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PostSubject: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   19th January 2012, 23:46

City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight
MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater revealed


Two new special editions for 2012 have been unveiled and continue MINI’s longstanding theme of taking inspiration from a fashionable or iconic area in the Capital.

The MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater go on sale on 1st March for a limited period in all 100 global markets where the brand is sold. Each is exclusive to the MINI Hatch body style and is packed with personality, style, exclusivity and extras.

MINI Baker Street
Choosing the MINI Baker Street will be ‘elementary’ thanks to its striking new exterior and interior design details. Finished in exclusive Rooftop Grey metallic paint, with twin black bonnet stripes drawing a subtle V-shape, the MINI Baker Street is available in MINI One, One D, Cooper and Cooper D guise. Pepper White or Midnight Black shades are available as an optional body colour.

‘Baker Street’ lettering is added to the side scuttles and door sills and the special edition features 16-inch ‘6-Star’ twin-spoke light alloy wheels in a high-gloss black to match the door mirror caps. Cooper and Cooper D models feature a painted black roof.

Inside is a fresh interpretation of the cloth/leather seats available on the standard MINI Hatch. The diamond-patterned design in stylish Cross Check Rooftop Grey is also used on surfaces around the cockpit and door trim. Contrasting light grey stitching appears on the floor mats, gearstick and handbrake gaiter.

The comprehensive equipment list on the MINI Baker Street includes the Pepper Pack, which means automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth, on-board computer, leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, a multi-coloured interior lighting package and height adjustment for the front passenger seat are all included. DAB digital radio is standard, as it is on all MINIs. The company’s wide range of optional extras will allow owners to personalise the car to their own tastes even further.

MINI Bayswater
Named after the vibrant area west of London’s Hyde Park – between the style hotspots of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill – the MINI Bayswater showcases the best of the brand’s performance credentials. This hot hatch special edition is available in Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD models.

An eye-catching Kite Blue metallic paint has been created especially for this model, as have the 17-inch light alloy ‘Sandblast’ wheels. They feature a high-gloss black finish with machined rim and spoke edges. The exterior is finished with blue and grey Sport Stripes on the bonnet, from outside the car a blue stripe is on the left and grey on the right, corresponding door mirror caps are coloured in the same way. ‘Bayswater’ lettering adds a touch of class to the side indicator surrounds and door sills. Midnight Black metallic and Eclipse Grey metallic can be ordered as alternative body colours on Cooper S and Cooper SD variants.

The MINI Bayswater’s interior includes the Chrome Line and Chili packages as standard, but other elements are completely bespoke. For example, the Punch Leather seats come in Rocklike Anthracite and include side bolsters sporting a unique metallic sheen with blue and grey contrasting stitching and ‘Bayswater’ seat tags.

Other innovative elements that extend the MINI design language include Piano Black cockpit finishes, which continue the colour scheme of the Sport Stripes on the bonnet. The floor mats are unique to this car and have anthracite-coloured edging with blue contrasting stitching.

Both cars come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard with a six-speed automatic transmission available as an option. Thanks to the brand’s MINIMALISM technology One D and Cooper D models offer added appeal to London drivers with exhaust emissions of just 99g/km, making both models London Congestion Charge exempt.

Model OTR Price
MINI Baker Street
MINI One Baker Street £16,365
MINI One Baker Street Auto £17,580
MINI One D Baker Street £17,445
MINI Cooper Baker Street £17,465
MINI Cooper Baker Street Auto £18,680
MINI Cooper D Baker Street £18,745
MINI Cooper D Baker Street Auto £19,945
MINI Bayswater
MINI Cooper Bayswater £18,565
MINI Cooper Bayswater Auto £19,780
MINI Cooper D Bayswater £19,845
MINI Cooper D Bayswater Auto £21,045
MINI Cooper S Bayswater £21,420
MINI Cooper S Bayswater Auto £22,580
MINI Cooper SD Bayswater £22,115
MINI Cooper SD Bayswater Auto £23,375

The arrival of the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater means it’s the end of the line for two other highly successful ‘London’ special editions, the Pimlico and Soho. However, the White Silver metallic finish that was exclusive to the Soho will now be available on Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD versions of the MINI Hatch.

And some more good news from MINI; factory production of two previously announced special editions is about to start. The London 2012 edition, complete with subtle Union Jack detailing and the capital city’s skyline engraved on the dashboard, is priced from £17,980. For something more lavish, the MINI Inspired by Goodwood, which blends Rolls Royce luxury with the unmistakable MINI driving experience will
also be rolling off the production line at Oxford. Just 1,000 will be made, costing £41,000 each.

And finally…

From March production MINI Countryman ALL4 models will be available with non-run flat tyres, as an option.

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   19th January 2012, 23:49

MINI are getting pretty lazy with their special editions.
I do like the wheels and stitching on the Bayswater though
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   19th January 2012, 23:59

The Bayswater looks quite nice, not keen on the Baker Street though Red Face

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 00:02

I think the unsymetrical door mirrors would annoy me Razz
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 00:07

I hadn't noticed that! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 08:50

wow the design team must of been looking the other way or had too much other work on.
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 09:41

THe blue one isn't bad if it had matching mirrors and no stripe.
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 10:09

I still think the Camden and the Mayfair have been the best 'London' special editions 8)

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 10:17

Yeah I'm a fan of the camdens Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 10:21

You sure it's not left overs being stuck on lol!

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 12:27

Andy wrote:
Yeah I'm a fan of the camdens Very Happy

You're just biased!

I quite like the wheels on the Bayswater, stripe seems to have got lost on the bonnet though.
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   20th January 2012, 15:13

Really like the colour and the wheels on the Bayswater, not keen on the stripes and mirror caps though.
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   21st January 2012, 14:43

There's also a cabrio, which wasn't in the press release - you can read a bit more here:

http://www.minispace.com/en_us/article/mini_design_models_2012/646/?eid=646

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   21st January 2012, 15:08

Now that looks POSH Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   21st January 2012, 19:44

When is the MINI Leytonstone coming out?? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   21st January 2012, 23:43


Iced chocolate..... Mmmmm

The Highgate in iced chocolate gets my vote.....
Do you think its aimed at us ladies by any chance?


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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   22nd January 2012, 04:43

If the Highgate was a hatch I'd be more interested!
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PostSubject: Re: City Slickers: Two New MINI Special Editions Put London In The Spotlight   22nd January 2012, 18:33

Interesting, but I do wish MINI would do something a little special with the special editions in the way of spec or extra items, rather than a little bit of cosmetic work.
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