As we reported a few months back, MINI has finally decided to give the US market a driver-side auto-up similar to the rest of the world. However it now looks like this software update will be delayed until after the first of the 2008 US models are on dealer lots.

If you have a 2008 MINI on order and were expecting this feature, we urge you to contact MINI and either make sure you’re car will indeed have the new feature, or ask that they offer a free software update that unlocks it in the future.