can't believe handle to release rear seats in xe.
looks like something you would find in early morris minor.
also car test of xe merc and bmw.
bmw model 420 gran coupe.
not 3 series
how many peiple have compared xe to 4 series
Yes, its very poor quality and it does rattle around. I have a 6 year old golf and the seat releases are far easier to get at and more robust. To top it all you have to pay around £400 for them as split fold seats aren't standard!
Having said all that I've ordered them on mine!
Look like you right. Just had a look at the drivers manual and its dependant on spec. I thought the £400 option was to have the 40:20:40 split and not 60:40 as in most cars. At least we won't have those awful looking release knobs.
I love this quote from the manual
Before folding a rear seat, make sure that the seat is not occupied and that no person has any part of their body on the seat cushion.
Could be my memory but I seem to recall my X-type sport had the same arrangement but the pull handles were black and located to the sides of the upper boot opening. Maybe Jaguar wanted to retain just a little bit of history from the previous model )
Lancaster Jaguar in Reading told me today that regular third/two thirds split folding seats are fitted in all cars, the 40/20/40 being an option if you wanted more flexibility. Having said that I did read an Autocar review that said they were fixed.
I'd like to be sure before I order.
That release looks just like the choke on my 1963 mini.
Seems to be a lot of different information going on here. I think the dealers are as confused as we are. I'm guessing when they've been to see the car that it had been configured with the folding rear seat.
Definitely 40:20:40 only, fixed unless chosen as an option, seen both cars today.
Unfortunately, the cars I've seen in the showroom look just like the pic above...... do they really leave that exposed metal in the boot if you have this option... looks like a real DIY job and not a patch on Audi/BMW solution.
Having said that, I had a few goes at operating it and it feels and works just fine.