While going over the new R56 I noticed a potential paint rubbing issue under the bonnet. This doesn’t seem like it will be a huge deal to fix like the last time we saw paint rubbing under the bonnet because this time the culprit is a flexible enough part to move with a minor adjustment to a bracket. We’ll see if this is an isolated issue or if many of the new models suffer from this. Before anyone gets alarmed, this is the only instance I’ve seen of this. I have not seen under the bonnet of other MINIs but I will surely be looking over the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

You may remember MINI had a similar issue on the R50 that MF reported on back in early 2003.