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Hi Everyone,
Reaching out for some help in choosing the interior on my soon to be ordered MCS.
I've finally decided on the exterior and will go with the VO with black roof, strips and wheels.
I'm just struggling to choose my interior colours as I know it looks very different on the configurator than it does in real life. I have it down to two.

Option One:
Cross Punch Leather Seats, Black Chequered Interior Surface, Satellite Grey Colour Line, Chrome.


Option Two:
Cross Punch Leather Seats, Mini Yours Off-White Interior Surface (with this Mini Yours option you have to have the Shadow Grey Colour Line).


Look forward to hearing your thoughts on which might look better on the VO.

Cheers,
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Personally, I went for piano black.

But, of the 2 choices above, I'd go for the first one.

I've seen the second one in the flesh and wasn't too keen.......but that's just my opinion
 
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Same colour as mine VO with black wheel and bonnet strips. Would go black all the way I went for black headlining carbon black surface with fireworks trim looks moody. I have seen the off white trim looks a little cheap was going to go for it to get the piped lights but after seeing the two options decided I can live without it. On another note did you add external chrome pack. I left it off as you the get black boot trim and front brake ports looks really nice and saves £110
 

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Thanks guys. This really helps. It's so hard not being able to see the interiors in the flesh.

Jamesant, I'm won't be getting the chrome on the outside for the same reasons you did. I think the black looks a lot tougher. I thought the chrome would work on the inside if I go for the dark interior.

Just wondering what seats you went for? I'm considering saving the $$ and going for the cloth/leather diamond black seats but again I haven't seen them, the test drive car had the punch leather which I think looked great.
 

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The pearl cloth/ leather seats are well worth a look, personally i think they are nicer than the diamond cloth as they don't have a defined pattern. The greyer colour will lift the interior as well. You are limited on interior colour choice especially with a vo exterior. Have you considered the truffle if you are looking to go full leather?
 

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The pearl cloth/ leather seats are well worth a look, personally i think they are nicer than the diamond cloth as they don't have a defined pattern. The greyer colour will lift the interior as well. You are limited on interior colour choice especially with a vo exterior. Have you considered the truffle if you are looking to go full leather?

Thanks Hat, I will have a look at the grey seats. It is very limiting with the VO. To be honest I didn't look at the truffle as I didn't think brown and orange/yellow would go well together. Not sure?
 

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I went with dark cottonwood because it was matt rather than gloss... I thought gloss finishes would show up every fingerprint or tiny scratch.. it comes with piano black on the doors anyway, so I'll find out in time.

I went with dark truffle colour line because I thought a lighter colour would show any scuffs or marks... it's pretty drab though, I think something more colourful would be better.
 

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Thanks everyone.

I'm definitely going to go with Option One, I found a pic of this interior combination today and I really like it. I know the Satellite Grey is quite a contrast but I figure it's a MINI and my first one so I want it to look like one.

Another decision made and one step closer to placing my order!

Here is the pic I found:
 

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Skippy, that's the combination I went for.
I chose satellite grey lounge Leather seats, with satellite grey colour line and the chequered dash (though the sample of this looked good in the showroom).
I guess like me your door ellipses will be piano black?
Just for the record, my current R56 Cooper has the piano black on the ellipses and dash, and it must say it looks really classy.
I don't think it shows the fingerprints too much (I always have a microfibre cloth in the car for such things), and the ultra gloss really looks nice.
So apart from the chequered dash, the interior colours that I have gone for in speccing the new car is the same as my current car!
I use Poorboys natural look trim dressing, and give everything a wipe once in a while to keep it all looking pristine.
The one thing I didn't go with is the satelite grey door panels as I thought it would be too much.
Can't wait to see my new Cooper S in early September.....!
 

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I went with Piano black and black colour line - I do believe Mark has a point though with the gloss being subject to fingerprints/scratches - however I did have the black gloss on the A5 and apart from fingerprints it was fine so I can live with it

I wish Mini offered more options I quite like a dark oak colour if it were offered but it's not

I guess it's one of those things ultimately we can all have an opinion but at the end it's your car and your opinion has to count for the most.

I'm sure you will make the right decision ;)
 

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Skippy, that's the combination I went for.
I chose satellite grey lounge Leather seats, with satellite grey colour line and the chequered dash (though the sample of this looked good in the showroom).
I guess like me your door ellipses will be piano black?
Just for the record, my current R56 Cooper has the piano black on the ellipses and dash, and it must say it looks really classy.
I don't think it shows the fingerprints too much (I always have a microfibre cloth in the car for such things), and the ultra gloss really looks nice.
So apart from the chequered dash, the interior colours that I have gone for in speccing the new car is the same as my current car!
I use Poorboys natural look trim dressing, and give everything a wipe once in a while to keep it all looking pristine.
The one thing I didn't go with is the satelite grey door panels as I thought it would be too much.
Can't wait to see my new Cooper S in early September.....!
Sounds great! I love the Satellite Grey Lounge seats that's going to look great.
 

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I kept my VO all black on the inside .... I had the diamond cloth/leatherette seats and anthracite headlining. Standard piano black trim and the chequerboard finish. Subtle yet classy!
 
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