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      06-22-2019, 01:48 AM   #1
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Help Request: Extended Merino with Luxury Seating?

Hi everyone -- new here, but hoping for a little help: doing our build for the G05, and I much prefer the Extended Merino to the Vernasca, but we went to the dealership last weekend and my wife wants the ventilated/massaging seats -- I haven't seen an interior with the Merino & ventilated seats -- does it still have the same pattern the normal Merino has?
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Hi everyone -- new here, but hoping for a little help: doing our build for the G05, and I much prefer the Extended Merino to the Vernasca, but we went to the dealership last weekend and my wife wants the ventilated/massaging seats -- I haven't seen an interior with the Merino & ventilated seats -- does it still have the same pattern the normal Merino has?
No, the seats have a different pattern than the merino. Not sure if the merino is available with luxury seating, but honestly I have them and I love them. The Vernasca leather is excellent, I wasn’t interested in paying for all the related upgrades to get merino leather.
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Also, the ventilated seats push air OUT. This will help keep the seats clean over time, as dirt won’t get pulled into the leather.

Both The ventilation and massage are mild. With the ventilation running at top speed, you can hear the motor - sounds like it is right behind your head, but if you turn it down a notch you can’t hear it at all.

The massager takes a minute or two to ramp up. It is not strong, but if you adjust the settings to a specific area (as opposed to full body) you can feel it better, IMO.
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Hi everyone -- new here, but hoping for a little help: doing our build for the G05, and I much prefer the Extended Merino to the Vernasca, but we went to the dealership last weekend and my wife wants the ventilated/massaging seats -- I haven't seen an interior with the Merino & ventilated seats -- does it still have the same pattern the normal Merino has?
Extended Merino multi-contour and Extended Merino with Luxury seating have the same seat stitching pattern - the only difference is there are perforations in the seating for ventilation. When you select Merino interior, you're getting extended.

If you're ordering a M Sport, $1K upgrade to extended Merino is a no brainer. Merino leather is the highest quality leather option BMW offers in the X5. For 2020 you can order full Merino leather interior as an option.

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The Vernasca is perforated also. Works great with the ventilated seats.

Seems to me if you choose Msport you get the extended merino. I have an xLine and didn’t have the option.

Trust me, the Vernasca is very nice. Merino is also, but not sure it is really that much different to justify the cost. It is probably very profitable for BMW tho, as are many other deluxe upgrades.

I suggest you go to the dealer and see/drive cars with both. I didn’t do that, but I have no regrets.
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Trust me, the Vernasca is very nice. Merino is also, but not sure it is really that much different to justify the cost. It is probably very profitable for BMW tho, as are many other deluxe upgrades.
xLine with Vernasca, you're paying $1450.
Merino is an additional $1K from Vernasca. Sure there's a difference to justify the cost, you're getting the highest quality BMW leather for $1K ($2450 from SensaTec).

Luxury seating is $1600 includes $750 multi-contour (which is a f'ing steal these days compared to $1200 and more years ago) on top of what ever your leather options are.

SRSLY you just bought a very profitable SAV from BMW.


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The Vernasca is perforated also.
Please don't confuse the OP. The standard Vernasca sport seats have an entirely different seat design than Vernasca with multi-contour and Vernasca with luxury seating.



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Luxury seating include the same 20-way multi-contour seats with heating with ventilation and 3-level massage functions added.

Vernasca with multi-contour seating and Vernasca with luxury seating have perforations. There are more perforations in the luxury seating for ventilation e.g. in the seat cushion. There are non functional design perforations in Vernasca multi-contour seating. When you upgrade to extended Merino you get different seat stitching pattern.

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Appreciate everyone's replies, thank you. We have Vernasca on my wife's 440; we will almost absolutely be getting Merino on the X5, I just wasn't sure if the merino stitching pattern in the back (around the shoulder blades, etc) would change when getting the perforated option — looks like it doesn't. Thanks so much!
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Appreciate everyone's replies, thank you. We have Vernasca on my wife's 440; we will almost absolutely be getting Merino on the X5, I just wasn't sure if the merino stitching pattern in the back (around the shoulder blades, etc) would change when getting the perforated option — looks like it doesn't. Thanks so much!
I'm pretty sure it must be Dakota on a 440. As you probably know Vernasca is a mini upgrade on this, that BMW introduced a little while ago, maybe on the G01 X3 I think.
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This thread is actually really helpful.... although I'm more confused now.

I didn't splurge for the Merino... the B&W was the most important to me, and then it became a matter of trying to squeeze as many options as I could I could get into my price range. The merino didn't make the cut.

But, the Luxury seating with massage DID make the cut.

I don't see the difference though...

What's the difference (on an M50i) between:
1) Vernasca Leather
2) Vernasca leather w/ luxury seating package?
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This thread is actually really helpful.... although I'm more confused now.

I didn't splurge for the Merino... the B&W was the most important to me, and then it became a matter of trying to squeeze as many options as I could I could get into my price range. The merino didn't make the cut.

But, the Luxury seating with massage DID make the cut.

I don't see the difference though...

What's the difference (on an M50i) between:
1) Vernasca Leather
2) Vernasca leather w/ luxury seating package?
2) Vernasca leather w/ luxury seating package adds additional perforations to the backrest, side bolsters, seat bottom, thigh bolsters and thigh rest for ventilation.

Zoomed in 2) to give you a better idea.

1) Just has decorative perforations in the upper back rest, down the center leather strip of the back rest and center leather strip of seat bottom.
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Ahhhh...... I see it now Auricom. Cool. Thanks!
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