Originally Posted by kube
It's not there. My sales rep told me day one it was one of the nice features in the old model that the new one doesn't have. I agree, that the "hugging" feature of the seat was nice -- going to miss it when my new car arrives next week.
That's too bad...I really like that feature on my M3, and on the 335i that preceded it. Actually, I firmly believe that feature is one of the reasons I was not injured when the car was totaled. I was turning left, and some guy coming in the other direction was behind another car, swerved out and hit me about 30 degrees from head-on. (Draw a line from the driver's seat to the front right corner of the car -- that's the angle from which he hit me.)
The crumple zones and airbags worked perfectly. From the base of the windshield to what was left of the front bumper was about two feet. I was wearing a seat belt, of course, but I think the snug fit of the backrest kept me from coming out from behind the belt.
Anyway, I'll miss that feature if it's not included on my 550i.