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MINI ordered please help

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Hello, I am new to the forum, below car is for my sister actually but I configured it. I really like the car and have a bit more time to change the configuration as wanted, so please help me out.

Here are the specs for her 5 door MINI:

Euro Spec Mini Cooper with Chilli Package
MINI visual boost (no navigation)
Truffle punched leather

My questions are as follows:

1) does she get a better sound system with the MINI Visual Boost and the Chilli package. Dealer says it is a bit better than standard but less good than HK system?

2) does it matter that truffle leather also has brushed leather inserts, it is not full leather, will that get dirty...had no clue it had partly brushed leather

3) will there be new leather colors introduced/inserts for the dash? MINI configurator for Germany as well as UK is mostly down, I assume they are making changes.

4) Now the tricky one, if she takes PIANO LACK (already ordered) then she does not get the LED strip in the doors (I assume that is the only LED strip edition). Does she get the LED strip with MINI YOURS FIBER alloy inserts?
Are there LED strips on the front console

5) Is the ring around the visual boost (6,5" screen) one ambient light line or is it broken down with space in between. Videos of the mini boost online show that the ring around the screen is broken down, and on some of the photos it is fully lighten up (one line)

MINI is already ordered but there is still some small room for changes before it reaches production.

I also must add that the car is great. I have a much bigger new car right now and need to figure out a way to buy a bigger car for the family and have the MINI as my daily ride. It is fairly complex to do, but as I am sooooo impressed with the way the MINI drives and the pleasure that I want one too now.

Thanks a lot!
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Am wondering if worth to add the fiber alloy MINI yours for the dash as it seems not to be changing for the doors so I guess no light (only with Darwood).

My F55 has MINI yours fibre alloy and the chilli pack and I can confirm that you get the extended led lighting strips in both the front and rear doors. I changed my spec from Piano black in order to get extended mood lighting.

The alloy part of the pack applies only to the inserts in the dashboard. The surround for the central display is Piano black and the door inserts are silver/grey. HTH
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I'll try and get some pics this evening. Very happy with the choice and glad I switched from Piano black. The LED door strips are pretty cool.
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Some pictures of the Mini Yours Alloy interior. Hope this helps you decide...

Front passenger door and dash

Rear door


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Hello, can someone tell me the following. Mini visual boost has bluetooth included, what does enhance bluetooth option with USB do? It is a place holder in the armrest for a snap in adapter? I want to know whether the music can be played via cable and also to show album artwork. Can it do those two things just with visual boost? Or do i have to have this enhanced thing. THANK YOU

Yes, you can play music via the cable OR Bluetooth audio with just the Visual Boost and without the enhanced Bluetooth. Album artwork comes up as well. However, for me I've had a few problems with Bluetooth audio so I now only use the USB.
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