For those of you where the Chili Pack is offered as an option you can expect some changes for 2005. Here is the official bulletin from MINI:
The standard wheels within the pack will change from the 17″ S-Spoke Alloys to the 17″ 5-Star BULLET Alloys as detailed above. If the customer requires the 17″ S-Spokes, they are available at no cost but option code 369 must be added to the order.
For cars without automatic transmission the CHILI Pack will include the Limited Slip Differential as described above, hence there will now be two prices for the CHILI pack on the MINI Cooper S.
MINI Cooper S with Manual Transmission – £1,600
MINI Cooper S with Automatic Transmission – £1,500