MF reader John writes:

>I’ve been debating with my MINI owning friends about this for months now so I thought it was time to finally get an answer. What company actually makes the Hi-Fi in the R56?

The MINI Hi-Fi stereo is made by… (drum roll)…. Harman/Becker Automotive (not to be confused with Harman Kardon which is another Harman Becker brand).