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      10-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Does your head rest on the headrest?

Here is something I have been wondering for a while.

Does your head rest against the headrest when you drive your M3? Is it supposed to?

No matter how I adjust my seat, I would have to have my head tilted back at an awkward angle to actually touch the headrest. I am 6'2" if it matters.

I was in my friend's new Mercedes today and noticed the headrest is actually supportive and is against your head at all times.
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      10-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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Same here... But I remember watching a BMW video on proper seating positions and they said that you're not supposed to rest your head on the "headrest" haha
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      10-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #3
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I am also 6'2" and have set up an alternate position (there are two memory slots and no one else is allowed to drive my car, so they are both mine) for my seat in such a way that I can lean back and rest my head on the headrest while cruising on long road trips. Then the other saved position is for more spirited and/or city driving.

You don't want the headrest that close to you, it would leave no room for the track helmet!

Kidding aside, I'm annoyed that the headrest doesn't tilt at all.
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      10-12-2013, 12:09 AM   #4
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Technically it is called a head restraint, not a headrest. For a reason...
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Technically it is called a head restraint, not a headrest. For a reason...
This. It's designed to move forward in an accident and "catch" your head so it doesn't slam into the head restraint, which causes more head/brain trauma.
The 2008 models have head restraints that tilted. After that, it was required by law to have head restraints that moved forward in an accident, and thats why they can't tilt anymore.

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The euro delivery lady at welts de a big deal about Americans not adjusting the headrest properly (not hight enough) and setting the alarm to an audible beep...she said those two things are how she knows if a driver is American lol
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The euro delivery lady at welts de a big deal about Americans not adjusting the headrest properly (not hight enough) and setting the alarm to an audible beep...she said those two things are how she knows if a driver is American lol
Its called a head restraint not a head rest for a reason. And it should be halfway up the back of your head. How high is it supposed to go? Lol
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I rarely put my head on the headrest (6' 1") except at long red lights when I kind of lay back so to speak. What drives me crazy is my wife's Cayenne. For some reason the distance is far further back so the headrest is useless for lazily laying back.
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The euro delivery lady at welts de a big deal about Americans not adjusting the headrest properly (not hight enough) and setting the alarm to an audible beep...she said those two things are how she knows if a driver is American lol
Its called a head restraint not a head rest for a reason. And it should be halfway up the back of your head. How high is it supposed to go? Lol
The manual says the middle of the head restraint should be at the middle of your ear, which I admit was several clicks higher than this American initially had it.

But no OP, my head doesn't rest on it.
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This reminds me of airplane head"rests" and how I hate them. Who wants their head constantly pushed forward? You have a neck, use it.
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Technically it is called a head restraint, not a headrest. For a reason...
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My head contacts it perfectly when I'm wearing my helmet. Otherwise no.

My buddy's A4 sits against the back of my head and is quite comfortable.
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The top of the headrest should be in line with the top of your head and as near to your head without actually touching it.
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The headrest isn't there for comfort, it's there to prevent your neck from getting jacked up in an accident.

That being said I hate how it doesn't tilt because it's actually angled forward too much for my liking.

In normal day to day driving I rarely rest my head on it but on long drives I usually position my head on it as comfortably as possible for the long haul
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