High-end Mini set for Mideast debut
Dubai, June 13, 2011
BMW Group is set to showcase 'Mini Inspired By Godwood,' the high-end Mini developed in close collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team, in the Middle East.
The special edition of the three-door Mini was unveiled at the recent Shanghai Motor Show 2011, said a BMW statement.
Since its launch in 1959, Mini continues to redefine small car design. It was the first small car to achieve genuine global success, said the German auto giant which acquired the Mini in 1994.
The British origins of the two brands, their belief in meeting individual needs and desires of customers and creative pooling of ideas between various brands at BMW Design, provided fuel for collaboration between Rolls-Royce and Mini to provide the second model from exclusive Mini Yours product line with a fascinating charisma and an incomparably high-quality ambience, said the BMW.
Overseen by Rolls-Royce interior design chief Alan Sheppard, the new model transfers the unmistakable style of the British luxury car manufacturer to the equally unique Mini.
The exterior and interior features specially developed for the Mini embody the inimitable style of Rolls-Royce Design and generates an interior ambience defined by stylistic harmony, masterful workmanship and classic British elegance.
Inside the Mini Inspired By Godwood, a harmonious colour concept, selected materials and a production quality characterised by precise craftsmanship guarantee the highest degree of well-being and comfort.
'The dashboard, including the surrounds of the central instruments and air vents, the centre console, carpet surfaces, the lounge leather seats, the roof lining as well as the door, side and body pillar cladding, all boast the exclusive Rolls-Royce colour Cornsilk.'
The most striking features of the exterior design are the body finish in the exclusive Rolls-Royce colour Diamond Black metallic and 17-inch light alloy wheels sporting a multi-spoke design.
The model is available as Mini Cooper S variant only and powered by a l.6-litre 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct petrol injection and variable valve control.-TradeArabia News Service