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Hi,I've been looking on the MINI site building our new one (like we all do) yet again;) and looking at the F55 I cannot find the roof rails as an option on this yet,but you can spec the on a F56 any ideas:confused:
 

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Please check this carefully as I was told you CANNOT add them at a later date-anyway do you want your roof drilling-totally different roof is put on the car; check with the dealer but am assuming there will be a different way of attaching a different roof rack design to this model ie since the doors have frames you will be able to put rack arms under them in the normal way!
I have the rails on my f56 as I need to attach the very expensive bmw mini roof rack!
 
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Hi, First post, been reading the forum for a few months now, ever since ordering my F55 coopers Sd, Auto, but resisted getting involved.
I now have something usefull to say.
When the F55 was first announced I went to the dealer and pointed out thet the F56 had roof bars but they did not show on the F55 config, I agreed to order an F55 provided it came with them, it took about two months for the dealer to confirm this, lots of phone calls and emails to mini product development etc, Finally confirmed, the are available £155 option, Makes the car a whole lot more useful to me.
Mine due mid November, never waited this long for a car befoe
 

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I have them on my f56 3 door and bought the bmw roof bars to suit-got a tenner off ! seems a very simple and good sytem and no paint damage by putting roof bars on the roof or gutter area-HOORAY! I have to say with the black roof I really like the looks of them too and I don't get as wet when it rains as they block a lot of the running water!
 

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Yes, get these if you have the slightest suspicion that roof racks are in your future.

My dealer and I both failed to notice that MINI changed the design so that you must order the roof rails, or you are SOL. I am somewhat perturbed because I have a kayak and a recumbent trike that I now cannot carry until some aftermarket rack becomes available.

Well, the kayak is folding, so I can carry it, if I don't mind spending 90 minutes assembling and disassembling every time. Grrrr.

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Anyone reading this that is on the fence about ordering roof rails - ORDER THEM!

Technically they can be retrofitted, but what would have been a $250 option from the factory turns into a price 10x that and there is no official "kit" or procedure for this, just the dealer doing their best and from what I've heard it's possible, but it's a pain.

You can order roof rails on either the F56 or F55, even if the configurator doesn't have it listed (they are always out of date).

Option code is 386 - price will depend on your country.
 

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Anyone reading this that is on the fence about ordering roof rails - ORDER THEM!

Technically they can be retrofitted, but what would have been a $250 option from the factory turns into a price 10x that and there is no official "kit" or procedure for this, just the dealer doing their best and from what I've heard it's possible, but it's a pain.

You can order roof rails on either the F56 or F55, even if the configurator doesn't have it listed (they are always out of date).

Option code is 386 - price will depend on your country.
Yes! Among other things. There's a thread.
 

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Yes if in any doubt order rails. You don't want someone drilling your roof!
 
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Yeah, I have just got delivery of F55 with Roof Rails and also bike rack. The rails look natural and carries my dinghy ok. The bike rack carries my sails, sheets and paint box ok
 

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Anyone try the Yakima aftermarket racks?

I'm told the only roof racks that will fit an F56 without roof rails is the Yakima racks with the "Q-Towers." Anyone try this or know someone who has?
 

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It's unfortunate that the roof bars are only available in black. I would like to have them on my MCS, but the white roof with matt black roof bars really does not look that good. (Unless you have a black/dark grey car.)

I have trying to figure out if I should get the bike rack preparation (3AR) or just to go for a aftermarket solution (Yakima has been mentioned by lot of people.) There is really little information on bike rack preparation option and the possibilities provided by it on the mini web site, the official Mini solutions I've found that support it seem to be really expensive (700-800€ for a bike rack?!?!?). Are there any 3rd party solutions that would support 3AR option?
 

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Hi, First post, been reading the forum for a few months now, ever since ordering my F55 coopers Sd, Auto, but resisted getting involved.
I now have something usefull to say.
When the F55 was first announced I went to the dealer and pointed out thet the F56 had roof bars but they did not show on the F55 config, I agreed to order an F55 provided it came with them, it took about two months for the dealer to confirm this, lots of phone calls and emails to mini product development etc, Finally confirmed, the are available £155 option, Makes the car a whole lot more useful to me.
Mine due mid November, never waited this long for a car befoe
Hi there, I have an F55 and was told when we ordered that we could not have a roof rail as an option at that point in time. I got the keys on 01 Nov 14. Can you please confirm the roof rail issue as I will be contacting BMW if I was not given the total facts.
 

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Hi,I've been looking on the MINI site building our new one (like we all do) yet again;) and looking at the F55 I cannot find the roof rails as an option on this yet,but you can spec the on a F56 any ideas:confused:
Did you manage to get roof rails fitted? regards Michael
 

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Yes if in any doubt order rails. You don't want someone drilling your roof!
Well, they are drilling into our new car today....gulp. Please everyone cross your fingers and toes!

We stated when buying it (2015 hardtop S 4-door) we needed a roof rack to buy it. They showed us F56 racks online saying here they are, no roof rails needed....uh, NOT. So here we are, installing super expensive roof rails.

I wouldn't call my dealer/sales guy liars exactly, just total idiots who know nothing about specific models.

I just hope my big Thule box will fit. ;/
 

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Well, they are drilling into our new car today....gulp. Please everyone cross your fingers and toes!

We stated when buying it (2015 hardtop S 4-door) we needed a roof rack to buy it. They showed us F56 racks online saying here they are, no roof rails needed....uh, NOT. So here we are, installing super expensive roof rails.

I wouldn't call my dealer/sales guy liars exactly, just total idiots who know nothing about specific models.

I just hope my big Thule box will fit. ;/
So the dealer is installing roof rails on a car that shipped without them? Did it cost a lot more than the factory option? I thought about getting it but I'm not sure I need them. Since I was on the fence I opted for no rack but it would be nice to know whether or not I could add one in the future if I wished.
 

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So the dealer is installing roof rails on a car that shipped without them? Did it cost a lot more than the factory option? I thought about getting it but I'm not sure I need them. Since I was on the fence I opted for no rack but it would be nice to know whether or not I could add one in the future if I wished.
It's about $2000 - $3000 to retrofit, depending on the dealer.
 
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