Last week we looked at the production timeline for the entire family of next generation MINIs. This week, let’s deal with the simple question we’ve been seeing a lot lately; “when can I order a 2007?”

For Europe and the UK your time is now. With pricing announced this week dealers should be happy to help get you a production slot if not today, very soon.

In the US we’ll have to wait a bit longer as pricing and US specifications won’t be about for awhile yet. However we can confirm what we’ve been reporting for awhile now; the first US orders for the R56 will be for December production. Expect delivery of these cars in late January for the east coast and midwest. For the rest of the country that translates into early February. MINI is planning on making Presidents day weekend the official launch in the US as all dealers should have cars by then.