Mini celebrates that London chic
With just months to go before the Olympic Games get under way in the capital city of the brand's home country, Mini has introduced two new special-edition models to spread contemporary London style around the world.
The latest takes on the Mini character - the Mini Baker Street and Mini Bayswater - will go on sale in South Africa from March.
The Mini Baker Street embodies the youthful, fresh and innovative trend-setting style of the brand, while the Mini Bayswater focuses primarily on the sporting verve and agile handling for which Mini is renowned.
Both special-edition models will be produced over a limited period and offered for sale worldwide.
New exterior and interior design details developed exclusively for the Mini Baker Street mark out this special-edition model.
The Rooftop Grey metallic exterior paint shade combines with special bonnet stripes whose basic colour black is given extra character by a subtle V-shape design.
Sixteen-inch 6-Star twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black along with matching black exterior mirror caps create an attractive contrast to the bold, contemporary appearance of the new exterior paintwork.
The Mini Bayswater wears its inherent sporting élan and extrovert style very much on its sleeve. The Kite Blue metallic exterior paintwork was created exclusively for the special-edition model, as was the interior design and 17-inch light-alloy Sandblast wheels with high-gloss black surfaces and bright machined rim and spoke edges.
"Bayswater" lettering adorns the side indicator surrounds, door sills and seat tags. The Punch Leather seats come in the exclusive colour variant Rocklite Anthracite and include side bolsters sporting a metallic sheen and blue and grey contrast stitching. Two-tone contrast stitching also adorns the gearshift/selector lever and handbrake gaiters.
The Mini Bayswater takes its name from an extremely vibrant area of London. Located to the west of the city centre - halfway between the shopping hot spots of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill - Bayswater is best known for its unusually high density of bars and restaurants.