As an official partner of London 2012 Olympic Games MINI released a number of special editions to celebrate the event.
Limited to 2012 units, these models are available in Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD trims and come in the Union Jack themed colours; Chilli Red, White Silver or Lightning Blue. All models boast white mirror caps and a white roof featuring the iconic London 2012 Olympic graphic.
They are also distinguished by the Union Jack single sport stripe which runs over the bonnet, roof and rear tailgate. Other distinctive visual features include London 2012 Olympic graphic on side scuttles, and grey 17-inch conical spoke alloy wheels – unavailable on any other MINI model.
The coolest feature of the car inside the cabin is the the London skyline on the piano black dashboard, silhouetting some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including Tower Bridge, Battersea Power Station and the London Eye.
The cabin is further upgraded over the standard models with:
Red and blue stitching twined with white piping on both the front and rear Black ‘Lounge Leather’ upholstery. The headrests complement the theme with Union Jack piping and a London 2012 logo is stitched on the inner edge of both front seats. Coloured stitching also features on the hand brake, gear stick gaiter and floor mats which also have piping.
The London special MINIs are also ver well-equipped:
Lounge Leather sports seats, DAB radio, air conditioning, cruise control and chrome interior touches. MINIMALISM technology also comes as standard; helping to make the 99g/km CO2 emitting Cooper D models exempt from London Congestion Charging.
MINI Cooper Hatch £17,800
MINI Cooper D Hatch £19,080
MINI Cooper S Hatch £20,125
MINI Cooper SD Hatch £20,860