• Feb 19, 2010
Cadillac CTS Recaro Seats – Click above to enlarge

Around the Autoblog campfire, the second-generation Cadillac CTS remains one of our favorite sedans of recent years. For one thing, the interior of the gen-two CTS is vastly better executed than the original. But like the Corvette, it has one weakness: The seats. They aren't terrible, just not great. That error has been rectified with news from Cadillac today that multi-adjustable power-actuated Recaro front seats are now available as an option. These same seats have been available in the supercharged CTS-V, but now buyers of the V6 sedan can get them as well.

At $2,800 the new seats don't come cheap, but you will definitely be hooked once you sit in them and start taking a few hard corners. Adjustable side bolsters and extendable seat cushions for those of us with long thighs allow these new thrones to fit any driver. Frankly, we'd love to seem them installed in the Corvette ZR1 as well, but the engineers tell us they are a bit too wide for the C6. When the two-door, fast-back CTS coupe goes on sale this summer, these same seats will also be available in both the V6- and LSA-powered variants. Unfortunately, those who opt for the extra cargo space of the Sportwagon will have to make do with the standard seats.

[Source: Cadillac]
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CADILLAC EXPANDS OFFERING OF RECARO PERFORMANCE SEATS

DETROIT– Cadillac today announced expanded availability of Recaro performance seats in the 2010 CTS Sport Sedan. Recaro 14-way adjustable seats are now available in limited quantity as a $2800 option on the Premium and Performance trim levels of the 2010 model CTS Sport Sedans.

Previously, Recaro seats were exclusively offered on the 556 hp CTS-V high performance model. The popularity of the option on the V-Series model spurred Cadillac to extend the option further. Recaro is the considered one of the world's preeminent performance seating manufacturers. The company has deep experience in motorsports that it applies to production auto seats, including those available in some of the world's most prestigious high-performance cars.

In the CTS, the Recaro seats include adjustable back and thigh support for the driver and front-seat passenger, including a seat cushion extender, among the 14 total adjustable elements. The seats feature French-stitched leather, with microfiber suede inserts in the center sections of the cushions and seatbacks, as well as heating and cooling functions.

Recaro seats will also be available this summer on the new 2011 CTS Coupe and CTS- V Coupe luxury sports cars.


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      JR
      • 4 Years Ago
      cant put the racaro in the cts. that package is strictly for cts-v's. no cts can pull it off
      • 4 Years Ago
      The seat trim and buttons still look cheap as if they are out of an entry level GM product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        that's because the "Recaro" seat is just licensing of the label
        • 4 Years Ago
        Green, You sound like a person who would be very happy with a new Cadillac. Have you thought about leasing one? I see the payments are cheap. Luxury at a discount.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Green,

        Based on your past ownership record you seem to be on target with your choice of the Cadillac. The Baby Green's will be out of college before you know it and you can continue on your pattern.
        • 4 Years Ago
        DavidW: I happen to like the new generation of Cadillacs, and would own a CTS over ANY Audi, BMW or Mercedes Benz of a similar price range. I also like the SRX, which I would own ahead of the X5, X3, Q7, MDX, ZDX, GLK, etc.etc.

        For the record, I have owned:

        Audi A6 - The most horribly expensive car to keep on the road.

        MB 240D - Sweet but SOOTY ride, relatively low maintenance.

        Lincoln LS: Excellent highway car, almost as bad as the A6.

        Volvo 760 good but horribly uninspiring car.

        No, I am not in the market for a Cadillac now, I currently have two daughters in college, that's a higher priority. You won't see me with a Benz in my driveway, and a foreclosure sign in my front lawn.

        Love Ya buddy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now if only they'd offer proper sport seats in the Corvette! Guess we'll have to wait for the next-gen...
        • 4 Years Ago
        its so true, the seats in the vette are not up to the level of the rest of the car. it is not acceptable to have to hold onto the steering wheel for dear life while everything else about the car is perfectly designed to go damn fast around corners
        • 4 Years Ago
        You beat me to it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, if I were getting this car, probably costing around $40,000, I'd invest in some great seats too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Need? Luxury cars aren't really about what you need so much as what you want.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its not so much that these seats are amazing (which they are) as much as the normal seats are not very good. They don't even have thigh bolsters. These ones have inflatable thigh bolsters. :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry for the double post. Gotta love this comment system...
        • 4 Years Ago
        seriously, autoblog has undergone multiple total redesigns and the comment/reply system has always sucked
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah it really needs an edit featue desparately. And also, I hit reply to my second post and it made a third post. Oh well...
      • 4 Years Ago
      These seats definitely were in need of an upgraded option. Good to see the recognized that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally!!! I was waiting for the coupe to come out to get this option. I just might spring for the sedan. I love the CTS-V, but I don't need the V-8. I WANT it, but i don't need it. 3.6DI is more than enough for me. Now if I could only find one on the dealer lot without the fake wood trim... :-/
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's real wood? I didn't know that. That's pretty neat, but I'm still not to fond of the stuff. I'd rather have the polished/mirrored black trim.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah its real. A thin piece encased in plastic, but yes - real.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, the wood trim they put in the CTS is real Sapele wood, not fake. It's nice looking wood, i.m.o.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great seats. I don't know how many takers there will be, but a CTS performance package with the rare manual option and these seats would make a fine sporting luxury car for those who don't have the srcatch for a V.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's nice to have options! Who ever said the 3.6DI powertrain isn't enough fun for these? :P

      Personally, not worth the $2,800 but still pretty cool for those who want it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I had a CTS, I'd buy one seat for the driver. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only one I know of who enjoys Recaro seats is my 10 month old....Recaro Young Sport!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am glad they got new seats. The standard seats are too hard and like a lot cars these days don't have enough thigh support. That being said BMW still takes the cake for terrible standard seats. They are plain awful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn I wish my CTS had those! My seats are very comfortable but I could use the added support when I toss her into a corner.
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