Mini Australia has launched the Kensington Edition based on both the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range, available in very limited numbers.
Only 15 examples of each variant will be offered – Cooper and Cooper S 3 Door, along with Cooper and Cooper S 5 Door – making for a total of 60 units allocated locally out of 800 examples worldwide.
Pricing starts at $41,900 drive-away for the Cooper 3 Door Hatch, topping out at $54,150 drive-away for the Cooper S 5 Door Hatch. Customers will be able to order their vehicle online for the first time through Mini Australia's website with a $4000 deposit.
Headlining the specification sheet is the Pure Burgundy metallic exterior paint, previously exclusive to the Clubman wagon, along with the first local implementation of an illuminated limited-edition door sill – a bespoke component specific to the Kensington Edition sourced from the Mini Yours Customised personalisation program.
There's a host of features fitted as standard that are normally listed as options, too, including the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, an 8.8-inch Navigation Plus system with Mini Find Mate bluetooth tags, the Driver Assist Package (AEB, high-beam assist, speed sign recognition), contrasting black roof and mirror caps, chrome interior highlights, a Mini Yours leather steering wheel, along with a black JCW rear spoiler.
Rounding out the equipment list are a panoramic sunroof, Piano Black interior trims, and an anthracite headliner.
Cooper models also gain the Active Package (LED headlights with Union Jack tail-lights, Mini Excitement Package, climate control, wireless phone charger), 16-inch black alloy wheels in 'Victory Spoke', and cloth/leather combination upholstery in Diamond Carbon Black.
Meanwhile, Cooper S versions get larger 17-inch black alloys in 'Cosmos Spoke' design, heated front seats, and Mini Yours Carbon Black lounge leather upholstery.
The Mini Kensington Editions are on sale now.
Mini Kensington Edition pricing
3 Door Hatch
- Cooper – $41,900
- Cooper S – $52,900
5 Door Hatch
- Cooper – $43,150
- Cooper S – $54,150
All prices listed are drive-away