In January 2019, the Mini 60 Years Edition was revealed to mark (you guessed it) six decades since the launch of the original Mini. And now, ahead of its arrival in South Africa, we have local pricing.
Set to hit the market in May 2019, the Mini 60 Years Edition package will be offered for the 3-Door Hatch and 5-Door Hatch body styles, in both Cooper and Cooper S guises (the Cooper with its 100 kW 1,5-litre three-cylinder engine and the Cooper S with its 141 kW 2,0-litre four-banger).
Specifying it in Cooper form will add R51 000 to the price. In the case of the three-door hatch, that’s a total of R433 000 for the six-speed manual and R454 000 for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The five-door, meanwhile, will cost you R443 000 in manual and R464 000 in auto once you add the 60 Years package.
And the Cooper S? Here, the 60 Years package adds R41 000 to the price, which takes the three-door to R504 000 and the five-door to R514 000 (both are fitted with seven-speed dual-clutch gearboxes as standard, as manual versions are no longer offered).
Interestingly, Mini SA will also offer the 60 Years package in conjunction with the popular Chili pack (adding R67 000 to the base price in the case of the Cooper and R47 000 in the case of the Cooper S, including the 60 Years package).
So, what do you get for the extra cash? Well, ticking the "60 Years" box adds British Racing Green paint (there's also the option of Midnight Black Metallic, Moonwalk Grey Metallic or Lapisluxury Blue, with the latter available only until July 2019), special two-tone 17-inch alloys, a “60 Years” leather steering wheel as well as a Pepper White finish for the roof and side-mirror caps.
Bonnet stripes with a "specific anniversary design" are also part of the deal, while the “60 Years” logo has been repeated on the side scuttles, front door-sill finishers, LED door projectors and various interior trim elements (such as the head-rests). Mini SA offers a Dark Maroon interior scheme, which can also be replaced (at no cost) with Chester Malt Brown, Satellite Grey or Carbon Black arrangements.
See Full MINI Cooper 5-door Hatch price and specs here