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      09-16-2019, 03:57 PM   #1
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Z4 G29 - Seat uncomfortable for anyone?

Hi All,

I just got a brand new z4 m40i and I love everything about it except for the seat - I have the M sports seats with lumbar support etc. but I can't find a single setup where my back doesn't hurt....

I am 6.1, 200 pounds and previously I had an Audi S5, BMW 435i, BMW Z4 e89 and never had a single issue in my life with any seats.

Basically no matter what I tried to do and even if I deflate the lumbar support to the minimum I always feel the seat "poking" into my back...I keep fiddling with the settings but nothing that makes me wanting to stay in the car (except for the sound, engine and gearshift...especially compared to the ausi S5!)

Does anyone feel the same or have any proposal on how to fix it?

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      09-16-2019, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hi All,

I just got a brand new z4 m40i and I love everything about it except for the seat - I have the M sports seats with lumbar support etc. but I can't find a single setup where my back doesn't hurt....

I am 6.1, 200 pounds and previously I had an Audi S5, BMW 435i, BMW Z4 e89 and never had a single issue in my life with any seats.

Basically no matter what I tried to do and even if I deflate the lumbar support to the minimum I always feel the seat "poking" into my back...I keep fiddling with the settings but nothing that makes me wanting to stay in the car (except for the sound, engine and gearshift...especially compared to the ausi S5!)

Does anyone feel the same or have any proposal on how to fix it?

Thanks
A
Only time I've noticed anything similar is if the lumbar support is too high up the seat. Did you try moving it down as well as deflating?
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      09-16-2019, 10:12 PM   #3
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Did you try the passenger seat, to see if something is wrong with your seat?

I find these seats very comfortable, especially compared to other BMW seats I've owned.

I don't know if you've adjusted the seat back, but if you roll the seat all the way back, it will adjust/pitch the back upwards. I assumed this was due to clearance issues----- but you can force the seat to tilt back again. Before I realized this, the head rest was pushing into my head and the whole geometry seemed off.. Very uncomfortable. Maybe this is your issue?
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      09-17-2019, 09:23 AM   #4
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I tried both suggestions with no luck.

The most bearable position for me is with the lumbar support brought down & deflated but I still feel the structure of the seat on my back while with other cars I never felt that.

I have to try the passenger seat with someone else driving (!!!..) for 20-30mins to see if it is any different but failing a technical issue I really don't know what to do!

Probably lesson learned is to stop buying cars without test driving them
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      09-17-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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Nope; we love the seats. Better than my Jaguar F type seats and about the same as our Mercedes.

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I tried both suggestions with no luck.

The most bearable position for me is with the lumbar support brought down & deflated but I still feel the structure of the seat on my back while with other cars I never felt that.

I have to try the passenger seat with someone else driving (!!!..) for 20-30mins to see if it is any different but failing a technical issue I really don't know what to do!

Probably lesson learned is to stop buying cars without test driving them
I drove the car into work today and after this thread, I started noticing what you're experiencing. Near the side bolsters, the seat kind of digs into your back, right? I can see how that could be uncomfortable. Luckily any back pain I have is [currently] limited to my lower back, so this does not bug me! But sorry to hear this.. Hopefully you find a comfortable position, or work the seats (or your back!) in where it no longer bothers you. (There are always aftermarket seats!)
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      09-18-2019, 12:51 PM   #7
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I noticed a bit of a lump in the middle of my back when I took one for a test drive but then again I sometimes get it with my 440 so I'm hoping it won't be an ongoing issue.

Might be worth asking the dealer to check the padding?
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      09-18-2019, 12:51 PM   #8
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I tried both suggestions with no luck.

The most bearable position for me is with the lumbar support brought down & deflated but I still feel the structure of the seat on my back while with other cars I never felt that.

I have to try the passenger seat with someone else driving (!!!..) for 20-30mins to see if it is any different but failing a technical issue I really don't know what to do!

Probably lesson learned is to stop buying cars without test driving them
Did you try to adjust seat height, thigh support and tilt? I know, it doesn’t sound like it would make a difference, but our backs are weird that way.
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