I'm 6' 1" and since my track days I have sat close to the wheel. I drove 4 hours from Munich to Vienna yesterday, but I did have the butt shifter going on, no issues at all.
Mine-2011 335is SGM
Hers-12 535i GT DSMB/Cinnamon Welt 1/31/2012
Kelleners Hamburg Graphite Silver Metallic 19x8.5/9.5 Michelin PS A/S+ Gloss to the max by me.
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