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Today I was in the MINI headquater in munich. Just saw the new 3 spoke sports steering wheel for the Cooper S ! Looks good. :D
I like it

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One more pic of the SSW
 

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Now that is nice!

Is it available now? Does it come in MFSW too?

Is it available on the Cooper too, or just the S?

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god, my friend always says that the worse part of my car is the ugly looking steering wheel :(

i myself would rather have a 3spoke design as well,
now this 1 looks pretty good imo.(i guess should be nice to hold too )
do u think its possible for us to change from the 2spoke to the 3spoke?? :D
 

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I think it is still not available at the moment. This was a testing car at MINI.
Lets wait some month. I think you can order this starting Sep. 03.
I have no nearer infos re. MFSW or if it is also available for Cooper.


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I seem to be in the minority but I think that wheel is ugly.

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And they've got rid of that clear plastic disc in the middle that gets scratched when you breathe on it! It certainly looks more comfortable than the 2-spoke.
 

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I like the new wheel. And those beige sports seats and door panels look nice in the S too.
 

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MiniMan7 said:
Thats awesome, I think its way more sportier than the 2 spoke wheel!!!

Any idea on how much it costs to retro?
I was wondering the samething. If it was going to be expensive to retro it? I think it looks sharp.
 

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Thanks for posting the photos. It's nice to see styling experiments. For my 2p worth; I'm not so thrilled with that wheel. I think the spokes look more like utility poles. They are too thick and lack grace. What are they going to do, put a little air bag into each spoke?
 

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I like the new wheel too. And I agree with Jeffrey, the tan leather on the sports seats looks good also, an option heretofore has been unavailable? Really dresses up the interior.:)
 

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The 3 spoke wheel is OK. The only problem with 3 spoke wheels is that you can't comfortably rest both hands at the bottom when 'cruising'.

I, in a way, prefer the looks of the current 2 spoke wheel because it has the charm of the classic car and compliments the interior design extremely wheel. The new 2 spoke "Sport" wheel being offered in the MCS (With the thick thumbs) looks and feels fantastic.

It looks like the new 3 spoke wheel will be made standard fare in the 2004 model year.

Oh I also like the center MINI clear plastic hub in the current wheel. They just need to improve the quality of the plastics.
 

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The 3 spoke steering wheel has a striking resemblance to that of the steering wheel in the new Rolls Royce.
 
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