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BMW is making full use of its London 2012 Olympics sponsorship by launching two new Mini editions
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19 January 2012

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.

See images of the Mini Baker Street and Bayswater special editions

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.

Late last year BMW released three other London 2012 tie-in editions

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.

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BrendaSwert 11 September 2012

I thought it is Mini

I thought it is Mini Greenwich.Though it has the connection of olympics.Likewise they are implementing new model.

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derek171 20 January 2012

Re: Special-edition Minis unveiled

As an Essex boy, mine's the MINI-Essex in tango'd orange with big headlights and a vajazzle beneath the front bumper.

Mini1 20 January 2012

Re: Special-edition Minis unveiled

brian245 wrote:

Mini1 wrote:
I'm baffled as to why they've revealed these London-inspired MINIs wearing German number plates.

It is a German company

Alright clever clogs... they're promoting London-inspired special editions, the car is built in Britain... they *should* be photographing the car wearing British plates.