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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2014, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so who has ordered an F56 MCS?

Just wondered if anyone on here has ordered an F56 as it seems very quiet

I have taken the plunge (actually Mrs W has) and am looking forward to it arriving in March.

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Do you have any idea of how many MPG you can expect?

Surely it can't be anywhere near the 40 my 60 plate S is getting with that 2 litre engine??
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Are there no other orders on the forum? I used to use this site years ago and am gobsmacked that there appears to be so little interest in the F56!

What have I I missed?

Anyway thought I'd have a look here as we're thinking about a new F56 for my wife.

Any in showrooms yet?
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Do you have any idea of how many MPG you can expect?

Surely it can't be anywhere near the 40 my 60 plate S is getting with that 2 litre engine??
Official figures suggest 50 mpg so fully expect to get 45mpg out of it.

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Are there no other orders on the forum? I used to use this site years ago and am gobsmacked that there appears to be so little interest in the F56!

What have I I missed?

Anyway thought I'd have a look here as we're thinking about a new F56 for my wife.

Any in showrooms yet?
In the showrooms on March 15th. Not sure why there is a lack of interest. I know there has been some debate about the look of the car so perhaps people are reserving judgement until it is out and about.

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When are they available to test drive the 15th, saw one at Bowker at preston the other day when having a look round. Also trying to find a decent price/finance offer.
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Had a phonecall today offering a local test drive on the 15th. Can't wait!

Also offered to go to the Park Lane launch but can't make it
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Also offered to go to the Park Lane launch but can't make it
Oooops I bet you will miss out on the raffle to win a free one then.
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Ordered the wife's today. Have a deposit on the JCW but as it been delayed until next year gone for a Cooper s.

Waiting until May build so it can have the JCW bodykit

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I have ordered mine! She is on the boat Georgia Highway on the way. She should be in the states March 19. I cannot wait!
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Good to see a few more orders going in

I got a quick drive earlier and have to say it is most impressive.

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I went to have a look at one today.

To put this into perspective, we sold our R53 Cooper S back in 2010, after which I moved on to a Mk 2 Focus RS and then a Land Rover Freelander 2. Consequently, my expectations of space are a little compromised.

However, when I got in, my head was resting simultanously on the head restraint, the roof lining and the section of the roof where the sideways sun visor fits. When I got out of the car, I had to bend my neck to get under the top of the door aperture. When I closed the door from the inside, I had to put my elbow into the oval door cut out, or wind the window down and leave my elbow sticking out of the window, Land Rover Defender style!

I had heard big things about the increase in boot volume, but I couldn't really tell any difference

Genuine question: Have my expectations changed, or is it a bit tighter inside than it used to be?

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Must admit I am 6ft and had no problems. I will say it did feel small inside,but I haven't been in a mimi myself for a couple of years and am used to something bigger.

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I was due to pick up a Cooper S on the 15 March, but has been put back to 19 March
at the last minute so suspect it may have failed the PDI check.
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