53 PM   #12
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Let's just say BMW's description is very vague. This is the factory description for the seats:

Regular seats:
"8 way adjustable front seats"

Sports seats:
"8 way adjustable front sports seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual thigh support, 2-way manual headrest and driver seat and mirror memory"

Ignoring the fact that the manual sports seats do NOT come with seat & mirror memory, the description itself gives no indication that the manual regular seat is missing a tilt adjustment. Lame.

Overall, I have to say that the manual seats, both sports and non-sports, are poorly implemented. The fact that you have to hoist your butt up off the seat with the steering wheel in order to raise the chair is ridiculous.
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      03-08-2013, 11:54 PM   #13
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I did. Here is the picture from the manual. And two pictures of the driver's seat - left and right corners.

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Vaguely related.... when i was looking at the X1 seats at the dealership and comparing it to the 135 and my moms x3 I now wonder, are the X1 seats the same as the X3 seat or are they 1 series seats? (sorry for being so specific)
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      03-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #15
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Vaguely related.... when i was looking at the X1 seats at the dealership and comparing it to the 135 and my moms x3 I now wonder, are the X1 seats the same as the X3 seat or are they 1 series seats? (sorry for being so specific)
They are closer to if not exactly the E9x 3 series seats and definitely not X3. I have always felt that the 1 series seats are slightly narrower but this could just be a personal perception as the design is exactly the same.
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