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2015 MINI Yours accessories collection

MINI Yours steering wheel

MINI released its MINI Yours accessories collection for 2015.  Some highlights:

  • MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue paint
  • 18″ MINI Yours Vanity Spoke design alloy wheels
  • MINI Yours Lounge Carbon Black leather seats with Union Jack headrests
  • MINI Yours Dark Cottonwood, MINI Yours Fibre Alloy and MINI Yours Off-White interiors
  • MINI Yours leather sports steering wheel

From BMW PressClub Global:

MINI Yours – for individualists with personality.

It’s not just the driving fun that is unique. With an incomparable variety of special equipment and accessories, the British premium car maker MINI offers its customers enormous scope for customising their vehicles to reflect their own personal style. The wide range of exterior paint finishes and alloy wheels, upholstery variations and interior colour schemes, trims and colour lines, as well as the numerous MINI-specific options such as mirror caps, additional headlamps, roof decor and graphic elements create almost limitless options for making every MINI a unique made-to-measure creation. The options available from the MINI Yours programme are the most exclusive way to customise your car according to your personal preferences. Top-quality materials, stylish designs and precise workmanship to the highest standards characterise the special equipment available ex works for the exterior and interior of the latest MINI models.

The market launch of the latest generation of the MINI 3 door and the also completely newly developed MINI 5 door means that the MINI Yours range is more extensive and more attractive than ever. The packages specially designed for the new models are particularly effective in setting clear standards in exclusivity and style in individual car design. In addition, MINI Yours also widens the choice of special equipment available for the MINI Convertible, MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster models. Like all special equipment, these unusually high-quality options are installed at the MINI plant in Oxford or, in the case of the MINI 3 door, as part of contract manufacturing at VDL Nedcar in Born, Holland.

British pedigree – fascinating tradition, personal style.
MINI Yours builds on the British brand’s decades of tradition with carefully and stylishly customised small cars. Following its launch in 1959, the classic Mini quickly transforms itself from the ultimate example of clever use of space and impressive agility in an urban setting into a firm favourite among trendy drivers. Its unconventional yet pioneering vehicle concept meant that it was not just a mode of transport, but also an expression of personal style. The classic Mini inspired creativity among its fans at home in the UK in particular. Extravagant one-off models for celebrity clients were evidence of this, as were the special versions of the classic Mini created by fashion designers Mary Quant and Paul Smith.

Since the relaunch of the brand in 2011, MINI has been meeting the wishes of customers with an unerring eye for the unusual in fascinating special editions and design models. The MINI Yours range also answers the need to distinctively underline the individual spirit of the MINI, its high-end character and its British roots. All ranges reflect the tradition of the brand, an awareness of superior quality and a highly developed sense of creativity in design and choice of materials. They are created in special production processes that are inspired by classic hand-crafting skills. The exclusive character of MINI Yours reaches its pinnacle in MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD. This limited special edition of the MINI 3 door with a perfectly balanced combination of top-quality exterior and interior features was produced under the inspiring leadership of the design team from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in cooperation with the MINI design team.

Stunning paint finishes and eye-catching alloy wheels.
The latest MINI Yours programme for customising the car’s exterior encompasses a selection of unusual, sophisticated paint finishes and highly expressive, elegant alloy wheels tailored to each specific model. Maximum depth and intensity are achieved by the MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue paintwork, developed specially for the new MINI 3 door and MINI 5 door. 18 inch MINI Yours alloy wheels in two-tone Vanity Spoke design are also available for both models.

The MINI Yours Highclass Grey metallic paint finish and 17 inch twin-spoke turned black MINI Yours alloy wheels are currently available for the MINI Convertible, MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster models.

The finest leather, top-quality wood, precise workmanship.
Personal style and a sense of superior quality can be expressed with the MINI Yours interior range. Carefully selected leather for the seats, instrument panel and steering wheel, interior surfaces in genuine woods and other particularly high-end materials as well as precise and artful workmanship come together to produce the options available for the latest MINI models. The seats of the new MINI 3 door and MINI 5 door feature a particularly natural material finish, soft surfaces and precisely worked details in particularly luxurious MINI Yours Lounge Carbon Black leather, their prestigious characteristics emphasised by an eye-catching seam and a Union Jack design artfully incorporated on the back of the head rests. In addition, particularly expressive interior styles are also available in the MINI Yours Dark Cottonwood, MINI Yours Fibre Alloy and MINI Yours Off-White variants, while the MINI Yours leather sports steering wheel is also to be had in nappa leather with hand-finished aluminium-coloured contrasting stitching:

The MINI Convertible, MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster models can be fitted out with exclusively designed seats in the MINI Yours Leather Lounge style, Satellite Grey, and with a MINI Yours instrument panel fully covered with nappa leather in Black/Satellite Grey, including a colour line in Satellite Grey. A matching MINI Yours leather sports steering wheel is also available.

Read the press kit MINI Yours – for individualists with personality.

 


four new MINI Hardtop accessory packages

MINI Hardtop Accessories

From BMW Group PressGroup Global:

Munich. The all-new MINI is more powerful, more refined and more comfortable, and also offers more choice than ever for customers seeking to give their car a unique style.

A fresh and exciting range of model-specific products joins the Original MINI Accessories programme, and is available from the car’s launch in spring 2014. It means buyers can fine-tune the design and functionality of their MINI to suit their individual taste.

Striking exterior touches, high-quality detailing for the interior and exclusive light alloy wheels are all available. Each emphasises the distinctive character of the new MINI and the personal style of its driver.

Just as the third generation MINI is new from the ground up, so the range of Original MINI Accessories has been completely redesigned. The much-loved classics are still there – including roof graphics, exterior mirror caps and additional headlamps – but there is also something new and innovative. It’s a design concept for the exterior and interior made up of four MINI Design Lines, called Vivid Green, Speedwell Blue, John Cooper Works Pro and Essential Black.

For the first time, Original MINI Accessories are precisely matched in design and colour. It means the new MINI can be fitted with a whole host of optional extras, each available in up to four design lines. The pioneering approach, ensuring a co-ordinated design to the outside and inside of the car, applies to textile and all-weather floor mats, sun protection elements, door sill cover strips, exterior and interior mirror caps, roof and side graphics, side indicator surrounds, key lanyards, protective covers and luggage compartment items.

Vivid Green: gives accessories a youthful, fresh look with striking dashes of rich green against a black background.

Speedwell Blue: adds a touch of sporty flair and a sense of tradition, thanks to a reinterpretation of the red, white and blue of the Union Jack, combined with a warm brown tone.

John Cooper Works Pro: reflects a passion for racing with a vibrant chequered flag in black, red and grey.

Essential Black: an understated and elegant design that’s pared back to a chequered pattern which runs diagonally.

Always a popular choice with customers of previous generation MINIs, were the mirror caps, both internal and external. These are now available for the new MINI in the design lines Vivid Green, Speedwell Blue and John Cooper Works Pro. They are also in Union Jack, Black Jack, Chequered Flag Black/Grey, Chequered Flag Black/White and John Cooper Works Pro Carbon. Two additional finishes are new to the programme, Big Bang and Gold Jack.

The selection of roof graphics is more varied than ever before. They are available in nine variants for the standard roof and six for the optional glass roof. Both roof versions can be enhanced with the motifs Union Jack, Black Jack, Gold Jack, Chequered Flag Grey, Chequered Flag White. Additional options for the standard roof are Speedwell Blue, Vivid Green, John Cooper Works Pro and Chequered Flag Black.

Design accents can be added to the side indicator surrounds. In addition to the Union Jack, Black Jack, Chequered Flag Black/Grey and Chequered Flag Black/White, they are now available in the MINI Design Lines Vivid Green, Speedwell Blue, John Cooper Works Pro.

Side graphics are another buyers’ favourite. Made from high-quality foil, they run from the side indicators to the rear wheel arches. For the new MINI they are available in Vivid Green, Speedwell Blue and John Cooper Works Pro, as well as a new version of the John Cooper Works design in the colours Chilli Red and Jet Black.

Two Original MINI Accessories are offered exclusively in the design line Essential Black, and their function is to protect the luggage compartment from getting dirty. Both the floor mat and tray are a perfect fit, made from an anti-slip and waterproof material with straps for easy removal. The luggage compartment floor mat has a textile strip surround, while the tray includes partitions made of brushed aluminium.

Other personalisation options include sun protection elements for the rear window and rear side windows, door sill cover strips backlit with LEDs, additional main beam headlamps and a synthetic fabric car cover. Each is available in up to four MINI Design Lines.

The Original MINI Accessories programme also features a selection of newly-developed light alloy wheels. For the first time, it includes 18-inch forged aluminium rims in cross-spoke design. There are also 17-inch light alloy wheels available in multi-spoke design, which are available in Bright Silver metallic or Liquid Black. For an extra touch of class, the hub caps on all MINI light alloy wheels can be finished in Chilli Red, Bright Orange, Apple Green or Bright Yellow.

More innovative is the MINI key cap, making its debut on this car. It features an integrated NFC (Near Field Communication) chip for non-contact data exchange between the MINI key and the customer’s smartphone. After synchronisation at the press of a button, smartphone functions such as a Bluetooth connection, volume control or app launch can be activated via the key. This means that the MINI driver’s individual settings for features such as MINI Connected Services are detected immediately the driver gets into the car.

All Original MINI Accessories reflect the excellent standards of the BMW Group, in terms of design, quality and safety. Retro-fitting these parts has no impact on the warranty terms as applicable to the vehicle in question. Sales and installation are taken care of by the MINI dealer network, MINI sales subsidiaries and MINI service partners.

[Source: The all new MINI: Fresh choices for a touch of individual style.]


first MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster accessories brochure

KEEP IT MINI. MINI Coupe and Roadster accessories brochure KEEP IT WILD. MINI Coupe and Roadster JCW tuning brochure

KEEP IT MINI. / KEEP IT WILD.

The first MINI Accessories catalog has been released for the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster.  The 16 page flip brochure is filled with 11 pages of MINI accessories and 5 pages of John Cooper Works Tuning accessories.  Some accessories specifically for the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster are the sports-style car cover, fitted luggage compartment mat, seat belt holder, and the fixed John Cooper Works rear spoiler.  The JCW rear spoiler is listed at $976.00.

The MINI USA catalog number is MMA-R58R59.


German MINI and JCW accessories catalogs

German MINI accessories catalog German JCW accessories catalog

We have featured recent brochures from MINI USA, but they have not released online versions (yet?).  In the meantime, we have these four current (2011) MINI Accessories catalogs from Germany to show what is currently being offered in Europe.  You can download these four catalogs in PDF format:

German MINI Countryman JCW accessories catalog German MINI Countryman accessories catalog

MINI Motoring Accessories / JCW Accessories 2011 brochure

LIVE IT UP. MINI Motoring Accessories brochure LAP IT UP. John Cooper Works Accessories brochure

LIVE IT UP. / LAP IT UP.

For 2011, MINI USA released its combined MINI Motoring Accessories  and John Cooper Works Tuning Accessories catalog.

The major part of the catalog is 41 pages and includes MINI Motoring Accessories for these models:

  • MINI Hardtop 2007 – Present
  • MINI Clubman 2008 – Present
  • MINI Convertible 2009 – Present

The flipside contains 21 pages of JCW Tuning Accessories.

Also inside the catalog is the stapled, 17 page OFFICIAL YOU-IFICATION PLANNER with charts of product, part number, page number, price, and appropriate model.

The MINI USA catalog number for the catalog is MMA-R5X and the Planner is MMA-R5XPL (Printed 03/2011).


MINI John Cooper Works brochure [2011]

MINI John Cooper Works brochure [2011]
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS.
VEHICLES, ACCESSORIES AND MOTORINGGEAR
.

The latest addition to the Library of Motoring collection is this all-new MINI JCW brochure.  Updated for the model year 2011 vehicles, the square-back brochure contains 37 pages of JCW items from the MINI John Cooper Works models to JCW keychains.

Contents include:

  • CONCEPT
  • EQUIPMENT DETAILS & ACCESSORIES
  • MOTORINGGEAR
  • FACTS

Colors shown: Pepper White, Chili Red, Ice Blue, Interchange Yellow, Midnight Black Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Horizon Blue Metallic, Hot Chocolate Metallic, Spice Orange Metallic, Eclipse Gray Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic.

The MINI USA catalog number is 2010 AG JCW MY11 5.5K-0910.


collectible of the day: MINI SNAP! Accessory Edition cards

MINI SNAP! Accessory Edition card (back)

MINI SNAP! Accessory Edition card (aero kit)

MINI SNAP! Accessory Edition card (Union Jack mirror cap)

From the UK circa 2005 we have this set of MINI SNAP! Accessory Edition cards.  The pack contains 52 cards in 13 sets of four matching MINI accessory cards. Promoted accessories include aero kits, driving lights, mirror caps, roof graphics, wheels, and a baby car seat.

There is one additional card promoting the Ministry of Ownership:

ARE YOU A MINI OWNER?

Have you visited the Ministry of Ownership at mini.co.uk? It’s there to help you get the most from your MINI — from exclusive deals, competitions and fun, to route planning, driving tours and accessories. It’s also a very useful point of contact with us here at MINI HQ. Surf and see!

The first time you log in, you’ll need your chassis number.

www.mini.co.uk


collectible of the day: MINI Motoring Accessories 2003

MINI Motoring Accessories 2003
MINI MOTORING ACCESSORIES 2003

The second MINI Motoring Accessories catalog issued by MINI USA was for 2003.  The square-backed brochure contained 32 pages of accessories.  A couple of pages fold out, for the Aero Kit and for the Roof Rack Systems.

There are two versions of this brochure:

  • Variation 1: (Printed 12/2002)
  • Variation 2: (Printed 5/2003)

The MINI USA catalog number is MMA-101.


collectible of the day: YOU-IFICATION WORKBOOK catalogs

MINI MOTORING ACCESSORIES 2004 YOU-IFICATION WORKBOOK

MINI MOTORING ACCESSORIES 2005 YOU-IFICATION WORKBOOK

From 2004 to 2007 MINI USA’s MINI Motoring Accessories catalogs were called “YOU-IFICATION WORKBOOK”.  The 2004 catalog (shown above, left) featured roadsigns.  In 2005 (shown above, right), MINI USA used actual MINI nicknames for the covers.  The 2006 edition (shown below, left) was made to look like a bubble-test sheet.  Finally, the 2007 version (which is undated in the title and shown below, right) has personalized or vanity license plates on its covers.

MINI MOTORING ACCESSORIES 2006 YOU-IFICATION WORKBOOK

MINI MOTORING ACCESSORIES YOU-IFICATION WORKBOOK [2007]

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