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MINI 10 Years Anniversary model to debut in New York

MINI 10 Years in America
MINI announced a US-only special edition model to commemorate the ten years MINI has been in the United States.  It will come as a Cooper only.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Special model for the USA: MINI 10 Years Anniversary.

The second world premiere at the Auto Show in New York is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of MINI on the US automobile market. The MINI 10 Years Anniversary was designed especially for customers in the USA. Based on the MINI Cooper, the 121 hp 4-cylinder anniversary model expresses the pioneering spirit of the first premium small car as it set out to take the USA by storm. “As you would expect, it is available in three paint finishes: red, white and blue – the three colors which make up the national flag of the USA,” says Dr. Kay Segler.

We’ll post photos as soon as we have them.

Read the entire press release MINI at the New York International Auto Show 2012.


MINI USA Configurator updated with special editions

MINI USA Configurator 2012 Highgate

Earlier this year MINI announced three special editions for 2012: MINI Baker Street, MINI Bayswater, and MINI Convertible Highgate.  MINI USA has added these packages to its online Configurator.  Also, Reef Blue, previously offered only on the MINI Clubman Hampton Edition, is now available across the range (excluding the MINI Countryman).

See the full article for details and images of the Baker Street and Bayswater special editions.

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special edition: MINI Highgate

2012 MINI Highgate

Not included in MINI’s announcement yesterday (for the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater) but posted on MINI Space today, is a third special edition MINI for 2012.  This one comes only in Convertible form.

From MINI Space:

The MINI Cabrio Highgate hails from the exclusive residential district of the Kingdom’s capital, an area noted for its historic architecture and expansive green parks. Inside and out, we found the MINI Cabrio Highgate to be a true stand out. Dipped in what has to be one of the coolest sounding colors — Iced Chocolate Metallic — it gives off a muted but noble look. Catch a glimpse of it in the sunlight though and you’ll see some delicate shimmers of blue glowing underneath, and even a little unexpected sheen from the Silvertouched Brown soft top. Add to that the brown and black bonnet stripes accented with slim blue edges, it’s regal leather interior marked with bright blue piping and its stainless steel pedals, and you’ve got one finely dressed MINI.

 


special edition: MINI Bayswater

2012 MINI Bayswater

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI Bayswater: the extrovert sportsman.

The MINI Bayswater wears its inherent sporting élan and extrovert style very much on its sleeve. The Kite Blue metallic exterior paintwork was created exclusively for the special-edition model, as was the interior design and 17-inch light-alloy Sandblast wheels with high-gloss black surfaces and bright machined rim and spoke edges. Midnight Black metallic and Eclipse Grey metallic paint shades can be ordered for the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper SD as an alternative to the new, radiant Blue finish. The sporty appearance of the MINI Bayswater is emphasised by the black contrasting roof and the likewise newly created Sport Stripes for the bonnet, which streak dynamically towards the windscreen. The exterior mirror caps carry an identical stripe design – blue on the right-hand side of the car, grey on the left.

“Bayswater” lettering adorns the side indicator surrounds, door sills and seat tags. The Punch Leather seats come in the exclusive colour variant Rocklite Anthracite and include side bolsters sporting a metallic sheen and blue and grey contrast stitching. Two-tone contrast stitching also adorns the gearshift/selector lever and handbrake gaiters.

Other innovative design features in the interior include Piano Black cockpit trim strips, which continue the path set by the Sport Stripes over the bonnet, and the leather Colour Line elements in Rocklite Anthracite, whose classy character is emphasised by black stitching. The same leather variant is also used for the armrests, while the model-specific floor mats have anthracite-coloured edging and blue contrast stitching.

The MINI Bayswater also comes with stainless steel pedals and the Chrome Line Interior package, and includes the Pepper Pack in its range of equipment. Plus, the new special edition can likewise be specified with a wide variety of items from the optional equipment list if further individual touches are desired.

In keeping with its sporting charisma, the MINI Bayswater lines up for action with powerful engines at its fingertips. Customers can order their MINI Bayswater in MINI Cooper (90 kW/122 hp), MINI Cooper S (135 kW/184 hp), MINI Cooper D (82 kW/112 hp) or MINI Cooper SD (105 kW/143 hp) trim. The special-edition model is also delivered with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a six-speed automatic features in the options range.

The MINI Bayswater takes its name from an extremely vibrant area of London. Located to the west of the city centre – halfway between the shopping hot spots of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill – Bayswater is best known for its unusually high density of bars and restaurants, not to mention the adjacent and no less famous Hyde Park. MINI is therefore returning to the London theme to further accentuate the link with both its home country and the fascination surrounding the London lifestyle. Indeed, both the MINI Bayswater and MINI Baker Street are following in the tyre tracks of a naming tradition begun by the classic Mini and reprised more recently with the MINI Camden, MINI Mayfair and MINI Clubman Hampton special editions.


special edition: MINI Baker Street

2012 MINI Baker Street

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI Baker Street: an individualist with a taste for extravagance.

New exterior and interior design details developed exclusively for the MINI Baker Street mark out this special-edition model. The Rooftop Grey metallic exterior paint shade combines with special bonnet stripes whose basic colour black is given extra character by a subtle V-shape design. 16-inch 6-Star twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black along with matching black exterior mirror caps present an attractive contrast to the bold, contemporary appearance of the new exterior paintwork.

The MINI Baker Street can also be ordered as an option in the body shades Pepper White and Midnight Black. In MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper D trim the roof is painted black, while “Baker Street” lettering on the side scuttles framing the side indicators points to the exclusive character of this special-edition model.

In the interior a fresh interpretation of the cloth/leather seats available for the standard MINI teams up with exclusive interior surfaces to create an unmistakable ambience. In traditional British style, the surfaces of the new seat variant in Cross Check Rooftop Grey light feature a diamond pattern. Cross Check Rooftop Grey light is also used for the surfaces of the cockpit and door trim and is combined with a Rooftop Grey light Colour Line. Light grey contrast stitching for the floor mats, gearshift/selector lever as well as the handbrake gaiters and seat tags which, like the door sills, bear “Baker Street” lettering, round off the array of bespoke interior features. The Chrome Line Interior package adds further lustre.

The equipment list for the MINI Baker Street also includes the Pepper Pack, which brings with it air conditioning, an on-board computer, a leather steering wheel, the Chrome Line Exterior package, front foglamps, a lighting package and height adjustment for the front passenger seat. The range of optional equipment, meanwhile, offers a host of other items with which customers can tailor their car to their personal requirements. The range of available engine variants for the MINI Baker Street spans the MINI One (72 kW/98 hp), MINI Cooper (90 kW/122 hp), MINI One D (66 kW/90 hp) and MINI Cooper D (82 kW/112 hp). All the engines channel their power through a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or an optional six-speed automatic.

For visitors to London and locals alike, the MINI Baker Street’s name will be synonymous with the address of a certain fictional hero. It is 125 years since Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle released his first story with the master detective in the title role. Today, the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds waxworks museum can both be found just a stone’s throw from Baker Street underground station.


collectible of the day: MINI GP brochure

MINI COOPER S WITH JOHN COOPER WORKS GP KIT. brochure
MINI COOPER S WITH JOHN COOPER WORKS GP KIT.

Four years ago today, the first MINI GP vehicles were handed over to their owners in a ceremony at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.  This took place a few days before the beginning of MINI Takes the States 2006.

So today we feature the MINI COOPER S WITH JOHN COOPER WORKS GP KIT. brochure.  This glossy, eight-page stapled brochure describes features and specifications for the MINI GP (as the model is better known).

The MINI USA catalog number is JCW GP-0106.

6 11 050 057 25 (S) 1 2006 VM.


collectible of the day: MC40 Resume

MC40 Resume
This single-sheet RESUME brochure for the 40th Anniversary Rallye Monte Carlo Commemorative MINI Cooper S, or MC40 for short, was originally printed for the debut of the special edition MINI at the Chicago Auto Show on February 4, 2004.  Later they could be found at MINI dealerships around the time of the launch.

The 8.5″ x 11″ sheet states “Available May 2004″ and includes: OBJECTIVE, QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, INHERENT SKILLS, ACQUIRED SKILLS, INTERESTS, and REFERENCES.  The reverse side has the “40 Years” rally logo.

View a larger version of the MC40 RESUME.