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I've watched a few video reviews (actually, 100's) of the new MINI and in the American ones, there is a start up bong of sorts. Skip to 4:58 of this video to hear what I mean (although you can hear it in the background from the beginning):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2TdOX5qxTA

Do the UK ones make this noise out of interest?

PS Happy July 4th, to the Americans on here.
 

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Cos, I think that's just warning you to put your seatbelt on. It also warns you when you're driving without it. Is that the sound you're referring to?
 

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Cos, I think that's just warning you to put your seatbelt on. It also warns you when you're driving without it. Is that the sound you're referring to?
Hi, no I don't think so as goes away.

The car (in USA videos) has a start up bong. Like an Apple computer. If you get a chance, check out that video-you can hear it at the point I said (4 mins?).

I'm curious more then anything else.
 

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Hmm at 4:58 all I hear is the seatbelt warning sound when he starts the car
It sounds three times. :-/
 

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I was driven almost insane by the bonging noises in most of the review videos I watched, but in normal use my car never bongs.
 

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I was driven almost insane by the bonging noises in most of the review videos I watched, but in normal use my car never bongs.
This^^^^

I've test driven two F56 MCS also. There was no repeating bongs.

Maybe some countries have a seatbelt warning noise like JCinSyd said?

I would probably switch it off after awhile, drive me crazy.
 

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This^^^^

I've test driven two F56 MCS also. There was no repeating bongs.

Maybe some countries have a seatbelt warning noise like JCinSyd said?

I would probably switch it off after awhile, drive me crazy.
Hmmm, is it legal not to have your seatbelt on in the UK. That's all I can attribute it to. My Coupe does the noise too.
 

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It is illegal, but on the older Mini in the UK the noise only happens when you drive (and doesn't sound like this).
 

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Now your going to make me go outside and see how many bongs I get on startup and if it continues if I don't put on my seatbelt. Coffee first then the bong check >:D. Thanks for the Independence Day well wishes
 

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Now your going to make me go outside and see how many bongs I get on startup and if it continues if I don't put on my seatbelt. Coffee first then the bong check >:D. Thanks for the Independence Day well wishes
Thanks, let us know!

UK'ers-start up bong or not?
 

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I have posted elsewhere about this as mine does it when restarting, I looked again today and at the same time a warning signing comes up on the speedo dial which says manual handbrake release or words to that effect. It doesn't do it all the time though!
 

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Also in that video (4:58) we see the hood is opened. The seatbelt or the hood must be culprits for the bongs ...
 
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