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Old 07-04-2012, 01:48 PM
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Damn, snap some pics of those front calipers!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:54 PM
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There are plenty pics of those massive 6 piston brakes online. Clearly had an adjustable suspension. Did not learn or see anything new, but nice to be able to get a closer look.

JCW Countryman is here too. Looks nice in person.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:11 PM
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@JackMac, any impressions or thoughts after seeing it in person?

Did the interior look unique? I know this may not be final production, but what does the interior look like?

Any thoughts or impressions would be great.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:13 PM
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Are those roof graphics or is there a raised edge on the roof like the Clubman? Also, it doesn't look like the same Thunder Blue as our GPs. Looks more like High-class gray.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:20 PM
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It is not thunder blue, they are calling it thunder grey.

It is reported that the roof graphics are merely that graphics. No raised edge.

I'd think of removing the roof graphics provided I could get a replacement set if I wanted to reapply in the future.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:22 PM
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Quick impressions...


- Color is darker than expected
- Yes, roof is graphics, not raised
- It had the Recaros (front and back in this one)
- Stance is perfect
- Tires are 215/40 R17 (same as seen before)
- Rear diffuser looks great in person

Not too crazy about the color, but that is subjective. The performance of the car is what will set it apart.

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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Remove the graphics and its great looking. But as it sits it kinda looks like someone got sticker happy with an R56 JCW.

But as with the 1st one. I bet I will love it in person
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:34 PM
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Those are the brakes off of the 135i I bet. Which are very nice!!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:16 PM
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Here are some shots that I took today.


Batman was driving...




It was hard to take shots of the interior with the glare on the windows...

I did notice that the seat belts were not red but in a previous picture that JackMac posted they were. So we won't know what the interior will really look like until the official release.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:35 PM
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THANK YOU! I'm so Jonesing for this car. Wish I knew if the final will have the leather JCW dash, carbon fiber shifter, extra gauges or NAV. Looks great not the road! I love the way the red of the brakes shows so well when driving. What's up with Batman?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:46 PM
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Those seats look comfy! Wonder if it's possible to retrofit into a r53
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:46 PM
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They obviously new people would take pictures so the driving would want to be anonymous since he will be over the internet soon. So in true MINI spirit you can't just have a guy with a black mask...he has to be in few Batman attire!

As for the NAV, I don't think it will. Everything else you mentioned...only time will tell

I am not a HUGE fan of the graphics but in person the car really does look very sharp. It stands out from the crowd...but not too much. It has a very mean look when driving.
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Those seats look comfy! Wonder if it's possible to retrofit into a r53
Might be a thread on this already. You can get the Recaro seats.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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Great pics JohnW!

And this Batman spoke German
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:38 PM
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Super hot. I want the front black glossy grill surrounds.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:17 PM
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Great photos John!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:16 AM
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Great pics JohnW!

And this Batman spoke German

I heard he stood by the car for a bit in Philly but I was walking around when the GP came in so wasn't able to get a shot or hear him speak german! Too funny.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:54 AM
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Super hot. I want the front black glossy grill surrounds.
Your dealer should have them in stock.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:45 PM
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thanks to all for posting pictures and impressions.

i think i speak for all reading this thread- please keep posting any/all pictures as you take them. for those of us that have not seen the GP, these pictures are golden.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:56 PM
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:58 PM
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:44 PM
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JackMac & John - thanks for all the pics! Yeah, the stance on this car is just right. I'm getting used to the graphics, but I would like to have seen the headlight rings done in Thunder Gray. Granted, I like body color headlight rings anyway, but with every MINI coming off the line with chrome, it would have been a nice, clean and different look. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:14 PM
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Wow, you weren't kidding when you said Batman was driving.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:31 PM
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Damn, they're really good at parking with the wheel spokes at 12, 3, 6, 9 'o clock. Always hiding the damn front brakes....
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:39 PM
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Damn, they're really good at parking with the wheel spokes at 12, 3, 6, 9 'o clock. Always hiding the damn front brakes....
The brakes are just HUGE and therefor can't help but have some portion of the calipers covered by the chunky 17" rims. These are virtually the same front 6 piston units found on the BMW 135i. Noticeably bigger than standard JCW.

Here is an example:


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