Had a courtesy call from the local dealer who interestingly inform me that they are now in further discussion with BWCS regarding the seat. It seems they are re-visiting the issue in a slightly different manner in order to instigate a more permanent fix. I wonder if my letter (with gory pictures, of course) to Tim Abbott, MD BMW UK, has made them change tact?
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)