BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Seats

Safety information

Warning Seat adjustments while driving can lead to unexpected movements of the seat. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident.

Only adjust the seat on the driver's side when the vehicle is stationary.

Warning With a backrest inclined too far to the rear, the efficacy of the safety belt can no longer be ensured.

There is a risk of sliding under the safety belt in an accident. There is a risk of injuries or danger to life. Adjust the seat prior to starting the trip. Adjust the backrest so that it is in the most upright position as possible and do not adjust again while driving.

Warning There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

Manually adjustable seats

Overview

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

  1. Forward/backward
  2. Thigh support
  3. Seat tilt
  4. Backrest width
  5. Lumbar support
  6. Height
  7. Backrest tilt

Forward/backward

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Pull the lever and slide the seat in the desired direction.

After releasing the lever, move the seat forward or back slightly, making sure it engages properly.

Seat tilt

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Pull the lever up or press it down as often as needed until the seat has reached the desired tilt.

Height

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Pull the lever up or press it down as often as needed until the seat has reached the desired height.

Backrest tilt

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Pull the lever and apply your weight to the backrest or lift it off, as necessary.

Electrically adjustable seats

General information

The seat adjustment for the driver's seat is stored for the driver profile currently used. When a driver profile is selected, the stored position is called up automatically.

The current seat position can be stored using the memory function.

Overview

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

  1. Backrest width
  2. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt
  3. Backrest tilt
  4. Lumbar support

Forward/backward

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Push switch forward or backward.

Height

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Push switch up or down.

Seat tilt

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Move switch up or down.

Backrest tilt

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Move switch forward or backward.

Thigh support

Sport seat

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Pull the lever at the front of the seat and push the thigh support forward or back.

Lumbar support

Concept

The curvature of the seat backrest can be adjusted in a way that it supports the lumbar region of the spine. The lower back and the spine are supported for upright posture.

Adjusting

  • Press the front/rear section of the button: The curvature is increased/ decreased.
  • Press the upper/lower section of the button: The curvature is shifted up/ down.

Functional limitations

It may not be possible to adjust the lumbar support at very high and very low temperatures.

Backrest width

Concept

Adjusting the backrest width may improve lateral support when taking corners.

General information

You can change the backrest width by adjusting the side wings of the backrest.

Adjusting

  • Press the front section of the button: The backrest width decreases.
  • Press the rear section of the button: The backrest width increases.

Functional limitations

It may not be possible to adjust the backrest width at very high and very low temperatures.

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