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      05-17-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Rear seat leg height

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A couple of the X3 reviews and I certainly have noticed this is that when sitting in the rear seats, there is not much height from the floor. This means your knees are raised more than in other cars and it is quite uncomfortable and especially on long trips. Has anyone noticed this?
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      05-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Hi,

A couple of the X3 reviews and I certainly have noticed this is that when sitting in the rear seats, there is not much height from the floor. This means your knees are raised more than in other cars and it is quite uncomfortable and especially on long trips. Has anyone noticed this?
Many "expert" reviews have noted this as well. I'm guessing that BMW had to keep the rear seat as low as possible in order to keep the weight lower (less top-heavy) which keeps the handling in check. If the rear seats are theater style it creates a rear end that has a higher center of gravity than the front.

THe only people I'd have on long trips are my kids so not as much of an issue for me, but I see your point
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They need to keep cargo are as flat as possible when the seat backs are folded.
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      05-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #4
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Also raising the seat height would require the back to also be raised (or create a shorter back) creating a bigger blind spot or more discomfort.

Personally I find the rear seats (and additional legroom) to be much better than the last generation X3
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Many "expert" reviews have noted this as well. I'm guessing that BMW had to keep the rear seat as low as possible in order to keep the weight lower (less top-heavy) which keeps the handling in check. If the rear seats are theater style it creates a rear end that has a higher center of gravity than the front.

THe only people I'd have on long trips are my kids so not as much of an issue for me, but I see your point
What dealer did you go through?
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