JetBuddy wrote:Revelation wrote:SheddingVortex wrote:Europeans don’t like cup holders.
You do know that comes across as elitist, right?YoungDon wrote:So true. I remember an 80s BMW my mom had didn't even have cupholders. Crazy to think about today.
My mid-00s BMW has thin retracting cup holders that are small and subject to jamming.
A friend spilled a sugary drink on one then pushed the cup holder back into the dash, and I could never get it out again since the sugar dried and hardened.
I was told by the salesman that they were fitted with reluctance as a condescension to American preferences.
Clearly they were not very well thought out.
Haha, maybe it's a BMW thing. I had the same issue in my '97 BMW 5-series. The cupholders were an intricate folding design, and way too small to use for any bottles. You could buy aftermarket third party cupholders though.
"Cupholders" are made to hold cups and soda cans. Not bottles or XXL-mugs. In that case they would be called "bottle holders".
Standard cupholders in German cars are designed to hold a standard 0.33 l soda can. This has a diameter of rough 65 mm.
There are special tapered insulated mugs available, which have a diameter of 65 mm on the lower half, which fit perfectly into the cup holders. A perfect gift for every BMW or Mercedes owner. I use one daily.
Some vehicles (SMART for example) also offer real "bottle holders", which holds a 1 liter bottle. I've installed one in my wife's SMART.