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2009 BMW M3: Super seats, great color, but starting to creak

September 08, 2009

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I love our 2009 BMW M3's front seats because they are so supportive, yet comfortable.
And they're adjustable for:

1. Seat back side bolster width
2. 4-way adjustable lumbar support
3. Seat bottom fore/aft and height
4. Seat back rake
5. 2-setting memory control
6. Manual thigh support extension

I also love the brick color leather. With most other luxury makes, you get a choice of black, tan, or gray. Boring.

But they're starting to creak. It's only noticeable at parking speeds when the radio is off, but it's there.
I don't think it's from contact of the seat with the center console, but that's possible.

The creaking isn't as bad as our dearly departed CTS, but our M3 has only 8000 miles.
We'll see if others here notice it too.

Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Evaluation Engineer @ 8200 miles

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