Updated: This rumor has now been confirmed.

It’s strictly a rumor at this point but A long-time source just dropped a juicy detail on the US-spec 2008 MINIs. The rumor goes that all 2008 R56 Coupe and R55 Clubman models will have driver-side auto-up windows identical to those found in the UK and Europe.

As someone who has now owned three US-spec MINI’s over five years, I think I speak for all US owners in saying… it’s about time.