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P85D owner: how's the next gen back seat?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by hungyip84, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. hungyip84

    hungyip84 Member

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    I am finalizing my order, and I am still struggling between s85 and p85d. One of the reason for p85d is that it's the only model that has the next gen seat. During test drive my family members thought that the back seat is like a bench and is not comfortable at all. I would like to know if the new back seat offer a significant improvement in terms of comforts.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. spentan

    spentan Active Member

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    I haven't tried the back seat (I'm 6ft9in and 420lbs), but I love the next gen front seats and am happy I ordered them.

    The N-G Back seats do look more supportive, I'd definitely recommend them if you're subjecting yourself and passengers to the G-forces of the P85D
     
  3. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    There was some discussion of the back seat in my P85D delivery thread. My exec summary is that the seats are marginally uncomfortable for taller passengers because your hips are well below your knees and your head is likely to make contact with the roof unless you slouch. Legroom is excellent and I found the seats quite contoured and not at all "bench like." If you are under say 6', I think you'd probably find them reasonably comfortable.
     
  4. hungyip84

    hungyip84 Member

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    I think the hip knee problem well exists in the old seat. If the new back seats offer a significant improvement, I think I will go for it. Thanks!
     

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