BMW X3 Owners Manual: Enlarging the trunk

General information The cargo area can be enlarged by folding down the rear seat backrest.

The rear seat backrest is divided into two parts at a ratio of 60 to 40.

If equipped with through-loading system: the rear seat backrest is divided in the ratio 40-20- 40. The sides and the middle section can be folded down separately.

Hints

Danger of jamming

Before folding down the rear seat backrests, ensure that the area of movement of the backrests is clear. In particular, ensure that no one is located in or reaches into the area of movement of the rear seat backrests when the middle section is folded down. Otherwise, injury or damage may result.

Ensuring the stability of the child seat

When installing child restraint systems, make sure that the child seat is securely fastened to the backrest of the seat. Angle and headrest of the backrest might need to be adjusted or possibly be removed. Make sure that all backrests are securely locked. Otherwise the stability of the child seat can be affected, and there is an increased risk of injury because of unexpected movement of the seat backrest.

Ensure that the lock is securely engaged

When you fold back the backrest make sure that it locks in place. When this happens the red warning field on the seat disappears.

Otherwise transported cargo could shoot into the car's interior during braking or evasive maneuvers and endanger occupants.

Using the middle safety belt

If the middle safety belt in the rear is used, the larger side of the backrest must be locked. Otherwise, the safety belt will not have a restraining effect.

Folding down the sides The right side can be folded down separately.

The left side can be folded down in combination with the middle section.

BMW X3. Folding down the sides

Reach into the recess and pull forward.

Folding down the middle section

BMW X3. Folding down the middle section

Reach into the recess and pull forward.

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