Jul 5th, 2006
The Checkmate Package’s run is nearing an end.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The package will no longer be available starting with September production.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â To reflect this, the package was recently removed from the MINIUSA configurator and dealers have been notified.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Apr 26th, 2006
To close out the R53 Cooper S (and since they won’t be offering the GP), MINI Canada will be releasing a special edition of it’s own.
The “S.E.” will offer the following options into one high value package (pricing to be announced): continued →
Apr 5th, 2006
Just in time to say good bye to Solar Red, Liquid Yellow and Purple Haze, MINI USA has announced that a new supplier has been found for S4PN-Space Grey/Panther Black Cloth. It should be available for ordering as of right… now.
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Feb 13th, 2006
The MINI Cooper S JCW GP edition will be publicly debuting in final production trim at the Geneva Autoshow in early march. And with that date fast approaching, MINI.com has a few new JCW GP photos that do a great job of showing the car, well, in a new light. Also listed on the new site are the now familiar performance numbers that were released last October; 88lbs weight reduction and 218bhp. Does this mean they there won’t be any spec changes when the car debuts in production trim at Geneva in three weeks time? We’ve heard recent rumors that suggest that both the changes may still happen and that they won’t. In fact the only thing we really can count on is that we’ll know the answer in about three weeks time.
Dec 14th, 2005
As the MINI Plant in Oxford gets ready to commence large scale production of the new MINI later next year, expect availability of some options to change. Specifically we’ve learned that Black Eye Purple (Purple Haze in the US), Liquid Yellow and Solar Red will be discontinued from April production onward. We should see a few other changes later in the year as well.
Nov 30th, 2005
As the hotly debated JCW GP project continues to advance, today we look at some of the factors that appear to have lead MINI to select an outside firm to be so heavily involved in the production of its own special edition.
Nov 22nd, 2005
Until recently the only information available for the new 2006 colors came from either the MINIUSA configurator flash animation or a color sample at the dealership. Neither one was a very good way to gage just how the new colors would look. To aid those spec’ing their 2006 MINIs, today we take a look at how the Solar Red body color and the new bonnet stripes look “in the flesh.”