Daily Archives: September 14, 2011


Monte Carlo limited-edition MINI then and now

MINI Cooper S MC40 MINI Monte-Carlo (2012)

According to Leftlane, MINI will produce a limited-edition MINI Cooper S Monte-Carlo for the European market only.  There will be just 200 made, each numbered on the side scuttle and steering wheel.  MINI rally legend Rauno Aaltonen signed each MINI.

Longtime MINI fans will remember that MINI USA sold the limited-edition 40th Anniversary MINI Cooper S Monte Carlo Rallye Commemorative Edition (better known as the MC40) back in 2004.  The MC40 was limited to 1,000 examples and each was individually numbered on a commemorative plaque with Paddy Hopkirk’s signature.

MINI Cooper S MC40 MINI Monte-Carlo
2004 Year 2012
MINI Cooper S (R53) Model MINI Cooper S (R56)
Chili Red and White Colors Chili Red and White
United States Market Europe
1,000 Production 200
Sport Package, R90 17″ Anthracite Cross Spoke Wheels, Dynamic Stability Control, 2 Driving Lights, 3-Spoke Leather Sport Steering Wheel, Front and Rear Fog Lights, Xenon Headlamps with Power Washers, Chrome Side-View Mirrors and Exterior Details, Commemorative “Rallye Monte Carlo” Body Decals, a GB Badge, Replica 33EJB Number Plate Decal, Magnetic #37 Door Panels, Carbon Fiber Dash, Matte Chrome Shift Knob with MC40 Pattern, Auxiliary Gauges, Special Red and Black Leather Rallye Seats, and an Individually Numbered Commemorative Plaque with Paddy Hopkirk’s Signature. Features White Racing Stripes and White Side Stripes, White 12-Spoke Wheels, 4 Driving Lights, Chrome Line Exterior, Fog Lights, Xenon Headlamps, White Painted Bonnet Scoop, White Painted Gas Cap Surround, “Monte-Carlo” stitched seats, Red and Black Two-Toned Steering Wheel, Numbered Monte-Carlo Keychain.

Options include: JCW Tuning Kit, JCW Aerodynamic Kit, JCW Brakes, Automatic Transmission.

$27,449 (US) Price €36,500 (Europe)

THE MINI INTERNATIONAL iPad App released

The MINI International iPad App

MINI’s automotive, travel, and style magazine is now available as an app for the Apple iPad.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich. THE MINI INTERNATIONAL magazine will be released as an iPad app in German and English in the iTunes App Store on 13 September 2011 in time for the start of the IAA International Motor Show.The MINI INTERNATIONAL app is different. It not only allows MINI fans to experience the contents of the printed edition in multimedia form but also provides a weekly update with all the latest news: a MINI “best-of” from the blogs and websites unlike.net, NOWNESS.com and davidreport.com. These three partners will help ensure that THE MINI INTERNATIONAL app stays exciting and up-to-the-minute.

The app will feature articles from THE MINI INTERNATIONAL with even more pictures, exciting videos and audio-visual streams – as well as weekly bulletins on the MINI brand, lifestyle, culture, art and other topics of interest to MINI fans. The app’s interface concept is based on the printed edition and, like the magazine itself, is also characterised by its aesthetic design. Interesting feeds and an integrated Facebook share function guarantee perfect networking.

A multimedia special that ties in with the international campaign “Another Day. Another Adventure.” will be released to mark the launch of the MINI Coupé, as well as a film documenting the MINI Clubman video art on display at the IAA.

THE MINI INTERNATIONAL print magazine is published twice a year, in March and September. THE MINI INTERNATIONAL application will be released at the same time as the print version and will also be updated on a weekly basis through feeds from partner websites and the official MINI online channels.

Download the THE MINI INTERNATIONAL app from the iTunes App Store.