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Old 04-20-2019, 02:22 PM
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Seats in GLE...too narrow?

What does everyone think of the seats in the new GLE? They seem kinda narrow to me....especially for a car that is wider than before. I thought the new car would feel more spacious from the driver's seat...it doesn't. Sitting in the new car...vs old GLE/GLS models (doing back-to-back in the showroom)....new seats don't feel as comfortable...and because of the contour...I seem to be sitting somewhat on the bottom side bolsters X5 and Cayenne seats felt much more comfortable to me. Wondering what other people think? I'm just a regular athetic build FYI (6'1'' 210lbs). Haven't driven it yet but love the car otherwise...
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:55 PM
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Have you considered the multicontour seats? Those have adjustable side lumbar supports and more thigh supports over standard seats so they are much more comfy.
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Mine with the Multi Contour and a lot of adjustments are very comfortable and width is not a problem. Haven’t tried the heated massage function (or any of the others) but on a cold day it might be nice.
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Will have to track down one with the multi-contour seats. Not many "fully" spec'd ones around now but want to try these seats. Do they let you adjust the side bolsters on the bottom of the seat? Glad you are liking them though....hopefully I will too! Thx for the input!
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Will have to track down one with the multi-contour seats. Not many "fully" spec'd ones around now but want to try these seats. Do they let you adjust the side bolsters on the bottom of the seat? Glad you are liking them though....hopefully I will too! Thx for the input!
Iím in day 2 with mine and didnít know the bolsters were adjustable. There are several switches on the door and a bunch more settings in the system. One safety feature is the seat moving you away from the door in case of side impact. That is probably done by the bolsters.
The bolsters on the seat bottom are not very high compared to our Audi. I had to go look again, they are pretty tame for bolsters. I havenít compared them to the other seats so donít know if they are much different.
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Only the upper Side Bolsters are adjustable. They come set at 0 scale of 0-10 and any adjustment makes them narrower.
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Which seats in the pre-2020 GLE are you comparing? I am 6í and a good bit less than 200lbs and the standard MB-Tex seats in the GLE350 are what I describe as ďroomyĒ, both for seat bottom and seat back including side bolsters.
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In the UK we don't get any choice of seats, all UK GLE'S have the AMG package with Nappa leather, the one I test drove was very comfortable.
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