The driver’s seat is mounted low, so tall drivers will have plenty of head room, and the standard seats have a reasonable amount of adjustment.
However, the 1 Series is not the easiest family hatch to get comfortable in. You have to pull a plastic lever to shift the backrest, and the clunky movement can make small adjustments quite tricky. More frustrating is the height adjustment, which requires you to pull a lever and either lift your weight off the seat to allow it to rise, or put more pressure on it to drop it. The pedals are offset to the right, too, forcing you to sit at an awkward angle. It’s also frustrating that adjustable lumbar costs extra on most models.
Still, the centre console is tilted towards the driver, making the minimal array of buttons easier to reach, and the iDrive controller is next to the gearlever, where your hand naturally rests.