It kind of looks like that driver wouldn't be able to see through the steering wheel and over the dashboard, so, you'll want to remain to be able to do that.I am 5.6 and do not have that Problem because I have my Seat low to the Floor Board and far enough back to sit relaxed with my Arm reaching the Wheel. Just play around with the Seat and see if you find a good Position.
Here is some info that might explains it a little better.
My problem was seeing the HUD. It seems the lower you go, the more centered the display gets. Before I started oozing lower into the car, I always felt the need to lean slightly to my left to keep the display in the center of the unit.
Yes, you can adjust the HUD display up and down and you can adjust rotational orientation too... but you can't adjust left to right (which was my problem). And that's a head scratcher to me. Unless your cranium flops over to one side or you're an owl, I don't see the functionality of rotating the display around the center axis at all... I just don't see that many folks driving around with their head on their own shoulder (at least those that have built in hands free phones in their cars). Maybe I'm missing the point. But to have that function and no R/L adjustment... that's just odd to me. My assumption is that it would have been impractical to engineer L / R adjustment without re-engineering the entire unit, so they threw rotation in to have more than one adjustable parameter... I dunno. Maybe it IS for cell phone users...My problem was seeing the HUD. It seems the lower you go, the more centered the display gets. Before I started oozing lower into the car, I always felt the need to lean slightly to my left to keep the display in the center of the unit.
I had a loan car last week with HUD and thought it wasn't working until I found that you can adjust the angle of the HUD screen by going into 'settings' so that the information is centred in the middle of the display.
Well other than this issue I have been happy with my seat while driving. I guess I can see if it would help to change something.My wife is 4' 11" and has no problem in our F56 Cooper.
There are several adjustments - seat height, seat angle, seat distance from steering wheel, and the wheel itself can be adjusted fore and aft, as well as up and down.