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60 years of the Mini: special edition is here

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60 years of the Mini: special edition is here

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Mini has announced a new special edition model to celebrate 60 years of the dinky British icon. Along with anniversary-spec bonnet stripes and bespoke alloy wheel designs. There are 60th anniversary accents on the door sills, headlights and projected graphics on the puddle lights. Dark Maroon sports leather seats are available exclusively here, too.

The news comes not long after the John Cooper Works edition models joining the facelifted Mini hatch and convertible range, with some tweaks to the powertrain.

Oddly, Mini is pointing first of all to the fact the 228bhp 2.0-litre turbo is Euro-6d Temp approved and from March 2019 will come with a petrol particulate filter.

Your gearbox choices are a six-speed manual or the eight-speed ‘Steptronic’ auto that was introduced with the facelift in January 2018. The 0-62mph sprint is over with in 6.3sec for the hatch and 6.6sec for the convertible.

Keep reading for more info on the updated Mini hatch and drop-top.

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