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EPISODE 04: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.EPISODE 04: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

EPISODE 04: BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

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The seats of the BMW M3 and M4.

BMW M developer Bernd explains to us the M Sport seat and the M Carbon bucket seat in the new BMW M3 and M4.

19 January 2021

The epitome of racing feeling in everyday traffic starts a new round. 35 years after the debut of the first BMW M3, BMW M GmbH presents the latest generation of its high-performance automobiles in the premium mid-size segment. Time to introduce the two new vehicles. In the #M3M4explained series, the developers have the floor.

When Bernd designs something, it's all about extreme lightness, perfect fit and the best materials. The BMW M developer is responsible for the new M Sport seat and the new M Carbon bucket seat. In the video, Bernd introduces both. His conclusion: "Fits," as they say in Bavaria.

BMW M4 Competition Coupé:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 223
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 9.9
BMW M3 Sedan:
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.2
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 231
CO2 class G
SEATS. BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.SEATS. BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

SEATS. BMW M3 & M4 EXPLAINED.

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BMW M ENTHUSIASTS ASK, BMW M EXPERTS ANSWER.

The Competition Seats in the BMW M4.The Competition Seats in the BMW M4.

Do the M Carbon bucket seats have memory to save seating positions?

Yes, the electric seat adjustment includes a memory function for the driver's seat.

Is the seat available with manual adjustment?

No. For the moment, all seats available are electric only.

The Carbon seats in the BMW M4.The Carbon seats in the BMW M4.
The optional M Carbon bucket seats.

How do the side bolsters move?

The side bolsters are inflated or deflated pneumatically.

Are there lateral airbags in the carbon bucket seats?

Yes, there are side airbags integrated in the M Carbon seats.

Do the carbon seats provide more rear leg room?

There is a marginal difference. The effect of your individual seating position on rear leg room will be more influential.

Which seat do you suggest for daily use?

Personally, I would opt for the M Carbon bucket seat. Getting in and out is a little more difficult, but I am more directly connected to the road and feel the vehicle more clearly, which is the deciding factor for me. The standard M sports seat offers a slightly wider fit with higher vibration comfort and additional lumbar and seat depth adjustment, making it more customisable. So in the end, it comes down to your personal taste.

What's the actual function of that carbon part between the legs apart from its good look?

The small carbon part between your legs provides improved fixation for both of your legs while driving with higher alternating lateral g-forces. Additionally, it is a very nice design detail for that seat.

Seats in the BMW M3.Seats in the BMW M3.

What is your favorite color for the carbon bucket seats?

I like the all-black variant the most.

Favorite M3 configuration, exterior and interior trim choices?

That would be a Frozen Portimao Blue M3 with Black full leather upholstery and M Carbon seats.

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