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This goes into the category of pet peeve. It really bothers me. I feel like this is bad engineering. And I feel like it's probably an easy fix.

The picture below shows the inside of my 2018 M3 trunk. It doesn't lie flat. There is a section to the left and right that are BELOW the center. It's a good 1/2 - 1 inch difference! The main trunk floor is attached, on the underside, to several pieces of cheap styrofoam, and I took it out and fiddled with it and repositioned it and could not have the damn trunk floor lie flat!

You guys have this problem too? How many years does it go back? I had a 2012 a few months ago before and that trunk lied flat.
 

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The trunk in my hatchback lies flat.

I also have the rubber cargo mat in there, which makes the whole cargo area look more contoured and cleaner.

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The trunk in my hatchback lies flat.

I also have the rubber cargo mat in there, which makes the whole cargo area look more contoured and cleaner.

CK
The rear floor isn't flat in the hatch either. There are pockets a few inches deep on both sides. I keep a bottle of window cleaner, a bottle of Griots and some rags there.
 

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Wow! I've never owned a car like this. I've had a Saturn, Honda, Subaru, and a 2012 Mazda 3. My wife has a Subaru now and that is flat. I've never seen, nor had a thing like this in a car trunk before.

I'm afraid small shit can get caught or go underneath the trunk floor on the sides.

Are those cargo mats in the Hatchback above available for the sedan?
 

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Are those cargo mats in the Hatchback above available for the sedan?
Yes but if they are the same as for the hatch they don't cover the pockets. I have the same one as pictured in my hatch, the pockets are not covered. Its not a problem and nothing can go under.
 

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I guess I need to get over it and adjust. I rarely use my trunk anyway.
 

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The rear floor isn't flat in the hatch either. There are pockets a few inches deep on both sides. I keep a bottle of window cleaner, a bottle of Griots and some rags there.
BTW, that picture above with the cargo mat floor looks like a stock photo! A nicely folded towel with goggles over it, and nicely placed flippers? LOL
 

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I had a totally flat cargo area in a 2009 mITSubiSHIT Galant Ralliart.
Never noticed if the floor in my 3 is flat, because I have the rubber cargo mat cover, so I don't notice.
 

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BTW, that picture above with the cargo mat floor looks like a stock photo! A nicely folded towel with goggles over it, and nicely placed flippers? LOL
It's a stock photo, just for reference. Sorry for being lazy, but I suck at taking photos.

I keep a bottle of Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer wipes and some microfiber towels in those side pockets of the cargo area.
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I have a spare tire back there in case I have a flat.
 

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I bought a new sedan/fastback with a space saver tyre last year (UK model). I was initially irritated by this poor engineering which left these depressions either side of the trunk floor. However, I now find them useful to keep things in place. I put my emergency torch on one side and tyre pump on the other side. They don't move around due these depressions. Every cloud has a silver lining!
 

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My 2018 M3 is like this as well. Silliest thing I ever seen. I've never had a car with a trunk that wasn't flat wall to wall.
 

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I bought a new sedan/fastback with a space saver tyre last year (UK model). I was initially irritated by this poor engineering which left these depressions either side of the trunk floor. However, I now find them useful to keep things in place. I put my emergency torch on one side and tyre pump on the other side. They don't move around due these depressions. Every cloud has a silver lining!
Yeah, I keep a first aid kit in mine. I don't know why people are complaining; they're genuinely useful for things like that, and the alternative is filling up the space with foam or something, which serves no purpose. The floor needs to be that high if you want an actual spare tire instead of a can of fix-a-flat like many cars are doing now.
 

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I thought this was common. I saw the same thing in a few other hatchbacks I tested. Personally, I like it as I have a first aid kit with a jug of emergency water on one side and a bottle of quick detailer with a microfiber cloth in the other.
 
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