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C230 Sports Coupe seats - Will they break in?

The (leather) seats in my new sports coupe seem unusually firm. I know they're supposed to be supportive and all like that, but to me they are firm to the point of being uncomfortable. Anybody else having this experience? Will they "break in" in time? If so, how long can I expect this to take?
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I have the leather seats also. Sport seats should remain relatively firm for the extra support during spirited driving. But, don't worry, as with any other seat, there will be some contouring to your "features".

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I have the cloth seats, but they are also quite firm. I am hoping they will break in as well.
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Yes, the seats are like, firm shall we say? Spirited driving is great but these seats are too much. I hope they limber up before my butt and back give out.
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Re: seat comfort

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Yes, the seats are like, firm shall we say? Spirited driving is great but these seats are too much. I hope they limber up before my butt and back give out.
i tend to sink into mine (twin leather c240)
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Re: seat comfort

i tend to sink into mine (twin leather c240) [/quote]

That's good news. How long did it take for them to break in and become softer and more compliant?
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Mine are fine, but it is all a matter of opinion. I like them firm and they help my lower back pain as well. The heated option just makes it all that much better.
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Re: seat comfort

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i tend to sink into mine (twin leather c240)
That's good news. How long did it take for them to break in and become softer and more compliant?[/quote]

I dont remember exactly when that started happening... but my car is a bit over 2 years old now

oh yeah, also the bottom cushion MB Tex started to stretch (or more likely, the padding receded from the MB tex...

the seats dont give me much support. I usually slip in my eyeglass case between my lower back and the seatback for additional support. Lateral support however isnt that great. my friend's 325xi's seats are much more comfortable and supportive (side bolsters are great too)
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Seats

My car now has 250 miles on it and I am ready to part company with it. This is like a bad dream but unfortunately it is a reality that may end up costing me real money.

The seating ergonomics are simply unacceptable for me. Before I sell it, I will consult a specialist about elevating the front portion of the seat by shimming the attach points, achieving an overall rearward seat tilt which I hope will ease some of the muscle strain and help support the lumbar region.

I'm afraid I bought the wrong car. I now wish I could have done an hour long test drive which would have revealed the achilles heel. What a pity. The c230K is a fantastic car. I just can't go on any trips with it so what's the point?

If I can remedy the situation, I will certainly enjoy the car. If not, someone on this forum may stumble upon a fantastic deal if they have cash and are willing to come to Michigan.

This machine is a new 1.8 brilliant silver, charcoal leather 5 spd auto, factory installed CD, heated front seats and C2 value added package model.
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I'm now at 2500 miles and begining to see some breaking in. I hope it continues 'cause it's really becoming a pain in the you know what!
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