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      12-08-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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Black Vernasca w/blue contrast stitching/piping

Any good pics of the blue stitching? About to order and want to get his right.
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      12-08-2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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      12-08-2018, 06:22 PM   #3
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Thank you. Much appreciated. I went with it.
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Looks good. That was my initial first choice but I switched to get ventilated seats. Had I only known that the ventilated option seriously downgraded the seat quality, I wouldn’t have made that change. Love everything else about the X3 but the seats so that is unfortunate. Next time, I would get what you did. Enjoy
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Looks good. That was my initial first choice but I switched to get ventilated seats. Had I only known that the ventilated option seriously downgraded the seat quality, I wouldn't have made that change. Love everything else about the X3 but the seats so that is unfortunate. Next time, I would get what you did. Enjoy
Thank you. Now the wait begins.
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Thank you. Now the wait begins.
I liked the blue stitching initially but decided on the cognac. What exterior color did you go with? I actually just got my 2nd prod# today (car arrived at the dealer yesterday, but gave up my original order and decided to add more options)....so, I join you for "the wait" once more
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Thank you. Now the wait begins.
I liked the blue stitching initially but decided on the cognac. What exterior color did you go with? I actually just got my 2nd prod# today (car arrived at the dealer yesterday, but gave up my original order and decided to add more options)....so, I join you for "the wait" once more
Black on black w/blue stitching.

Was going with Cognac but I think I'd tire of it after 6 months. More of a novelty for me.
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Had I only known that the ventilated option seriously downgraded the seat quality, I wouldnít have made that change.
I'm new to the X3 forum and I'm hoping you could elaborate on your comment above? I'm considering G01 M40i to replace my F15 X5 early next year and the ventilated seats were definitely on my radar. Maybe they shouldn't be?
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Had I only known that the ventilated option seriously downgraded the seat quality, I wouldn't have made that change.
I'm new to the X3 forum and I'm hoping you could elaborate on your comment above? I'm considering G01 M40i to replace my F15 X5 early next year and the ventilated seats were definitely on my radar. Maybe they shouldn't be?
Ventilated seats are different than the standard sport seats in the M40i - mainly in the form of non-adjustable side bolster. Many M40i owners (myself included) love getting hugged by the adjustable side bolster and stay in place during spirited driving. If this is important to you, than get the standard non-ventilated seat.
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I'm new to the X3 forum and I'm hoping you could elaborate on your comment above? I'm considering G01 M40i to replace my F15 X5 early next year and the ventilated seats were definitely on my radar. Maybe they shouldn't be?
Ventilated seats do not have the regular side-bolstering that regular (non-ventilated) seats do. A lot of people who did opt for the ventilated seats regret their decision due to the lack of side-support. It basically makes the seat back "flatter" with less "sides" - making them slide side-to-side. I know what this feels like - when I had my loaner X5s - the big thing I noticed was the non-MSport Pkg seats. Flat and non-supportive. It annoyed me how I wasn't bolstered in the middle of my seat with the proper amount of support. Plus - a lot of people complain that the seats don't even ventilate well enough to begin with. I'd try and sit in a cars that have both and see if it affects you as much.
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I'm new to the X3 forum and I'm hoping you could elaborate on your comment above? I'm considering G01 M40i to replace my F15 X5 early next year and the ventilated seats were definitely on my radar. Maybe they shouldn't be?
In addition to the point above about side bolstering (100% non adjustable and essentially non existent with ventilated seats) the actual seat is different. People who have tried both generally say the standard seats are more comfortable while the ventilated ones are harder. I donít have non ventilated but do agree about the firmness of the ventilated ones. Also the design of the seat back is subtly different and appears to have less width at the top of the seat which I equate to less shoulder support. At 6í3Ē that is an issue for me. Itís hard for me to say whether these issues exist in the other seats but they arenít as comfortable as other high end seats I have had in Porsche, MB or other BMWs.
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Thanks a lot guys. I'm just starting to really dig into the G01 so this definitely helps.
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If you do lean towards getting the ventilated seats, make sure and thoroughly try them out first because many have said that the seats don't ventilate very well at all. Some have said if they knew that ahead of time, they would have went with the standard sport seat. Also get more color choices that way.
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If you do lean towards getting the ventilated seats, make sure and thoroughly try them out first because many have said that the seats don't ventilate very well at all. Some have said if they knew that ahead of time, they would have went with the standard sport seat. Also get more color choices that way.
Understood. I have the ventilated seats in my F15 X5 and I get what folks tend to say about them being a little lacking. The way they work is quite subtle, so if you turn them on and expect to be blasted out of it with cool air, you are going to be disappointed. I think of them more as a body heat sink. They will not actively cool you, but they do a decent job of removing excess heat so you don't sweat. I was living in AZ when I specced my X5 so they were a must for those 110 degree summers. Again, the effect was nothing like A/C, but they definitely kept the sweat at bay.

Somehow I feel like if they were channelling an actively cooled airstream it might not be good for you for anything more than short blasts. I'm not a doctor, but I remember reading something like that back when I was researching the feature in various cars before I bought the X5. As they are implemented in BMWs, you can leave it on all the time and emerge without having to blow dry your shirt

Now that I'm living in the Seattle area, summer heat is less of a concern so I suspect I will choose bolsters over ventilation if I end up in the X3.
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