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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Sep-16-2016, 08:44:28 PM   #1
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Am I the only one that thinks the stock (leather, powered, unheated) seats are uncomfortable? Like I either have to sit at the wheel like a grandma, or i have my whole back bent over and my neck slouched to the side in order to drive normally.

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i find them comfortable on a 2 hour+ trip due to the increased lumbar ,but to look at f**k me they are ugly!
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Old Fri, Sep-16-2016, 09:15:27 PM   #3
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i don't mind the seats and find them pretty comfortable overall. what does drive me insane is my inability to find the perfect seating position for the cockpit. must be my ****ing T-Rex arms...
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i don't mind the seats and find them pretty comfortable overall. what does drive me insane is my inability to find the perfect seating position for the cockpit. must be my ****ing T-Rex arms...
Well thats what I meant. The seats are fine themselves. I mean the position is horrendous. I can never get really comfortable. I always seem to adjust. And, when i do get comfortable, my neck starts to hurt after like a 30 min drive
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Am I the only one that thinks the stock (leather, powered, unheated) seats are uncomfortable? Like I either have to sit at the wheel like a grandma, or i have my whole back bent over and my neck slouched to the side in order to drive normally.

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I sold my e46 m3 because the Dinan exhaust gave me a headache, the jerky gearbox hurt my back/neck and, seats where very intolerable at times.

If I ever go back into another s54 I think I want a stick z4m. That car looks more comfortable in every way and newer.

Just recently I sat in m friends e46 for 2 hrs and boy was it uncomfortable. I remembered why I sold my car in the 1st place.

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Old Sun, Sep-18-2016, 03:45:28 AM   #6
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I have the same problem. The stock seat is comfortable, but the low roofline and seat height adjustment range left my head rubbing the headliner in the best seating position. Current workaround is a fixed bucket mounted to the floor with driftworks rails.
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Old Sun, Sep-18-2016, 07:17:05 AM   #7
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I guess I'm lucky. I've never had an issue with comfort or positioning. I have seat setting #1 for casual DD and setting #2 for the track. I'm only 5'6" though so the height, even with a helmet, is never a problem. My seats are heated, but I have no clue if that makes a difference in any of this.
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I have no issues. Except the armrest at times and shifter height seems mismatched.
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Default Re: The freaking seats

I'm 5'9 160lbs. and I have the full lumbar and inflatable bolsters and still find the stock seats pretty terrible. To echo the sentiments in this thread, I'm always constantly adjusting the seats and can't find a comfortable fixed position. I think Recaro Pole Positions are in my future.

Also the steering column position... way too high. I'm used to Japanese cars with my seat and steering wheel all the way down. In my old 350z the cluster would adjust with the steering column so you would always have perfect view of the cluster.. the M3 I can't see the clock on the cluster.
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I really like my seats.... don't know what y'all talking about
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