I can't understand why no specialised mags like EVO haven't yet been allowed to (if not fully test) at least drive the Cooper S. Think of the pre-orders that would have followed! Many people are still not aware of the S's existance.
Does this point to teething problems that are taking a long time to solve ???
The US press launch (drive and intro) is March 8-10th, right between the MINI sales and parts training. I'll be there the 5-13th, and all of the US Motoring Advisors will go through the training around that time. We should have a lot of new info after that, I hope