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      02-10-2020, 10:42 AM   #1
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Rear Legroom

Might seem like a strange request but can someone please measure the horizontal distance (i.e. legroom) from the back of the passenger seat to the rear seat when the passenger seat is all the way back?

For the times when I have to carry 3 kids in the car, it's recommended to put the passenger seat all the way back so the child in the front is furthest from the airbag so just want to check how much room there is for the kid behind (I'll always use the back seats first and it's very unusual I have to carry 3 but just checking in case I ever do)

I really prefer the M2 but this info might make all the difference between M2 vs. M3.

Many thanks!
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      02-10-2020, 11:40 AM   #2
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it's a bit variable based on seat back angle, but in mine, with what seems like a "normal" angle - not too reclined, not bolt upright, there's about 21". All the way back there's about 2" (yes 2 inches) of space between the seatback and the front edge of the rear seat base
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      02-10-2020, 11:49 AM   #3
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Rear leg room? In a sports car? What is that?

On a serious note, enough for a 5 year old. Mine doesn’t complain. 😀
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I'm 5'11" with average leg/torso proportions. I can adjust my driver's seat for me and also sit in the back seat behind the driver with about 3" of knee room. The limitation with the M2 is the headroom. I can sit comfortably in the back with my head in a normal passenger position, if I tilt my head back all the way to maximum extension, I can feel my head just brush the headliner with no slouching. My rear seats are brand new with no wear, the seats are not compressed at all. Kids are no problem fitting in the back seat.
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      02-10-2020, 12:26 PM   #5
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Cheers all - much appreciated and reassuring to know there's enough space (my youngest is 4 years old so clearly plenty of space for his legs even if the passenger seat is all the way back).
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      02-13-2020, 11:19 AM   #6
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I'm 6' 2", my wife is 5' 8", my son is 5' 11", and my daughter is 4' 11". We all fit fine in my M235 for sub 1 hour trips.
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      02-13-2020, 11:52 AM   #7
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My wife has a gla as well and I feel that the m2 has more rear space.
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      02-13-2020, 12:07 PM   #8
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5’8” or so I think is somewhere close to the cutoff between perfectly comfortable and starting to get cramped. Anyone shorter will fit very comfortably back there. It’s still doable for taller people but no longer comfortable.

Obviously torso and leg sizes vary as do front seat occupants.
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      02-14-2020, 03:56 PM   #9
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With a child in the front on any kind of booster seat you should turn off the front airbag, so no need to slide the front seat back.

Airbags are designed for adult occupants. If the child is big enough to sit without a booster seat (ie technically an adult) then they can sit in a normal position.

Not sure who says to move the seat back?

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      02-14-2020, 04:14 PM   #10
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You can disable the passenger airbag.
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      02-14-2020, 04:25 PM   #11
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I thought the guidance was to disable the front airbag for rear-facing seats only, but for older kids in front facing booster seats to keep the airbag enabled but move the passenger seat back.

Refer here https://www.healthline.com/health/wh...airbag-dangers
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Might seem like a strange request but can someone please measure the horizontal distance (i.e. legroom) from the back of the passenger seat to the rear seat when the passenger seat is all the way back?

For the times when I have to carry 3 kids in the car, it's recommended to put the passenger seat all the way back so the child in the front is furthest from the airbag so just want to check how much room there is for the kid behind (I'll always use the back seats first and it's very unusual I have to carry 3 but just checking in case I ever do)

I really prefer the M2 but this info might make all the difference between M2 vs. M3.

Many thanks!
Seems excessive but if that's how you roll just go sit in a 2 series at a dealer and see what the kids think.
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