MINI is kicking off its 60th anniversary year in Ireland with the introduction of a limited edition model, writes Trish Whelan.
Just 500 examples of this worldwide edition on sale in the UK and Ireland priced at €40,370.
Built in the MINI Plant in Oxford, the Mini 60 Years Edition is the first of many celebrations planned for 2019.
The 3-door Hatch Cooper S 60 Years Edition is in New Racing Green exterior paint finish, with black contract roof and exterior mirror caps, special anniversary design bonnet strips and exclusive 17-inch light alloy wheels and comes with a unique interior. The 60 Years emblem placed on the left-hand bonnet stripe, completes the vehicle.
The distinctly designed interior with model specific finishes using the 60 Years emblem, including the steering wheel and front seats. Seats are finished with MINI Yours Leather Lounge in Dark Cacao with contrast seat stitching and piping matching the new exterior paintwork.
This unique car features a high level of standard equipment including LED front and rear lights, intelligent emergency call, ambient lighting, automatic headlights with rain sensor etc.
Navigation Plus pack is included, providing a larger 8.8-inch touch display with Sat Nav, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, concierge service and wireless charging. In addition, the Comfort Plus Pack includes a rear view camera, folding side mirrors, and front and rear Park Distance Control.
This special edition model will be offered only with an automatic transmission with acceleration from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds. Combined fuel consumption is 6.5 L/100kms; C02 emissions are 129-127g/km.
The car will be available from March 2019 at retailers nationwide.