We’ve got yet another MotoringFile exclusive for you today.

A few weeks ago we reported on MINI’s plans to make 2006 very special. We’ve now got a little more info. For starters there will be two special editions packages offered. At least one of those seems to partially consist of a factory installed JCW engine upgrade and special Recaro seats designed for the MINI.

We’re told the Recaros will be a big improvement over the Sparco sourced JCW seats currently offered outside the US. Apparently the JCW seats will be a bit more accommodating and generally less confining. They will also feature fore and aft movement and will grip much better than the current sport seats offered on the MINI. Unlike the JCW seats (and like the current oem MINI seats) they will offer side airbags.

And the JCW engine kit installed at the factory is just the tip of the iceburg. We should have confirmation soon on other JCW parts to be available straight from the factory.