MINI turns 60 this year, and the brand has released a global special edition model to mark the milestone. The MINI 60 Years Edition can be had as a Cooper or Cooper S, and with three or five doors. MINI Indonesia rolled out the 60 Years Edition as a Cooper 3-Door Hatch at the 2019 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.
The first thing that catches your eye is the British Racing Green colour, which was recreated solely for this edition, MINI says. The car is also available in Melting Silver, but why? Also unique to the 60Y are the 17-inch two-tone wheels you see here, wrapped with Dunlop run flat tyres.
Colour and wheels aside, the exterior clues to the specialness of this MINI are in the badges. “60 Years” graphics can be found on the hatchback’s side scuttle (that’s where the signal lamps sit on the front wings) and black bonnet stripes, which has Aspen White and British Oak pinstripes that interplay with the colour of the roof and wing mirror caps.
Inside, the MINI Yours Leather Lounge seats in Dark Cacao really stand out, especially when contrasted with green stitching and thick piping, and the exterior BRG paint. There are 60Y logos stitched on the outside corners of the chairs, and another logo on the leather steering wheel. More 60Y graphics can be found on the door sills and logo projection – the latter shines from the side mirrors and is visible at night. The pinstriped dashboard trim is also unique.
Nothing’s new under the hood. The facelifted MINI Cooper is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed Steptronic auto transmission. 0-100 km/h takes 7.8 seconds. Today is the first public day of GIIAS, but MINI Indonesia’s 60 Years Edition allocation is already sold out for the green colour.
The MINI 60 Years Edition will be coming to Malaysia next month, but we’ll be getting the hatchback in Cooper S form. That means a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-pot making 192 hp and 280 Nm, good for the century sprint in 6.7 seconds. Special editions aren’t uncommon when it comes to MINI, but this one’s rather alluring.
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