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Does anyone know if the 2017 i3 will have rear AC vents or windows that can roll down?
Not sure how anyone can sit in the back on a hot day without these basic functions.
Highly unlikely, as that would require either 1). additional HVAC plumbing to send the air on top of the (non-extant) transmission tunnel, and add a set of air vents to the front row's arm rest; or 2). redesign of the rear doors.
For rear passengers' comfort, consider closing the windows and turning up the AC airflow. The cold air will arrive to the rear passengers pretty quickly.
Totally agree with mmccking, my son basically tries to sit in the middle of the back seat to get some ac from the front if we get in the car and it's been sitting in the sun. I have to set the fan at 3 minimum for him to feel anything.
I agree. My two year old sits in the back and doesn't get any AC unless I crank it up which defeats the object of an ECO vehicle!
Agreed. However, even 3-series only picked up rear AC vents with the current model year cycle (F8x). For the previous five(5) generations, rear seat passengers had to make do with the i3 solution. It's just how it is with the smaller limited-frills cars.