Mini Kens­ing­ton edi­tion

Alpine Observer - - Northeast Motor Guide - EWAN KENNEDY

A LIM­ITED edi­tion Mini Kens­ing­ton Edi­tion is now on the Aus­tralian mar­ket. Just 60 are on of­fer in this coun­try. Avail­able on Mini Cooper and Cooper S three- and five-door hatches all are fin­ished in a Pure Bur­gundy metal­lic hue. There are K’ badges on the side pil­lars. Both Kens­ing­ton mod­els have black roof and mir­ror caps and a black JCW roof spoiler

Cooper has 16-inch black al­loy wheels in ‘Vic­tory spoke’ pat­tern, while 17-inch black al­loy wheels in ‘Cos­mos spoke’ are on the Cooper S.

A large panorama sun­roof is fit­ted to all mod­els.

Kens­ing­ton has the Mini Ac­tive and Mini Ex­cite­ment pack­ages in­stalled as stan­dard. Ac­tive Pack­age has LED head­lights with Union Jack tail lights. Ex­cite­ment Pack­age has white in­di­ca­tor lenses, au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol and wire­less phone charg­ing (al­ready stan­dard on Cooper S).

Cloth and leather com­bi­na­tion up­hol­stery in Di­a­mond Car­bon Black is used in the Cooper. The Cooper S fea­tures Mini Yours Lounge Leather up­hol­stery Black.

All have a Mini Yours Leather steer­ing wheel, Chrome Line in­te­rior high­lights, pi­ano black in­te­rior sur­faces and an­thracite in­te­rior head­liner. The Cooper S has heated front seats.

All are pow­ered by turbo-petrol en­gines; the Cooper has a three-cylin­der 1.5-litre unit, the Cooper S gets a four-cylin­der 2.0- litre.

Cooper Kens­ing­ton mod­els have a seven-speed dou­ble-clutch trans­mis­sion. Cooper S up­grades this to a seven-speed sports dou­ble-clutch unit. Per­haps not sur­pris­ingly in a classy model like this there is no six-speed man­ual gear­box on of­fer.

Cus­tomers can or­der their Kens­ing­ton Edi­tion on­line at www.Mini.com.au/ kens­ing­ton/. They spec­ify the model they want and place an ini­tial de­posit on­line. This in­for­ma­tion is sent to their pre­ferred deal­er­ship to fa­cil­i­tate the sales process. in Car­bon

HOT MINI: Classy look­ing Minis carry the very English name of Kens­ing­ton.

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