Over the last several months we’ve told you that MINI is planning on adding and deleting a few colors in the current line-up for 2009. While we’ve known for some time what is coming, we’ve recently received confirmation at the dealer level that some of these new colors are now in the system. We believe this means that these colors should be online and available around the beginning of the year. Here’s the list:

– Midnight Black (replacing Astro Black) – available on all models starting with 12/08 production
Horizon Blue – available on all models
– Interchange Yellow (March ’09) – exclusive to the R57 convertible

Also look for some minor interior updates that extend to the seating and color-line on the R57. Notably look for Hot Chocolate as color-line option for at least the R57 if not other models.

On the exterior look for the highly anticipated black trim option for both the headlights and the belt-line of the car. However it’s unclear when in ’09 this will be introduced as an option.