2011 MINI Special Editions For London

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:54
Along with the new line of Cooper SD models, Mini will be launching a bunch of special editions this year named after London boroughs, districts and landmarks. Here we look at two of the first, the Clubman Hampton and the Pimlico hatchback. They’re both extremely fashionable vehicles, garnished with designer touches inside and out and featuring unique colors. The Clubman Hampton, named after Hampton Court, is recognized with its Reef Blue Metallic and black roof. You have other choices for the color combination but this ble is a bespoke color. It also gets the CHILI pack as standards which means it’s loaded with features. Then there’s the Min Pimlico which is ought to continue the success of MINI Graphite Special Edition and gets stuff like 16-inch rims and piano black interior as well as unique badges. Details and pricing of both models is as follows: MINI Clubman Hampton The MINI Clubman Hampton is painted in Reef Blue Metallic, a colour specially developed for this edition, with black roof and rear door surrounds.  Exclusive black Lounge Leather seats are edged in Damson Red piping and feature a seat tag with an ‘H’ seat tag.  The Damson colour theme is repeated on the bonnet stripes, a pinstripe around the mirror caps and in the piping and stitching on the floor mats to highlight the satellite Grey or Carbon Black colour line and the Anthracite headlining.  The instrument faces are in Anthracite, like JCW models, while the Central Speedo is also surrounded by a Damson Red ring. All Hampton editions are fitted as standard with the CHILI pack which includes automatic climate control, on-board computer, Bluetooth with USB Audio, fog lamps, a sports leather steering wheel, a light package and a storage pack.  In addition all models feature exclusive 17″ Twin Spoke alloy wheels with centre caps incorporating a Damson Red lining (wheels in Silver or Black), Bi-Xenon headlights with black interior reflectors and MINI 50 Hampton badging on the door sills, side indicator surrounds and the B pillar and front grille. The MINI 50 Hampton lettering on the the door entry strips recalls the introduction five decades ago of an additional bodywork version on the classic Mini, which today ranks as the historic predecessor of the MINI Clubman. On the Road Prices for the MINI Clubman Hampton models are:
Cooper Hampton £20,360
Cooper D Hampton £21,710
Cooper D Clubman Hampton Auto £22,905
Cooper S Clubman Hampton £22,445
Cooper SD Clubman Hampton £23,185
MINI Pimlico Following the success of the MINI Graphite Special Edition in 2009/2010, a new MINI Hatch special edition will go on sale in the UK for 12 months from March 2011. The MINI Pimlico models will feature as standard exclusive Laser Bule metallic paint, previously only available on MINI Cooper S and John Cooper Works, 16’’ twin spoke alloy wheels, Piano Black interior trim, white indicators and MINI Pimlico special edition badging. On the Road Prices for the MINI Pimlico models are:
MINI One Pimlico £14,465
MINI One D Pimlico £15,545
MINI Cooper Pimlico £15,995
MINI Cooper D Pimlico £17,295
MINI Cooper D Auto Pimlico £18,490
Further March Changes: The new 2 litre engine and optional automatic gearbox will be fitted to the Cooper D models from March 2011, although power and torque outputs will remain at former values. Sparkling Silver and Pure Silver will no longer be available as paint finishes across the MINI range, being replaced with Velvet Silver and Ice Blue.

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