New 2006 Options for the US Market

With all the recent MotoringFile coverage of the 2006 model year last week focusing on the bigger stories, I thought it might be helpful to recap a few of the less talked...

The US Checkmate Special Options Package

MINI has recently introduced three special edition models for 2006; the Seven, the Park Lane, and the Checkmate. As expected, MINIUSA has decided not to offer these special editions for the US...

No Recaro Seats for the US Market

Yes this is from official sources and yes this is unexpected. The Recaro seats (seen here) that everyone had been expecting won’t be happening in the US for 2006. It would seem...

2006 Model Year Timeline

Update: It now appears certain that the 2006 model year will begin in September 2005. MotoringFile has just received word on the time-table for the 2006 MINI. While a final decision is...

2006 Updates; Seats and Wheels

We’ve got a few more updates on some of the minor changes MINI has in store for the 2006 model year. Wheels We’ve just heard from a reliable source that the venerable...

Space Blue & Solar Red Spotted

We can’t say when, where or how we got this exclusive MotoringFile image showing two of the three new 2006 colors, but we can say it’s a 100% legit picture of what...

MINI's 2006 Color Changes

As we mentioned last week, there will be some significant color changes coming down the pipeline for the 2006 model year. We can now confirm (without a doubt) the following changes: Going...

2006 Model Year Changes

(Updated) – MINI is sending the R50 and R53 out with a bang in their last year of production. While the 2006 model year won’t offer nearly as many changes as the...

2006 Special Options Package Update

We’ve got yet another MotoringFile exclusive for you today. A few weeks ago we reported on MINI’s plans to make 2006 very special. We’ve now got a little more info. For starters...

Silver Contrast Roof for 2006?

It would appear that the current MINI, R50 and R53, are going out with a bang in their final year of production. Like the classic Mini in it’s later years, it looks...