MINI is well known for its small size and still adored by many by its adorable looks, simplicity and nimble handling, which also makes it competitive on racing circuit and rally stages of the 1960’s. Despite having been grown in size, the modern MINI still offers drivers its dynamic performance both on road and track.
The new edgy MINI editions are a nod to its racing heritage curated for individuals who likes discreet yet recognisable cars with plenty of bang under the hood. The New MINI Urbanite Edition is created in the MINI Cooper 5 Door platform while the MINI Amplified Edition is created in the form of the MINI Cooper S 3 Door.
Introducing the New MINI Urbanite and MINI Amplified Editions, Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “This Chinese New Year, MINI is going bold and loud! We have curated two new cars for individuals with discerning preferences to ring in the festivities of the Year of the Dog. The MINI Urbanite Edition is the perfect embodiment of the youthful, fresh and innovative trendsetting style of the brand whereas the MINI Amplified Edition exemplifies the sporty verve and agile handling MINI is known for. All Red and Prosperous for the New Year!” Both the New and Limited Editions of the MINI will be at all authorised MINI showrooms nationwide from 5th February 2018.
Based on the MINI Cooper 5 Door, the MINI Urbanite Edition boasts distinctive LED Headlights – a modern touch to the classic Minis in the Monte Carlo Rallye, black the 16” Victory Spoke Rims with Piano Black light trims and grille.
The Urbanite Edition comes with Glowing Red Cooper racing stripes on the bonnet with Anthracite Headliner inside. The New MINI Urbanite Edition offers colours in mysterious Midnight Black with Red Racing Stripes, Blazing Red or Pepper White with Black Racing Stripes.
On top of the MINI Connected standard feature with Bluetooth and USB, there’s a new Rear-View Camera system with parking guidance lines and obstacle marking that highlights stationary objects. Getting in the driver seat, you will be greeted with a sport leather steering wheel.
Like the original Mark I, the MINI Urbanite Edition is run by a three-cylinder engine making 136hp and 220Nm of torque which it can go from naught to a hundred clicks in just 8.1 seconds and topping out at 207km/h. Not only the three-pot is reasonably powerful, it is also frugal averaging 5-litres per 100km of fuel.
The MINI Amplified Edition is engineered based on the MINI Cooper S 3 Door body underlined by the John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit, a striking rear spoiler and Piano Black grille and matching headlight and taillight trim. Paying homage to the MINI John Cooper Works concept car, the broad racing stripes stretches from the nose to tail, while the 17” John Cooper Works Track in Black Spoke makes up the MINI Amplified’s stance.
The seats come in the form of John Cooper Works Racing Seats with integrated headrests designed in Alcantara Leather with contrasting Red Dinamica. Besides the Anthracite Headliner, the MINI Amplified Edition now features new exclusive accents in Glowing Red which was only available previously on the John Cooper Works Hatch. It also comes in Midnight Black with Red Racing Stripes, Chilli Red or Pepper White with Black Racing Stripes.
The bold colours match the contrast stitching of the 6-Speed Sports Automatic Shifter as well as the John Cooper Works Perforated Leather Steering Wheel embroidery. To enable considerably easier and safer reverse parking and manoeuvring, the new Rear View Camera provides parking guidance lines and obstacle marking that detect and mark stationary objects. As a standard, the MINI Amplified Edition comes with comfort access and Black Chequered interior trims.
211 horsepower and 300Nm of torque is possible thanks to the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit and the new John Cooper Works Valve Silence System. This pulls the MINI Amplified Edition forward from 0 to 100 in merely 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 233 km/h. There is also a new Track Mode via the John Cooper Works Bluetooth Remote Control making the exhaust sound louder when activated.
Both the MINI Urbanite and MINI Amplified Editions feature LED headlight with daytime driving lights, as well as LED taillights and fog lights on top of auto driving lights. On top of rain sensors, they also share the Park Distance Control to help curb stress – enabling easy access into and out of tight parking spaces.
Creature comfort insides come in the form of automatic dual zone air conditioning surrounded by 12 colour ambient light, the high-resolution 6.5” MINI Visual Boost with 5 key controller, interactive LED ring on central instrument display, and automatic start / stop with Keyless Go. Music lovers can stream their favourite Spotify playlists with MINI Connected with Spotify integration with over 30 million songs streamed live to the car, and also come with cruise control with braking function to provide a leisure driving experience.
The limited edition MINI Urbanite and MINI Amplified comes bundled in with MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service. The MINI Urbanite Edition will retail at RM198,888.00, while the MINI Amplified Edition is priced at RM248,888.00, both are personal registration and without insurance.
More information on the New Limited Edition MINI Hatches in conjunction with Chinese New Year can be found at www.mini.my/urbn-ampd