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New MINI Edition models set to ramp up the style factor

MINI is raising driving fun, expressive design, premium quality and individual style to a new level with its Edition models, which are set to arrive in Australia later this year. Each one offers exclusive equipment features.

The three and five door hatch – including the fully electric hatch – and MINI convertible will be offered in a Resolute Edition, with the Clubman offered in an Untold Edition, and the Countryman to be released in an Untamed Edition.

Each special edition has its own model-specific characteristics with attractive body paint finishes and alloy wheels, high-quality interior design and exclusive decorative elements for the exterior and interior.

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In the case of the Resolute, that includes exterior design features such as traditional colour schemes and chrome-free elements, including Rebel Green paint, with a Pepper White roof finish and Pepper White exterior mirror caps, in both three and five door.

On the MINI convertible Resolute Edition, the electrically operated soft top and the exterior mirror caps are finished in black. Hallmark design features are finished in exclusive Resolute Bronze.

This includes the headlight surrounds, the radiator grille and rear lights, the side scuttles on the front side panels, the handles of the doors and tailgate and, on the MINI Cooper S, the air intakes in the front apron and the fuel filler cap.

The brand logos and model lettering provide a striking contrast, as do the inner frame of the radiator grille, the tailpipe trim of the exhaust system and the horizontal radiator grille strut of the MINI Cooper S in Piano Black.

Both the bonnet stripes and the door sill panels of the Edition vehicles feature a pattern of parallel lines with a colour gradient between a light and a dark shade of gold as well as the lettering “RESOLUTE”.

The discreetly sporty appearance of the edition vehicles is completed by 18-inch alloy wheels in Pulse Spoke Black design. The MINI Electric Hatch features 17-inch alloy wheels in Electric Collection Spoke design.

Alternatively 17-inch alloy wheels in Tentacle Spoke Black design are offered for all models. Inside, the edition vehicles is enhanced by sports seats in Leather Lounge Carbon Black or Light Chequered fabric/leatherette, which are combined with black armrests and knee rolls.

The MINI Yours Leather Lounge variant is also available on request in Carbon Black with particularly striking stitching and piping as well as a perforated Union Jack motif on the headrests.

LED units provide targeted interior illumination, along with ambient light, which also includes a laser-engraved ring for the central instrument, light piping in the doors and cockpit area, and illuminated door handles and door entry areas.

The latest generation of the MINI operating system optimises the quick and intuitive control of vehicle functions, audio program, communication, navigation and apps too.

2023 MINI Cooper S Countryman Untamed Edition
2023 MINI Cooper S Countryman Untamed Edition

Live widgets on the 8.8-inch touch display of the central instrument are used to activate the desired menu item, which can be selected with a swiping motion similar to that on a smartphone.

In the Untold Edition, the Clubman offers a modern interpretation of the classic shooting-brake concept, with the split rear doors delivering a high level of functionality, and storage that can be expanded from 360-litres to up to 1250-litres.

The Untold Edition is available for two model variants. The MINI Cooper S Clubman and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, the latter with its range topping 225kW engine.

Sage Green metallic paintwork, available for the first time on the MINI Clubman, and the distinctive design of the front and rear aprons inspired by the John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit provide a stylishly sporty look.

The hallmark MINI surrounds on the lower body sections are not in black as usual, but in a dark shade of green for the first time. The five narrow, parallel sport stripes running centrally across the bonnet and roof are also specific features of the Untold Edition.

The side scuttles, manufactured using a high-quality 3D printing process, have a specific stripe pattern. This exclusive graphic also features in the logo projected from the door mirrors and on the door sill trims.

The 18-inch alloy wheels in Untold Spoke design with bicolour surfaces in the Jet Black/Refined Brass combination have also been developed exclusively for the edition vehicles. The colour is also used for the radiator grille surround and the radiator crossbar.

A black paint finish for the roof and exterior mirror caps is available as an option. The Piano Black exterior equipment with door handles, exhaust tailpipes, MINI logos and model lettering in black is an integral part of the Untold Edition.

Sports seats in the exclusive MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sage Green version sport light-coloured seams and piping as well as textile inserts in the upper and outer areas of the seat backrests create a stylish seat surface look.

In the cockpit, illuminated accent strips in Sage Green and exclusively designed interior surfaces with a subtle striped pattern and green colour scheme are combined. Another stylish visual accentuation are the surrounds of the air vents in Refined Brass.

The bottom spoke of the Nappa sports leather steering wheel as well as the floor mats feature an edition emblem. It also features adaptive LED headlights, the MINI excitement package and driving modes, anthracite-coloured roof lining and an interior light package.

The MINI Cooper S Countryman is the final piece of the puzzle, with an exceptionally variable interior, with a luggage compartment of 450 to 1390-litres, and optional ALL4 all-wheel drive. It’s also available as a plug-in hybrid, with a 51km EV range.

In its Untamed Edition, it comes in exclusive Momentum Grey metallic paintwork, with both the lower air intake surround, air curtain inserts in the front apron, side skirts, reflector inserts and the lower insert in the rear apron, painted in Momentum Grey metallic too.

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Inside the 2023 MINI Cooper S Countryman Untamed Edition (overseas model shown)

A glance at the MINI logos on the bonnet and tailgate reveals that the black lettering and graphic elements of the emblem are also combined with a background in body colour.

Four diagonal stripes, each in Frozen Bluestone, in the lower area of the doors underline that this car is ready to take on any road or path, while there’s also 18-inch alloy wheels in Untamed 2-tone design with burnished surfaces.

In addition to the roof and the exterior mirror caps, the roof rails and the headlight housings of the MINI Countryman in the Untamed Edition are also finished in black.

The Piano Black exterior option, which is also included in the equipment range of the edition vehicles, adds further black design features. Like the door sills, the side scuttles feature a graphic pattern inspired by a mountain landscape and the “Untamed” inscription.

Corresponding lettering is also featured on the rear side windows. In addition to the inlays and the carrier plates of the side scuttles, the E logo on the tailgate of the plug-in hybrid model MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 is also in Frozen Bluestone.

Nature-inspired shades of green and blue dominate the interior design for the MINI Countryman in the Untamed Edition. The exclusive Highland Green colour is combined with blue and green contrast stitching, with either sports seats or MINI Yours Leather Lounge.

The illuminated decorative trim in Frozen Bluestone is printed with a landscape pattern analogous to the door sill trims. For the first time, a large-scale graphic serves as a motif in this area of the interior instead of a uniform structure.

An additional effect is achieved by the “Untamed” lettering visible in the night design. The accent strips in the cockpit and on the centre console are painted in Frozen Blue metallic, the door trim strips in Arctic Silver metallic and the air vent surrounds in high-gloss black.

In addition, the MINI Countryman edition model features emblems with the “Untamed” lettering on the seats and in the bottom spoke of the Nappa sports leather steering wheel, while the floor mats feature a three-dimensionally embossed landscape pattern.

The characteristic graphic of the mountain landscape also adorns the discreet pins in the outer area of the seat backs in a stylised form.

Pricing kicks off at $53,800 for the 3-door Cooper S Resolute, and $63,825 for the SE version. In 5-door form, you’ll need $45,800 for the former, and $55,450 for the latter. The convertible is priced at $59,880.

The Clubman Untold Edition hits the road from $58,900 for the Cooper S, and $72,250 for the JCW variant. For the Countryman Untamed, you’ll need $62,400 for the Cooper S and $70,000 for the SE. All prices are plus-on roads.

To find out more, visit your local MINI dealer. If you’re keen to own one, and need finance, visit CreditOne.

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