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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM
andrew320i andrew320i is offline
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Originally Posted by granlund View Post
Yes, the sport seats have the thigh extender, just like those in the e36. I believe that they are narrower than the e36 sport seat, so the typical 'American Butt Width' is too wide for the e39 sport seat and frequently mentioned as uncomfortable.

Were there no manual transmission e39 in Australia? A brief look on revealed no e39s, only e34 and e28.
Well I have a fairly lean build, so hopefully my butt fits nicely. Just had a look at some pics of the sport seats, they should be fine.

Yeah after the E34s (and only a few of them), no manual 5ers were sold here in Australia (aside from the M5s if you count them). I'm quite surprised... none at all, especially when you do see quite a few 5ers around. I'm keen to try a sports automatic though. It also looks like the direction that cars are going so may as well get used to it. The new M135i is faster and more efficient as a sports automatic than a manual

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