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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-26-2012, 08:47 PM
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I don't think the bolsters are adjustable in any way, so I think you should definitely try to sit it one before you pull the trigger...and I think they'll be in the US Feb 9 so that's not too far away.
FWIW (I've no idea if this will apply to the US), but per the following there does appear to be some hope for adjustment in the bolsters:

Backrest Width Adjuster
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:26 PM
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That's so unfair ... I had to pay 120 for option 4AE "Armrest front, sliding"
Yeah, but you forget that we have to pay a lot more overall for the car... Oh, wait... we pay less... oops...
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:35 AM
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The bolsters are adjustable with the sport seats. I found the side bolsters to be much wider in the F30 than the '10 E90 and my Porsche 911 seats.


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Would you mind elaborating on this? I'm inclined to go w/ the Sport Line, but have concern about the width between the side bolsters (both on the upper and lower portions of the seat). I've wide shoulders / hips and it's generally a toss-up whether sport seats are comfortable for me in a given model.

Are the bolsters by chance adjustable in any way?

Also, for a seating position slid back to the stop do you anticipate that the B pillar will intrude on shoulder space? Is the foot well area wide (I felt the e90 was a bit cramped on the right side in this regard).

Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:56 AM
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Yeah, but you forget that we have to pay a lot more overall for the car... Oh, wait... we pay less... oops...
I can't understand why you in the US pay so little for a European car. I'm paying $51,000 USD for my F30 sport line 320d with 17inch wheels and halogen lights, my only real upgrade was the HK sound system and automatic transmission. And that on top of $9.5 USD / gallon for fuel.

So unfair

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:10 AM
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my only real upgrade was the HK sound system and automatic transmission.
How much did you have to pay for the automatic transmission? Here in the US, auto is standard and manual is a no-cost option.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:32 PM
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How much did you have to pay for the automatic transmission? Here in the US, auto is standard and manual is a no-cost option.
Automatic transmission option is 1,525 (about $2,400) and sport automatic transmission a little more at 1,660.

My company provides the funding for this car (which is probably the case for most 3 series ordered in the UK) and we get personally taxed on an element of the CO2 emissions the car emits... so the cleaner the car the less tax I pay .... and fortunately the auto box produces less CO2 then the manual.

In the UK 95% of all cars are typically ordered with manual transmission, it is considered quite extravagant (and lazy I suppose) to order an automatic car in the mid-range market such as 3 series or Audi A4 etc, of course at the luxury end such as large Mercedes and 6 and 7 series BMW they are always found with automatic transmission.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:35 PM
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Automatic transmission option is 1,525 (about $2,400) and sport automatic transmission a little more at 1,660.
I guess in the US, even those that buy the manual transmission are paying for the auto anyway.
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Just out of curiosity--why on earth would anybody want a mechanical parking brake? Seems a button would be easier to use and take up a lot less space.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:51 PM
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Just out of curiosity--why on earth would anybody want a mechanical parking brake? Seems a button would be easier to use and take up a lot less space.
Seems like pop-up headlights to me. Adds cost and it's just one more thing that can fail.
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