The bench seat in the standard 825i sits way back, with no adjustment feature. Complaints from the average height crowd (myself included) created action. While installing sound absorbing foam, I re-drilled some holes 2” further forward. That helped a lot. But then, the gear shift lever hit the seat when putting it in reverse. Sometimes it would not engage at all. Pulled the seat. Took a MAPP torch and heated the shift lever (between the handle and the existing bend) and put a second bend of ~ 30 degrees in it. Pull the plastic handle on the gear shift before you do this. Pop the top off, remove the nut and the rest slides right off. You’ll also want to put a wet cloth around the shift lever where it exits from the plastic position cover to keep from melting it. It helps to slip a piece of pipe over the shift lever to help co0ntrol the bending process. A little black touch-up paint takes things back to pretty if you desire. Re-assemble and you are good to go.