they come in cloth, fake leather, or real leather. of course the leather ones cost much more. I just realized that the 40 lbs includes the slider assemblies, so the seats actually weigh less than 40lbs. They have full recline, but no tip forward for the coupes. I havent a clue what the stock e36 seat weighs, although i think a stock e30 recaro sport seat (like the ones in my cab) weigh about 70lbs each (i may be wrong).
oh and jybute -- you meantioned that you had a friend who does paintjobs. Could you pass on his name? thanks