Yeah all the newest mini's have 6 speed gearboxes. Which is why they are damn economical and still pretty quick. I can't understand the lack of small diesels if you have so many diesel filling points. Maybe they don't even have to be diesels at all, just small safe European and Japanese petrol cars that do good MPG. But saying that the polo blue motion diesel does a motorway average of 70+ MPG, but the petrol version does 45+. Start lobbying for diesels.