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MINI USA to introduce Recaro seats as an option

This looks pretty cool! Factory heated Recaro seats in your MINI!

The Recaro Seats (known as option 4FA) will retail for $3,000 on Cooper models and $2750 on MCS and JCWs. That includes the price of the heated seat as well. The option will be available starting with March 2012 builds.



http://www.motoringfile.com/2011/11/...-as-an-option/

Pricey?
 
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:46 PM
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I think they're pretty ugly, but probably comfortable and much more supportive for enthusiastic driving than stock seats.
 
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:52 PM
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I agree on the high ugly factor. They would not be on my option list.
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:54 AM
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To bad they're only in black. For a little more money you can pick up the much better looking Euro Recaro's. But if I had the option and could of got them in Beige I probably would of added them.
 
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They are ugly as ****. I wish they were the Sportster CS seats that was previously offered.
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:27 AM
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They are ugly as hell.

They are WAY too expensive.

Rumors on autoblog.com state that they are the same seats that are in the Cadillac CTS-V
 
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So ugly... I'd spend the 3 grand on the JCW recaro's you can order now.
 
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So ugly... I'd spend the 3 grand on the JCW recaro's you can order now.
+1 billion internets
 
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It is also kind of crazy that these seats, as a factory option, cost as much as some cheap used cars.
 
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maybe form follows function?




Originally Posted by dannyhavok View Post
I think they're pretty ugly, but probably comfortable and much more supportive for enthusiastic driving than stock seats.
 
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Extremely ugly, but bolsters look quite supportive. Don't want heated seats. Do want lumbar support for daily driving. Pass.
 
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The Recaro option seats kind of remind me of the MK5 R32/GTi seats. Not my cup of tea since I love my bucket seats in my cars but these do hold you quite well, are heated and retain factory SRS compatibility...
 
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If I'm not mistaken, Recaros (be they in a MINI or VW) are bucket seats. Bucket seats are merely seats with a contoured back (curved to hold you) and are designed to hold only one person.

And the MINI ones aren't the prettiest, but I bet they feel very comfortable. There are so many other things that I'd spend my money on first, though!
 
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Originally Posted by christomapher View Post
If I'm not mistaken, Recaros (be they in a MINI or VW) are bucket seats. Bucket seats are merely seats with a contoured back (curved to hold you) and are designed to hold only one person.

And the MINI ones aren't the prettiest, but I bet they feel very comfortable. There are so many other things that I'd spend my money on first, though!

You are correct. I was referring the a non-reclinable/fixed back seat.

I'm sure they are going to be super comfy too! How can you beat a comfy, heated, hold you in place seat?!
 
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Originally Posted by MINIofChicago View Post
You are correct. I was referring the a non-reclinable/fixed back seat.

I'm sure they are going to be super comfy too! How can you beat a comfy, heated, hold you in place seat?!
Ya you can get a lighter non heated race seat for half the price! Plus it won't look like dog poop.
 
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They're not the same as those in the Cadillac CTS-V. Here's the best picture I have handy of the Recaros in my 2012 V Wagon. They are 14 way adjustable, heated and cooled, suede inserts and they were a $3400 option. Worth every penny.

 
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Originally Posted by Squirlz View Post
They're not the same as those in the Cadillac CTS-V. Here's the best picture I have handy of the Recaros in my 2012 V Wagon. They are 14 way adjustable, heated and cooled, suede inserts and they were a $3400 option. Worth every penny.

Yup I agree with you on that. I sat in those at the autoshow and realized how good they are. On top of that I've own'd 2 Evo's and those Recaro's are superb. I don't doubt the ones we're getting will be good or not but I just don't see why they didn't opt for the Euro ones that are available now. It has to be a style thing I bet.

These (heated and side airbags for $3,800 shipped)


or these ($3,000*)?
 
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I still like my Redwood leather seats.....
 
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:06 PM
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I really do like the euro recaros. They're just so damn expensive. For the price of those seats you can have a used car lol.
 
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