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      12-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Power rear sunshade

So silly question, but did a quick Google search and couldn't find any definitive answers.

Do the new MY2013 F30s come with power rear sunshade standard? In the build configuration, I only see Rear manual side window sunshades for $575, but then in the description it says power rear sunshades available on vehicles produced as of Jan 2012. Does this mean if you choose the rear manual side window shades you'll then also get power rear, or is power rear standard?
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      12-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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So silly question, but did a quick Google search and couldn't find any definitive answers.

Do the new MY2013 F30s come with power rear sunshade standard? In the build configuration, I only see Rear manual side window sunshades for $575, but then in the description it says power rear sunshades available on vehicles produced as of Jan 2012. Does this mean if you choose the rear manual side window shades you'll then also get power rear, or is power rear standard?
I should be able to answer this, because I have it on my '12, but I'm not sure. I think it comes in that package but I'm really not sure. I dont remember seeing anything on mine for the power shade, but I do remember the manual side shades. $575 seems steep for just the manuals so maybe it includes the back also (wishful thinking maybe?).
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      12-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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Dont know if it's standard but definitely comes with it when you get the manual side shades
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The power rear sunshade is not standard on any F30 model.

Just the rear sunshade is option code 415, and comes included with option 417 (Rear Manual side window shades) for $575.
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The power rear sunshade is not standard on any F30 model.

Just the rear sunshade is option code 415, and comes included with option 417 (Rear Manual side window shades) for $575.
Ah well, would have been nifty to have, but honestly never used it when I was driving a Merc E350. More of a showoff piece.

Guess there's no option for just rear powered sunshade in the US.
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      12-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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Power sunshade is part of the $575 option with the manual rear passenger shades. Cannot order just the rear power sunshade only.
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They all come in as a package; the manual rear door shades (for both parts of the widow), and the power rear window shade.

The Jan 2012 notice was for a manufacturing error where the rear power shade was not being installed when the shade package was ordered.
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Ah well, would have been nifty to have, but honestly never used it when I was driving a Merc E350. More of a showoff piece.

Guess there's no option for just rear powered sunshade in the US.
It's not a showoff piece if you have two small kids riding in the back. One facing front, one facing rear... rear and side sunshades are a rather useful feature.
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575$ isn't a bad price, actually. In Europe, you can get it separately but it's a 450$ option + 330$ just for the manual side ones . The side sunshades only come in handy if you have passengers in the back, but the rear sunshade is quite nice to have, if you drive in a country where the sun constantly shines
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It's very necessary if you have a rear facing car seat. I tried the suction cup version on my MB, falls off, worthless.

Rarely I also wish I had them when driving on the highway with the sun setting behind me.
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It's very necessary if you have a rear facing car seat. I tried the suction cup version on my MB, falls off, worthless.
Yeah I meant it's a show piece for me, not overall. I rarely drive with more than me and my wife in the car, and I would have gotten a Coupe but don't really like the E90 ones and the new 4 series is so far off.
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It's very necessary if you have a rear facing car seat. I tried the suction cup version on my MB, falls off, worthless.
Yeah I meant it's a show piece for me, not overall. I rarely drive with more than me and my wife in the car, and I would have gotten a Coupe but don't really like the E90 ones and the new 4 series is so far off.
Yeah definitely no need without kids back there, doubt even matters for rear passengers except maybe the side shades, but that's what sunglasses are for
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[Yeah I meant it's a show piece for me, not overall. I rarely drive with more than me and my wife in the car, and I would have gotten a Coupe but don't really like the E90 ones and the new 4 series is so far off.
You're right, definitely no need without kids back there, doubt even matters for rear passengers except maybe the side shades, but that's what sunglasses are for
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You're right, definitely no need without kids back there, doubt even matters for rear passengers except maybe the side shades, but that's what sunglasses are for
Good for my doggie when traveling in the summer.
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Good for my doggie when traveling in the summer.
+1 on the dog.

It's also good when parking out in the sun all afternoon. I have tint and shades for sunny and hot Southern California summers.
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The surrounding buildings and skyscrapers provide all the shade I need in NY LOL.
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I think mine has been used exactly 3 times, one of which was the salesman demonstrating how it works. It's fancy, just don't find many uses for it and forget I even have it. At least it's really well hidden.
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It's very necessary if you have a rear facing car seat. I tried the suction cup version on my MB, falls off, worthless.
Yeah I meant it's a show piece for me, not overall. I rarely drive with more than me and my wife in the car, and I would have gotten a Coupe but don't really like the E90 ones and the new 4 series is so far off.
Yeah definitely no need without kids back there, doubt even matters for rear passengers except maybe the side shades, but that's what sunglasses are for
And tint.
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Rear power sunshade can't be used when you cruising along with window down, it will keep flapping/hitting the windscreen even at very low speed... The rental car that I drove in Germany came with the power rear, drove there during the summer months, so wind up the shade, and tot country side weather is cooling so wind down the window... couldn't stand the noise for more than 5 minutes
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