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the new MINI Seven launched

MINI Seven

We had the debut of the special edition MINI Seven back in May, but now the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S versions are soon to be launched.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

A sense of individual style has always been an integral part of the unmistakable MINI feeling. With the new MINI Seven, the British brand now goes even further in showcasing the distinctive qualities of the original in the small car segment. The first design model of the latest MINI generation presents a particularly striking combination of the brand’s traditional values and the progressive product quality of the current models.

First design model of the current MINI generation; available as a MINI 3 door and MINI 5 door; new MINI Seven as an expression of premium characteristics and individual style with exclusive exterior and interior design features as well as high-end equipment options.

New MINI Seven underscores the distinctive character, British origins and tradition-steeped vehicle concept of the original in the premium segment of small cars; named after the Austin Seven, the model with which production of the classic Mini began in 1959.

Market launch of the design model with four engine variants as the MINI 3 door Seven (combined fuel consumption: 5.7 – 3.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 133 – 92 g/km) and the MINI 5 door Seven (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 3.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 95 g/km); output range from 85 kW/116 hp to 141 kW/192 hp.

Specific exterior design: MINI Yours body finish in the variant Lapisluxury Blue; three alternative paint finishes to choose from; roof and exterior mirror caps in Melting Silver; 17-inch light alloy wheels in exclusive MINI Seven Spoke two-tone design; MINI Seven door sill finishers; side scuttles with MINI Seven logo; bonnet stripes in Melting Silver with surrounds in Malt Brown available as an exclusive option.

Exclusive interior ambience with seats in fabric/leather finish Diamond Malt Brown, interior surfaces in Piano Black, optional Colour Line Malt Brown and MINI Seven logo on the central instrument surround.

Additional emphasis of the design model’s exclusive character with optional equipment package MINI Seven Chili; extension of the range of equipment features to include LED headlights, LED fog lamps, white direction indicators, automatic air conditioning, on-board computer, MINI Driving Modes, MINI Excitement Package, sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, rain sensor with automatic driving lights control, seat height adjustment on the passenger side, storage package, floor mats in velours and lighting package.

Design model MINI Seven in two body variants and with harmonised character; new MINI 3 door as a modern interpretation of the classic principle of the creative use of space with the highest level of space and ride comfort ever achieved in this model; new MINI 5 door as an innovative vehicle concept with wheelbase extended by 72 millimetres, third seat at the rear and outstanding figures within the small car premium segment in terms of legroom, headroom and luggage compartment volume.

Hallmark brand go-kart feeling due to high-quality suspension technology with model-specific suspension set-up in each case; optional sports suspension and Dynamic Camper Control; body and suspension in weight-optimised design and with optimised stiffness for agile and secure driving properties.

Full range of occupant protection features based on integrated safety concept and standard equipment including six airbags, 3-point automatic belts, ISOFIX child seat mountings and tyre pressure display for each individual wheel; increased efficiency due to engines and transmissions of the latest generation, extensive range of standard MINIMALISM Technology and optimised aerodynamic properties.

Modern display and operating concept with dashboard on the steering column as well as central instrument with extended display elements and optional illuminated LED ring; control of navigation, entertainment, telephone and vehicle functions via optional colour display up to 8.8 inches in size and MINI Controller in the centre console.

High-end options to enhance driving fun, comfort and individual flair including LED headlights, LED fog lamps, MINI Driving Modes, MINI Excitement Package, Comfort Access, electrically operated glass roof, 2-zone automatic air conditioning, Radio MINI Visual Boost, MINI navigation system and Wired equipment package including navigation system Professional with MINI Touch Controller.

Extensive range of driver assistance systems: MINI Head-Up-Display, Parking Assistant, rear view camera and Driving Assistant with camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection.

Current MINI Connected in-car infotainment program; the latest MINI Connected App including MINI Streetwise, online search, Sports Instruments and Force Meter; online-based use of social networks and entertainment features using the vehicle operating system; MINI Connected XL Journey Mate with real-time traffic radar; Intelligent Emergency Call and TeleServices via a SIM card permanently installed in the vehicle.

Engine variants:
MINI Cooper S 3 door / MINI Cooper S 5 door: 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 4 700 – 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 250 rpm (300 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.8 seconds (automatic: 6.7 seconds) / 6.9 seconds (automatic: 6.8 seconds),
top speed: 235 km/h (233 km/h) / 232 km/h (230 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 5.8 – 5.7 litres (5.4 – 5.3 litres )/100 kilometres /
0 – 5.9 litres (5.5 – 5.4 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 136 – 133 g/km (126 – 123 g/km) / 139 – 136 g/km (128 – 125 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper 3 door / MINI Cooper 5 door: 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): 7.9 seconds (automatic: 7.8 seconds) / 8.2 seconds (automatic: 8.1 seconds),
top speed: 210 km/h (210 km/h) / 207 km/h (207 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.6 – 4.5 litres (4.8 – 4.7 litres )/100 kilometres /
4.8 – 4.7 litres (4.9 – 4.8 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 107 – 105 g/km (112 – 109 g/km) / 111 – 109 g/km (114 – 111 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD 3 door / MINI Cooper SD 5 door: 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 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 360 Nm at 1 500 – 2 750 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.3 seconds (automatic: 7.2 seconds) / 7.4 seconds (automatic: 7.3 seconds),
top speed: 227 km/h (225 km/h) / 225 km/h (223 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.1 – 4.0 litres (4.1 – 4.0 litres )/100 kilometres /
4.3 – 4.1 litres (4.2 – 4.1 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 109 – 106 g/km (107 – 104 g/km) / 112 – 109 g/km (109 – 107 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D 3 door / MINI Cooper D 5 door: 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 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.2 seconds (automatic: 9.2 seconds) / 9.4 seconds (automatic: 9.5 seconds),
top speed: 205 km/h (204 km/h) / 203 km/h (202 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 3.6 – 3.5 litres (3.8 – 3.7 litres )/100 kilometres /
3.7 – 3.6 litres (3.9 – 3.8 litres )/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 95 – 92 g/km (99 – 98 g/km) / 97 – 95 g/km (102 – 99 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.
* EU test cycle figures, fuel consumption dependent on the selected tyre format.

Exterior dimensions:
MINI 3 door:
Length: 3 821 millimetres (MINI Cooper S 3 door, MINI Cooper SD 3 door: 3 850 millimetres)
Width: 1 727 millimetres
Height: 1 414 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 495 millimetres

MINI 5 door:
Length: 3 982 millimetres (MINI Cooper S 5 door, MINI Cooper SD 5 door: 4 005 millimetres)
Width: 1 727 millimetres
Height: 1 425 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 567 millimetres


special edition: the MINI Seven

The MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Seven

Today MINI debuted the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and MINI Hardtop 4 Door special edition called the MINI Seven.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 10, 2016 – MINI USA is proud to introduce the new MINI Seven, the first special edition of the latest MINI generation which presents a striking combination of the brand’s traditional values and the progressive product quality of the current models. Exclusive design features on the exterior and interior underscore the British origins, hallmark driving fun, premium character and extrovert appeal that make the new MINI Seven a more exceptional phenomenon in urban traffic than ever before.

The 2017 MINI Seven special edition will be available in both Cooper and Cooper S variants of the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door models in late summer. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s arrival in market.

The name MINI Seven recalls the premiere of the revolutionary British small car more than five and a half decades ago. In August 1959, the virtually identical models Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor were presented to the public for the first time. The first specimen of the legendary 4-seater created by designer Alec Issigonis and known today as the classic Mini came off the production line as the Austin Seven.

Featuring front-wheel drive, an engine mounted transversely at the front, short overhangs and a wide track, the Mini offered an unusually generous amount of space for passengers and luggage within a minimum surface area – with a fascinatingly agile driving response to boot. The current MINI model generation embodies the very latest version of this principle of making the smartest possible use of the space available. Not only does it meet contemporary standards in terms of comfort, safety and functionality, it also offers a whole new level of driving fun and refined premium characteristics in terms of design, material selection and finish quality.

The classic body concept is once again represented by the new MINI Hardtop. A re-interpretation of traditional design features gives it an unmistakable appearance. In the interior – likewise designed in hallmark brand style – there are four seats and an 8.7 cubic-foot luggage compartment. Thanks to its high-quality drive and suspension technology, typical MINI go-kart feeling is combined with exemplary efficiency and optimized ride comfort.

The original in the small car premium segment is also geared towards the extended requirements of modern target groups with an innovative body concept. In the current generation, MINI is also represented in the small car category for the first time with a four-door model. Featuring a wheelbase extended by 2.8 inches, two additional doors, a third seat at the rear and one of the largest luggage compartments in its class, with a volume of 13.1 cubic feet, the new MINI Hardtop 4 Door provides a whole new range of options to enjoy the driving fun that is so typical of the brand.

The new MINI Seven: stylish and expressive exterior design.

The exterior design features compiled exclusively for the new MINI Seven are geared towards achieving a particularly stylish and striking expression of the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door, complete with its characteristic proportions, surface design and lines. Instantly fascinating appeal is created especially by means of a body finish in the MINI Yours color Lapisluxury Blue. This non-metallic finish is the most intensive blue tone ever applied to the body of a MINI. The paint finished conceived for the exclusive equipment program MINI Yours is based on the color Ultramarine, which is regarded as the “blue of kings”. The MINI Yours paint finish Lapisluxury Blue derives its striking brilliance, intensity and depth from the highly elaborate and technologically sophisticated production processes by which the paint and protective layers are applied to the body surfaces.

There are three other body finishes available to choose from for the new MINI Seven as alternatives to Lapisluxury Blue. The non-metallic finish Pepper White and the variants Midnight Black metallic and British Racing Green metallic are three of the classic options within the MINI color range in which the characteristic interplay of lines and surfaces on the exterior is given stylish yet discreet emphasis. This also brings out the athletic stature of both the new MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door models. It is especially defined by the powerfully arched bonnet and the large air inlets in the front apron, the dynamic wedge shape of the side window graphic and a striking sill line that combines with the parallel character line to direct attention to the large wheel arches. The fact that the width of the rear increases towards the bottom likewise contributes to the image of a body sitting powerfully on top of wheels.

Regardless of the selected body color, the roof and exterior mirror caps of the new MINI Seven are finished in Melting Silver. This contrasting color available exclusively for the design model underscores the horizontal body structuring typical of MINI, taking in the corpus, glass sections of the passenger cell and roof. The exclusive bonnet stripes of the new MINI Seven are designed to harmonize with the coloring of the roof and exterior mirror caps. The bonnet stripes, also in Melting Silver, each feature a surround in the color Malt Brown on the outside.

The 17-inch light alloy wheels of the new MINI Seven were likewise created especially for the design model. With the clear structure of their spokes and two-color finish, the wheels in MINI Seven Spoke two-tone design convey a solid, high-end impression. 18-inch light-alloy wheels are optionally available for the new MINI Seven in MINI Yours Vanity Spoke two-tone. Both variants of the light alloy wheels perfectly match the exclusive exterior features of the MINI Seven with their burnished surfaces and the MINI Yours paint finish Spectra Grey.

Another distinctive accentuation is added by the surrounds of the side indicators on the front wheel arches, known as side scuttles. These bear the logo of the design model which is made up of the wordmark “Seven” and the number seven. The MINI Seven logo is also to be found on the model-specific door sill finishers on the driver and front passenger side.

High-end and harmoniously designed ambience on the inside.

The interior design created for the new MINI generation is defined by three-dimensionally molded surfaces, high-quality color and material combinations and a modern display and operating concept. A new interpretation of classic styling is reflected in the horizontal structure of the cockpit and the circular or elliptically shaped contours of key features such as the air vents, instruments and door trim. The central instrument – another characteristic element – offers additional display content. Functionality and ergonomics are optimized by the new dashboard on the steering column and the newly positioned controls.

In the new MINI Seven, the mature character and premium ambience of the interior is highlighted by a harmoniously matched selection of colors and materials for the seats and interior surfaces. The standard trim includes sports seats in the exclusive fabric/leather Upholstery Diamond Malt Brown, which was created exclusively for this design model. The black leather of the seat and backrest surfaces is combined with fabric in the side sections. The latter have an oblique grey and black check pattern with a discreetly integrated pinstripe in Malt Brown and seams in the same color. The variants Cross Punch Carbon Black leather, Lounge Satellite Grey leather and MINI Yours Lounge Carbon Black leather are offered as alternatives.

Other features of the design model include the MINI Seven logo on the trim of the central instrument and interior surfaces in the color Piano Black high gloss. The MINI Yours interior styles Dark Cottonwood, Fibre Alloy and Off-White are optionally available. These options from the MINI Yours program lay the foundation for a particularly stylish and selective customization that underscores the car’s premium character as well as its British roots. In the MINI Yours interior styles, select materials are combined with a precise finish and high-end design. Another accentuation of stylish individuality derives from the Color Line applied to a range of elements from the outer air vents to the vertical surrounds of the controls below the central instrument, also including the armrests in the door panels. In the new MINI Seven, the Color Line comes as standard in Malt Brown, and is optionally available in Carbon Black, a variant exclusively offered for the design model and perfectly harmonized with the other colors used for the interior of the MINI Seven.

Individual style in maximum variety: two body variants, four engine types.

The launch of the new MINI Hardtop 4 Door made driving fun in the original of the small car premium segment accessible to additional target groups. The individual style of the new design comes into its own in both the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door models. What is more, the new MINI Seven is available in two engine variants for each body type. The latest engine generation with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, likewise newly developed transmissions and extensive MINIMALISM Technology help ensure all model variants achieve an exemplary balance between driving fun and fuel consumption.

The engine variants will include the 1.5 liter 3-cylinder engine with an output of 134 hp for the Cooper models and the particularly spirited 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an output of 189 hp in the Cooper S models.

For all model variants of the new MINI Seven there is the optional alternative of a 6-speed Steptronic transmission instead of the standard 6-speed manual transmission. What is more, the Cooper S models can also be fitted with a 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission which offers even shorter shift times and includes not just a separate gear selector lever but also shift paddles at the steering wheel.

Unique in the segment: go-kart feeling combined with a full range of safety features and modern driver assistance systems.

Regardless of the engine type selected, high-quality suspension technology extensively refined and adapted for each specific model of the new MINI generation ensures that the power of the new MINI Seven is transformed into enthralling agile driving properties. The hallmark brand go-kart feeling derives from a single-joint spring strut axle at front, a multilink rear axle, electromechanical power steering and highly powerful and precisely controllable brakes – a combination that is unique in the small car segment. Dynamic Damper Control is available optionally and features electrically controlled dampers which can be adjusted via the MINI Driving Modes.

The standard DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) also includes DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) mode and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) – an electronic locking function for the front axle. The Cooper S models are also fitted with Performance Control, a system that counters any tendency to understeer prior to reaching the threshold level. The standard trim also includes tire pressure display for each individual wheel.

Exemplary vehicle occupant protection is ensured by the integrated MINI safety concept which includes not just a body with highly resilient bracket structures, optimized deformation zones and an extremely stable passenger cell but also front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, 3-point automatic belts on all seats, belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front and ISOFIX child seat mountings at the rear as standard.

The range of driver assistance systems developed for the new MINI generation includes the MINI Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant and rear view camera and also the Driving Assistant system including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant, speed limit sign detection.

Individually tailored driving fun with high-end options and MINI Connected.

The premium character of the new MINI Seven can be further highlighted with other individual options. The highlights of the range of individually selectable optional equipment include the seat heating for driver and front passenger, the panorama glass roof, Comfort Access, the Harmon Kardon hi-fi speaker system, Park Distance Control, power-folding exterior mirrors and auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors.

The new MINI Seven special edition will come standard with the MINI Connected infotainment system including a 6.5-inch high-resolution screen or an optional larger 8.8-inch display with naviation. It offers extensive integration of smartphones in the car, allowing the use of internet-based services in the areas of infotainment, communication and driving experience by means of apps. The MINI Connected XL Journey Mate provides an innovative form of travel planning and support. Operation of all functions is intuitive and reflects hallmark brand style, using the MINI Controller in the center console and the color display up to 8.8 inches in size in the central instrument.

The new MINI Seven: following in the footsteps of its ancestors in elegant and distinctive style.

The new MINI Seven combines stylish individualism and progressive technology with an awareness of brand tradition and the British roots of the original in the premium segment of small cars. The design model follows in the footsteps of the classic Mini, its name echoing the very first appearance of its legendary ancestor more than five and half decades ago in two virtually identical model versions. This first classic Mini ever produced was an Austin Seven. It left the Longbridge plant in Birmingham, UK, on 4 April 1959. The only features distinguishing the Austin Seven from its twin, the Morris Mini Minor, were the radiator grille complete with brand logo, the hub caps and the body paint finish. Tartan Red, Speedwell Blue and Farina Grey were the names of the colors in which the Austin Seven was available.

The entire production of the classic MINI was moved to the Austin Seven’s place of origin in 1969. It was at this point that Mini became the standardized brand name for the small car, which by then had gained worldwide popularity. It was not until 31 years later on 4 October 2000 that the last of almost 5.4 million classic Mini came off the production line – also in Longbridge. Belonging to the BMW Group by this time, the brand had launched a special model of the successful small car a short time previously. Its name: Mini Seven.

The memory of the first of all classic Mini models was kept alive after the relaunch of the brand in 2001, too. Another edition model bearing the tradition-steeped name was premiered in 2005. The MINI Seven introduced on this occasion was available in three engine variants and featured such elements as newly designed light alloy wheels, white direction indicators and high-end comfort fittings complete with a lighting and storage package as well as exclusive design features for the exterior and interior. Another parallel with the current design model: the MINI Seven of the year 2005 was the first model variant of its generation to feature a roof in the contrasting color of silver.

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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


MINI Countryman Special Edition

MINI Countryman Special Edition

MINI UK has announced a limited edition (250 vehicles) MINI Countryman Special Edition.  It is offered in the exclusive paint color combination of Absolute Black Metallic with roof and mirror caps in Space Grey Metallic.

From BMW Group PressClub UK:

• New MINI Countryman Special Edition launched in the UK

• Limited production of up to 250 models

• Space Grey Metallic roof and mirror caps exclusive to the MINI Countryman Special Edition

• MINI Navigation System fitted as standard

MINI is launching a new limited edition Countryman in the UK, the MINI Countryman Special Edition.

The MINI Countryman Special Edition has been developed by the manufacturer’s Special Order programme, set up to allow customers to place orders for special edition models direct through MINI Retailers.

Instantly recognisable by its exclusive Space Grey Metallic roof and mirror caps, teamed with 18” 5-Star Double Spoke alloy wheels in black and Absolute Black Metallic body paint, up to 250 MINI Countryman Special Edition models will be available for customers in the UK.

The latest edition to the Countryman range comes packed with standard equipment including MINI Navigation System, Voice Control, MINI Connected, Enhanced Bluetooth™ with USB audio and multi-function steering wheel. Front Seat Heating, Automatic Air Conditioning and Xenon Headlights are also included as standard.

Inside, the MINI Countryman Special Edition has been styled to be as impressive as the outside, with interior surfaces in Piano Black and leather upholstery in Gravity-Carbon Black.

Customers can choose between two model variants, the MINI Cooper S ALL4 Countryman or the MINI Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman in either manual or automatic transmissions. Both model options are paired with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system which provides excellent traction and quickly reacts to changes in road conditions, while still providing MINI’s unique driving experience.

Customers can order the new MINI Countryman Special Edition at MINI Retailers now.


MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

There is no MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop 4 Door.  So MINI has done the next-best thing with the MINI Carbon Edition.  This MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door features a John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit, John Cooper Works Valve Exhaust System, and John Cooper Works Aero Kit.

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

From the BMW Group PressClub Global press release:

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 2, 2015…The Carbon Edition combines the already powerful MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door model with the new John Cooper Works Pro Tuning Kit, valve exhaust system and high-grade carbon fiber accessories. The result is 208 horsepower and an ultra-aggressive exhaust note with Sport and Track Mode*.

The exhaust flap is operated wirelessly via two clicks of the Bluetooth controller and unleashes devilish backfire pops and crackling sound on the overrun.

Genuine carbon fiber mirror caps, air intake trim, and tailpipe finishers are offset against Midnight Black metallic paint and exclusive matte black sport and side stripes accented by a red pinstripe.

The JCW Exterior Package and additional accessory parts further distinguish the edition, with the aggressively styled body kit, rear spoiler, and 17” JCW Track Spoke Black Wheels.

These exterior upgrades are complemented on the interior by an 8.8” high-resolution screen with navigation, JCW steering wheel, sunroof, heated seats, and MINI’s Harman/Kardon premium sound system.

Customers looking to order a Carbon Edition should contact their local MINI dealer.

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

ACCESSORY HIGHLIGHTS:

JOHN COOPER WORKS PRO TUNING KIT

  • Increases the standard Cooper S engine performance from 189 to 208 horsepower.
  • Delivers superb responsiveness through reduced exhaust gas back pressure and adapted software engine update.

JOHN COOPER WORK VALVE EXHAUST SYSTEM

  • Track and Sport Modes:
  • Track Mode: For track use only, delivers maximum emotional sound.
  • Sport Mode: Significantly sportier and more emotional than the standard Cooper S for everyday use.
  • Made from high-quality stainless steel for exceptional quality and longevity.
  • Controlled via handheld Bluetooth 4.0 Exhaust Remote Control.

JOHN COOPER WORK AERO KIT ADDITIONS

  • Blackband front spoiler
  • Matte black rear spoiler add-ons

CARBON FIBER AIR INTAKE TRIM

CARBON FIBER MIRROR CAPS

CARBON FIBER TAILPIPE FINISHERS

SHORT SPORTY ANTENNA

BLACK LINE HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT RINGS

MATTE BLACK SPORT AND SIDE STRIPES

  • “CARBON” glossy black badging
  • Red pinstripe

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

MINI COOPER S HARDTOP 4 DOOR  $25,100
 

CARBON EDITION ACCESSORY PACKAGE $3,500
JOHN COOPER WORKS PRO TUNING KIT
VALVE EXHAUST SYSTEM: SPORT AND TRACK MODES
BLUETOOTH EXHAUST CONTROL
CARBON FIBER MIRROR COVER
CARBON FIBER TAILPIPE FINISHERS
CARBON FIBER AIR INTAKE TRIM
JOHN COOPER WORKS PRO AERODYNAMIC KIT ADDITIONS
MATTE BLACK SPORT AND SIDE STRIPES
SHORT SPORTY ANTENNA
BLACK LINE HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT RINGS
 

MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC POINT

 

CARBON EDITION OPTION PACKAGE $3,000
PANORAMIC SUNROOF
LED HEADLIGHTS
DYNAMIC DAMPER CONTROL
HARMAN/KARDON PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
COMFORT ACCESS
HEATED SEATS
 

JCW EXTERIOR PACKAGE

 

$2,500

17” JCW TRACK SPOKE BLACK WHEELS
JCW AERODYNAMIC KIT
REAR SPOILER
WHITE TURN SIGNALS
 

JCW INTERIOR PACKAGE

 

$400

JCW STEERING WHEEL
ANTHRACITE HEADLINER
JCW DOOR SILL FINISHERS
STAINLESS STEEL PEDALS AND FOOTREST
 

WIRED PACKAGE (NAVIGATION)

 

$1,750

8.8” INFOTAINMENT SCREEN XL
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
CENTER ARMREST
ENHANCED BLUETOOTH AND AUDIO STREAMING
 

RETAIL MSRP (Manual Transmission)

 

$36,250**

+ $1,500 SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION $37,750**

*Off-road / track use only

**Not including $850 D&H

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition

MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door Carbon Edition


The 500,000th MINI Countryman

500,000th MINI Countryman

MINI has built the 500,000th MINI Countryman, a MINI Cooper S Countryman in Kite Blue Metallic.  The 500,000th MINI Countryman will be shown at the upcoming 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show from November 20-29, 2015.  Kite Blue will be offered for the Countryman starting next Spring.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich/Los Angeles. With a double US premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2015, MINI puts the spotlight on the latest products to emerge from the change of generation in the brand’s model range. At the international trade fair on the west coast of California, the British premium automobile manufacturer presents both the new MINI Clubman and the new MINI Convertible to the American public for the first time. Both models provide the perfect basis for additional target groups to access the distinctive MINI feeling in its very latest form. The anniversary of a successful model will also be celebrated in Los Angeles: the 500 000th MINI Countryman will be presented at the stand of the tradition-steeped British brand.

By extending its model range, the MINI brand is providing an impetus for its continued growth in the American automotive market. The USA continues to be the most important single market for automobiles of the MINI brand. The appeal of the latest model generation is reflected in this market, too, in the high level of demand for the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI 5 door. They too will be on show at the LA Auto Show, along with the top athlete of the new model generation, the MINI John Cooper Works.

Successful all-rounder: 500 000 MINI Countryman produced to date.
Another success factor in the USA, too, is the MINI Countryman – the brand’s first model with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive. 500 000 of this talented all-rounder have already been produced, guaranteeing authentic MINI driving fun even beyond the sphere of urban mobility. The anniversary vehicle will be on display at the 2015 LA Auto Show. It is finished in the colour variant Kite Blue metallic, which is presented on the body of the anniversary car for the first time and will be available for the MINI Countryman as of spring 2016.

The LA Auto Show was first held in the year 1907. It is the last highlight of the year in the industry’s international auto show calendar and offers an interesting look ahead to the automobile trends and innovations of the upcoming season. This year, automobile manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world will be presenting their current models and products along with future-oriented studies and concepts at the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 20th to 29th 2015.

The 500,000th MINI Countryman


special edition: MINI Jermyn

MINI Jermyn

MINI Japan has introduced a special edition MINI Hardtop called the MINI Jermyn.  MINI Jermyn takes its name from Jermyn Street in the Mayfair district of London, an area known for gentlemen’s fashion and grooming.  The MINI Jermyn is available in two models, the MINI Cooper S 3 Door (Hardtop 2 Door) and the MINI Cooper S 5 Door (Hardtop 4 Door).  As suggested by the name, The MINI Jermyn is a luxury edition with a woodgrain dash and unique Lounge Leather seats with Union Jack headrests.  The exterior is painted in MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue Metallic.

Only 180 MINI Jermyn cars will be built.  The MINI Cooper S 3 Door will sell for ¥ 4,110,000 ($34,100) and the MINI Cooper S 3 Door for ¥ 4,290,000 ($35,600).

MINI Jermyn equipment

  • Dedicated body color Lapisluxury Blue
  • 18-inch  Vanity-spoke two-tone alloy wheels
  • Exclusive Lounge Leather seat in Carbon Black
  • Exclusive Dark Cottonwood interior surface
  • Exclusive sports leather steering wheel
  • Exclusive LED door Projector
  • Chrome Line Exterior
  • Chrome Line Interior
  • Color Line Satellite Grey
  • Seat heater
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sports automatic transmission (with paddle-shift)
  • Cruise control
  • MINI Driving mode
  • MINI Excitement Package
  • Rain sensor (with automatic driving lights)
  • Light package
  • Storage compartment package

special edition: The MINI Countryman Park Lane

MINI Countryman Park Lane

Just days away from the start of the Geneva International Motor Show, which runs from March 5th to 15th, MINI has debuted a special edition MINI Countryman. Recycling the Park Lane name, this edition is available on the MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI Cooper S Countryman, and MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4.

From the BMW Group press release:

  • World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show
  • New edition model with exclusive design and equipment features
  • Available in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S ALL4 starting in July 2015

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 2, 2015…Bold athletic flair and supreme versatility define the character of the MINI Countryman. As the first MINI with four doors, a large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive, it took on the role of an irresistible front-line force from the very outset – both in the conquest of additional target groups for the British premium brand and in the area of off-road driving. Its irrepressible forward thrust and flexibility are now expressed even more strikingly in an exclusive edition model. The MINI Countryman Park Lane sees its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2015.

The MINI Countryman has enabled the brand to establish a secure standing in the premium compact crossover segment. Unmistakable design, premium quality, an interior concept of exemplary versatility and typical MINI driving fun both on and off the road go together to create an overall package that is unique in this category of vehicle, meeting the multi-faceted mobility needs of demanding target groups in urban traffic and beyond. In this way the MINI Countryman has successfully asserted itself as an all-round talent with individual style. For the first time, this special status within the competitive environment is now underscored with a special edition model. A distinct design and color concept as well as high-end equipment features make the MINI Countryman Park Lane an authentic ambassador for versatile driving fun in the compact segment.

The MINI Countryman Park Lane indicates its high-end individual flair at first sight with a specially developed design and color concept. The body finish in Earl Grey metallic is combined with the entirely new color variant Oak Red for the roof and exterior mirror caps, supplemented with optional sport stripes in the same color for the bonnet, tailgate and lower side sections. The characteristic side turn indicator surrounds in chrome known as side scuttles also comprise an inlay in Oak Red. The MINI Countryman Park Lane boldly accentuates its classic athletic character with 18-inch light alloy wheels in Turbo Fan Dark Grey design and the MINI ALL4 Exterior visual package including silver body elements for the front and rear apron as well as the side sills.

Exclusive emblems on the side scuttles and the cockpit surface bear the inscription “Park Lane,” as do the entry sills. The interior surfaces in Oxide Silver for the door bezel and cockpit trim and Cross Stripe Grey for the side surrounds of the center console were also designed exclusively for the MINI Countryman Park Lane. These go together with the inlay color Carbon Black for the door trim and center console to create a sporty and premium ambience in the interior.

Located in the London borough of Mayfair, Park Lane is one of the most distinguished addresses in the British capital. MINI itself has a prestigious showroom there. It is the third time that Park Lane has lent its name to an exclusive edition model of the brand. A version of the classic Mini with particularly high-end fittings bore the designation in 1987, while another MINI Park Lane came out in 2005, following in the footsteps of its predecessor after the brand’s relaunch. Now the tradition of naming design and edition models made by the British premium automobile manufacturer after London streets and districts is applied to the MINI Countryman for the first time.

The precisely coordinated exterior and interior features of the MINI Countryman Park Lane underscore both the versatile functionality and the exclusive charisma of the premium compact model. With its high-end features and versatile customization options, this all-round talent offers five seats, including a rear seat that can be shifted longitudinally and has a folding backrest with a 40:20:40 split. As a result the luggage volume can be expanded from 17.5 to 42.2 cubic feet as required, allowing the MINI Countryman not just to tackle the challenges of everyday urban traffic but also transport bulky sports equipment or carry everything required for a family holiday.

Powerful, efficient engines and high-quality suspension technology ensure that the hallmark brand agility known as the go-kart feeling is brought to life in the compact segment, too – further enhanced by an additional facet with the permanent all-wheel drive system ALL4 that was developed especially for MINI. What is more the car’s raised seating position offers a supreme view of the road, giving the characteristic MINI drive feel a whole new dimension. Above this, the 208 hp MINI John Cooper Works Countryman provides extreme driving fun: here the engine power is transmitted to all four wheels as standard.

The MINI Countryman Park Lane is offered with three powertrain variants: The MINI Cooper Countryman, the MINI Cooper S Countryman with 181 hp, and the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 with all-wheel drive.


MINI First Born Edition

MINI First Born EditionTo mark the start of production of the new MINI Hardtop at VDL Nedcar in Born, the Netherlands, MINI Nederland has created a limited edition package for the MINI Cooper.  Called the MINI First Born Edition, production is limited to 350 cars.

Here is the list of options for the MINI First Born Edition:

  • Multi-function steering wheel with cruise control
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke sports steering wheel
  • Comfort Access
  • Armrest with storage
  • Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
  • Rain sensor
  • Trip computer with fuel consumption calculation
  • Radio MINI Visual Boost
  • Advanced Bluetooth phone preparation
  • Velor mats
  • Storage package
  • MINI Excitement pack
  • MINI Driving Mode
  • Sports seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Interior Light Package
  • White indicator lights
  • Navigation system Professional
  • MINI Connected XL
  • Roof and exterior mirror caps in black
  • Chrome Line Interior
  • Chrome Line Exterior
  • 16 “alloy wheels Victory Spoke, black
  • Upholstery fabric / leatherette Carbon Black
  • Piano Black Interior Panels
  • LED fog lamps

MINI Cooper Firstborn Edition priced from €24,995.

See the MINI Nederland website MINI First Born Edition.


special editions: MINI Clubman Bond Street and MINI Clubman Hyde Park

MINI Clubman Bond Street

MINI has announced two new special editions for 2013, again named after London landmarks.  MINI had previously built a special edition called the MINI Hyde Park last year, but the name is being used on yet another one.  Both of the new editions feature a new roof color: Cool Champagne.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

  • MINI presents new special edition design model with high-end appointments and exclusive color scheme
  • World premiere at the International Geneva Motor Show 2013
  • MINI Hyde Park design model in MINI and MINI Clubman variants, now with even more eye-catching contrast paintwork

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 23, 2013… While fashion statements come and go, authentic style is here for the duration. As a one-off in the premium small car segment, the MINI has cemented its place in the street scene of modern cities in unmatched style. Now the British brand is poised to unveil the MINI Clubman Bond Street design model, a special edition that delivers an eye-catching statement of signature charisma and premium quality in the process. Generously equipped and with an eye for detail, this is a MINI tailor-made for style-conscious customers of the particularly discerning variety. The MINI Clubman Bond Street will step out for the first time to a public audience at the International Geneva Motor Show in March 2013 (pricing for the U.S. model will be announced closer to the official reveal).

The MINI Clubman Bond Street bears the name of the most exclusive shopping street in London, a place steeped in the tradition of classical style, the British way of life and the appreciation of quality. Setting off for a shopping trip here, in the heart of the City of Westminster, therefore is an expression of fine taste. But the MINI Clubman Bond Street doesn’t just cut a fine dash in terms of looks. Its Midnight Black metallic paintwork teams up with the Cool Champagne contrast color for the roof, exterior mirror caps, lower sections of the C-pillars and bonnet stripes to provide a striking showcase for the MINI Clubman’s dynamically flowing body lines and extended wheelbase. And, like the range of high-quality equipment provided, the bespoke interior color and materials concept – which includes exclusively designed sports seats and a leather-covered instrument panel – makes the perfect fit for the generous levels of on-board spaciousness.

The new MINI design model will go on sale worldwide in March 2013 with shoppers able to browse a collection of two engine variants in the U.S.: the 121 hp MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman which delivers 181 hp. Both engines are partnered as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while a six-speed automatic is available as an option.

Harmoniously coordinated design and equipment features for the exterior and interior allow the MINI Clubman Bond Street to stand out discreetly but unmistakably from the automotive crowd. The exclusive color scheme for the exterior boasts the addition of special details which further accentuate the distinctive character of the MINI Clubman Bond Street. Its 17-inch light-alloy wheels in Twin Spoke Black design come with an exclusive trim ring in Cool Champagne, and the side indicator surrounds and door sill strips both display Bond Street lettering.

Other bespoke features of the design model are interior appointments including Lounge Leather sports seats in Carbon Black with piping and stitching in Deep Champagne, and a leather-covered instrument panel in Black/Carbon Black. These adornments blend in with interior surfaces in Deep Champagne, leather trim for the Color Line and armrests with contrast stitching in Deep Champagne, floor mats with black piping and contrast stitching likewise in Deep Champagne, and the Chrome Line Interior package.

The stylish design of the exterior and interior is complemented by a particularly high-quality array of equipment. The MINI Clubman Bond Street will greet customers with features including front foglamps and the Chrome Line Exterior package, as well as an extra dose of driving fun and comfort thanks to features such as climate control, an onboard computer, the Sport Button, a rain sensor with automatic headlamp activation, a leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and cruise control, and height adjustment for the front passenger seat. A storage package and lighting package are among the other items included in the exclusive specification list for the MINI Clubman Bond Street.

MINI Clubman Hyde Park

The new edition’s clear commitment to the British way of life is shared by another MINI design model. The MINI Hyde Park, likewise named after a prime area of London real estate, represents a picture of style and understatement with its combination of Pepper White exterior paintwork and the new contrast color Cool Champagne. Both the roof and exterior mirror caps of the MINI Hyde Park come in Cool Champagne, as do the bonnet and side stripes, which also have black borders.

Transparent white indicator glass and interior trim strips in Pepper White round off the neatly coordinated looks of the MINI Hyde Park, while the interior upholstery and Color Line can be selected individually from the equipment range. This design model can be ordered in both MINI and MINI Clubman versions and with the same range of engines available for the MINI Bond Street.

MINI in the US

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand.  The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 115 MINI passenger car dealers in 38 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops.  Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of six unique vehicles.

Read the press release TAILOR-MADE FOR A CLASSY ENTRANCE: THE MINI CLUBMAN BOND STREET.