More information from MINIUSA that some have been waiting for awhile to hear:
The long awaited Cooper S gearbox is here! It is a SIX-SPEED automatic with Steptronic paddle shifters. The transmission is from AISIN, a supplier to high end makes such as Audi and Porsche.
- 205 Automatic Transmission-Cooper S
Retail Price = $1350
- 202 Paddle Shifters (must be ordered with 205) Retail Price = NC