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PostSubject: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 18:41


MINI’s March Production Changes

As is customary, MINI will be rolling out a handful of key changes for production starting this March. As is typical they call into three categories: color and trim, new and/or updated options and restrictions.

• The White Silver package with the Clubman will not be available with a white roof starting 03/12
• Clubman gets the optional JCW Package complete with aero-kit
• Clubman JCW also gets the aero-kit as standard
• New iPod/iPhone cradle for the Countryman
• The Countryman Cooper S gets a new 128 mph speed limiter
• The Clubman to be offered with Spice Orange
• The Hot Chocolate convertible top is phased out
• Laser Blue and Laguna Green phased out.
• MINI Yours bonnet stripes and side scuttles offered in black
• All R5X models get Reef Blue (replacing Laser Blue)
• Special editions start production: Baker (R56 MCS), Baywater (R56 MC and MCS, and the Highgate (R57 MC and MCS).

And the biggest news? The R59 MINI Roadster goes on-sale February 25th.

Taken from MotoringFile

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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 18:49

Getting rid of Laguna green so soon was a mistake. Didn't even get chance to get ordered. Getting rid of laser blue - so thats another bright colour gone! I do like reef blue, but by the same merit its not exactly bright. Colour choice is going down the pan!

I'd consider a Highgate if it was a hatch, and getting rid of the hot chocolate convertible top - shame as it looked great on pepper white for example. Black too.

128mph speed limited?! Why!? Is that a joke?

I thought the JCW clubman got the aero kit anyway?

Good changes I suppose on the most part.
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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 19:09

I wanted a Lazer blue mini! I wish Mini would stop changing colours to often.
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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 19:12

Got to agree. I really liked the Laguna Green although for some reason it was offered as a hideously expensive (why?) option.
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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 20:02

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128mph speed limited?! Why!? Is that a joke?

I had heard that it was due to some safety reasons, for the USA, but I don't know how true that is

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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 20:40

If they are limiting the Cooper S Countryman to 128mph what will the JCW be limited to when released?

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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 22:44

I hope they're not limiting the UK models too, although I don't suppose many S countrymans would ever hit that limiter but...
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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 22:45

Here's a wee bit more info on the speed limit for the Countryman:

http://www.motoringfile.com/2012/02/08/mini-countryman-cooper-s-speed-being-limited/

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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 23:19

Thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 23:21

Don't think we got up to those speeds did we Ian but they felt pretty stable to me at speed Smile

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PostSubject: Re: MINI’s March Production Changes   14th February 2012, 23:23

Nowhere near those unfortunately, but the way we were throwing them round, they felt pretty stable then! Big Grin

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