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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual

Sitting Safely

An ideal seat position that meets the needs of the occupants can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
In the event of an accident, the correct seat position plays an important role. Follow the information in the following chapters.

Additional information

  1. Seats, refer to page 109.
  2. Safety belts, refer to page 112.
  3. Head restraints, refer to page 115.
  4. Airbags, refer to page 179.

Seats

Safety information

Warning
Seat setting 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 protective effect 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 injury 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

OverviewBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Settings User Manual 01

  1. Longitudinal direction
  2. Thigh support
  3. Seat tilt
  4. Backrest width
  5. Lumbar support
  6. Height
  7. Backrest tilt

Longitudinal direction

Warning
Unexpected movements of the seat while driving may occur if the seat is unlocked. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. After adjusting, move the seat forward or back slightly, making sure the seat engages properly.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 02

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

Seat tiltBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 03

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

HeightBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 04

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

Backrest tiltBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 05

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

Electrically adjustable seats

General information
The seat setting 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.

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

Longitudinal directionBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 07

Press switch forward or backward.

HeightBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 08

Press switch up or down.

Seat tiltBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 09

Tilt switch up or down.

Backrest tiltBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 10

Tilt switch forward or backward.

Thigh support

Sport seatBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 11

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

Lumbar support

Principle
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 sitting position.

AdjustingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 12

  1. Press the front/rear section of the button:
    The curvature is increased/decreased.
  2. 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 sup‐port at very high and very low temperatures.

Backrest width

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

General information
The backrest width is changed by adjusting the side sections of the backrest.

AdjustingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sitting Safely User Manual 13

  1. Press the front section of the button:
    The backrest width de‐creases.
  2. 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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