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I would like to ask the owners of f56 about the comfort of the car over long distances? eg 300km (186 miles)followed? What seats do you have? Thanks!
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in the last two years my car was a bmw e39 with comfort seats and double glazing and this issue is brooding on my head, it was a very big difference from R56 to f56 in relation to the comfort but the test drive could not understand how the f56 will be on long trips ... but if this difference in your audi then I'll probably also notice a lot ... thanks again!
 

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I think the 'standard' seats seem firmer than the leather ones that were in the demonstrator. I wonder if the firm seats have anything to to with the extender bit at the back of the knees and the support for it? They're certainly firmer than the RCZ I had. The standard seats are snug round the ribs, you wouldn't wanna be a particularly big bloke 'cos I think they'd be a bit uncomfortable after a while. The lumber support on the backs are good. I've set that quite firm.

I haven't done a particularly long run in it yet.
 

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Had my car for a couple of months and driven short and a few longer rides. No complaints so far. The seats are very comfy and seem to have support in all the right places. Superior to the seats in my last R56 Mini ( these were Championship Lounge Leather). The seats in my current MCS are Cross Punch Leather.
 

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Leather sports seats here and have done a couple of 200 mile plus trips in the car. It is a much better distance car than my last R56, but not as good as the M135i. I am a faily big lad and I find the seats good for distance work.
 

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I find the sports seats very comfy, if a little narrow at the beam end.


I had a convertible Cooper S as a courtesy car last week for a couple of hours and it's sports seats were a bit wider in the bottom area.


Plenty of adjustment though including a bit that can be moved out to support under the thighs, which is new to me.
 

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Received my mini a few weeks ago. Went on a 720 mile round trip visit to Virginia last weekend. It's mostly interstate driving at speeds around 70-75 mph. With the seats and steering set just right and cruse control on, you can almost take a nap. I find the seats very supportive and comfortable. For me personally, lower back support is the most important. I will get sore in a short period of time if not set very stiff.
 

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I have Sports Seats in Leather. They are very snug, and hold you quite firmly. It's great getting in, and wiggling until you're securely "held". I'm not big, so feel the seats gripping me all round, really closely.

I have the extending panel at the front of the seat. I find that just a nuisance, and for me, totally redundant. It's especially annoying on the passenger seat, when any bags or rucksacks you grab out of the passenger footwell catch the extending panel, making it spring out and snag your stuff.

I did a 2 x 200 mile journey recently, taking it very easy during the run in period, and thought the seats were great. A big improvement, in my view, on the R56 seats. (Although my previous seats were only part leather - the 10% leather option.)

On balance, I really like them!
 

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I love my MCS sports seats. They hold you very well and are very comfortable.
I don't like a 100% leather seats because they get very hot if the weather is hot or cold if it is cold outside, so I chose the cloth / cloth leather and these are great!

It is not a Ford Police interceptor seat that you could have in your living room to watch tv and have a cup of coffee but for driving, they are just amazing!
 

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I love my MCS sports seats. They hold you very well and are very comfortable.
I don't like a 100% leather seats because they get very hot if the weather is hot or cold if it is cold outside, so I chose the cloth / cloth leather and these are great!

It is not a Ford Police interceptor seat that you could have in your living room to watch tv and have a cup of coffee but for driving, they are just amazing!
:D i order the same seats that you have :D
Just dont know if in big rides will be confort...
 

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Clearly the power plants won't disappoint; the F56S easily reaches lose your licence speeds without effort in sixth gear. Engine noise is quiet or non-existent when cruising; tyre noise is more noticeable but this will be dependent on what tyres you have fitted.


The cabin is a nice place to be because there are lots of things to play with (speed & sat nav through the HUD is great), and the ride is fine for this sort of car. Of course this last point is subjective; on a good road surface in green or mid modes I think the ride is very good, in sport it can be tiresome on poorer surfaces though.


The sport seats are comfortable if firm, but I have to say it took me a while to get the steering wheel and seat adjustments right before it felt right.


Oh and I've driven nearly 5,000 miles in my F56S now.
 

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Clearly the power plants won't disappoint; the F56S easily reaches lose your licence speeds without effort in sixth gear. Engine noise is quiet or non-existent when cruising; tyre noise is more noticeable but this will be dependent on what tyres you have fitted.


The cabin is a nice place to be because there are lots of things to play with (speed & sat nav through the HUD is great), and the ride is fine for this sort of car. Of course this last point is subjective; on a good road surface in green or mid modes I think the ride is very good, in sport it can be tiresome on poorer surfaces though.


The sport seats are comfortable if firm, but I have to say it took me a while to get the steering wheel and seat adjustments right before it felt right.


Oh and I've driven nearly 5,000 miles in my F56S now.
I'm glad it's not just me re driving position - had my car 2 months now and covered over 2k miles but still haven't found the ideal driving position . It changes depending whether I'm on A roads or motorway - one position just doesn't seem to fit all !!
 

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Too Much thigh support

I've had mine (sport seats) for a couple of months. The seats are good and grip well. However you'll notice that some of the reviews talk about these seats having "much more" thigh support. The problem occurs when you run out of thigh before they run out of support. It is moderately uncomfortable to have the bottom seat cushion hit you right behind the knees -- it's possible to find a position that minimizes this, but it gets tiring on longer trips.

My sport seat measures ~ 20.5" from the seat back to the end of the cushion, in contrast, the Recaro "Sport Topline" seat measures 18.9 inches min. I've never run into this before. I'm short (for a guy) at 5'5" but I would think that would be well within the design spec for a consumer seat.

It's a surprise, since the seat is otherwise very well designed.
 

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Have you tried with the seat a notch further forward? Maybe closer to the pedals means knees more bent and thighs higher?

A strange impression I have is sitting in the seat, steering wheel in front of me and then it feels like the pedals are a little to the right of where they should be. Or maybe the old car was just different...
 
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