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MINI introduces special editions ahead of Geneva

Bond Street and Hyde Park editions based on prime London real estate.

By AutoWeek Jan 27, 2013 8:05AM

MINI Cooper Bond Street Special Edition (© BMW North America)

 

 

MINI will bring two special-edition vehicles to the Geneva Motor Show in March. The MINI Clubman Bond Street will celebrate one of London's famous shopping districts, while the MINI Clubman Hyde Park is inspired by a  historic bit of London green space.

 

The Bond Street wears a coat of Midnight black metallic paint with champagne-colored accents on the roof, mirror caps, stripes and C-pillar. Twin-spoke, 17-inch, black-painted wheels also feature a trim ring in champagne.

 

The special MINI gets unique leather sport seats and a leather-covered instrument panel. Floor mats and other interior surfaces feature the black and champagne motif.

 

Power comes from the same 1.6-liter engine that motivates the rest of the MINI lineup. The base Clubman gets 121 hp while the S model makes 181 hp. A six-speed manual is standard, though a six-speed auto is optional. A sport button turns up the wick on both models.

 

Other features include a multifunction steering wheel with radio controls, rain-sensing windshield wipers and front-passenger seat-height adjustment. A storage package as well as a lighting package are also part of the Bond Street trim.

 

The MINI Clubman Hyde Park has a white exterior with champagne accents on the mirror caps, roof and stripes. Transparent white turn-signal lenses and interior trim strips keep the two-tone look going. The interior can be customized with any hue from the color line.

 

The MINI Hyde Park will work with the same range of engines at the Bond Street.

 

-- Jake Lingeman

 

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