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      11-17-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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Drives: 2012 F30 335i Sport 2006 X3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Jersey

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Originally Posted by JMAX View Post
I went for a test-drive yesterday. I'm 5' 8" - Even with the seat adjusted all the way up, it still felt uncomfortably low as I like a relatively high driving position. (My soon to be gone C300 4MATIC Sport had awesome height travel.)

I felt my problem was a bit aggravated by the F30's bulging hood line.

I think even an extra inch upward would have been perfect for me.

[Interestingly, I have seen discussions about certain BMW models' seats actually being too high (even in the lowest setting).]

What I have not seen is the opposite. In other words, whether it would be possible to "unbolt" the driver's seat, add a "lift" and bolt it back, thereby gaining the additional height.

When you guys look at where the seat is bolted, does it look as if the metal "rails" upon which the seat (and its motorized mechanisms) rests is uncomplicatedly bolted to the floor, so as to permit that kind of modification relatively without much fuss? Or does it look too elaborate and complicated of a project? (Please don't suggest an a** pillow. )


(P/S - nothing to do with sport v. non-sport seats - same height on both).
I had the same problem as you,since May when I got the 2012 F30 Sport I always felt like I was sitting in a hole with the set height all the way up. My 2010 535i was the perfect hight adjustment, I could see over the hood .
The other day I got back to try and adjust the hight on the F30 so I could see over the hood like on the 535. I don't know what happen when I kept fooling around with the knobs but now the seat is just the way it was in the 535, high enough to see over the hood and I'm really enjoying the ride much more than before. I'm 5'10. Good luck with yours. Don't give up.