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      04-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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Seatbelt assist arm on F82 M4?

Hi, I am just wondering if the M4 coupe has the automatic seatblet arm like the one on E92 M3? Haven't had a chance to see the car in person yet, did anyone notice that before? thanks!

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The UK pre-production car that I got to see had a blanking panel where it would usually be on a lesser 4 series - I assume the production cars will be the same due to weight saving/compatibility with the wider M seats.
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Does the M4 have the seatbelt arm that is on the e92?
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Does the M4 have the seatbelt arm that is on the e92?
lets hope to god no

the 2 biggest design flaws of the E9X generation

E92 seat belt arms..... and the cup holders
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lets hope to god no

the 2 biggest design flaws of the E9X generation

E92 seat belt arms..... and the cup holders
I think the arm is cute, tells a lot about what BMW thinks of the buyers
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Does the M4 have the seatbelt arm that is on the e92?
lets hope to god no

the 2 biggest design flaws of the E9X generation

E92 seat belt arms..... and the cup holders
Totally agree. I said that many times to passengers who always seen wowed by the seat belt assist.
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      05-03-2014, 01:42 AM   #7
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No they are not in F8x series
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No they are not in F8x series
I believe this is true. My understanding is that while the F32 4 Series does have the seatbelt assistant just like the E92 3 Series and M3 did, the F82 eliminates this due to the unique M4 seats not integrating well with the system.

This is one feature that I suspect most people will appreciate being removed.
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I did not see them in the show cars. Good riddance and weight reduction IMO .
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Got to see what appeared to be production spec cars a couple weeks ago and these did not have this feature.
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Very happy to hear they took those out
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lets hope to god no

the 2 biggest design flaws of the E9X generation

E92 seat belt arms..... and the cup holders
I liked those cupholders! Minimilist and not in your face when youre not using them. I hat rigid built in cup holders. They even had a perfect mini cutout for redbull!
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Question Why no seatbelt extender arm for the M4?

I searched and didn't come up with an answer. Finally got to test drive an M4 yesterday. Great car! Can't wait til the fall when I get mine. I noticed there isn't a seat belt arm extender on it as there is on the 4 series? Anyone know why not?
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I searched and didn't come up with an answer. Finally got to test drive an M4 yesterday. Great car! Can't wait til the fall when I get mine. I noticed there isn't a seat belt arm extender on it as there is on the 4 series? Anyone know why not?
It integrates the seatbelt into the side of the seat.
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Can someone post what this looks like? I have no idea what this thread is about...
I'm thinking maybe Google could help.
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I'm happy the M4 doesn't come with the seatbelt assist, it worked like half the time in my previous E92 335is. What I do miss is the thigh extenders I didn't realize how useful they were till I went on a 10 hour long drive in the M4. They really did make a difference in the fatigue your legs and lower back felt afterwards in my opinion.
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Wow, thread from the dead or what? Dormant for 1.5 years and then Bam!

Saves weight - useless anyway. There's the answer.
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I'm happy the M4 doesn't come with the seatbelt assist, it worked like half the time in my previous E92 335is. What I do miss is the thigh extenders I didn't realize how useful they were till I went on a 10 hour long drive in the M4. They really did make a difference in the fatigue your legs and lower back felt afterwards in my opinion.
I am with you mate, 100% agree
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I searched and didn't come up with an answer. Finally got to test drive an M4 yesterday. Great car! Can't wait til the fall when I get mine. I noticed there isn't a seat belt arm extender on it as there is on the 4 series? Anyone know why not?
Weight reduction is the common answer given around here.

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I'm happy the M4 doesn't come with the seatbelt assist, it worked like half the time in my previous E92 335is.
Interesting, it worked virtually perfectly in my 335is. It probably failed to grab the seatbelt maybe 5 times in the nearly 3 years I have had the car. I wonder if it has to do with where the seat is? I am not a tall guy so the seatbelt assists are damn useful. This is one of the many reasons I went F80 instead of F82.

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Wow, thread from the dead or what? Dormant for 1.5 years and then Bam!
A new thread got merged into this one.
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Weight reduction is the common answer given around here.
I believe prevailing logic is that incompatibility with the M seats was the cause while slight weight reduction was a happy side effect. Now, I suppose you could argue that the primary reason for the M seat was to shed pounds, and thus once again boil the whole thing down to weight reduction, sure.
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I believe prevailing logic is that incompatibility with the M seats was the cause while slight weight reduction was a happy side effect.
That answer makes significantly more sense to me.

Thanks for the clarification.
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