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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
E85 Z4 convertible and E86 Z4 coupe talk with our BMW gurus here.

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Old 11-28-2011, 06:00 PM
easman61 easman61 is offline
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Location: Arkansas
 
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Mein Auto: 2007 Z4 Coupe
Z4 Coupe/ M Seats /6'3" tall driver

My wife and I test drove a beautiful '07 Coupe Sunday. This was the most beautiful car I've ever had the privilege of driving. The automatic transmission was fine in this car. I was amazed what pushing the "Sport" button did to enhance the driving experience. The only thing I'm struggling with is the seat. This car had the M sport seats and I have to say I don't fit in them. I am 6'3" tall - 195 lbs (so tall but not heavy) and could not get comfortable. Anything longer than 30 minutes in that car would be torture for me. I certainly didn't notice this driving a Z4 convertible with the normal seats. Am I the lone ranger with this or do others find the M seats a little tight? Also, I had to have the seat all the way back and it did squeak the entire ride which drove my wife crazy. I'm wondering if anybody 6'3" or taller drives this car.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:50 PM
jafxdwg jafxdwg is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 Z4 si
Im 6' 1" and 220 ...
Ive had my 08 3.0si with sport package since Sept 20.
The side bolsters are a little snug, but I busted 5 ribs in a motorcycle accident, so Im sensitive.
The seat itself is typically German with settings designed to extra firm but, Ive noticed they are becoming more comfortable as I break them in.
Not yet Buick Regal plus, but getting better.
Once I discovered the seat also has I height adjustment, I lowered it as low as possible and like this driving position much better, although I admit to working a little harder to exit the car with some sort of "style"
I also dropped the seat back as far as possible, assuming legroom would require this posture, but after a time I actually reduced the recline and enjoy this position better.
Also the Steering wheel can tilt and extend, which helps driving position alot.

Like any new experience there is a period of adjustment til both parties learn to accept the other.
My advice is it gets better the more you learn about the car.
Cheers
John from Whitby
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