The LEGO designers based their model on the last generation of the classic Mini Cooper built up to the year 2000, recreating its inimitable charisma in the colourful world of their model kits with painstaking attention to detail. When fully assembled, the car is 25 centimetres long, 14 centimetres wide and 11 centimetres high – thereby preserving the brand’s characteristic proportions.
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The new Mini Cooper S is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with a peak output of 141 kW/192 bhp which goes on stream between 4,700 and 6,000 rpm, delivering its maximum torque of 280 Newton metres at 1,250 rpm. Torque can even briefly be increased to 300 Newton metres by means of an overboost function.
Three model variants are available as of market launch; Mini Cooper with 100 kW/136 bhp 3-cylinder engine, Mini Cooper S with 141 kW/192 bhp 4-cylinder petrol engine and Mini Cooper D with 3-cylinder diesel engine (85 kW/116 bhp). All engine variants come as standard with 6-speed manual gearbox. 6-speed automatic transmission or sports automatic transmission are available as an option.
A new Frozen Black metallic paint is available as a limited edition colour for the top of the range Mini Countryman and Mini Paceman models. The new colour and finish is available for the Mini Cooper S Countryman, Mini Cooper SD Countryman, Mini Cooper S Paceman, Mini Cooper SD Paceman, Mini John Cooper Works Countryman and Mini John Cooper Works Paceman.
The Mini Chronograph Watch from Mini Lifestyle Collection is available in silver and black versions. Mini Chronograph Watch features a captivating three-dimensional design and a sun-brushed dial with three chronograph eyes and a date indicator. The silver version has satin-finish stainless steel case and padded, three-hole leather strap in rally design. Wearers can even measure speed with the stopwatch function and the fixed tachymeter scale. This high-quality, analogue watch is waterproof to ten atmospheres and is also easy to see in the dark thanks to its luminous hands and markers.
The design inspiration behind the Mini Speedometer Watch is the car itself, as the dial of the analogue watch is modelled on the instantly recognisable Mini speedometer. Extra features include a date indicator, satin finish and part-polished stainless steel case, luminous hands and two interchangeable NATO straps in black/anthracite and black/red stripes. The watch is waterproof to ten atmospheres.
The digital Mini Watch is available in either black or white and is a fashion highlight of the collection. Its square display can serve as a mirror and then, at the press of a button, switch to a red fluorescent display of the time and date. The embossed design of the silicon strap is reminiscent of a chequered race flag. The model can be customised to its individual wearer thanks to the interchangeable clasps that come in white, black, red and lime green.
The production of the new Mini starts at Plant Oxford, England, in just a few weeks time. The official unveiling takes place on 18 November 2013. The world premiere will be held simultaneously in London and at the Mini Plant in Oxford, where the new model is produced.
From July 2013 the Mini Countryman and the Mini Paceman will offer wider range of customisation options. The new John Cooper Works Exterior Package is available for all engine and drivetrain variants of the Countryman and Paceman models. It comprises sport suspension settings, 18-inch light alloy wheels in Twin Spoke Black Burnished Design and – as an addition for the model variants Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper SD – the John Cooper Works Aerodynamics Kit, consisting of a front apron with integrated air ducts for brake cooling, model-specific side sills and a rear bumper with diffuser. In addition to bonnet strips in black or white, the Dark Style design package also emphasises the defiantly sporty character of those models fitted with the John Cooper Works Exterior Package. It comprises exterior mirror caps and turn indicator surrounds in Black Checkered, anthracite-coloured roof rails and – as an additional feature in the Mini Countryman – radiator grille ribs in anthracite.
The Mini all-wheel drive system ALL4 is now available for the Mini Cooper Countryman and the Mini Cooper Paceman from July 2013. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the Mini model range to ten models. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.