BMW is making full use of its London 2012 Olympics sponsorship by launching two new London-inspired versions of the Mini. The two models, the Mini Baker Street and Mini Bayswater, will go on sale in the spring.
The Mini Baker Street can be ordered in either One, One D, Cooper or Cooper D trim. Named after the street made famous by Sherlock Holmes, the Baker Street gets special bonnet stripes, gloss black 16in alloys and gloss black mirror housings.
It comes in Rooftop Grey as standard and Pepper White and Midnight Black colours are optional. Special Baker Street logos sit above the side indicator bulbs and on the side sill plates. The Chrome Line exterior and interior packages are standard, as is the Pepper Pack.
The Mini Bayswater, named after the London district between Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, is available to order in Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD models.
It gets an exclusive Kite Blue paint finish, 17in gloss black alloys, a black roof, sports stripes for the bonnet and black striped exterior mirror housings. Other colour options include Midnight Black and Eclipse Grey.
All Bayswater models get special Bayswater badging on the side door sills, above the side indicator housings and on the special Punch Leather seats. Other interior features include Piano Black trim and stainless steel pedals. As with the Baker Street Minis, Bayswater models come with the Chrome Trim and Pepper Packs as standard.
Prices for the Baker Street will start at £16,365, with the Bayswater range beginning at £18,565. The arrival of the Baker Street and Bayswater means two other ‘London’ special editions, the Pimlico and Soho, will be discontinued.