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My fellow MINI2 citizens, Did I miss this thread here? a recent search didn't give results. So for your reading pleasure, here are, what might possibly be, the new colors for the R57!!
Metalic - "Horizon Blue" which is supposed to be sort of like of "Space Blue"
Non-Metalic - Interchange Yellow
[6-Sep-2008]
Just found out from the dealer that 2 more colors are anticipated for the "entire 2009 line up." The other two are "Top Secret" for 2009 but the total of new colors is now up to 4.
[16-Sep-2008]
Thanks to Gabe from Motoring file - reports a Denim Top with Metalic like looks will be available for the R57. What?? A Metalic Top! Who knew...? More to think about as I wait to finalize my order. updated article here
[27-Sep-2008]
Motoringfile has a new update with pics!! of the r57. So it begins...
Also, the spaceblue return is actually "Horizon Blue". See more about what's coming in the Debut here

Original link to Gabe's article from Motoring File below.

2009 MINI Convertible to Get Exclusive Color
Sections: Efficiency, R57 Jul 18th, 2008 (at MotoringFile- MotoringFile » Archive » 2009 MINI Convertible to Get Exclusive Color)
 

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totalMINI punto com
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I does sound "sweet!" - LOL

So much for the metalic roof option I was thinking about before. I am having fun with the color possibilities for the interior vs the exterior: like Hot Choc on the outside and tan leather on the inside...

But I would probably chose the "space blue" color.
 

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I really thought orange was going to make a come back or even purple. My sister is still hoping pink will be an option for her some day. ... but no straying from the center I guess...so tada...more blue, but it's metalic.
 

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Where is the great Orange that MINI needs........not sure about the "interchange Yellow" Sounds odd to me.....does this suggest that the Mellow Yellow isn't as successful as it could have been?

Will have to wait to see it in the flesh.......

What is it with the blue's......where is the dusky pink red or the flat black......Brilliant green or an icey white...come on have some imagination BMW................
 

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Why can't we have a decent bright metallic red? I have had 2 blue MINIs (Indie Blue Once, Cool Blue Cabrio) and now I want a metallic red! But sorry, I really don't think Nightfire Red is bright enough for the convertible. How about something like the red shown on the new Alfa MiTo?

Alfa Romeo MiTo | First Drives | Car Reviews | Auto Express

I like this colour so much, I may end up buying the MiTo instead of my next MINI!!! (And it will be on the streets sooner than the R57 too.........)

Come to think of it, has there been a single decent metallic red at all with the MINI?

As Paul says....not another blue! :(

Ian
 

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I don't mind the look of the Mito aye... :D
 

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Heard this quite a while ago - I'm a bit annoyed that they're recycling the Space Blue - so much for it being a 'special edition' :rolleyes:

NEWSFLASH - Next year they're bringing back Solar Red, Thunder Blue and Royal Grey, just to **** off and alienate the rest of the 1st Gen SE owners :p
 

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Heard this quite a while ago - I'm a bit annoyed that they're recycling the Space Blue - so much for it being a 'special edition' :rolleyes:

NEWSFLASH - Next year they're bringing back Solar Red, Thunder Blue and Royal Grey, just to **** off and alienate the rest of the 1st Gen SE owners :p
Solar Red, Jon? What does that look like? I think I missed it......:confused:
 

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Solar Red is a metallic Candy Red Ian, was bought out for the Mini One Seven ;)

Might be just up your street in fact :p


It wasn't very popular though, so was dropped :(

Check out Luverly Lesley and andyminiseven on here, both have SR Ones ;)


EDIT: Lots of lovely photos on Andys Flickr site here: Solar Red on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
 

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How could I have missed it? How could they have dropped it - what a stunning colour!

I may have to start a "Bring back Solar Red for the R57" petition!! :D
 

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I think Mini needs a bright LIME GREEN. Okay .. not something TOO out there, but you know what I mean. Something totally left field.
 
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