MINI special editions


Worldwide
MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit

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MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit

Year: 2006.

Production: 2,000 (includes 415 for the US, 444 for the UK).

This limited-production, sport tuned model comes exclusively in a two-seat configuration and offers a level of performance that makes it the most powerful MINI available from the factory. The GP produces 214 horsepower and is approximately 100 pounds lighter than the standard MINI Cooper S model, allowing it to achieve a top speed of 150 mph. The “GP” stands for “Grand Prix”.

Under the bonnet, the GP features additional modifications to the  intercooler, the supercharger and the electronic engine management system. It comes standard with a limited-slip differential.

An essential feature of the GP is its sport suspension and sport brakes with components carefully matched to the greater power of the engine. Even firmer springs and stronger dampers enhance the outstanding agility of the car while larger sport brakes with special composition pads add greater stopping power.

The new GP stands out with an exclusive Aerodynamics Package with  deeper, more contoured front and rear air dams and side sills. The roof spoiler with its racing wing profile is a prominent feature at the rear of the roof line. It also features an exclusive metallic paint scheme in Thunder Blue with the roof finished in Pure Silver. Adding exclusivity to this limited-production model, each MINI Cooper S with the John Cooper Works GP kit is sequentially numbered with a distinctive roof graphic just over the side door.

Price: $31,150 in the US, £22,000 in the UK, € 30.900 in Germany.

More information at MINIUSA.com and GPMINI.net.

MINI Convertible Sidewalk

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MINI Convertible Sidewalk

The new Sidewalk model offers a host of exclusive and additional options, and is available on the One, Cooper and Cooper S. It includes a choice of four paintwork colours, Malt Brown English Leather upholstery, 17” Night Spoke light alloy wheels, bi-colour leather steering wheel and gear knob and special ‘Sidewalk’ interior trim, floor mats, badges and door inserts.

Additional MINI options that are standard on Sidewalk models are Automatic Stability Control and Traction (ASC+T), multifunction leather steering wheel, mirror caps in body colour, chrome line interior, passenger seat height adjustment, sports seats, storage compartment pack, front fog lamps, manual air conditioning, on board computer, interior light pack and white indicators.

On-the-road prices: MINI One Sidewalk £16,910, MINI Cooper Sidewalk £17,960, MINI Cooper S Sidewalk £20,235 in the UK.

(In the US, the Sidewalk is a package on both the MINI Cooper Convertible and MINI Cooper S Convertible at a cost of $4,000.)

United States
MC40

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40th Anniversary MINI Cooper S Monte Carlo Rallye Commemorative Edition (MINI Cooper S MC40)

Year: 2004.

Production: 1,000.

The MINI Cooper S MC40 made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 4, 2004. Production was limited to 1,000 individually  numbered cars, all for the U.S.

Featured equipment: Chili Red with White Roof, MINI Cooper S Sport  Package, R90 17-inch Anthracite Cross Spoke Wheels with All-Season Tires, Dynamic Stability Control, Driving Lamps, a 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, a Carbon Fiber Dash Board, Matte Chrome Shift Knob with MC40 Pattern, Auxiliary Gauges, an On-Board Computer, Special Red and Black Leather Rallye Seats, and an Individually Numbered Commemorative Plaque with Paddy Hopkirk’s Signature.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $27,449.

United Kingdom
MINI One Seven

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MINI One Seven

Year: 2005.

Production: Not limited.

The new MINI One Seven exclusively features Solar Red metallic paint, ‘Seven’ cloth and ‘Seven’ interior trim, MINI Seven decals and 15″ Delta spoke alloy wheels.

Additional MINI options which feature as standard on ‘Seven’ are Automatic Stability Control and Traction (ASC+T), sports leather steering wheel, rear spoiler, floor mats, passenger seat height adjustment, storage compartment pack, front foglights, manual air conditioning, on board computer, interior lights pack and white
indicators.

Price: £12,565.

MINI Cooper Park Lane

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MINI Cooper Park Lane

Year: 2005.

Production: Not limited.

The new MINI Cooper Park Lane exclusively features Royal Grey metallic paint, ‘Park Lane’ leather and interior trim, ‘Park Lane’ decals, silver roof, two-tone sports leather steering wheel, 16″ Bridge Spoke alloy wheels and silver bonnet stripes.

Additional MINI options which feature as standard on ‘Park Lane’ are ASC+T, rear spoiler, chrome line interior and exterior, floor mats, passenger seat height adjustment, storage compartment pack, front foglights, automatic air conditioning, on board computer, interior lights pack, chrome mirror caps, front sports seats and
white indicators.

Price: £15,260.

MINI Cooper S Checkmate

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MINI Cooper S Checkmate

Year: 2005.

Production: Not limited.

The new MINI Cooper S Checkmate exclusively features Space Blue metallic paint, ‘Checkmate’ cloth/leather and interior trim, ‘Checkmate’ decals, silver roof and mirror caps, 3-spoke two-tone sports leather steering wheel, 17″ Flame spoke alloy wheels and silver bonnet stripes.

Additional MINI options which feature as standard on ‘Checkmate’ are limited slip differential, floor mats, passenger seat height adjustment, storage compartment pack, front foglights, manual air conditioning, on board computer, interior lights pack, anthracite headlining and xenon headlights.

Price: £17,635.

Canada
Launch Edition MINI Cooper

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Launch Edition MINI Cooper

Year: 2002.

Production: 500.

The Getting In Line Online campaign began on Wednesday, January 16th, 2002 when 500 MINI Cooper Limited Edition models were placed on sale exclusively at www.MINI.ca. As part of the online buying process, a $100 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada was required to guarantee a place in line to purchase a MINI at a retail centre. As a result, $50,000 was raised for the organization.

The Launch Edition MINI Cooper was priced at $27,100 (Canadian) and included a leather steering wheel, a rear spoiler, chrome bumper inserts, 16″ 5-Star Alloy Wheels, heated Sport Seats, floor mats, foglights, and customised special launch edition embroidery in the interior. It was available in three exterior colour variations:

  • Chili Red with White roof
  • Indi Blue with White roof
  • Pure Silver with Black roof
MINI Cooper Classic Edition

Year: 2006.

Production: Not limited.

Limited-option, economically-priced MINI Cooper featuring: 15″ 5-Star Rocket alloy wheels with all-season tires, anthracite high-gloss trim, 3-spoke leather sport steering wheel,

Available in two colors:

  • Pepper White with Black roof and mirror caps
  • Chili Red with White roof and mirror caps

Automatic transmission with Steptronic and shift paddles and heated seats are the only available extra-cost options.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: CAN$23,500,

MINI Cooper Soho Edition

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MINI Cooper Soho Edition

Year: 2006.

Production: Fewer than 1,600.

Features on the 115 horsepower MINI Cooper Soho Edition include: 16” Bridge Spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires, power folding mirrors, rear spoiler, chrome line exterior and interior, panorama glass sunroof, auto-dimming interior mirror, heated front seats, rain sensor with auto headlamps, unique MINI Cooper Soho
badging, and MINI Checkpoint no-charge 3 year/60,000 km scheduled maintenance.

The MINI Cooper Soho Edition will have standard Panther Black Leatherette upholstery and offer four exterior color combinations:

  • Pure Silver Metallic with body-coloured roof and mirror caps
  • Chili Red with white or body-coloured roof and mirror caps
  • Pepper White with black or body-coloured roof and mirror caps
  • Hyper Blue Metallic with black or body-coloured roof and mirror caps

Automatic transmission with Steptronic and shift paddles is the only available extra-cost option.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: CAN$28,350.

MINI Cooper S Rallye Edition

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MINI Cooper S Rallye Edition

Year: 2006.

Production: Fewer than 1,600.

Features of the168 horsepower supercharged Rallye Edition will include: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), 17” Flame Spoke wheels with performance runflat tires, power folding mirrors, front and rear foglights, rain sensor with auto headlamps, chrome line interior, panorama glass sunroof, auto-dimming interior mirror, heated front seats, anthracite roofliner, Harmon/Kardon sound system, unique MINI Cooper S Rallye badging, and MINI Checkpoint no-charge 3 year/60,000 km scheduled maintenance.

The MINI Cooper S Rallye edition was offered with three upholstery choices:

  • Panther Black Leatherette
  • Silver Space Cloth
  • Park Lane Black English Leather

and available in four colors:

  • Chili Red
  • Dark Silver Metallic
  • Hyper Blue Metallic
  • Astro Black Metallic

White or black roof and corresponding mirror caps were available no-cost options.

Available extra-cost options include Automatic Transmission with Steptronic and shift paddles, Cockpit Chrono Package and English Leather upholstery.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: CAN$34,100.

MINI Cooper S JCW Competition Edition

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MINI Cooper S JCW Competition Edition

Year: 2006.

Production: 64.

Features includes a full complement of John Cooper Works performance components: JCW Tuning Kit producing 208 horsepower, JCW Sport Brake Kit, JCW Sport Suspension Kit with 10mm lower ride height, Limited Slip Differential (LSD) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), aerodynamics package and 17” Web Spoke two-piece alloy wheels, front and rear foglights, Alcantara leather steering wheel, carbon/Alcantara shift knob and hand brake grip with JCW logo, JCW logo door sills, and anthracite roofliner.

It is available in Chili Red with a White, Hyper Blue with Black roof, and Astro Black with a body-colored roof. Upholstery choices include Panther Black leatherette and Silver Space Cloth with Alloy Patina and Anthracite High Gloss trim filling out trim options.

Each of the MINI Cooper S JCW Competition Editions is uniquely identified with a sequentially-labeled JCW Competition Edition tachometer indicating its sequence in the exclusive production run of 64.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: CAN$39,990.

Japan
2nd Anniversary MINI Cooper Limited Edition

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2nd Anniversary MINI Cooper S Limited Edition

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2nd Anniversary MINI Cooper Limited Edition
2nd Anniversary MINI Cooper S Limited Edition

Year: 2004.

Production: 500 (300 MINI Cooper, 200 MINI Cooper S).

The MINI was launched in Japan on March 2, 2002, and to commemorate this event MINI Japan launched two limited edition MINIs.

Available as a Cooper or Cooper S the 2nd anniversary model was limited to a 300 car production run for the Cooper and 200 of the Cooper S, and went on sale via the MINI dealer network on February 28, 2004.

The Cooper costs ¥2,498,000 (about $23,700 or €18,500) with the Cooper S priced at ¥2,798,000 (about $26,500 or €20,700) excluding taxes.

Both models have unique colour schemes and equipment levels.

MINI Designer's Choice

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MINI Designer’s Choice

Year: 2006.

Production: 300 (100 MINI Cooper, 200 MINI Cooper S).

The Designer’s Choice MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S both come in Astro Black with a White roof. The roof has a special black and white graphic of head-on and profile views of a MINI. The same graphic is found on the grille badge, dashboard, and door sills. Other features are the white 17″ 5-Star Bullet alloy wheels, chrome grille and mirror caps, Panther Black interior with cloth/leather Octagon sport seats (Cooper) or Gravity Leather sport seats (Cooper S), anthracite dash and interior surfaces, chrome line exterior and chrome line interior, sport leather steering wheel, and white turn indicators.

Orders were accepted starting November 11, 2006 with delivery in January 2007.

Pricing for the Cooper is ¥2,860,000 and the Cooper S is ¥3,298,000.

More information at MINI.jp.