We are very sorry for Mini customers. Even though BMW Group will offer Android Auto on BMW models starting mid-2020, Mini won’t have this option.
“Mini won’t receive Android Auto functionality at the same time as it was just announced for BMW. At this time we don’t have a confirmed timeline of when this functionality may become available on Mini models”, according to a Mini spokesperson speaking to BMW Blog.
As you may have read, BMW will hold a demonstration of the wireless Android Auto feature at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2020.
But on the good side, we have a better news for Mini customers. According to a recent report, Mini intends to offer a six-speed manual gearbox for the Hardtop and Convertible models again starting next February.