Judging the emails we've been getting lately at MotoringFile it seems everyone is either buying a 2005 MINI or in a desperate need to at least play with the 2005 MINI configuator. So after some digging here is what we've learned about it's release date on MINIUSA.com. Apparently it was set to launch around Sept 1 which generally is the new model year timeframe, however due to the changed timeframe for 2005 it will unfortunately debut quite a while after production commences on July 1. That being said those behind MINIUSA are hard at work and pulling out all stops for a late mid/summer debut for the 2005 configurator. To quote an inside source: “we're cooking up some pretty cool features”.