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PostSubject: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 09:53

Here we go ... it's now official:

MINI PRESS LINK

I think MINI Find Mate might prove useful for a few of us ... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 10:48

how long have they been teasing those UJ tail lights - shame they're not on the Superleggera Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 11:39

I’m really disappointed with the new badges. Super picky I know, but the wings have come from the new logo, but the rest is from the old? I’d wondered how they’d make it work in the metal, and to me it doesn’t look loke it has.

Those lights though! Interested in the clubman version of them! Not ruling out an LCI in future if the BMW foray doesn’t work out.
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 11:55

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Not ruling out an LCI in future if the BMW foray doesn’t work out.

OK Arnie - you'll be back! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 14:30

I've always thought the new branding was a bit weak and poorly thought out, and wondered how it would translate into actual badges on the cars. Now we know.

Not convinced by the new colours, but will need to see them in the metal. Feel they've missed a trick by not borrowing Valencia Orange and Long Beach Blue from BMW, both of which I think would look stunning on a MINI.

Really fancy going and trying a Cooper S with the DCT though to see what it's like, as it's strongly rumoured that it will be in the GP3. Also no news yet of the rumoured 300bhp JCW which MINI have been teasing us with. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 16:57

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Really fancy going and trying a Cooper S with the DCT though to see what it's like, as it's strongly rumoured that it will be in the GP3. Also no news yet of the rumoured 300bhp JCW which MINI have been teasing us with. Very Happy

I love driving my 8 speed DCT, it goes to 7 speed in sport mode. So smooth and fast in changing gear and I prefer it to any of the VAG DSG boxes I've driven.
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 19:00

What do you have the 8 speed DCT on Steve?
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   10th January 2018, 20:24

Very disappointing! Looks like the designers were busy playing computer games then thought ohh we better do something quick, change the lights people will be impressed, maybe a silly badge will help. Now let’s get back to the computer games and scratching our backsides Wink

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   11th January 2018, 09:31

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What do you have the 8 speed DCT on Steve?

My 2017 Cooper S Clubman, fantastic to drive with the paddles.

Oh and it's her birthday today.



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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   12th January 2018, 13:14

The LCI isn't much different is it (I'm pleased as I can't keep changing my car to keep up with current)

I would like the UJ rear lights on my F56 though I wonder if they would retro fit easy?
It's not clear if UJ is standard or there are just new lights basic and then UJ?

I like the new orangey colour very nice
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   13th January 2018, 09:36

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What do you have the 8 speed DCT on Steve?

My 2017 Cooper S Clubman, fantastic to drive with the paddles.

Oh and it's her birthday today.




Ah Steve, thats the 8 speed version of the Aisin torque converter (rather than dual clutch) box I had in the JCW. The DCT arrives in the LCI, and has the 'Park' button like BMW rather than sliding the lever into Park.

Even my car does't have the DCT, it has a ZF 8 speed - only the M2 gets the DCT and some people on the BMW forums prefer the ZF box to it!
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   15th January 2018, 10:24

Got a look up close at an LCI car yesterday on the MINI Challenge stand at Autosport International.

1) Rear Lights look great!
2) Badge looks good on the rear, not so much on the front, and unchanged on the steering wheel.
3) Couldn't notice anything substantial inside, but the car was locked
4) Black Grill Surround on a Moonwalk Grey JCW - where have I seen that before?



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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   15th January 2018, 12:03

The autosport demo had the secret compartment cover that also had LED colour changing lights on it in a decal shape of Union Jack which is cool

I really hope can retro fit them UJs rear lights on my F56!
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   16th January 2018, 09:55

A bit surprised to learn that there will be no diesel version in the hatch!

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   16th January 2018, 12:41

There will be a diesel, Cooper Hatch Diesel will start from £18,350 and the Cooper SD will start from £22,050

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   16th January 2018, 13:32

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There will be a diesel, Cooper Hatch Diesel will start from £18,350 and the Cooper SD will start from £22,050


Just spoke to MINI who said The One D and Cooper SD hatches are ceasing production and Cooper D Convertible too so looks like a Cooper D will be available, all very confusing Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   16th January 2018, 14:00

I just contacted MINI Uk to check as I have a diesel so was interesting to find out.
The Cooper Diesel Hatch will still be available from March (yay) but the SD will not be.

Whatcar also just tested the hatch diesel 2018 with the new DCT in it and said it was a breath of fresh air to quote them.


Oh and the 1.2 petrol is being ditched

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   18th January 2018, 13:17

Look what I found

I imagine if you have a current f56 with leds the new UJ
light should retro fit easy

Looks like part numbers are 63217297414 and 63217297413 from website below as says from 03/2018 but them part numbers are the current led... confused

https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/search/selectCar/F56/HC/BMW+Cooper+D+B37/ECE/63_1557

If they are only 154eur that's not too bad to keep the car fresh until 4th Gen comes out


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PostSubject: Re: 2018 LCI changes   18th January 2018, 20:44

PhilK wrote:
kikapu wrote:
s60r wrote:
What do you have the 8 speed DCT on Steve?

My 2017 Cooper S Clubman, fantastic to drive with the paddles.

Oh and it's her birthday today.




Ah Steve, thats the 8 speed version of the Aisin torque converter (rather than dual clutch) box I had in the JCW.  The DCT arrives in the LCI, and has the 'Park' button like BMW rather than sliding the lever into Park.

Even my car does't have the DCT, it has a ZF 8 speed - only the M2 gets the DCT and some people on the BMW forums prefer the ZF box to it!



Ah I thought there wasn't a DCT for the Mini..... good to know Steve likes the 8 speed Asin box.... I have the same in our CMS collecting on Saturday..... I loved the ZF box in my 335 BMW and up until recently thought the ZF was in the Mini also...... it felt very similar when I drove the demo!
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