There’ll be two new special edition versions of the Mini Cooper Hatch and Mini Clubman launching in the coming months.
First up will be an October launch for the Mini Clubman Masterpiece, a limited edition model of 30 examples based on the Cooper S Clubman model. This version gets new 18-inch Masterpiece alloy wheels, is finished exclusively in White Silver metallic paint with a black roof, and it has black roof rails and mirror covers.
Other model-specific styling changes include the addition of black stripes on the bonnet, and cute little LED driving lights mounted on the front bumper.
This variant introduces the Mini Connected data-based app system (also recently added to the Countryman range), as well as Apple CarPlay and wireless smartphone charging. Floor mats are thrown in, too.
Mini reckons the Masterpiece model brings a further $17,900 of equipment over the Cooper S, but will cost $11,400 over the regular Cooper S, which sells at $43,900 plus on-road costs. So, the price will be $54,300.
The second Mini model to get a special edition is the three-door and five-door hatchback Cooper model, with the Ice Blue edition due here from November.
Bringing back the striking Ice Blue paint from previous generation Mini models, the 40-model run (20 of each body style) will see the hatch adorned with black 16-inch alloy wheels, a black roof, black mirror covers and black bonnet stripes.
It’ll also score LED headlights and the same LED driving lights as the Clubman, not to mention a few interior additions such as floor mats, the Multimedia Essentials pack, the Pepper pack, and Satellite Grey interior trim.
This version will be $5000 over the regular 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol auto models, meaning the 3-Door Hatch will be priced at $34,750 plus on-roads, and the 5-Door Hatch will be $35,950 plus on-roads.
Watch for for both to hit showrooms soon.