On 26 August 1959, British Motor Corporation (BMC ) proudly revealed a car that was to capture the imagination of the world and revolutionised the compact car segment.
Six decades later, in 2019 MINI marks the brand’s 60th birthday and the extraordinary story of a global icon. To kick-start this anniversary year, MINI is introducing a limited run of 500 very special vehicles for UK and Ireland new car buyers.
Built in the MINI plant in Oxford, the ’60 Years Edition’ is the first of many celebrations planned for 2019 that will champion the brand’s rich heritage and its continuous dedication to innovation. Much like Alex Issigonis’ first car in 1959, MINI has continued to evolve. They push the boundaries whilst keeping creative use of space, driving fun, style and individualisation at its core.
MINI 60 Years Edition
The MINI three door Hatch Cooper S 60 Years Edition will be offered exclusively with an automatic transmission, with acceleration from zero to 100km/h in just 6.7 seconds. The limited run of 500 MINI ’60 Years Edition’ cars will be available from March, priced at €40,370 RRP.
The exterior design features a new ‘Racing Green IV’ paint finish and piano black exterior trim, black roof and exterior mirror caps, special anniversary design bonnet stripes and model exclusive 17-inch light alloy wheels in 60 Years Spoke two tone.
The 60 Years emblem completes the vehicle, uniquely placed on the left-hand bonnet stripe, side scuttles of the turn indicators and LED logo projection from the driver’s door. Further enhancing the exterior design and sporty character, every model will be sold with an additional set of MINI spot lamps fitted to the front radiator grille.
The limited edition vehicle has a distinctly designed interior with model specific finishes using the 60 Years emblem, including the steering wheel and front seats. The seats are finished with MINI ‘Yours Leather Lounge’ in ‘Dark Cacao’ with contrast seat stitching and piping matching the new exterior paintwork– an exclusive leather for this vehicle.
The ‘Navigation Plus’ pack is included, providing a larger 8.8” touch display with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, bluetooth connectivity, concierge service and wireless charging. In addition, a rear view camera, folding exterior mirrors and front and rear ‘Park Distance Control’ (PDC ) can be found on the vehicle, courtesy of the ‘Comfort Plus Pack’.
As with all MINI Hatch models, this unique edition vehicle features a high level of standard equipment including LED front and rear lights, intelligent emergency call, ambient lighting, automatic headlights with rain sensor and much more.