MINI UK has released information on pricing and equipment changes for the UK Market. These changes will commence with the 2006 model year, officially now set for September 2005. The official MINI UK release was posted on MINI2 and portions have been reproduced below:

The following colour changes will also take place from 1st September production.

668 – Black II – All Models
859 – Solid Gold – All Models
870 – Electric Blue – All Models
902 – Liquid Yellow – MINI Cooper S Hatch & Convertible Only

Additional Availability:
A25 – Astro Black – Available on MINI Cooper S Hatch & Convertible
A28 – Hyper Blue – Available on all MINI Hatch & Convertible models
850 – Pepper White – Available on all MINI Convertibles

New Option:
We are also pleased to announce the introduction of Recaro Sports Seats for the driver and front passenger as an available option on all models. These seats will only be available in Leather GRAVITY Panther Black/Grey, and will have matching rear seats. This option will also include Lumbar Support, Passenger and Driver Seat Height Adjustment, Front Seat Heating, Adjustable Thigh Support and Recaro branding.

4FA – Recaro Sports Seats – 1,530 (UK Pounds) for all models except MINI Cooper S
1,350 (UK Pounds) for MINI Cooper S Hatch & Convertible

(IMPORTANT: When ordering 4FA Recaro Sports Seats you must order upholstery code T5PN or T6PN. The car will not be built with these upholsteries and the leather cost will not be charged).

You can read a few other UK market specifics here.

It’s unclear if all of these changes will be seen in the US market as well.

Photos of the new Recaro seats coming soon…