The Mini presentation at the Brussels Motor Show 2019 has been dedicated entirely to a round anniversary as the Belgian capital will become the scene of the world première of the Mini 60 Years Edition.
With this exclusive-design model, the British premium automobile manufacturer recalls the debut of the classic Mini in 1959.
At that time, this economical and agile car laid the foundations for a worldwide brand success story that continues to this day.
Sixty years on, Mini has presented a model programme to the Brussels Motor Show visitors that offers a modern interpretation of the brand’s core properties.
It ranges from the first Mini to feature an electric motor through to the extremely sporty John Cooper Works models.
60 Years Edition.
With its exclusive design and equipment features, the Mini 60 Years Edition – as shown in public for the first time in Brussels – authentically expresses the traditional sporting spirit and British origins of the brand.
A distinctive appearance is ensured by the body colour British Racing Green IV, a contrasting finish on the roof and exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes in a specific anniversary design and 17-inch light alloy wheels in the version 60 Years Spoke two-tone The anniversary logo also appears on the side scuttles, door sill finishers, front headrests and interior trim finishers as well as in the LED logo projection on the driver’s side.
The standard equipment of the edition vehicles also features a leather sports steering wheel, as well as sports seats in the leather trim, Mini Yours Leather Lounge 60 Years and the exclusive colour Dark Maroon.
The Mini 60 Years Edition will be available from March as a three-door and five-door, each with four engine variants.
John Cooper Works.
The thrilling performance properties of the Mini John Cooper Works, powered by a four-cylinder turbo engine with an output of 170kW, are now combined with further optimised emissions.
Thanks to a particulate filter integrated in the sports exhaust system, both the three-door model and the John Cooper Works Convertible now comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.
Together with the two most recent additions to the brand’s programme, Mini has also presented a cross-section of its model range, which currently comprises five variants.
The British original is represented in the premium small car segment by the three-door, the five-door and the convertible.
And through the Clubman and the Countryman, the brand’s individual style has become established beyond the premium compact segment.
Those models will also be on show, including the Cooper SE Countryman ALL4.
The brand’s first plug-in hybrid model enables a purely electrically powered range of up to 42km, thereby providing an impression of local emissions-free mobility combined with typical Mini driving fun.