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Just 500 examples of the Mini 60 Years Edition three-door hatchback are destined for UK dealerships

Mini has unveiled a limited-run variant of the Cooper S three-door hatchback, in celebration of 2019 marking 60 years since the launch of the original BMC Mini.

Visual elements unique to the special-edition Mini include a new British Racing Green paint colour, contrasting black roof and wing mirrors, specially designed bonnet stripes and two-tone 17in lightweight alloy wheels.

A commemorative badge features on the bonnet, indicator housings and as an LED projection from the bottom of the driver’s door. UK examples will receive a set of front-mounted, rally-style spotlights. 

The interior continues the anniversary theme, with seats upholstered in model-specific dark leather with contrast stitching and the 60 Years emblem displayed on the steering wheel and front seats.

The Mini 60 Years Edition retains the 2.0-litre petrol engine and seven-speed automatic gearbox from the Cooper S to accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.7sec and on to a top speed of 145mph. 

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Standard equipment includes an 8.8in touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity and wireless smartphone charging. A rear-view camera and parking sensors are carried over from the Comfort package for the standard Cooper S. 

The 500 Mini 60 Years Editions headed for UK dealerships will be available from March 2019, priced at £29,990 – £8850 more than the standard model. 

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jagdavey 17 January 2019

Looks absolutely brilliant

Looks absolutely brilliant, very cool styling, shows BMW can design a good looking iconic car in comparison to that ugly beast of a BMW 7 Series. But this Mini is just too expensive.

Luap 16 January 2019


That looks quite nice, but then it should for £30k!

I still have an original Mini 30 in my garage, which of course is 30 years old itself now.

lightbody 16 January 2019

60 years eh?

This car has absolutely nothing to connect it to the legendary, revolutionary, famous car launched to a shocked public in 1959. Nothing.