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Hey Guys Im new on this form and would like to say ****==ooo ;)

Im getting ready to put my order in for My F56 electric blue.
Final decisions on my build before Ordering is as follows:


Electric Blue Body Color
Black Roof/Mirrors
Premium Package Wired Package
Wired Upgrade
JCW Exterior Package JCW Interior Package
JCW Entry Door Sills
JCW Stainless Steel Pedals + Footrest JCW Leather Shift Knob
LED Fog Lights
Rear Fog Lights
LED Headlights with Cornering Lights Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror Heated Mirrors & Washer Jets
Rain Sensor and Auto Headlamps Panoramic Sunroof
Rear Spoiler
Roof Rails
White Turn Signals
John Cooper Works Aero Kit
17" Black JCW Track Spoke Wheels
Sport Seats
Center Armrest
Standard Floor Mats
Cross Leather: Punch Carbon Black OR Leather: Lounge Satellite Gray??????
JCW Leather Steering Wheel w/Multifunction Chrome Line Interior
Anthracite Headliner
MINI Yours Interior Style in Fiber Alloy Carbon Black Color Line
Automatic Climate Control
Storage Package
MINI Excitement Package
6-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters 2.0L TwinPower Turbocharged Engine Toggle Ignition
Dual Stage, 8 Airbag System Performance Control
Dynamic Damper Control
Harman/Kardon Sound System SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Alarm System
Connected + Visual Boost XL Navigation System XL
Real Time Traffic Information
MINI Head-Up Display
Rear-view Camera + PDC
Rear Park Distance Control
On-Board Computer
Comfort Access System
Enhanced Bluetooth and USB/iPod Adapter
Driving Lamps in Black
Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop
JCW Pro Side Stripes in Black

And the kitchen sink LOL :D

Im having a hard time deciding on the seats
Cross Leather: Punch Carbon Black OR Leather: Lounge Satellite Gray??????

I think the Grey looks super and a little more elegant but as keeping them clean scares me.

I have inclosed a few pics of the build and a took a screen grab off a video that shows the electric blue in real time to get a feel of the true color with the black roof and added black strips and darken the tail lights as I will end up modifying later.

Please give me your feed back as far as the build and seats go.

Thanks!:x
 

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Wow! Did you leave anything off the order list?:)

Personally I would do the Punch Carbon Black seats. The grey leather looks great new, but I would be sooo afraid of staining it. You have to be careful about dirty clothes, winter weather (?), food or drinks and god help you if you get stuck somewhere and the muck outside gets inside.

But that's just me. You are going to end up with a beautiful ride either way.

Oost
 

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Satellite grey seats for me lovely.looking and a good leather cleaner sorts em easy.they really aren't too bad .friend has similar colour in a discovery 2 children under 5 and they still look new. Jeans are worst but a good cleaner sorts em easily apparently.
 

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Satellite grey seats for me lovely.looking and a good leather cleaner sorts em easy.they really aren't too bad .friend has similar colour in a discovery 2 children under 5 and they still look new. Jeans are worst but a good cleaner sorts em easily apparently.
Satellite Grey for me too!

Previous R56 cooper had it and I like the colour so much that specced it again for my current F56 Cooper S;).

Just one thing, it you are getting the HUD, you may want to consider the driver assist pack?
A bit pricey, but it gives you traffic signs on the HUD and the active camera based cruise control feature.
I very nearly missed this option until I did some research.
 

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Satellite Grey for me too!

Previous R56 cooper had it and I like the colour so much that specced it again for my current F56 Cooper S;).

Just one thing, it you are getting the HUD, you may want to consider the driver assist pack?
A bit pricey, but it gives you traffic signs on the HUD and the active camera based cruise control feature.
I very nearly missed this option until I did some research.
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Where did you see the drivers assist pack ? I don't see it in the options ??
 

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DDC gives you electronically controlled variable rate dampers -that you can change the settings of electrically via the menus in the car, or they chage with the sport mid green modes on the gear stick thingy. Not got them-happy with the standard ride, thought it was something that might easily wear / go wrong, and sports suspension is just that fixed-firmer sportier ride. as far as I understand it being a luddite and spending my money on other things eg led lights and hud (which I love even though I haven't got the drivers assist pack!)
Have a feeling the driver assist pack may be temporarily unavailable but you need to check with your dealer if you want it-adds speed limit detecting camera , shows on sl on the hud, plus self parking etc etc! I THINK but not got that either!
 
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Where did you see the drivers assist pack ? I don't see it in the options ??
Hi I just checked.
On the configurator on the Mini site, it's under options, safety and security, "Driving Assist Pack".
Mind you this is the UK site, not sure if its available in all countries?
 

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I added the Dynamic Damper Control instead of the sport Suspension whats the difference?
The DDC adjusts the rate on the shocks. You can set it to ride firmer, which improves handling somewhat while making the suspension feels a bit harsher. If your kidneys object, you can set to ride softer. This is a big benefit for people who drive on marginal roads.

The Sport Suspension has stiffer springs, stiffer sway bars, and stiffer shocks. It's stiffer, in other words. The car handles much better and truly feels like it is on rails. You can't turn this off. My car has SS and I absolutely love it. The downside is you will feel every bump in the road, though in my case I don't mind because it reminds me that I'm driving a performance car and not a Buick.

If you don't care that much about handling, then the DDC is probably the way to go. If you want to extract that last bit of go-cart from your MINI, go for the Sports Suspension.

Whichever way you go, it'll be a great car that is more fun to drive than just about anything.
 

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Is putting your build order in on Friday the 13th a bad thing???

I wonder if putting your order in on Friday the 13th will be a good or bad thing?LOL

Well I put it in! Yippee!:laugh::laugh::laugh:;)

Color
Electric Blue Body Color Black Roof/Mirrors Blank Line
Packages
Premium Package Wired Package
Wired Upgrade
JCW Exterior Package JCW Interior Package
JCW Entry Door Sills
JCW Stainless Steel Pedals + Footrest JCW Leather Shift Knob

Exterior
LED Fog Lights
Rear Fog Lights
LED Headlights with Cornering Lights Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror Heated Mirrors & Washer Jets
Rain Sensor and Auto Headlamps Panoramic Sunroof
Rear Spoiler
Roof Rails
White Turn Signals
John Cooper Works Aero Kit

Wheels
17" Black JCW Track Spoke Wheels

Interior
Sport Seats
Center Armrest
Standard Floor Mats
Leather: Lounge Satellite Gray
JCW Leather Steering Wheel w/Multifunction Chrome Line Interior
Anthracite Headliner
MINI Yours Interior Style in Fiber Alloy Carbon Black Color Line
Automatic Climate Control
Storage Package
MINI Excitement Package
Blank Line
Performance
MINI Driving Modes
STND
6-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters 2.0L TwinPower Turbocharged Engine Toggle Ignition
Dual Stage, 8 Airbag System Performance Control
Dynamic Damper Control

Audio & Tech
Harman/Kardon Sound System SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Alarm System
Connected + Visual Boost XL Navigation System XL
Real Time Traffic Information
MINI Head-Up Display
Rear-view Camera + PDC
Rear Park Distance Control
On-Board Computer
Comfort Access System
Enhanced Bluetooth and USB/iPod Adapter Blank Line
MSRP w/Factory Options

Accessories
Driving Lamps in Black
JCW Pro Side Stripes in Black



I decided to go with the Leather: Lounge Satellite Gray seat after all!

I was playing around in photoshop of some mods Im planing on doing yes its a ruff draft but you'll get the idea..
 

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Well done that chap!
Take a look at the pics of my car to confirm that the sattelite grey was a good choice!

So all you have to do is wait now eh?
Keep going through the options as you still have time to adjust your order if required.

Don't forget that pics are a must once you pick it up, the more pics the better.
Oh and you can now start buying the extra toys while you are waiting, such as a stubby aerial and a Mini Bulldog soft toy etc:D:D:D
 

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Amazing spec car...congrats !!

Lounge Leather in Satellite Grey will look amazing.....protect/seal the seats FIRST so they don't get too dirty....similar to the way you would use a good wax on your cars bodywork (Google is your friend)

Cant wait to see the pics when you get it
 

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I wonder if putting your order in on Friday the 13th will be a good or bad thing?LOL
I thought the same thing. That's why I waited til the 14th.
 
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That's cool! It's always good to see pics of a new family member.


Good Luck,


John
 
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