2015 BMW M235i: Best Seats in the Fleet
May 5, 2015
The seats in our Volvo have received praise here. And they're fine if you like firm seats with minimal adjustments, rigid bolsters, stiff leather, no thigh support and a headrest that's constantly punching you in the brain stem.
The seats in our 2015 BMW M235i have none of these downsides and are my new favorite seats in the fleet. By far.
First off, look at the seat bottom. See that thing sticking out? Adjustable thigh support! My favorite feature in the world right now and the BMW has it. The Volvo has a short seat bottom that doesn't sit back far enough.
The M235i's seats also have — get this — adjustable bolsters, because not everyone wants their kidneys squished all of the time. BMW also makes allowances for people with heads as the headrests here are adjustable too.
Finally, the seating position is near-perfect. It's low enough that I feel like I'm in the car, but not so low that it hampers ingress/egress. When seated, the reach to the pedals is fantastic and the wheel telescopes where you need it. Oh, and they're heated.
If BMW ever gets tired of being in the whole-car business, they could make a killing just building and selling seats. If I ever have to drive the Volvo again, I'm going to swap in the seats from the 235i.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 1,104 miles