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Old 11-10-2012, 10:16 PM
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2013 recaro seat option

So I took a closer look at the recaro seat option (shot from the GP model) and they do not look impressive. Recaro seats are usually a recaro everything (seat frame,. foam, upholster, etc), but these look like some crap recaro cobbled together on the mini sport seat framework. I can't see why these are going to be significantly better than the sport seats. A bit more bolstering on the rib area and a headrest that can't be flipped around.

Anyone actually sat in them yet?

 
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:15 AM
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They've been around since 2012. I have them in my JCW and love them.
 
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:21 AM
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I sat in them at the dealer, I didn't like them. They caught me under the thigh, we went for the standard sport seats.
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:43 AM
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they are super comfortable and will certainly keep you in the seat for those sharp turns. i had them in a previous vehicle, loved it.
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:46 AM
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Damn, that's a fugly seat. I liked the earlier versions much better.
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Btwyx View Post
I sat in them at the dealer, I didn't like them. They caught me under the thigh, we went for the standard sport seats.
was it a red mini jcw by chance? if so i almost bought that car. i on the other hand wish the seats came out a littler more. my right leg cramps because there isnt enough support underneath it. i feel the seats are too "short"
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:24 AM
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I've got them and love them.
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:38 AM
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I'd like to buy a second hand pair to replace the sport leatherette seats. I'm not in love with the look, but I'd take it.
 
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:59 PM
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I made the mistake of buying Recaro seats... Extremely painful! Bolsters and top seams dig into thighs.
 
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by miata_racer View Post
Recaro seats are usually a recaro everything (seat frame,. foam, upholster, etc), but these look like some crap recaro cobbled together on the mini sport seat framework.
Late responding to this, but they are exactly as the OP suspected. The "Recaro seats" are merely a set of replacement cushions and covers for the standard seats. MINI is making a mint on the surcharge.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...95&hg=52&fg=10

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rkw View Post
Late responding to this, but they are exactly as the OP suspected. The "Recaro seats" are merely a set of replacement cushions and covers for the standard seats. MINI is making a mint on the surcharge.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...95&hg=52&fg=10

That's crazy! Another rich *** company ripping people off!
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:09 AM
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I would gladly trade my Recaro seats for the older versions
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Gator Vlad View Post
I made the mistake of buying Recaro seats... Extremely painful! Bolsters and top seams dig into thighs.
How big are you?
 
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