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Ordering a JCW - which color?

So after leasing a base F55 Mini Cooper for 3 years now, im near making the jump of buying a fully loaded JCW, including the optional Pro Exhaust ?.

Only decision left is the color. Im definitely going with black roof, and downgrading to the black 17" instead of the too fancy and too big and hard riding 18" ones that come with the default JCW setup.

Im thinking British Racing Green, maybe without the bonnet stripe. But also I do like the electric blue....any opinions?

My current cooper is volcanic orange / black roof, which I love, but would like to pick a different one
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I was going to say..................V.orange, but you already know
British racing green is a nice colour, which get to quickly dirty for me
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Here are two photos, one of an electric blue cooper which I saw in Mini Park Lane, London, and a BRG version at my local mini dealer in norway. Kinda prefer the BRG one.

Also, being norwegian, with our mad car tax system, u will not believe how expensive this thing is ?
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Welcome to the forum I would go moonwalk gray with a red roof.



Moonwalk/black looks spiffy 2



White/Silver looks great too



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I love grey cars.
But i find the first one really too sad !!
I prefer the white/silver one.
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Thanks for welcoming me to the forum, people

The moon grey and black combo do look great. But I feel I might bored of it after a while.

Generally, im not a fan of the red roof. Mostly because lot of cheaper cars are being offered with "crazy roof colors", and that has cheapen the look a little. But thats just my own opinion, of course. And with the sunroof the roof gets a bit "busy" in red.

In the configurator in my country, it seems that all the color options for a JCW are "free", except the dark blue and the army green one ( neither which I like anyway), so cost is no issue here, making it harder. For my current 1.5 liter cooper, the volcanic orange was free, which helped me choose it (plus it looked great)
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Welcome Christian! How about... Chili Red! With black bits. If you're going to have a loud car, might as well go all the way! Here's mine...

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Welcome Christian! How about... Chili Red! With black bits. If you're going to have a loud car, might as well go all the way! Here's mine...
The idea of a red one has struck my mind. If I was going for a 1.5 or a 2.0 liter S, I would consider it.

But In my (very silly) head I do feel that the expensive (!) red stripe across the front (which, together with the red calipers, screams "im a hot hatch!!") and some of the JCW badging gets lost when u choose a red color. I love the way the red stripe really stands out on the darker or lighter colors, like the BRG, moonwalk grey or even white.
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BRG & black roof is a thumbs up imo! Actually any color with a black roof is better including Black! I don't agree about the 18" cup spoke wheels... they look so much better on the F56 over the 17's....and they are optional not standard (at least in most areas). If you go with the 17's I'd recommend getting the pro coilovers right out of the gate....you will thank me! :-)

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