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Electric Seats Option for New Mini??

Does anyone know if electrical adjustable seats are an option for the 2014 Mini anywhere in the world? As far as I know, they are not an option in Australia.

If not an option, does anyone know if the seats can be retro fitted with electrical adjustments?

The reason that I ask is that we have had 2 Mini's and my wife drives with the steering wheel up around her chin. It would be wonderful if I could unlock the car with my key and have the seat return to my own driving position before I attempt to get in the car (same as most BMW's).

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Im sure it could be done by an auto electrical specialist, the seats do all exist with the auto memory functions, my Range Rover has them.
Either that or go get a wife the same size as you.

Doesnt take a moment though does it to slide the seat back, you would be spending a couple of thousand to save 10 secs in time.
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Im sure it could be done by an auto electrical specialist, the seats do all exist with the auto memory functions, my Range Rover has them.
Either that or go get a wife the same size as you.

Doesnt take a moment though does it to slide the seat back, you would be spending a couple of thousand to save 10 secs in time.
Hahaha! Changing out the wife would be like signing my own death warrant!

I'm not concerned over the cost. And I know it takes only a few seconds to move a seat, but this is one of those little things that has grown to really bug me over the years, especially as I have to move the Mini everytime I want to get to my F30 (our cars have to be parked behind each other - and before you ask, no, I cannot park my car behind the Mini. Logistically, that's just the way it has to be at our house).

I must be getting old and cranky but, for a fully optioned Cooper S, I expect electric seats.

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