I've noticed that most people are not indicating if they have the adjustable lumbar support option. For those that feel it needs more lumbar support, do you have that option and find it is not enough, or do you have no adjustable support?
When it comes to seat comfort, I think everyone will be different in what works for them. Regardless, it is helpful to know if people are talking about the same or different seats when it comes to the support.
Hey Carver - so the lumbar support option is only available on the face lifted models as far as I know. I obviously don't have it on my car. I looked at retro-fitting it, but in typical MB fashion, it's a serious engineering project.
The air compressor and holding tank are fitted below the mounting points for the roll bars, and then pneumatic lines are run under the interior carpet to the seat control wheels, and then up into the seat to a two section air bladder. Not trivial, but maybe I'll poke Adam and convince him to do it next time he dissects his seats! :-)
I have driven a couple of FL cars that have the lumbar option fitted, and while it's absolutely "better", I still would have like a bit "more". Caveat here is that I didn't spend as much time playing with it, as I was having too much fun just playing with a new '55! ;-)
I also complicated my life by taking a SL55 for a drive immediately afterwards the last time, and the seats in the SL are really massively better (and bigger..).
Still, I've now made the decision to trade my C in for a SLK here in London, and it was actually a very hard decision to pass on the SL. Two very different cars, both awesome in their classes - wife swears it's because the "SL is for old folks"! :-)