Do the rear seats fold on saloon E39 5 series?

Do the rear seats fold on saloon E39 5 series?

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The fold-down rear seats was an option on the e39, so some of them do and others don't.
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wrote:

A strange thing to have as option isnt it? Or is it something to do with boot security?
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Irrelevant it may be, but since I accidentally moved to the US in the early 80s, I must confess that I once owned a 1977 Ford Thunderbird. In terms of efficiency and utility, it was a low scoring car, although the thing I remember about it was that it was probably a design exercise in how to get the minimum usable interior space inside the maximum possible outside dimensions. In its own way it was a magnificent car; a symbol of its time. I don't mean to defend it as a worthy car, just to say that I'm jolly glad that I owned and experienced it for a while. Gas (petrol) was less then a dollar a gallon at the time.
Why is this relevant, you ask.
One time, I locked myself out of it by mistake. With the help of a friend, we finagled the boot open and removed the back of the back (alleged) seat from inside the boot by unbolting things and springing clips apart to get inside the car to the keys that I'd locked in the car in the first place.
So, in that respect, even 1977 Ford Thunderbirds had folding rear seats. My e39 has one too, but I don't know if that's typical.
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A strange thing to have as option isnt it? Or is it something to do with boot security?
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Tony wrote:

Seem to remember that all beemers come with it as an optional extra - we certainly had to pay to get them on our last 320's
You need the package with the ski hatch.
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Mine didn't have this option, but I know it was available. Regards.
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