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Old 03-15-2019, 07:12 PM
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Smile Recaro Seat Option

I understand that the Recaro option was discontinued in middle to late 2012.
Was it available on the justa and the S and not just the JCW?
How many people have this option?

I have the Recaro's in my JCW and I love them.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:17 AM
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The Recaro Seats (known as option 4FA) will retail for $3,000 on Cooper models and $2750 on MCS and JCWs. Again 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/

I'd call that pricing a bargain really.

The option was short-lived on the Roadster:
http://www.motoringfile.com/2012/10/...-the-roadster/

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Old 03-16-2019, 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the great information Oldboy.
It appears that this option is rarer than I originally thought.
Heated seats in a ragtop is a no brainer.
 
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Same colour as original Only downside is a wrong logo
I think the recaro cs are a better fit, got mine from a lotus
 
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Same colour as original Only downside is a wrong logo
I think the recaro cs are a better fit, got mine from a lotus
Nothing wrong with a Lotus logo!

I always wanted a set of original JCW Recaros but just never could work it out before they were NLA'd.

I just ordered a set of Cobra Misanos that are being custom made as I write but I would have preferred the original JCW Recaros is that were still an option for me.
 
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I have the factory Recaro seats in my 2014 JCW Coupe. Heated of course. This was a $2700 option. I love 'em. I had heated leather seats in my 2007 MCS, but not Recaros. The heating thing is the same, but the Recaros seem more comfortable and they sure look cool. (They don't look anything like the ones pictured above though)
 
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I am not sure but I think the Recaro option was available in the Coupe later than the Roadster. If your was factory than this appears to be correct.
 
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Yep, we got factory USA version recaros for a short time in the USA then they stopped it as an option for the R58/R59 due to some chaffing on the seat belt or something like that. So if you have them its super rare on those cars and awesome, The Euro JCW recaros that are NLA now were the other option, now its just the regular Recaros:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...eat-swaps.html
 
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Here's pix of my factory Recaros on my 2014 JCW Coupe. No fancy colors, just black with barely visible Recaro/JCW stamping. Very comfortable.
 
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Look the same as my 2012 JCW. I didn't think they were available for the 2014 model year.
 
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Originally Posted by minidd99 View Post
Look the same as my 2012 JCW. I didn't think they were available for the 2014 model year.
Maybe for the Coupe not the Roadster? My car was "made" in 7/13 as a 2014. I bought it off the Scottsdale Mini lot in 4/14 for about $38k.
 
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Yes, I believe you are correct that the Coupe had the Recaro option after 2012 and the Roadster did not. I didn't notice that you own a Coupe not a Roadster.
 
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