MINI USA has eliminated the standard CD Changer prep from US market cars for all production going forward. The reason? Only 50 cars out of over 50,000 actually had CD changers installed. Thank the iPod and iPhone.
Update: We’ve confirmed that this change will ONLY be for the R57 Convertible. The R55 and R56 will keep the CD Changer prep for the time-being. However don’t be surprised to see this go away in the near future.