The wait is over! Now if only that MINIUSA configurator would just launch πŸ™‚ While this isn't not absolutely official it is completely legit. This news comes via our favorite new source, foolsdragon:

Pricing has been announced… Just posted to the internal system.

Base prices remain the same:
2005 MINI Cooper: $16,449
2005 MINI Cooper S: $19,899
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible: $20,950
2005 MINI Cooper S Convertible: $24,400
Destination and Handling for all models: $550

New options:
Chrome Line Exterior: $250 (all models)
Chrome Line Interior: $200 (all models)
Chrome Mirror Caps (and chrome hinges for convertibles): $120
Universal Garage Door Opener: $200
Cockpit Chrono Pack: $250
Cloth/Leather combo interior: $800

Old options with price increases:
Combo #1 Premium Package: $1,350
Combo #2 Sport Package: $1,350
Metallic Paint: $420

Pricing for the MCS automatic and LSD are still TBD.

Kudos to MINIUSA for keeping prices the same despite some worthwhile improvements for 2005.