Here's MINI USA's response regarding Change Request 119017 and the associated cost:Apex said:I wrote to MINI assistance a month ago about the 16" 5 star wheels. They replied with Specification Change Request number 119017. Stating that the 5 star wheels are available on the Cooper S as a factory option. "Ask your dealer for details".
Unfortunately, this email was sent out a month ago, before we had final factory option lists. The MINI people felt that offering the five star wheel only on the Cooper would better differentiate it. (Don't blame me, I like them too!)
However, dealers are going to have comprehensive wheel and tire programs for the MINI. Since wheels are quite easily changed (Only four bolts) a dealer can easily equip your MINI with the wheels of your choice. Exact costs with the dealer, if any, would likely depend on the demand for a particular wheel and it's counterpart for exchange.