Mini Australia has released yet another special edition model, this time celebrating its sixtieth anniversary with four limited-run 60 Years Edition variants based on the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range.
Although the 60 Years Edition variant commands a $4000 premium over the models upon which they are based, Mini says the special edition adds $8500 of value with its unique badging, upholstery, interior trim and 17-inch alloys.
From standard, the 60 Years Edition is coated in a British Racing Green metallic paint with a Pepper White roof and exterior mirror colour, and the interior is shod in Dark Cacao upholstery.
Buyers can also opt for an alternative appearance package, which swaps out the aforementioned for Midnight Black Lapis Luxury Blue paint, Jet Black roof and mirrors and Carbon Black cabin features.
Heritage has been the name of the game for Mini since the British marque was taken over by BMW in 2000, and according to Mini Australia general manager Brett Waudby, the 60 Years Edition continues that philosophy.
“This year we are celebrating an exceptional brand milestone, and what better way to commemorate this than with a special edition model,” said Mr Waudby.
“The Mini 60 Years Edition offers excellent customer value with specific design details that encompass the Mini legacy, such as iconic exterior finishes and timeless interior elements.”
Powering the Cooper variants is a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which generates 100kW and 220Nm.
The Cooper S ups the ante with a more spritely 2.0-litre turbo four-pot producing 141kW and 220Nm.
Pricing kicks off at $33,900 plus on-road costs for the base Cooper three-door hatch, while the sharper and faster Cooper S three-door starts at $43,900.
The five-door is priced at $31,150 in Cooper form, while the Cooper S five-door tops the range at $45,150.
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