It looks like MINI will be taking JCW to a whole new level for the 2006 model year. According to sources, MINI plans to begin offering JCW items (not all) as factory options. We expect availability of the JCW options around November 2005. At this point it’s unclear what will move to a factory install and what will remain available only at the dealers however we hope to have more info on specifics in the coming weeks and months.

Is it coincidence that the special options package (mentioned yesterday) may be coming out around the same time? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll pass along more when we can confirm it.