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Old 09-18-2011, 09:35 AM
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did you spend in your new 550/535 with multicontour seat until you were able to get perfect driving position
for me it took about 30-45 min and it is still not perfect
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:15 AM
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5 minutes before the first drive. About 20 tweaks (about 30s to 1m each) since then, over the course of the first couple weeks of ownership.

So far. I'm still not sure it's perfect. The thing is, there are a few "seating scenarios" which are a bit different from one another that I want to try. There's the "down low" one, then there's the "high enough to angle the seat back a bit", then "significantly but not 'playa style' angled back", then there's the "tucked in and cozy" one... Heh.

The significantly-angled scenario seems to present a bit of a problem (and some additional leather wear; I can sense it) at ingress/egress time, so I'll likely choose that one.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:29 AM
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6 months and never found a position that didn't led to back fatigue after just a couple of hours seat time. It took about 20 minutes in the E60 and 5 minutes in the M3 to find a perfect setting. These seats do not fit everyone.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:33 AM
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I find the multi contour seats extremely comfortable. The nappa leather also enhances the comfy feeling because it is quite grippy.
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did you spend in your new 550/535 with multicontour seat until you were able to get perfect driving position
for me it took about 30-45 min and it is still not perfect
30 to 60 days.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:00 PM
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a few days of rush hour traffic did it for me.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:12 AM
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Ten minutes or so. One of the lessons at the PCD was how to adjust the seat. I pulled into the parking lot after delivery and did it. A few minor adjustments on the road and it's perfect. The seats are exceptionally comfortable on long trips. I am average height (and width). Others may find it more difficult.

I set the height so that my head was a fist below the headliner, seat fore-aft so that there is a slight bend at the knee with the brake fully depressed, seat tilt and lumbar support for comfort, steering wheel tilt so that I can see the speedometer unobstructed, and steering wheel fore-aft so that my wrists are just over the top of the wheel with my elbows straight.
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