2001 M3 door locks

When I turn off the ignition and attempt to open the front doors, I must always pull the door-handle twice before the door unlatches and is allowed
to open. Does anyone know what the "thought process" was when engineering this feature? TIA
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If the doors are locked, it takes one pull to unlock, and a second pull to open the door. Think of it as a safety feature. If a kid pulled the handle and the door went flying open, do you suppose this could be a problem?

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There is the danger though of someone opening the door from outside. tgink of it as an anti-hijack feature .

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This only happens if the central locking is engaged? You can have the auto lock disabled if you don't like it.
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*I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

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Then the double action to unlock makes sense.
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*The modem is the message *

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wrote:

So you can first press the central locking button to unlock all doors, and then you and your passengers will only have to pull the lever once, saving untold amounts of time and energy!
Tom K.
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