BMW 5 Series: Through-loading system - Interior equipment - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Through-loading system

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. The sides can be folded down separately or together.

Opening

Before folding down the rear backrests, Move the front seats to an upright position
Before folding down the rear backrests, ensure that the front seats are moved forward slightly and are in an upright position. Otherwise, the head restraint and screen could be damaged.◀

1. Unlock the belt lock of the center safety belt in the rear using the latch plate of another safety belt.
2. Insert the latch plate at the end of the belt into the specially designated fixture on the rear window shelf.

3. Push the corresponding head restraint

3. Push the corresponding head restraint down as far as it will go.
4. Pull the corresponding lever in the cargo area to release the rear seat backrest.

5. The unlocked rear seat backrest moves forward

5. The unlocked rear seat backrest moves forward slightly. Fold the backrest forward by the head restraint.

Closing

Closing

1. Return the rear seat backrest to the upright seating position and engage it.

When folding back the backrest, be sure that Ensure that the lock is securely engaged
When folding back the backrest, be sure that it locks in place securely. If it is not properly engaged, transported cargo could enter the passenger compartment during braking or evasive maneuvers and endanger the vehicle occupants.◀

2. Release the latch plate from the fixture on the rear window shelf and insert it into the belt lock of the center safety belt. Make sure you hear the latch plate engag

To secure cargo, with nets or draw straps, the cargo area is fitted with lashing eyes.

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