“When is the R56 and/or R55 going to be available?” It’s a question we hear constantly these days from folks with deposits burning a hole in their pockets. We’ve answered it a few times on the site but, with the help of some new information, we can shed a bit more light on the topic. According to our sources, here’s a list of rough US market release dates for MINI over the next several years. Expect European and UK dates to be similar, if not a few months before.

MINI Coupe (R56) / February 2007 (11.06 in Euope & UK)
MINI Extended Wheelbase (R55) / Spring 2008
MINI Convertible (R57) / Spring 2009
?? (R58) / Nothing is green-lit yet but it could be rather “interesting”.