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What ever happened to the 7-spoke wheels?
Early official press release pictures, like the one below, showed what I think are 17\" 7-spoke wheels (could be 16\", not sure). I really like them, but now that all versions of the MINI are out in the open, I\'ve not seen them anywhere. Does anyone know what happened to them?

 

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I was told by MINI services that the 17\" wheels were not type aproved for sale in German tests so the wheels will not be availiable until 2002. They will be a dealer option, not a factory fit.
 

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On 23-10-2001 9:13 R1 wrote:
...They will be a dealer option, not a factory fit.
I\'ve been wondering about this for a long time, can anyone explain the difference between a dealer option and a factory fit? If it is a dealer option, will every dealer have it on their list, does it cost extra (I guess the factory <b>will</b> deliver the car with weels...), why does the factory not support this?
Does anyone have a list of dealerfit vs. factoryfit options?
 

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One thing is nicer if it\'s a dealers option, you don\'t have to pay BPM over that particular part. Keep that in mind, it\'s gonna save you a lot of money ;)!
 

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On 23-10-2001 8:57 Mutts wrote:
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I\'ve been wondering about this for a long time, can anyone explain the difference between a dealer option and a factory fit?
Ok so factory fit means that it goes on your order form and added to the car during the assembly process.
Dealer fit is also called retro fit - the part can be added after the car is produced without any problems.
eg mudflaps/wheels are dealer fit, sports suspension is a factory fit.

Now to the wheels, according to my dealer (last night), the 7 spoke 17\" alloys are available from week 49!

Jon
 

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MINI picked up some good looking wheels to put on that car for the photos. They are 16 inch Raceline Wheels and are no longer available (company out of business)
 
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