For the last six decades, the Mini has been one of the UK’s most iconic and popular models.
The Mini has built a reputation as being one of the best small cars to drive, and despite the company being taken over by BMW in 2000 that has continued into the current iteration of the Hatch.
To celebrate the icon, Mini has unveiled the 60 Years Edition – which comes with exclusive features and a unique design. Here is why it should be your Mini of choice.
Cooper S engine
As the beating heart of the new special edition, the Cooper S engine lets the driver take advantage of the go-kart setup that all Mini models come with. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine develops 189bhp and 300Nm of torque, and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – sending all the power to the front wheels.
With that setup, the Mini 60 Years Edition can go from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 145mph – making it one of the quickest small hot hatches on sale.See Available MINI deals
Design inspired by history
British Racing Green is one of the most iconic colours in the motoring world, so it was only fitting to adorn the celebration of one of Britain’s best models. Also, to commemorate the brand’s famous victories at the Monte Carlo rally, the 60 Years Edition comes with two spotlamps on the front grille.
To match the exterior colour, Mini fits exclusive 17-inch two-tone alloys, specially-designed bonnet stripes and a 60 Years logo.
Plush cabin with great kit
The interior is trimmed with exclusive Dark Cacao leather upholstery that has green detailing to match the exterior, while 60 Years emblems are placed throughout to remind you of the special edition.
On top of that, Mini fits the 60 Years Edition with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and wireless charging, while a rear view camera, folding wing mirrors and parking sensors. The model also comes with LED lights, automatic headlights with rain sensor and air conditioning, as well as a lot else.
Only 500 of these will be available to British customers from March, with the 60 Years Edition priced at £29,990.