MINI is planning on launching the first R56 JCW products for Spring of 2007. While MINI and JCW are still developing the engine kit for a fall of 2007 release, the first Carbon Fiber pieces and similar items will be available in late spring.

The reason for this change is pretty simple. BMW is busy developing the full-on JCW kit and simply won’t be finished until later in the year after many miles of testing everywhere from the Nurburgring to Death Valley. Meanwhile smaller accessories are much easier to design, build and ship so they will be on the shelves first.

Look for performance related items to come later in the year or even 2008.