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Great looking SE and very distinctive rims! drive safe and enjoy it!

ps. i DESPERATELLY need the black belt line! is this an official part?
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Great looking SE and very distinctive rims! drive safe and enjoy it!

ps. i DESPERATELLY need the black belt line! is this an official part?
It is an official part. I had asked about it when I placed my deposit and they added it in the backend somehow. It is added at the port when it arrived. Surprisingly it’s actually built into the window sticker pricing.. $675. It was on the car before it arrived at the dealership and took about an extra week of time for them to order and install it once it arrived.
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This is normal. You’ll see that kind of affect when you use the radio or whatever media source you have (I get it also when I use my music USB.

It’s a design thing, is what I reckon.
You're right, i saw the ice presentation on motor.tv channel and has the same design. To my eyes seems awkward but its ok, its a mini!!

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2020 5dr Cooper to 2022 3rd CooperS
1500km / first impressions - still under break-in period (2000km / 4000rpm max, as per owners manual)

  • 4cyl engine is a lot smoother, pulling much better from low RPM. Start'n'stop is now usuable and not scary as on 3cyl, but again coded to remember the last setting.
  • Fuel consumption is lower than my previous 3cyl 1500 engine. Recent trip revealed a 5.8lt/100km ,mostly using cruise control set @ 130km/hr. (~6.5 same trip with 1500cc engine)
  • Larger disc brakes have significantly more power
  • The new frequency selective - adaptive suspension works well. With 17" rims is comfortable and smoother on small bumps in comparison with 16" on my previous cooper. Body roll is non existent.
  • LCI2 interior redesign and ambient lighting is very nice and justifies the premium class of the car.
  • 8.8" screen and new UI looks so much better!
  • 3dr chassis has the right proportions - i can not longer feel the sluggish tail as on 5dr when cornering harder.
  • Harman Kardon is a massive upgrade over the visual boost. Right amount of bass, good clarity and much louder than the visual boost. It exceeded my expectations!
  • Love this midnight black 2!
  • What a joy to drive this small bastard!

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Beautiful.

I ordered more or less the same car. Cooper S, midnight black. Mine's a manual. On the outside, I opted to go with the standard chrome details. Meaning, no piano black elements.
Just old-school classic look. Wheels we chose the Rail-Spoke 2-tone rims.
 

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Beautiful.

I ordered more or less the same car. Cooper S, midnight black. Mine's a manual. On the outside, I opted to go with the standard chrome details. Meaning, no piano black elements.
Just old-school classic look. Wheels we chose the Rail-Spoke 2-tone rims.

Wishes for quick delivery ;) Personally i won't switch back to manual since DCT's are so good now nowadays. Additionally, i hate the large stick that mini chose to equip the manuals.


What exactly is it you think is off? I can't write follow, ... 🤷‍♂️ ?

Thanks.
I was wondering why the album art is off-centre on the mail screen, but later on i realized that this is a design thing 😕
 

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... Personally i won't switch back to manual since DCT's are so good now nowadays. Additionally, i hate the large stick that mini chose to equip the manuals.
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Sure they must be good. No doubt. But I wanted to have a timeless manual. Back to the roots. A classic. One of the last of its kind Mini Oxford will put out...

I l-o-v-e shifitng gears.

Can't wait for my Cooper S.
 
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