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      01-09-2021, 03:34 PM   #23
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I think this is going to come down to personal preference after trying them out. Scorpion in his thread today said they were comfortable and he was a big guy who drove the car rather than just sat in it. He did mention the bulge though so that's definitely something of note.
totally !
I don't want to state out it is comfortable for everyone. For sure on the standards you have more comfort (also the leg rest you can take out for instance) but i drove the car about 1hr and it was absoloutely no problem for me. Yes the bulge is a thing which everyone should take a note when sitting and trying them, I did feel it on the leg especially when moving the feet from brake to throttle and vice versa
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There was another forum member who got to drive the G82 with the carbon seats and he said they were comfortable. He was 5'10" and weighed about 216lbs. I'm about the same build so it makes me confident that I'll fit in them. Really want to sit in them before ordering though.
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Wait...the M3 is now a Sport Car?
The way sport sedans handle today sports cars don't have to be tiny 2 doors cars anymore. In todays world the M3 is certainly a sport car.
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I was allowed to sit in a G82 today with the carbon fiber seats. First, Yas Marina Blue leather is beautiful in person. However, the seats are not comfortable at all. Felt like I sitting on concrete. Limited seat position control to adjust, only side bolsters, no lumbar support, as more of a fix shell seat. The center carbon piece can bother a male. I was considering ordering the carbon bucket seats with my G83 ZCP, but I will not now after spending some time in the actual seat. Not practicable in my opinion.

Cf buckets are beautiful but i feel they would be best suited in a GT3 911 aka something thats not your daily..

from a daily perspective, i dont think these will wear well...

will have to wait for people to get their seats in these seats lol
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      01-10-2021, 02:19 AM   #28
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Who else has sat in these seats?
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I was allowed to sit in a G82 today with the carbon fiber seats. First, Yas Marina Blue leather is beautiful in person. However, the seats are not comfortable at all. Felt like I sitting on concrete. Limited seat position control to adjust, only side bolsters, no lumbar support, as more of a fix shell seat. The center carbon piece can bother a male. I was considering ordering the carbon bucket seats with my G83 ZCP, but I will not now after spending some time in the actual seat. Not practicable in my opinion.
I like the M4 depiction on the dash
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The CF seats look great. The only downside I found with these is the side bulge - they are extremely uncomfortable when getting in or out.

I can see myself snagging with that when I have to jump out of the car because I am running late for the commuter train (which is all the time).
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Not surprised. They look like they are as comfortable as concrete
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Not surprised. They look like they are as comfortable as concrete
How am I going to drive from LA to Las Vegas in those seats?
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ive sat in them while i checked it out at my local dealer a while ago.. wrote a blurb in my post... https://g80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1771919

I think from someone whos 6'2 230 (ive dropped a few lbs since that post) and a 20min stationary experience, the takeaway is, the side bolster isnt the problem, but the leg bolster could be bothersome as it really keeps you really in the seat and the obvious challenge from ingress/egress.
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I was allowed to sit in a G82 today with the carbon fiber seats. First, Yas Marina Blue leather is beautiful in person. However, the seats are not comfortable at all. Felt like I sitting on concrete. Limited seat position control to adjust, only side bolsters, no lumbar support, as more of a fix shell seat. The center carbon piece can bother a male. I was considering ordering the carbon bucket seats with my G83 ZCP, but I will not now after spending some time in the actual seat. Not practicable in my opinion.
Have you spent any time in the Porsche fixed buckets for comparison?

I sat in the 718 GT4 a couple days back and was afraid the buckets were going to be horrible .. they were not and I'd probably get them for that car. Granted it would be a track car primarily and I'd expect more street time. I will say that even the mildly aggressive seats in my F80 had a major contribution to that "special feel" of the car and I think it would be a constant reminder that you're not in an m340i...

seats definitely something you need to follow your heart on!!
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It looks to be comparable in comfort to the F80 comp seats I have on my CS. I based my decision to option them on that assumption. If that proved incorrect, I'll have to live with it. I'm 5'9" 185 and built. My primary concern is my legs won't fit because I spend 3 hours a week training them.
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It looks to be comparable in comfort to the F80 comp seats I have on my CS. I based my decision to option them on that assumption. If that proved incorrect, I'll have to live with it. I'm 5'9" 185 and built. My primary concern is my legs won't fit because I spend 3 hours a week training them.
What about the bump in the middle?
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It looks to be comparable in comfort to the F80 comp seats I have on my CS. I based my decision to option them on that assumption. If that proved incorrect, I'll have to live with it. I'm 5'9" 185 and built. My primary concern is my legs won't fit because I spend 3 hours a week training them.
What about the bump in the middle?
I never have my legs in the middle of the seat, at least not that I'm aware of lol. I'll let you know in a few months.
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I sat in them too and it wont bother anyone under 12 inches and not Obese.
I hear it serves as a holster for those over 12
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I hear it serves as a holster for those over 12
Very funny.
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That could just be your opinion, no way I'm going with the standard seats, this is a sport car and I feel that it should have sports car seats. if you want the whole track day experience this are the seat the car should have.

Check this article about these CFB seats.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/a...s-149653.html#
Wait...the M3 is now a Sport Car?
Sports sedan
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How am I going to drive from LA to Las Vegas in those seats?
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The new Carbon buckets are one of the things the F8x has going for it, be a shame & an oversight to miss out on that imo.
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The new Carbon buckets are one of the things the F8x has going for it, be a shame & an oversight to miss out on that imo.
Not if it feels like concrete after 1 hour of driving. Remember, I still have to drive to the track {Willow Springs in LA} and if my back is killing me when I arrive what good will the weight savings of the bucket seats do?
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The new Carbon buckets are one of the things the F8x has going for it, be a shame & an oversight to miss out on that imo.
Not if it feels like concrete after 1 hour of driving. Remember, I still have to drive to the track {Willow Springs in LA} and if my back is killing me when I arrive what good will the weight savings of the bucket seats do?
Id be surprised if thats the case (unless youve got back issues) given that they are still an adjustable 2 piece seat designed for road use, not a purpose built 1 piece race bucket.
The fact they will hold you in place correctly & allow a harness to be used is of much more benefit on track than the weight difference btw.
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