The English automaker Mini is releasing a new value-minded option package that upgrades the appearance of their base models to match that of their higher-performing options. Every version of the Mini Graphite will be covered in a Dark Silver shade of metallic paint, choice of white or black hood stripes, piano black interior and unique Graphite badge on the B pillar. Rolling stock for the upgraded Minis consists of either 15 inch Rotator Spoke rims or 16 inch Bridge Spoke alloys for the Cooper models.
Press release after the jump.
Mini is increasing its model range with the value-packed, special edition MINI Graphite. Offering enhanced standard equipment levels over existing Hatch models, the MINI Graphite edition will be available in MINI One, Cooper and Cooper D guise; each offering an unbeatable combination of low ownership costs – from just £210 per month – as well as exclusivity.
An impressive standard feature of every MINI Graphite edition is the inclusion of Dark Silver metallic paint, which is normally reserved for MINI Cooper S and John Cooper Works models. An array of similarly attractive options completes the MINI Graphite line-up:
MINI One Graphite (£13,075 OTR)
- Dark Silver metallic paint
- Black Bonnet Stripes
- White Indicator Lenses
- Piano Black Interior
- Graphite badge on B-pillars
- 15-inch Rotator Spoke alloy wheels
MINI Cooper Graphite (£14,590 OTR) and MINI Cooper D Graphite (£15,660 OTR)
- As MINI One Graphite, but with 16-inch Bridge Spoke alloy wheels
- Choice of Black or White Bonnet Stripes
Should a customer wish to specify these options on a standard MINI Hatch, the total cost of the extra kit (were Dark Silver metallic paint normally available on MINI One, Cooper and Cooper D models) would be £225-£280 over that of a standard MINI Graphite edition.
Orders for the MINI Graphite models are being taken now by UK dealers. The MINI One Graphite is available from £210 per month with a 36 month MINI Select finance agreement and £2,000 deposit.
Special edition models have been hugely successful since the launch of the new MINI in July 2001. In recent years, editions carrying the monikers Checkmate, Park Lane and MINI One Se7en
have set MINI owners apart from the pack and are highly sought after in the used car market. These editions have been instrumental in maintaining high MINI residual values and industry expert Glass’s has confirmed that the MINI One Graphite will command a three per cent higher residual value than the standard MINI One.