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book review: The MINI Story

The MINI Story

If you weren’t able to visit the BMW Museum to see “The MINI Story” exhibit before it closed last month, you can still read the companion book.

The MINI Story was edited by Andreas Braun, Curator of the BMW Museum, and published in cooperation with BMW and MINI.  The book’s text is bilingual, each page’s left column written in German while the right column is in English.  It’s a big and heavy book—it certainly can be classified as a coffeetable book—measuring in at 12.9″ wide by 10.9″ tall by 1.0″ thick.  It contains 236 pages, many filled with full-page photographs taken by automobile photographer Erik Chmil.  The “Words of Welcome” is by Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and the Forward is by Gabriele Fink, Director of the BMW Museum in Munich.

From the inside cover description:

The MINI is a Legend. Its success story began in 1956 when the British Motor Corporation commissioned engineer Alec Issigonis to develop a revolutionary small car offering the maximum interior space on a minimum footprint. Three years later the task was realized brilliantly, and in 1959 the first Mini rolled off the production line. At just 3.05 metres long and 1.41 metres wide the car seated four passengers and had a boot capacity of 195 litres. It was the birth of the first small car that was not just tiny but that also fulfilled all the functions of a ‘grown-up’ automobile.

But the Mini was more than just a miracle of space. It was a car unlike all others that defied convention and created a lot of driving fun into the bargain. It embodied the spirit of the Swinging Sixties, becoming a cult object almost overnight. As a star of the rallying world the Mini claimed many legendary victories.

A new chapter in the history of this small car was opened in 1994 when BMW AG acquired the brand. With the launch of the first new MINI in 2001 the foundation stone of future MINI generations was laid. Alongside all the adjustments for modern technology and comfort, the essential characteristics of the original Mini were preserved. A timeless classic in the history of the car, after more than 50 years the MINI still represents an innovative concept of space, youthful design, unconventionality and its own MINI lifestyle.

The content of the book is divided into six broad chapters:

  1. Identity and Lifestyle
  2. History
  3. Motorsport
  4. Design and Technology
  5. The New MINI
  6. Gallery

Despite the book’s large size—and due to the book’s duel languages—it doesn’t go into too much depth in any of its topics.  Again, consider that this is a picture book written as much to entertain as to inform.  It’s also, of course, a bit of a marketing tool, often reading like a press release.  There is fascinating information inside and the full-page drawings and photographs are excellent.  The book would be worth buying for the images alone, you’ll be tempted to cut them out to hang on the wall.

Chapter 1

Identity and Lifestyle is perhaps a strange subject to begin an automotive book, but this is Mini.  “MINI in Advertising” is the very first topic with the first image being one of the newest ads, the “Spot the Difference” ad for the new MINI 5 Door.  But that’s it for the MINI, the next few pages taken up by images of classic Mini ads.  The chapter continues with “MINI at the Movies”, “MINI in Art”, “The Swinging Sixties”, and “Fashion”.

The MINI Story Book (Pages 18-19)

Chapter 2

After covering MINI’s cultural impact, the book moves onto more traditional ground with a brief historical overview of the brand.  After a two-page timeline, the chapter starts with a look at “The Logo” and “Brand Identity”.  Again, a heavy marketing influence in the choice of topics.  No MINI book would be complete without a biography of Sir Alec Issigonis and this one presents his life and achievements in yet another timeline.  Further topics include “The First Mini”, A Miracle of Space”, “The Classic Models”, “Community”, and “Individuality” all broken into bite-size bits.

Chapter 3

MINI enthusiasts know the brand has had a long success story in rallies and on the track. Chapter 3 covers Mini’s success in the 1960s highlighting the three Monte Carlo wins, of course.  Intertwined are more modern racing topics including the MINI Challenge series and success at Dakar.  Finally, there are mini bios of racing drivers Rauno Aaltonen, Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Mäkinen, Niki Lauda, and Stéphane Peterhansel.

 

The MINI Story Book (Pages 86-87)

Chapter 4

Perhaps the best chapter in the book is the one covering Design and Technology. Focusing on the design of the new MINI, the book gives a fascinating look into exterior and interior design of the MINI and goes over the iconic design features and the overall philosophy.  After “Design”, topics include “Growing up”, “Design Process”, and “Design Sketches”. At this point the glossy pages give way to an unnumbered section of matte pages with beautiful full-page design sketches from designers like Frank Stephenson, Tony Hunter, Marcus Syring, Henning Holstein, and others.

 

The MINI Story Book (Pages 106-107)

Back into the main text, the chapter continues with an overview on “Production” and a surprisingly brief run-through of “The Engine” of each MINI generation. More specifications here would have been appropriate and appreciated.  Again, the choice of content is aimed at the casual reader and is not an in-depth study of the cars.  Despite the chapter title, there was very little technology hightlighted here.

Chapter 5

While much of the content so far is about the new MINI, Chapter 5 is explicitly titled “The New MINI”. It begins with another timeline covering the BMW era from 1994 to the present.  Again, there are bite-sized sections on MINI concepts and models including: MINI ACV 30, Spiritual, the new MINI, MINI Convertible, MINI Concept Geneva (Clubman), MINI Clubman/Clubvan, MINI Coupé Concept, MINI Countryman, MINI Beachcomber Concept, MINI Rocketman Concept, MINI Roadster, MINI Pacemen, MINI XXL (stretch limousine), MINI Superleggera, and the new MINI Clubman Concept.

Chapter 6

The rest of the book from page 156 on contains only photographs.  Chapter 6 is exactly what its title implies: a “Gallery” of color and black & white photos.  The only text is the model name and year at the bottom of some pages.  Many of these pages are ones you want to cut out and put in a picture frame.  There is a good mix of artistic and journalistic photographs.

The MINI Story Book (Pages 164-165)The MINI Story Book (Pages 182-183)The MINI Story Book (Pages 204-205)

If you want a thorough chronological history or detailed information about Mini and MINI models, this isn’t the book for you.  But if you want an entertaining and visually-pleasing read, with official and authentic MINI inside information, you’ll want to add this book to your collection.  While you can read The MINI Story cover-to-cover, this is a book best read in short bursts.  Buy the book, put it on your livingroom table, and pick it up any time you need a dose of MINI reading.

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Press Kit: the New MINI Convertible (2016)

The New MINI Convertible

Follow the original Press Kit: The New MINI Convertible and Press Kit: The New MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, MINI has released another press kit for the forthcoming third-generation MINI Convertible.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

New edition of the first and still the only premium convertible in the small car segment; change of generation in the model range of the tradition-steeped British brand is continued with the new MINI Convertible; open-top driving fun on four seats combined with optimised qualities in terms of sportiness, efficiency, comfort, functionality, safety, connectivity and quality of both materials and workmanship.

Unmistakable exterior design; precise balance between top-class elegance and sporty flair; characteristic proportions with powerfully sculpted surfaces and a dynamically elongated silhouette; up-to-date interpretation of classic MINI design features: circular headlamps and rear lights with chrome surrounds, hexagonal radiator grille, black peripheral body surround, side turn indicator elements; large selection of body finishes including the variant Caribbean Aqua metallic presented here for the first time.

High-quality textile soft top with fully automatic opening and closing mechanism as well as sliding roof function; new drive, fully electric and therefore very quiet for the first time; also available as MINI Yours soft top with unique woven Union Jack graphic; opening and closing of the soft top and side windows in 18 seconds, also possible during travel at speeds of up to 30km/h; invisibly integrated rollover protection which extends automatically when required as a convertible-specific component of the integrated MINI safety concept.

Increased dimensions of the new MINI Convertible as compared to predecessor model by 98millimetres in length, 44 millimetres in width and 1 millimetre in height; longer wheelbase (+ 28 millimetres); larger track width (+ 42 millimetres at the front, + 34 millimetres at the rear); optimised space comfort on all four seats; new front seats with larger adjustment range; more comfortable entry and longer seat surface for rear passengers; also more clearly emphasised single-seat character with optimised lateral support at the rear; luggage volume expanded by approx. 25 per cent to 215 litres with closed top and 160 litres with open top; standard trim includes rear backrest with split fold, enlarged through-loading facility and Easy Load function.

Characteristic interior design with horizontally structured cockpit, circular or elliptical contours for displays, air vents and door trim elements as well as high-quality colour and material combinations; display and operating concept including instrument panel on the steering column, central instrument with new functions, optional LED lighting display and red start/stop button at the centre of the toggle switch bar in the lower section of the centre console.

Market launch of the new MINI Convertible with five engine variants (combined fuel consumption; 6.0– 8 l/100 km; combined CO2emissions: 139 – 100 g/km); new engine generation with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology; 3-cylinder petrol engines with 75 kW/102 hp in the MINI One Convertible and 100 kW/136 hp in the MINI Cooper Convertible, 4-cylinder petrol engine with 141 kW/192 hp in the MINI Cooper S Convertible, 3-cylinder diesel engine with 85 kW/116 hp in the MINI Cooper D Convertible, 4-cylinder diesel engine with 125 kW/170 hp in the MINI Cooper SD Convertible.

At the same time this is also the starting signal for the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible; top athlete in the segment of open-top small cars with thrilling performance qualities and extrovert charisma; distinctive drive and suspension technology developed based on well-established motor racing expertise and body design for optimised cooling air intake and aerodynamic values; the most powerful engine in the MINI portfolio with four cylinders and a capacity of 2.0 litres, a peak output of 170kW/231 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Newton metres; acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds (6.5 seconds with Steptronic transmission) and from 80 to 120 km/h in 6.1 seconds; combined fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100 km (5.9 l/100 km), combined CO2 emissions: 152 g/km (138 g/km).

Power transmission to the front wheels; 6-speed transmission as standard; 6-speed Steptronic transmission as standard in the MINI CooperSD Convertible and as an option for all other engine variants except for the MINI One Convertible; 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission with shift paddles at the steering wheel available as additional option for the MINI Cooper S Convertible and MINI Cooper SD Convertible and as a sole option for the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible; extensive range of MINIMALISM technology as standard; optional MINI Driving Modes including GREEN mode for a pronounced sporty style or efficiency-optimised driving (as standard in the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible).

Typical MINI go-kart feeling due to suspension technology with model-specific set-up combined with wide track and long wheelbase; single-joint strut front axle and multilink rear axle with increased stiffness and reduced weight; speed-related Servotronic steering support and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) as standard; MINICooper S Convertible and MINI Cooper SD Convertible additionally with Performance Control; optionally available: Dynamic Damper Control, sports suspension; equipped as standard with 15-inch steel wheels (MINI One Convertible) or 15-inch light alloy wheels (MINI Cooper Convertible, MINI Cooper D Convertible) and 16-inch light alloy wheels (MINI Cooper S Convertible, MINI Cooper SD Convertible); light alloy wheels up to 18 inches as an option.

New MINIJohn Cooper Works Convertible with its own suspension technology harmonised perfectly with the vehicle concept and engine performance characteristics; Brembo sports brake system, 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels Track Spoke silver, Servotronic and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including EDLC and Performance Control as standard.

Highly rigid body structure with model-specific bracing elements for an agile driving response with maximum occupant protection; complete set of standard safety features with front airbags, head-thorax airbags integrated in the backrests, 3-point automatic belts on all seats, ISOFIX child seat mountings for the passenger seat and at the rear, tyre pressure display and partially active engine compartment lid for optimum pedestrian protection; needs-based control of the restraint systems and rollover protection by means of centralised safety electronics.

High-quality standard features including automatic soft top activation, central locking, Radio MINI Boost with USB and AUX-IN socket, Park Distance Control and air conditioning; customisation with a large selection of exterior mirror graphics, bonnet stripes, seat upholsteries, interior surfaces and Colour Lines as well as MINI Yours and John Cooper Works features.

Innovative features available for the MINI Convertible for the first time: LED headlamps with LED daytime driving light and LED rear lights; adaptive light distribution and LED turning light; LED fog lamp; lighting package with LED interior and ambient lighting; MINI Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant, Driving Assistant with camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection; rear view camera; Intelligent Emergency Call.

New MINI John Cooper Works Convertible with model-specific design and equipment features, especially large cooling air inlets in the front apron; distinctively designed side sills and rear apron; radiator grille, side scuttles and tailgate with John Cooper Works logo; LED headlamps and sports exhaust system with highly emotional sound delivery as standard; body finish optionally available in the variant Rebel Green, reserved exclusively for John Cooper Works models; standard interior fittings including John Cooper Works sports seats in Dinamica/fabric Carbon Black finish with integrated headrests, John Cooper Works door sill cover strips, John Cooper Works leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, John Cooper Works gear or selector lever; cockpit displays and central instrument surround in model-specific design, pedals and driver footrest in stainless steel; optional MINI Head-Up-Display with display content specific to John Cooper Works.

Additional options to enhance driving fun, comfort and individual style include 2-zone automatic air conditioning with convertible mode, seat heating, Comfort Access, Always Open Timer with new display content, new wind deflector with reduced weight and simplified mounting, rain sensor with automatic driving lights control, MINI Excitement Package including MINI logo projection from the exterior mirror onto the area in front of the door on the driver’s side, heatable windscreen, heatable and folding exterior mirrors, interior and exterior mirrors with automatic dip function, Radio MINI Visual Boost, MINI navigation system and Wired equipment package including navigation system Professional with MINI Touch Controller and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation.

Complete MINI Connected in-car infotainment program; constantly updated selection of apps for integration in the car via smartphone; exclusive MINI functions such as MINI Streetwise, online search, Sports Instruments and Force Meter; MINI Connected XL Journey Mate with real time traffic radar and rain warning function; online-based services for the use of social networks as well as entertainment offers such as Spotify, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody, TuneIn and GoPro.

Engine variants:
MINI Cooper S Convertible: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 141 kW/192 hp at 5 000 – 6 500 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 250 – 4 000 rpm (300 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.2 seconds (automatic: 7.1 seconds),
top speed: 230 km/h (228 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 6.1 – 0 litres (5.8 – 5.6 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 142 – 139 g/km (134 – 131 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Convertible: 3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4 400 rpm,
max. torque: 220 Nm at 1 250 rpm (230 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 8.8 seconds (automatic: 8.7 seconds),
top speed: 208 km/h (206 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 5.1 – 4.9 litres (5.3 – 5.1 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 118 – 114 g/km (123 – 119 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI One Convertible: 3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 198 cc, output: 75 kW/102 hp at 4 000 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 180 Nm at 1 400 – 3 900 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 10.6 seconds,
top speed: 190 km/h,
average fuel consumption*: 5.2 – 5.0 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 120 – 116 g/km, exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Convertible: 4-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 125 kW/170 hp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 360 Nm at 1 500 – 2 750 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.7 seconds,
top speed: 218 km/h,
average fuel consumption*: 4.4 – 4.3 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 116 – 113 g/km, exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Convertible: 3-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 496 cc, output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.9 seconds (automatic: 9.9 seconds),
top speed: 195 km/h (195 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.0 – 3.8 litres (4.1 – 3.9 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 105 – 100 g/km (109 – 104 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI John Cooper Works Convertible: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 170 kW/231 hp at 5 200 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 320 Nm at 1 250 – 4 800 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.6 seconds (automatic: 6.5 seconds),
top speed: 242 km/h (240 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 6.5 (5.9 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 152 g/km (138 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

* EU test cycle figures, fuel consumption dependent on the selected tyre format.

Exterior dimensions:
Length: 3 821 millimetres
(MINI Cooper S Convertible, MINI Cooper SD Convertible: 3 850 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Convertible: 3 874 millimetres)
Width: 1 727 millimetres
Height: 1 415 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 495 millimetres

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worldwide MINI sales for January 2016

 

2015 MINI Lineup

MINI starts 2016 strong with its best January sales ever.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Following record sales in 2015, MINI achieved its best-ever January with a total of 18,867 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide (+8.6%). The MINI 5 door was one of the brand’s main growth drivers, with sales of that model increasing 49.2% (5,783). The new MINI Clubman’s strong start continued into January with a total of 2,300 units delivered worldwide.

January 2016 January 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
18,867 17,373 8.6% 18,867 17,373 8.6%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.


collectibles: 2016 Hot Wheels ’67 Austin Mini Van

2016 Hot Wheels ’67 Austin Mini Van

Today we have our first die-cast Mini for 2016.  This 2016 Hot Wheels ’67 Austin Mini Van comes in bright red paint with a white roof, white bonnet “FC” graphics and stripes, “FC” graphics on the doors, and a “Campbell’s Garage” logo on the sides.  The wheels are silver 5 spoke.  It is Hot Wheels 2016 number 175/250 and part of the HW City Works series (number 10/10).

See other Hot Wheels and other die-cast MINIs.


collectibles: 2016 MINI Convertible brochure

The New MINI Convertible brochure

THE NEW MINI CONVERTIBLE.

Here we have the first brochure for the new MINI Convertible.  Its design is similar to the new MINI Clubman brochure with black MINI Serif font on a white background.  The tri-fold, 6-page brochure contains very basic information with headings Stay Open and Design Matters.  Specifications and colors are on the back.

Colors shown: Caribbean Aqua metallic, Electric Blue metallic, MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue, British Racing Green metallic, Pepper White, Melting Silver metallic, Thunder Grey metallic, Moonwalk Grey metallic, Midnight Black metallic, Volcanic Orange, Blazing Red metallic, and Chili Red.

The MINI USA catalog number is MINI-991-1115-135,000-F57 for use 11/15-5/16.


collectibles: 2016 MINI Clubman brochure

MINI brochure 2016 Clubman

THE NEW MINI CLUBMAN.

Here we have the first brochure for the new MINI Clubman.  It is the first brochure to introduce the new MINI branding using the new black MINI Serif font on a white background.  The 9″ stapled, 8-page brochure contains very basic information on Space, Practicality and Design, and Specifications.

Colors shown: Pure Burgundy metallic, Blazing Red metallic, Chili Red, Pepper White, Melting Silver metallic, Moonwalk Grey metallic, Thunder Grey metallic, Midnight Black metallic, British Racing Green metallic, and MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue.

Roof colors shown: Melting Silver metallic, Aspen White, Jet Black, and Body color.

The MINI USA catalog number is MINI-1015-153,000-F54 for use 10/15-3/16.


MINI USA sales for January 2016

MINI USA sales for January 2016

MINI USA sales for January 2016 just about even with last year.  Also note, there were no discontinued Coupes and Roadsters sold in January 2016.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales
For January, MINI USA reports 3,238 automobiles sold, an increase of 0.3 percent from the 3,228 sold in the same month a year ago.

 

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

  • Sales of MINI NEXT (certified pre-owned) set a January record with 855 vehicles, up 0.7 percent over January 2015.
  • Total MINI Pre-Owned sales for January were 1,853 cars, an increase of 1.9 percent from January 2015.

 

January 2016 January 2015 change year-to-date 2016 year-to-date 2015 change
3,238 3,228 0.3% 3,238 3,228 0.3%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.


The MINI “Defy Labels” Ad Campaign

MINI Defy Labels Campaign

MINI officially announced their Super Bowl ad which has already been given a sneak peek online.

An interesting note: there are actually two slightly different versions of the ad.  In version 1, Harvey Keitel says, “This car doesn’t care what you call it.”  In version 2, which MINI USA posted to Twitter, Keitel says, “This is a car that doesn’t give a damn what you call it.”

Version 1:

Version 2:

MINI USA also released a behind-the-scenes video.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Woodcliff Lake, NJ. As more than 100 million viewers around the world prepare to tune into the Super Bowl on February 7, MINI is unveiling its star-studded 30-second spot, set to air in the third quarter of the year’s biggest night in television advertising. The ad is already available on the campaign’s microsite at MINIUSA.com/defylabels.

The ad, created by Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners (BSSP), embraces many of the labels the brand has experienced over the years with a very powerful message: it doesn’t care what you call it. “Defy Labels,” has its roots in the fact that everyone and everything is labeled but how you handle those labels is what matters. With defiance at its core, the campaign inspires people to shed the labels society has placed upon them and instead define themselves.

“Ever since the first Mini was built in 1959, it has been labeled as one thing or another. It’s small. It’s cute,” said Tom Noble, department head, MINI Brand Communications, MINI USA. “This campaign acknowledges those labels in a very authentic way while simultaneously showing people MINI is more than that. With the launch of the new Clubman, our brand is growing up, our products are more sophisticated, and its time to reset the conversation.”

The brand worked with an ensemble cast of athletes and celebrities to help start that conversation. Staying true to the nature of the campaign, MINI wanted to include personalities that had a relationship to the brand and could also speak authentically about the topic of overcoming labels. The spot includes tennis player Serena Williams, soccer player Abby Wambach, rapper T-Pain, baseball player Randy Johnson, skateboard legend Tony Hawk, and actor Harvey Keitel. Each also filmed a series of long-form interviews sharing their own perspectives about labels that are available on the campaign microsite at MINIUSA.com/defylabels.

In addition to the celebrities and athletes listed above, the “Defy Labels” advertisement will feature non-celebrity MINI owners and members of the MINI John Cooper Works racing team, who also choose to be a bit different and break convention.

“This powerful concept leverages the brand’s new sophisticated positioning, with a little bit of the MINI attitude that’s always been there,” said John Butler, chief creative officer, BSSP. “It goes beyond a typical celebrity endorsement. This creative is all about not letting others define you, or for that matter, what you choose to drive. It’s about never giving others that power over you.”


MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible

MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible

MINI UK announced a limited edition MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible.  The MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible is painted in Melting Silver and will be limited to 150 examples.  The images show a MINI Cooper S, but it’s not known if there is also a Cooper version, as well.

Standard features include:

  • Melting Silver Metallic exterior paint
  • Open 150 Edition “1 of 150” acid etched Door Entry Strips
  • 18″ MINI Yours Vanity Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • MINI Yours Union Jack Roof
  • Chrome Line Exterior
  • Leather Chester Malt Brown Seats
  • Chili Pack
  • Media Pack
  • MINI Connected XL
  • Heated Seats
  • Wind Deflector

Visit MINI UK for more information.

MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible

MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible

MINI Open 150 Edition Convertible