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Lumbar support and seat ergonomics

Does anyone know Tesla's philosophy on seat ergonomics particularly lumbar support? Should we expect decent ergonomics and lumbar support on all seats in the Model S including the standard driver's seat or just on the upgraded 12-way adjustable driver's seat? I've been in many cars where seat ergonomics, especially lumbar support, are notably overlooked.

Are seat design and posture comfort something that luxury car manufacturers in general pay much attention to? How do the seats feel in the betas? What kind of seating ergonomics should we anticipate in the production Model S? How does seat design contribute to rear seat headroom?

Seats in the Beta models are substandard, based on consistent reports from the test rides in Fremont last October, and from those who had the opportunity to check out a Beta build at a store. Tesla representatives consistently comment that the seats in the Betas are not representative of the production seats.

Thus, wrt your question, we really don't know anything. Well, except:

Are seat design and posture comfort something that luxury car manufacturers in general pay much attention to? (ddruz)

Yes, definitely, but it is also the rule that more advanced seats are sold as as pricey options.

Adjustable lumbar support comes with the leather option. that's the 4 four ways that are in addition of the standard 8 ways : lombar support up/down, lombar support depth.

ManuVince, thanks! I completely forgot -- here is an email from Tesla's Walter Franck (Ownership Experience Advocate) with some details that cannot be found elsewhere, including information on the seat adjustments (precisely as you summarized them):
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/7338-Responses-to-NAIAS-qu...


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