Very tall person assistance: details on 2007 M35 variants

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Very tall person assistance: details on 2007 M35 variants

Postby scottm18 » Mon May 04, 2020 8:56 am

Hey all...thanks for the advice from all the smart people on this board..I've checked in periodically over the years that I've owned my M. I currently have a 2007 M35 Base model and it's getting a bit up there in miles--and both exterior and interior have seen better days. The problem is I am 6'8" tall and it's one of the only cars PERIOD that I've found will fit me and my extra-long legs. That includes the M35 2008 and up refresh into the M37 model--the design changes unfortunately took the great legroom with it (appears to be more bolstering under the steering wheel that robs it as all i know is I have a ton more room under the 2007 wheel). That leaves only 2006 and 2007 as viable--and 2006 I heard gets lousy gas mileage. I actually am having a 2012 M35h being sent to my local Carmax but i don't think it's going to cut it legroom (I think it's same as M37)...and even the new Q70L is not roomy enough.

A couple questions--as I may be resigned to ordering another M from afar & sight unseen at this point:

1) I don't think the "S" sport models fit the same due to pedal and seat differences--but is there ANY interior differences at all between the 2007 M35 and M35x model. Is it strictly mechanical AWD added with no interior mods at all to accommodate the system?

2) Just how is good *is* that Bose surround system compared to the upgraded CD changer version? Yes, I know what DVD-Audio is and actually have all the good ones released. But Is it worth the expense (and the search!!) in a replacement?

May be looking for probably the rarest of the breed--a 2007 M35 base (or X depending on above answer) with Bourbon Leather interior and Bose Studio Surround. Finding those these days (especially with low miles--under 80k) is becoming like a needle in a haystack...

Any help would be much appreciated :)


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Re: Very tall person assistance: details on 2007 M35 variants

Postby Ilya » Tue May 05, 2020 6:36 am

I'm surprised to hear that your experience from one Y50 to another is different. To my knowledge, all 06-10 interiors as far as space are the same...it's the same platform. If they changed the chassis to make it shorter or longer, they would have given it a new designation (which they did, with the Y51 which is 2011+). I do recall that the Y51 is a bit smaller, so I do think you will not be pleased with the M35h. I am surprised that you still felt cramped in the Q70L. Moving the seat back didn't give you the room you needed? Should be PLENTY of room behind you still.

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Re: Very tall person assistance: details on 2007 M35 variants

Postby scottm18 » Tue May 05, 2020 8:46 am

I know--I'm a freak with nearly a 40" inseam so every micron of space is needed. Seems like they would be the same...but i have now tried a 2009 M35 base and 2010 M35 Sport and neither had enough room. I even showed the dealer the difference between mine and the 2009 as they were parked side by side--and it was obvious even to him. I think it has something to do with a change in the steering wheel. For those of you that may own both a 2006-2007 M35 base and a later one, take a close look at the bottom of the wheel--they've added a plastic molding in the later years that interferes with my knees. My 2007 has barely any extra plastic underneath so it fits my knees with more legroom than any car I've experienced. I go to offlease every so often to try the latest fits--but only the Audi S5 because it's so low to the ground is equal.

I'm really curious about the M35X models and if the interior differs with those...

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Re: Very tall person assistance: details on 2007 M35 variants

Postby scottm18 » Tue May 19, 2020 6:16 am

Sure enough it did not fit (M35h)--so it looks like I'm on the hunt for a 2006/2007 M35 with low miles. Another interesting tidbit--unless i did not have the right options set, the Bose surround sound system did *not* play the DVD-Audio resolution layer as anticipated--just the DD/DTS. I thought that system played the high-resolution disc all this time--like the Acura ELS one.

That's no difference than my B&O Audi system, which also only does DTS layer, but sounds much cleaner.

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Re: Very tall person assistance: details on 2007 M35 variants

Postby Larz » Tue May 19, 2020 1:59 pm

Actually, the M models from 2006 thru 2010 have the same interior volume. The interior and exterior were reduced beginning in 2011 with the M37 / 56 models and remained smaller until the demise of the Q70. I have owned a 2007 and a 2009 and noticed no difference with my 6'3 " height, 36 inseam, 34 waist, and 215 lb rugby frame.


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