This news comes from an anonymous MINI insider:
I was looking at orders for new cars this past weekend and noticed that some of the production dates were falling back by four weeks. I didn’t realize until later it was the cars with the Harmon Kardon Stereo option. Then I found out yesterday that there was a fire at the plant that makes the H/K components. My initial source made it seem like it was simply a small fire. However, I’ve since heard from another source that it was much more severe. My concern is that the delay could be much greater and that another four weeks could turn into much more.
We’ll have more info on this and how it effects orders as soon as we get it.